Interior design is different from any form of artistry. How? Well, let's just say that when Rembrandt painted the Night Watch, he didn’t have a client looking over his shoulder going, "Put more moustaches on the men.”Interior designers deal with that all the time, especially with homeowners who chase trends without really stopping to consider if they're practical for their space.Here are some common examples. 1. KITCHEN ISLANDA kitchen island is an expensive, space-consuming counter in the middle of the kitchen. It often comes with high seats (so it can function as a bar) and a surface - often marble - that costs an arm and a leg.Since kitchen islands are often outfitted with sinks or even drink dispensers, they often require additional plumbing, and can raise costs by as much as a whopping S$8,000.Considering that one of the challenges of kitchen design is to maximise space - hence, L-shaped layouts and overhead cabinets - an island is really just another giant … [Read more...] about 7 overrated, impractical interior design trends that Singaporeans love
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BACOLOD CITY -- From Spanish colonial houses to Italianate ruins to a palatial Art Deco mansion to a minimalist contemporary abode, Negros Occidental's architectural home landscape is a diverse mix of creativity and art. Negros Occidental is one of the Philippines' economically and historically rich provinces. Since the early 1500s, the whole island of Negros has become the center of sugar production in the country. Today, the island still produces half of the total sugar output of the country. That is why it is home to rich sugar barons, owning hectares of farmlands and, of course, magnificent mansions. Negros Occidental, in particular, is home to some of the country's most fascinating houses. Exploring the different houses of the hacenderos is a remarkable tour on its own. Seda Capitol Central, located in the province's capital, Bacolod City, recently organized a tour of the different houses or rather mansions of Negros Occidental for a unique experience of the … [Read more...] about News Home tour: 4 beautiful houses in Negros Occidental
caption Our Tesla Model 3 test car. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Model 3 is Tesla’s first foray into the mass market. The Tesla Model 3 starts at $35,000. However, the smaller battery pack need for the base Model 3 won’t be in production until the end of the year. Currently, only the $44,000 longer range Model 3 is available. Our test car’s as-tested price is $57,500. The Model 3 is packed with really interesting features such as a minimalist interior, advanced infotainment, and Tesla Autopilot. There have been few cars more sought after in recent memory than the Tesla Model 3. It’s Tesla’s first foray into the mass market after dominating the luxury electric vehicle segment for much of the past decade. Recently, Business Insider had the chance to spend a few hours with a brand new Model 3 on the road in and around New York City. … [Read more...] about We drove a $58,000 Tesla Model 3 and were blown away by its minimalistic design and high-tech features. Here’s what else impressed us.
By Carola Vyhnak Special to the Star Fri., March 9, 2018 Price: $14.5 million (U.S.) Size: 17,000 sq. ft. indoor and outdoor living space Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 10 full, 2 half The numbers Article Continued Below Ian “Sugar George” Edwards went from high school dropout, to teenaged construction worker, to self-taught architectural designer who started his own company at age 23. Five years ago, a villa he created on the Caribbean island of Anguilla won a top international prize for residential architecture. “It’s quite a journey he’s been on,” broker Ian Hurdle of the Agency observes as he describes Edwards’ “award-winning masterpiece” on an acre of oceanfront property. Called the Beach House, the two-storey home in the must-go destination of Meads Bay rises from the white sand like a sculpture. Designed to play up Anguilla’s natural beauty, the dazzling white house boasts large … [Read more...] about Prize-winning Anguilla villa by self-made design whiz is a real dazzler
The Tesla Model 3 has the most minimalist interior we’ve ever seen in a production car. Not every decision was brilliant, but most were, and the ultimate impression is extremely satisfying. The Model 3’s interior design is a powerful symbol of both the company’s philosophy and what it believes cars should be like in the future. Tesla has reset expectations with the interior of the Model 3, the company’s mass-market vehicle. We’d already spent some time with the car at a launch event for the $35,000 all-electric machine at Tesla’s California factory in July. At the time, I wrote that it was the most minimalist auto interior I’d ever seen. I experienced the Model 3 for only about 15 minutes back then. But this time Tesla let us borrow a bright red Model 3 for several hours. My colleague Ben Zhang and I drove it around Manhattan and New Jersey, and we took in the Zen-like interior … [Read more...] about The Tesla Model 3 interior is unlike anything we have ever seen before