In Lanai & Balcony on May 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm
In the spirit of the oncoming Vesakha or Vesak Day as celebrated by most South East Asian countries, we at Decorasia, after a long hiatus, have come to realize that what better way to commence our rebound back onto the internet than to infuse some Buddhist artistry in your living space.
Here Buddha’s head sits firmly on its plinth. Though standing alone, it can adds substance to any table or counter top.
In Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room on January 4, 2011 at 10:30 am
It’s the 3rd day of 2011 and I hope my well wishes for everybody are not overdue. A very great new year to all of you readers and hoping that these 3 days so far have been fantastic for all of you out there. Talking about new years celebrations, resolutions will indefinitely come to the picture. It’s a fantastic time to get started on your decor resolutions if you have any but before we get into our big lofty interior projects, here are several mini-projects, in the spirit of the new year, to take note of before we set off on our 2011 journey.
THE TO DO LIST
Like everything else, it all starts off with a list. Yes in todays world of blackberries and iphones, our to do lists are probably in the palm of our hands. But yet we still somehow forget the smallest and simplest chores. Go get a reminder board and place it somewhere prominent in your apartment. Stick the to-do list on the board and you’ll never get off track.
CLEAR UP THE STORE ROOM
Every inch of space counts if you live in an apartment. However the store room always gets overlooked and forgotten. Keep what’s usable and dispose off what’s not. Consider ceiling mounted shelving units if you’re really fighting for space. Opt for clear and symmetrical storage boxes so they fully maximize the tight space given and are easily identifiable.
ITS LAUNDRY TIME
Wash every single strand of fabric that you own. Again, this will shock you with the amount of stuff that you actually wear or put to use around the apartment. Its a great time to clean up all the linen at home plus gives you the opportunity to check your list of what to keep and what clear.
NOT ALL BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
Growing with an extended family, I’d often get bogged down with the number of shoes in the doorway. Having them strewn all over the place is not only unhygienic but an eye sore. Dispose off those overused sneakers and flip flops. They’d be no longer ergonomical to your feet plus you’d probably get a couple pairs of newer ones anyhow. Reduce and shelf up what’s possible. Make the entrance of your apartment inviting and not cluttered.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THE NAKED CHEF TO HAVE AN EFFICIENT KITCHEN
I come from a proud family who used to run an Indonesian restaurant kitchen. However walking into my mothers cooking space, you’d be amazed to see how she could manage in a most unorganized kitchen. The first kitchen tip is to keep only utensils the most number of guest you could be entertaining in stock. Anything more would be extravagant. Cups, mugs, bowls and plates that are chipped is considered trash and belongs there.
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In Lanai & Balcony on December 29, 2010 at 7:29 am
Inspired by the Wabisabi philosophy of Japan and hand made in Germany, the Perfect Imperfect dinner plate is an homage to the beauty of the incomplete and unconventional. The faulty and the flawed, it’s an emblem of things achieving true perfection only in transience and simplicity.