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Remember the time when you were a child, and the playground off ered a world of endless possibilities and fun? That is what the Imaginarium cupboard, designed by local interior design studio The Carpenter’s Workshop, off ers you as an adult now. Created for the Freeplay design competition (jointly organised by furniture store P5 and Danish furniture brand Montana), and made with Montana’s shelving modules, Imaginarium is a portable cabinet that can be used in all situations and home settings. Young parents can use it as a counter for nappy changing, while single homeowners can convert it into a bar for holding beverages and tipple. 

Imaginarium is available for order at P5 Studio. Visit  #01-08 Henderson Industrial Park, 213 Henderson Road or for more information. 

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We know, we know. This shade of orange has come to be closely associated with a particular mobile service provider here, but, that aside, there is something quite appealing about this tangerine hue when used in light doses around the home. Contrasted against a textured wall and a neutral solid palette, orange actually injects vitality into a space, making a room feel spacious and inviting. Still not convinced it’s the colour for your living room? We suggest experimenting with it on soft furnishings and patterned fabrics, especially those from labels such as Missoni Home and Marimekko, which are known for using orange in artful and lovely ways. The effect looks even better, when paired with the beautiful patterns of wood grain.

The Angelica (above) and Campanone (below) outdoor lamps are designed by Paolo Grasselli for Modo Luce. Visit www. for more information.
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The Experts

“Local homeowners are careful about using bright colours on walls, but orange is an ideal shade that treads the fine line between bright and dark perfectly. It really depends on the other colours you pair it with, so you can tone it down with pastel hues or use it to make a strong statement against a solid black or navy gray background.”

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Wong Liangyuan - Colour Specialist, Haven Lifestyle

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