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Design, Art And Architecture

Design, Art And Architecture

Culture Trends Design When Dutch design company Waarmakers was receiving parts for a new prototype, they all came in cardboard tubes. It got them thinking that perhaps the packaging could be the object itself. Enter the R16, a new wire-hung light that clips together using the packaging it came in: cardboard. Nor is Waarmakers alone in its vision. If cardboard has long been associated with disposability, and thus low value, now it’s being rediscovered as a unique material with a vast array of properties: cheap, lightweight, strong, structural, insulating, recyclable, cuttable, foldable...

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Smart Living for Better Lives

Smart Living for Better Lives

Imagine an ideal world where our living quarters are programmed with the ability to intuitively foresee our needs and cater to our preferences, without us having to lift a finger. What seems like a dream is slowing turning into reality. With the incorporation of SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) technology into new residential developments, the once foreign concept of smart homes may soon be the new norm. In line with the government’s initiative to morph Singapore into a Smart Nation – where virtually every element of our lives will be enhanced by technological advan...

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Cultivating China's New Terroir

Cultivating China's New Terroir

The Yunnan region could become winemaking's next Shangri-La, reports Mark Ellwood.

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5 Things To Know About Singapore’s Tallest Building

5 Things To Know About Singapore’s Tallest Building

Being one of Singapore’s historic districts, Tanjong Pagar is a parcel of Singapore’s rich history. In recent times, this historic district has undergone an urban renewal and has attracted a vibrant community. Looking forward, the future growth is enormous as the district will serve as a gateway to the future Greater Southern Waterfront. Tanjong Pagar Centre In the heart of the district’s evolution lies Tanjong Pagar Centre , a towering vertical city that integrates premium grade A office, 181 luxury homes, lifestyle and F&B, 5-star business hotel, and an urban park into one comp...

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6 Tips For A Perfect Skiing Experience In Niseko

6 Tips For A Perfect Skiing Experience In Niseko

Known for its fine-quality powder snow during the winter season, Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan is the number one ski destination in Asia. Whether you’re a ski-lover or just entering the ski scene, Niseko has a lot to offer you. If you’re planning a skiing trip to the snow-filled mountains of Niseko this winter, here are some tips and tricks you can follow so you can have the perfect skiing experience that will make you want to go back for more. 1. Do your research So you’ve decided to go skiing at Niseko. Before you drop everything and jump on the next flight to Hokkaido, first do your re...

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The Best Dining Experiences in Melbourne

The Best Dining Experiences in Melbourne

Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures. On top of the plethora of culture and entertainment, this extends to cuisine and dining options. Whatever may be your taste, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best the city has to offer: VUE DE MONDE Located atop the Rialto building, this is one of the ultimate experiences when it comes to fine dining in Melbourne. Each dish is served by a different staff in this chic black dining ambience. Dishes are exotic, like the locally-sourced raw wallaby with its melt-in-your-mouth quality or cabbage braised in veal jus. Fans of liquid ni...

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A Guide to Melbourne’s Vibrant Coffee Scene

A Guide to Melbourne’s Vibrant Coffee Scene

In recent years, demand for coffee has risen drastically. According to a time.com report , 141.6 million bags of coffee beans are consumed worldwide, with coffee intake bound to rise even more in the coming years. With so many coffee-lovers out there, it’s no surprise that many coffee shops in Melbourne – the city known for its wonderful coffee – are always full of people. If you’re visiting Melbourne, make sure to get your caffeine fix from these must-try coffee shops: Patrica Coffee Brewers: 493-495, Little Bourke Street, CBD, Melbourne If you’re strolling along Little Bourke...

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A Peek Inside Bangkok’s Most Luxurious Address

A Peek Inside Bangkok’s Most Luxurious Address

98 Wireless is Bangkok’s newest and most prestigious luxury property, developed by world-renowned Thai property developer Sansiri. This 25-storey residential tower is located in the heart of the always vibrant city of Bangkok. 98 Wireless is an ultra-luxurious condominium, with 77 residential units (including two penthouses), each with two to three bedrooms. The top two levels of the building are dedicated to “The One” — a grand penthouse providing one of the highest vantage points in the city. This is the kind of luxury living that only the elite few will have the opportunity to experience....

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