There’s a quote I love from the great Albert Einstein – “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” I am, of course, of the cluttered desk clan – with stationery, magazines and quirky knickknicks fighting for space among the day-to-day information I need.
There’s a quote I love from the great Albert Einstein – “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” I am, of course, of the cluttered desk clan – with stationery, magazines and quirky knickknicks fighting for space among the day-to-day information I need. My home is no better – I love being surrounded by things I cherish, such as books, and items that remind me of a great holiday or a good afternoon spent at a flea market. Are the homes of creative people naturally more messy? I would love to think so – but this generalisation goes out the window when you see the four homes we have in this issue, belonging to people in the creative line. Film-maker Royston Tan’s apartment, in particular, is a minimalist concrete shell, and interior designer Sarah Tham’s home is more classy than cluttered.
Turn to page 85, and see creativity being expressed in delightfully different ways! In this issue, we also explore two other subjects of great importance to any home –seating and cooling. We have more seats than any other type of furniture in the home, but do you know the difference between a wing-back and a Windsor (both types of armchairs)? Find out, and see what’s new in the shops too, with Seating Arrangements on page 64. Can you live in Singapore without an airconditioner, a fan or a fridge? Most (if not all) of us can’t, and that’s why we put together Beat the Heat, to help you do exactly that! Turn to page 76 for a crash course on these appliances – learn how they work, what the terms mean, and how to maintain them, so they’ll cool your home and you, more efficiently.
We’ve put the most frequently asked questions homeowners have, on renovating, decorating, and maintaining their home, into a digital booklet you can download for free! Get Your Q&A Guide to Renovations and More!, from Magzter, the App Store and Google Play, now.