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There were two incidents that inspired Melissa Lee, VP for Sales and Marketing of Hi Precision Diagnostics, to build an auxiliary clinic called MomMe Care dedicated for moms and kids. The first incident happened during a trip to Japan when her son got sick. They had to go to a building which was only for pediatrics. The second source of inspiration was her own experience during her pregnancy when she had to undergo a series of blood tests. While in the waiting room, there was a man who was really sick and coughing non-stop. She noticed her own discomfort. Two MomMe Care Branches Mel shared, “For the first experience, I thought it was really convenient to have a whole building just for pedia. As regards the second, I felt that pregnant women deserve a place for themselves since they need special care due to a lower immune system.” These two…

It’s such a treat to go to high-end shops like Kuysen and wander around to see the luxury furniture brands they carry, like Zanotta, to name one. The magnificence of the designs, the materials used, and the melding of both to create furniture which is both functional and beautiful, make you want to bring them home. If you can afford it, good for you. If you can’t, don’t sweat it, just breathe in that luxury and dream on. In the video, you will see tables, chairs, armchairs and sofas designed by Carlo Mollino, Federica Capitani, Ora Ito, Damian Williamson, and Frank Rettenbacher. Perfect Walls for Luxury Furniture If you do get to bring home these high-end furniture, you would need your home to be ready to receive these masterpieces. For your walls, there is Virtuoso, Boysen’s luxury line that has a silky, matte finish which is the perfect backdrop because it…

Kuysen, an exclusive importer and distributor of over 70 industrial and architectural brands, got Boysen to supply the paints to create the perfect space for the Duravit LUV Bathroom Series. “When I was drawing up my design for Duravit, the image in my mind’s eye from the very start was a bowl filled with water on a simple table,” said the Danish designer Cecilie Manz. From a “bowl filled with water on a simple table” to this! This blog is full of Scandi-style interiors, the darling of today’s interior designers and stylists, and the Luv Bathroom Series is another example of that clean, minimal look. “Luv’s unusual design combines Nordic purism and timeless elegance. Gentle forms follow a sharp geometry. The selection of materials and colors is testament to Cecilie Manz’s refined sense for nuanced form. Her color palate of matt lacquers and glazes in soft shades was developed exclusively for…

Ask any architect, interior designer, or contractor and they will readily tell you that one of the most expensive part of home building is the construction—and finishing—of the bathroom.  Yes, the much used, and abused, banyo.  You may be a young couple excited about starting a family, and looking forward to seeing your first dream home, or perhaps a middle-aged couple with grown-up kids, envisioning the outcome of your bathroom remodeling. Regardless of circumstance, one common factor when going through a construction is budget limitation. When it comes to budget allocation, it is not uncommon to hear people say that they’d be willing to swap the grandness of an opulent living or dining room for a clean and well-appointed bathroom. After all, the bathroom is every man’s own quintessential private headquarters, the epitome of his oneness with himself, the ultimate…well, COMFORT room. There are all sorts of ways that a…

Through the years, there has been a significant shift in designing powder rooms, both in commercial and residential spaces. Gone are the days of just laying out a standard cubicle with a decent water closet, sink and toilet paper holder to match. Nowadays, if you visit a friend’s house or a chic new bistro, you might find an elaborate buffet of toiletries, an intriguing wall paint selection, or a refreshing floral decor. Your home or space is an extension of who you are or the establishment you’re representing and the powder room is most probably one of the most used areas by visiting guests. Here are a few residential powder rooms worthy of another visit. U Residence (2.875 sqm) Designed with a Modern-Industrial aesthetic in mind, this powder room explores the subtleties of using cement- finished walls (Konstrukt Skimkote) to give way to the bold bathroom fixtures and graphic accent…

Imagine this scenario: You enter a cozy, swanky place and you feel this warm, comfortable feeling envelope you, and you whisper to yourself, “What a nice ambience.” Then you notice that the whole room is swathed in low, yellow light, and the walls are painted white.  Easy enough to replicate. You go home, arm yourself with a brand new pristine brush and cans of white paint, and merrily shift to DIY mode to paint the whites on, only to be dismayed in the end because your white feels flat and you did not quite achieve the cozy feel you were hoping for. What gives? To the untrained eye, white is white. But the fact is, not all whites are created equal. If you ask me, white can be a very tricky color. We all know about the advantages of using white – for small spaces, white makes space bigger, white…