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Jan-11-2010

Signage

Posted by Tutu under Accessories, Interior Design

Went to Queensway Shopping Centre to get the door signage done.

One more thing done :)

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Bird Cage !!!

Ever seen those beautiful converted hanging lamps from traditional birdcages?? I’ve spotted some white metal ones and it cost RM$280 !!! I thought that was too pricey so had to kiss it good bye.. and ever since then, I’ve been searching almost everywhere for it.. even been to Sungei Road, in Singapore.. and saw it at SGD$180 each !!! waaaaayyy too expensive for a hanging light for the balcony if you ask me…
So I started scooting in Cash Converters in Singapore and Malaysia. To my surprise, I finally found it !!! It was originally priced at RM69 and we negotiated to RM65 !! Tupid was surprised that it can be negotiated… but I’ve always liked to challenge the price tag, so it was always fun for me to just try :)

We also saw another beautiful candle/cake display rack. Another beautiful cast iron piece that I couldn’t resist and negotiated it from RM59 to RM55… It was apparently from a shop that has closed down and sold their goods to Cash Converters. And the candle/cake display rack still had its old price tag on it at a whooping price of RM$269 !! I’m not entirely surprised by the price tag as I know that’s the usual price for such good heavy weighted metal pieces.. (especially after seeing the white metal birdcage at RM$280 previously).

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Last of the HomeDecs for 2009, this show was themed My Kitchen.  The first thing you’ll notice when you enter through Hall 1 is a Diarrhoea of exhibitors featuring Kitchen Cabinets and Wardrobes.  No offence to them, but when you already know all our competitors from across the states are coming, you’d want your booth to stand out at least.  But none, not a single one of them featured anything new.  It was just booths and booths of same old same old boring stuff. They had a forum to discuss Malaysia kitchen design future, and I can safely say it is going nowhere or going down the drain.  The one thing unique that some of them brought out was Aluminium carcass kitchen cabinets.  Looks interesting, but should be more costly than wood carcass. They only useful thing I got out of this HomeDec is this brochure.  The Panasonic Inverter Vegerator Fridge.

Panasonic Inverter Vegerator (Large)

Panasonic Inverter Vegerator 2 (Large)

I have attached the 2 most important pages of their brochures for you.  Am quite adamant, this will be the fridge we will get in the end.  The second good thing I got from this exhibition is the price TBM sold this fridge (NR-BW414XN in Rose Stainless colour) RM1850.  Slightly pricey, but should be worth it for the inverter technology and 5-star energy saving.

Both of us buy lots of books.  Mine are fiction, non-fiction and a bit of everything.  Hers are cook books, motivational books and seriously non-fiction books.

So it’s only appropriate that we would like to have a bookshelf as one of the centre piece of our living room.  Honestly, the ones we saw locally have been pure boring.  Check some of the designs we have short-listed and hope to find a good woodworks house to custom make for us.

This is a simple non symmetry space book shelf.  Simple and elegant.

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Certainly a design worthy of a centre piece.  Why oh Y???

Y Shelf

Cactus Inspired shelf…

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Simple yet elegant.  Do we have a corner for it?

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Stay tuned to see what we decide on.  With our fickle minded-ness, it might look like nothing we have shown.

We were in Malacca on 15th August to meet up with my mum and we decided to roam around the furniture shops in Malacca to see if we can spot any good deals. So we chanced upon this shop with the huge “SALE” and spotted this new replicate of old marble console tables. It was going at around rm$450 with 2 chairs. Love the table, but unsure what to do with the 2 chairs.. hmm..

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The following day, we had some time to kill and decided to take a walk in Jonker area before going back to KL.

At one of the back alleys, we found an antique/junk shop that sells real cool stuffs…

Spotted this really neat but forgotten console table and bargained it from RM$280 to $220. It was all covered with dust but we fell in love with the side carvings and the little marble inserts on the side frames. And the shelves were not all on the same level, unlike the earlier replicate we saw. It was absolutely beautiful and definitely an antique for sure.

Here you can see my dearie cleaning it up after we lugged it back to PJ 😀

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Sep-1-2009

Bought – Table Lamps

Posted by Tutu under Accessories

We were shopping in Kallang Leisure park few months back and we couldn’t resist snapping these lamps up. There were going at SGD$24 each AND it was buy 3 get 1 free !! WOOOOT !!!

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This will be used in living room, either as a console table piece, or side table next to our sofa.

Notice the smaller black table lamb at the background (sitting on a red painted box), that will be used in Bedroom 2 (aka guest room). It is a cool little fella with no on/off switch, just touch any part of the metallic base and it will be switched on. To top it off, there are 3 variations for you to choose from, Dim / Slightly brighter / Bright !

I believe our guest(s) will be thrilled to have a little fun gadget in their room.. I know we would.. especially my dearie who gets so ecstatic (like a little boy) whenever he sees fun gadgets. hehehe !

MasterBed Lamp

Note: The lamp shade was not arranged properly when this photo is taken.

This was chosen as it is a “hotel-like” design. Although we haven’t got our house yet, but I would assume the master bedroom would be more cosy and among some of the “hotel-like” designs, dearie chose this as there is dimmer switch attached to it. Hmmm… I wonder why we need to dim the lights… 😛

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