It’s been a roller coaster of a century. Between 1912 and 2012, man saw unprecedented technological advancements, two world wars and a world economy that experienced incredible heights and equally crippling crises at a breathtaking pace. Here are some notable milestones that will amaze, awe or perhaps shock even you.
Archive for January, 2012
Designing and remodelling a kitchen involves more than just picking the right appliances. The placement of working spaces, cabinets and appliances will affect how you cook too. Take the classic Kitchen Work Triangle, which places the refrigerator, sink and stove in a triangle that makes the preparation of food more efficient and ergonomic.
The most romantic day in the calendar is upon us once again. 14 February, Valentine’s Day, is a day for couples to celebrate their love with romantic expressions.
Compared to gas cookers and electric hotplates, induction cooking is a relatively recent invention, being introduced only in the 1970s. It has been widely adopted in many European households, but still suffers from numerous misconceptions over its uses and capabilities.
Originating in China, Feng Shui is the art of improving one’s life via arranging the environment to best allow positive energy into it. Some believe good Feng Shui brings good luck, while others attribute its benefits to the simple matter of an improved environment having a positive psychological effect on its inhabitants.
Being cool can be a challenge in South East Asia at times. Humidity combined with the lack of cold seasons in many countries mean air conditioners get heavy usage on a daily basis.
The first household vacuum cleaner by Electrolux turns 100 this year. Since its introduction in 1912, this modern appliance has saved millions of hours in cleaning for homemakers everywhere. This revolution in home cleaning was started by Electrolux founder Axel Wenner-Gren, and the company he began has not stopped raising the bar for vacuum cleaners since.
Out goes the Rabbit, in comes the Dragon. On 23 January, many people around the world will be celebrating the year of the Dragon at the start of the Lunar New Year (LNY).
It’s the steel and glass heart of every home, the place where your family creates meals, shares life experiences and socialises with both relatives and friends. Like its users, the kitchen has undergone many evolutions in its history, to the relief of time-strapped homemakers everywhere. It may sound charming today, but starting a wood fire and spending the next three hours cooking dinner from scratch on a daily basis is something best left to history.
Even if you’ve never celebrated Chinese New Year, there’s no reason you can’t get into the festivities during the season. So why not throw a Chinese New Year shindig or dinner party?