If you haven’t heard by now, the ’80s and ’90s are making a massive comeback in the music and design worlds.

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If you haven’t heard by now, the ’80s and ’90s are making a massive comeback in the music and design worlds. Names like Pet Shop Boys, Sheena Easton and Westlife have headlined at sell-out concerts locally, while speaker brand Muzen recently launched its collections of portable retro-themed wireless high defi nition FM radio sets, in a bid to revive the habit of tuning in to audio broadcasting. Aside from its petite size, its vintage style factor is also appealing. Looks like this is the perfect time to make a switch if you, like us, are missing those feel-good times of analogue music and classic tunes.

Visit www.ifactoryasia. com for availability of Muzen OTR wireless speakers. Prices range from $129 to $139.
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Having a home in warm colours (pun intended) may seem counter-intuitive given Singapore’s sunny climate all year round, but it’s actually comforting – and you can achieve that by bringing shades of autumn into your home. These may range from the hay and blonde colours with their light brown tones, to the red-tinged brick, bronze and cognac shades. When contrasted against a white or cream-coloured background, these beautiful options – reminiscent of dried maple leaves and a Tuscan sunset – add a heady dose of sensuality and conviviality into your space.

"This season’s trendiest colours are injected into the latest collection by noted French fabric specialist Le Lievre. Check out for more examples."
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Colour Specialist, Haven Lifestyle

The expert says
“Burnt orange and similar shades are growing in popularity with local homeowners at the moment. We are seeing a lot of upholstery and bedding suppliers roll out new designs and patterns with these hues. They are great on accent cushions, armchairs, as well as wallcoverings.” 
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