Completed 1st Big 5D

With reference to my earlier post on Decorations – Painting (Part 2), my 50cm by 100cm horses 5D painting was finally completed on 5 Feb 2021 – in less than 1 month from its delivery (on 12 Jan 2021). I am quite pleased with the results, having pasted more than 50,000 round beads (estimated basedContinue reading “Completed 1st Big 5D”

My Diamond Painting addiction

Life felt hollow in the 2 weeks while waiting for my next package from China. Finally my horsey painting came, and I am back at pointing and sticking the drills. By the way, drills in diamond painting context refer to the ‘diamond beads’ which are multi-faceted resins. This painting routine is really therapeutic, as itContinue reading “My Diamond Painting addiction”

Decorations – Painting (Part 3)

Chinese paintings are usually used for decorations, especially when it brings in the feeling of auspiciousness. Typically we will go for fishes or horses, or those landscapes with mountains and waterfall/river. I was scouting for a suitable painting in preparation for Chinese New Year, and to replace an old painting. The online market (Qoo10/Lazada/Shopee/etc) hasContinue reading “Decorations – Painting (Part 3)”

To Smart or not to Smart

Smart home, or home automation is an important consideration for flat design, as it affects the choice of lighting, home security, air-conditioning and other household appliances like TV and washing machine. There are different extents of ‘smartness’, from remotely-controlled air-conditioners to smart plugs/sockets to a smart hub. Ideally, a smart home should consist of aContinue reading “To Smart or not to Smart”

Decorations – Painting (Part 2)

Finished my 5D diamond painting on Day 6. I estimated that it took about 25 hours in all. See the comparison with the picture featured in the advertisement – I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with the end-result. The fishes in the diamond painting are not as clear as that of theContinue reading “Decorations – Painting (Part 2)”

Decorations – Painting (Part 1)

Part of this design journey is the decorations for the flat – auspicious paintings are a must. Option available are aplenty – I can scout for nice fengshui paintings from pasar malam, or pick up something nice in future overseas trips (after COVID-19 of course) Recently I came across the 5D painting concept, where picturesContinue reading “Decorations – Painting (Part 1)”

Updated Living Room Layout

Have updated the living room layout using an L-shaped sofa, and removed the coffee table – who uses a coffee table anyway nowadays? Also factored in the see-through concept for study room, most likely will be a top-half glass panel so that hubby can see (and be seen) happenings when at work. Line-of-sight for livingContinue reading “Updated Living Room Layout”

Sofa, couch, how?

The sofa is the place where visitors will make a beeline for. It is also the place for us to slough and marathon Netflix. Several considerations for this sofa. First, it must be comfy yet firm enough for back support. Very picky yah. Comfy = the cushy type. Back-support = with a proper curve orContinue reading “Sofa, couch, how?”

Living Room – Ceiling Fan

So the first thing I would plan for, is actually the ceiling fan. Air circulation is my key concern for the new flat – while I will install air-conditioning for the living room, I do not expect it to be on most of the time. Furthermore, the living room will need a set of lightsContinue reading “Living Room – Ceiling Fan”