Young Lim, editor of Home & Decor Singapore, decided to get the Dyson Pure Cool Purifier for his new home. Find out more about his experience.

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Now, I had heard of Dyson’s purifier fans before. I remember being quite impressed with Dyson when it launched the first purifier fan in early 2016. Not only did the fan look pretty sleek and sophisticated, it also generated cool air and trapped fine dust particles.
However back then, I wasn’t impressed enough to get one for myself but as I’ve just recently moved into a new apartment, I was in dire need of a fan and air purifier, and Dyson’s Pure Cool seemed to tick all the boxes in what I was looking for. Coincidentally, Dyson also just released the latest version of the Pure Cool (a 2018 update) in April, so I decided to give it a try.
What’s different with the new Dyson Pure Cool?
Among the new things included in the 2018 update, are a new LCD display that reports pollutants in the home in real time, doublelayer filters comprising activated carbon and HEPA filters capable of capturing 99.95 per cent of microscopic allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns, and a 350-degree oscillation to circulate clean air all around the room.
What’s my first impression?
The LCD display in the Dyson Pure Cool is a total game changer, because the sensors within the fan start measuring the amount of VOC (volatile organic compounds), nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter that are 0.1 and 2.5 microns in size.
Why it’s important to know how clean your air is.
The air you’re breathing in at home may seem clean, but in a study involving 27 households in Singapore, researchers actually found that one gram of dust contains a potent mix of bacteria, mold and dust mite allergen. Now one gram may not seem like much, but the average household is actually filled with as much as 18kg of dust every year.
How did the Dyson Pure Cool fare in terms of its purification?
When I switched the purifying fan on, it went to work immediately to clean up the air. The LCD display originally indicated 100 units of particulate matter in the air (the average for a reasonably clean room being around 15-25) and within the span of an hour, the number dropped to 25. Another interesting change was I couldn’t detect the smell of new paint in my newly renovated home anymore.
The Pure Cool works just as well when cooling the air.
I was also impressed with the 350-degree oscillation capability of the fan. While most fans can only turn from left to right, or 180 degrees, the Dyson Pure Cool rotates almost fully around the room, effectively releasing 290-litres of clean air into the space. So you no longer have to place the fan in a corner, instead consider placing it near the centre so it can help to cool all around the space.
The Dyson Link
For smart capabilities, the innovative Pure Cool can be paired with the Dyson Link app. It enables you to track indoor and outdoor pollution, temperature and humidity levels. You can also use it to control the machine and receive alerts when it’s time to change the filters. The app’s updates are also automatically loaded into your mobile device, ensuring that you are always enjoying the latest version.
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A part from its eyebrow raising name, Flaming Queen is known for bringing in high-end fragrance and aromatherapy brands. Already a popular pit stop for guests at Mandarin Gallery, the multi-brand store has now opened its fourth branch, located in Paragon. The new store is home to crowd favourites like Belgian brand Baobab – loved worldwide for its nature inspired scents, impressive candle sizes and colourful wicker baskets that the candles come in. You will also find Italian label Dr Vranjes Firenze, whose mouthblown glass bottles make great home decor pieces. To top it off, Flaming Queen also carries home accessories by French-Peruvian brand Du Cote du Parc. The range includes handmade serving trays, tissue boxes and bath sets. A great idea for gifts this Christmas!
Visit the newest Flaming Queen store at #03-K3 Paragon, tel: 63698887,
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There are lots to see at the Singapore Trading Post’s Jelita showroom, from plantation chairs and botanical candles to a wide range of cushion covers that come in designs such as Indian block-print motifs and vibrant prints of tropical palm trees. These give us a peek into the lifestyle of colonial Singapore, which Singapore Trading Post is largely inspired by. To maintain an authentic collection, it sources items – be it rustic-style furniture or Chinese vases – from original trading-route stops such as China, India, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia. 

Visit Singapore Trading Post’s second outlet at #02-18 Jelita Shopping Centre,