For many homeowners staying in apartments in Asia’s densely populated cities, the clothes dryer is an inevitable part of a compact living space. But while a dryer can save time, space and the physical energy required to hang up clothes, it can also be the biggest contributor to your monthly utility bill.
Archive for August, 2011
30th of August will mark the festival of Eid, known in Singapore and Malaysia as Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Idul Fitri in Indonesia. Hari Raya literally means “the day of celebration” and is one of the most important Muslim festivals in the calendar, marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
For every winner in the history of innovation, there are a lot more ideas that just didn’t quite make the mark. Like Leonardo Da Vinci’s early flying machines, some were simply odd-looking stepping stones paving the way to life-changing inventions. Others, such as a Sonic Teenager Deterrent or a washing machine for pets, leave us scratching our heads, wondering what could have inspired these attempts to make reality more hilarious than fiction.
Eight design students have survived the odds, edging out over 1,300 entries from more than 50 countries around the world. Clearing the final hurdle, the finalists (each with the potential to shake up the way we cook, clean and wash in the future) have now won their ticket to London, where the finals will be held on 7 September.
Ovens are a great cooking partner in the kitchen, allowing you to bake, grill, roast and steam your way to a multitude of culinary delights. But sometimes, figuring out how to use that sophisticated new oven can be a challenge initially.
Our shirts go everywhere with us. Whether it’s an oversized shirt for comfort at home, a button-up shirt at work or a casual T-shirt while hanging with friends, most of us spend a lot of our time in one.
Making fantastic contraptions has always been a part of Enzo Kocak’s childhood. Now 20, the industrial design student from Monash University in Australia can still remember being fascinated with remaking broken toys and junk into fantastical devices as a child.
Singapore celebrates her 46th birthday on 9 August this week. Crowds of Singaporeans will celebrate the nation’s independence with annual celebrations that include the ever-popular military parade, grand mass dance displays and performances and of course, spectacular fireworks.
The smell of cooking is always mouth-watering when a delicious meal is being prepared. It’s much less so when it’s been days after the food has been eaten. Whether you use a built-in stove or a freestanding cooker, your kitchen – and family – will benefit from having a cooking hood installed over your cooking range.
A vacuum cleaner’s handy to have around the house, and not just because it can clean dirt and dust off your floors. They can also be used on furniture, curtains and hard to reach crevices with just a change of the attached brush, in addition to helping you with pest control.