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Lessons From A Little Flat In Japan

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In Japan, much like Singapore with our apartments and condominiums, there are apartos (apartments) and there are mansions. Mansions here are not bungalows like you might intuit, but are instead more like apartments without swimming pool/tennis court etc. An aparto is in a usually fairly old two story building. A mansion is usually a newer building and built higher. Something of a rare sight in Singapore these days.

Seen on Apartment Therapy, this Matsudo Mansion by design studio BAKOKO embodies renewal and opening up of cramped space. I think we can all find inspiration in the tight constraints of this wonderful apartment.

You want to do your work here. (No Jedi mind tricks needed)

A touch of personality with the planter box

Note the soft light above the door

Nothing red here officer

Now you can deck up your shower too

On a not so related note, here’s how to get out of bed and changed for work in under 5 minutes, and have a breakfast to boot. Cheers!


Written by L

February 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Ideas to style a studio with black

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Black is not one of the colours you are going to find in Ikea. Black and white is not warm enough and too cliche. Too much black in a small apartment and you get a confinement cell. But this studio in Copenhagen gets all ticks for its inspiring black and white design and still keeping it real.

Black and white bar-kitchen

The grey sofa and parquay tiles brings out the warmth

White shower accented with saturated blacks

Thanks Apartment Therapy.

Written by L

January 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm

An expanding table for a shrinking space

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From Furniture Fashion, This Janus Expanding Dining Table is a solution for managing space in a small place. You will see its cousins (the square to circle tables) in Chinese restaurants this lunar new year. So here’s a pre-LNY idea for your summer cleaning and renovation.

From Mahjong Table

To Candlelit Dining

Go here to see the vid on how it transforms. “Ree Rawt Row Ra Reet!”

The Transformers Transforming Sound Effect

Written by L

January 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Awesome Singapore Conservation House

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Saw this on Furniture Store Blog, featuring a conservation house right here in Singapore. If you are one of the lucky few who managed to secure this uniquely Singapore home, I suppose you would have the means to renovate it like this.

The very conservative conservation house exterior

And wait for it …

Legendary new world inside

Who says you can't have a pool in a shophouse

Fake books but awesome shelving

Who can forget the stone bath?

For more pictures check out the full post at the Furniture Store Blog.

Written by L

January 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

The Almost Hidden Door

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Saw this on freshome, an aluminium minimalist door by Giuseppe Bavuso. The 2nd picture totally brought me back to my old Hardy Boys and Secret Seven days.

It uses magnets to keep the door shut. Geek!

One man's minimalist door is another man's secret entrance

Written by L

December 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

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