Decorating your first home as a couple or as a family? The wrong combination of covers, patterns and prints can leave shared rooms looking like a bachelor’s or bachelorette’s living pad rather than that of a happily married couple. Watching a few details can help to create a gender neutral abode for your lives together.
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Christmas dinners don’t always have to be about big hunks of meat with elaborate side dishes. Sometimes simple works best. After all, the season is really about family and friends. Whether you’re looking for easy recipes that you can pull off, or you’re just throwing together a small last-minute dinner gathering, here are some easy ideas for whipping up a Christmas meal on the fly.
The answers have been tallied and the results are in: The Asia Pacific’s crazy about cooking.
Luxury dining has taken a backseat to health and local delights, according to top chefs and food critics. In a survey conducted by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a focus on local food topped the list of trends experts thought would dominate top tier cooking in the next two years.
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. It’s a way of life that minimises the impact on the environment, and looks at creating the least amount of waste from whatever is consumed or used. Sustainable living creates a cycle that can be repeated without cumulative damage or harm to the world around us. For example, a sustainable material is one that is created or gathered in a way that doesn’t damage its environment, pollute the air or reduce the supply of resources permanently.
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.
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.
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.