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Archive for August, 2011

Jumbo Dryers – the bigger, better and greener way to dry your clothes

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.

Festive snacks for Hari Raya Puasa with small appliances

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.

Designs we never saw: The weird and wonderful world of Electrolux Design Lab

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.

Jury duty with a difference at Electrolux Design Lab 2011

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.

The quick guide to universal oven symbols

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.

Electrolux Philippines’ shirt story contest invites creative blogging for a good cause

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.

Design Lab 2011: A Ribbon that wraps quite a punch for all your lifestyle needs

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.

Children dream of a greener Singapore on National Day

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.

Cook with a hood for an odour-free kitchen

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.

Get more than clean floors out of your vacuum cleaner

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.