Transforming the Landscape With Modern Asian Design

Just when you’ve finally saved up enough to build your own home, looking for the best person to design and build it, while staying within your budget, is a tricky one. Enter NATMO Asia, an architectural firm that has been in the design and construction business for 20 years now. Architect Neil T. Monzones, a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and currently serving as Vice President for the United Architects of the Philippines, has been consistently designing and building structures that are well-planned and fit any budget requirement.

Arch. Monzones’ own home in Batangas is proof of how the contemporary 3-storey structure suits the trapezoidal shape of its lot. The house rises at an interesting angle, easily making it an outstanding feature in the community. With his signature round “holes” on the exterior and extensive use of glass both in and out of the house, the … Read More

Future Direction for IT Firms in South Asia

Lets start by examining why such partnerships are proving to be beneficial for software, design and publishing houses located in the IT business hubs of the world. Well, the reasoning is simple, the electronic age has transformed the business world, it is very easy to communicate with a client sitting at a 12 hour time zone difference. Much of the development work in the realms of web design and development is very easy to outsource to offshore companies just by an email exchange. Upsurge in cloud computing has made large volumes of data transfer to be easier than ever. Hence large software houses in the Europe or the US can easily send out work without incurring any cost which would otherwise have been there for the physical movement of raw materials in any other industry.

On the other hand, small scale companies in South Asia stand to gain financially when … Read More

Feng Shui And Your Home Interior Design

Feng Shui, when relating to home design, is a topic that is gaining more momentum and is becoming more well known in Western society. Centuries, or in fact thousands of years ago, Feng Shui was known only to the wealthiest and most powerful of Chinese families, including emperors and empresses of China. The royal families used the concept of Feng Shui to influence the harmony and prosperity of their palaces and homes. In the modern day, as a result of this knowledge becoming known among the rest of Asia, and now in the West including Europe and the US, these principles are now being embraced, regardless of their cultural background.

See, the principles of Feng Shui are based on the concept of ‘chi’ or energy. And since we are all energy, it is believed that the energy from environmental forces have an effect on our lives. So how does this … Read More

Uses for SupaWood

SupaWood is a quality engineered Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) manufactured by PG Bison.MDF is a kind of particleboard that is made from wood waste (specifically the fibres) that is glued together using heat, resin and pressure.

Although MDF is widely produced and distributed by a number of companies, SupaWood adheres to a long list of SABS standards, to ensure the absolute best quality to the market.

Manufactured in thicknesses ranging between 3mm and 30mm and supplied in board sheets of 2750 x 1830mm it is easy to find a thickness and break the boards to size – making it perfect for a variety of applications.

SupaWood is a great material to machine because the cuts made leave a smooth finish. It is also an ideal material to wrap with high gloss PVC or to be spray-painted. Combine this with its screw holding capabilities and it is hard to find an … Read More

Considerations for Purchasing Golf Course Turf Equipment

A golf course always needs to look great. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the greens and fairways need to be kept in perfect condition because a failure to do this will have a huge impact on the way that balls bounce and roll. Players will demand the course they play on to have surfaces that are well manicured. Another reason is the overall appearance of the course. It should always be very appealing to anyone who looks at it. Are you in charge of the groundskeeping at a golf course? If this is the case, you will need to know a few things that will help you purchase outstanding turf equipment. Here are some things to keep in mind.

  1. Pay close attention to the company that made the turf equipment.

Some brands are considered to be much better than others as far as turf equipment … Read More

Oak: The King of Woods

Oak is among the first woods that come to mind when thinking of wood furniture – if not the very first. For centuries oak has been a primary wood for furniture making.  Sturdy, durable and fine-looking, oak furniture will never go out of fashion. Look, for example, at elegant items from Bellavista Collection just fancy that a piece of Italian Luxury wood furniture you buy today can well serve your great-grandchildren!

The Tree of Thunder Gods

From dateless antiquity to more recent times, thick oak forests covered huge territories in Europe and North America, so oak was plentiful there.

Oak trees are diverse and almost omnipresent: there are about 600 existing species of oaks growing in the temperate, subtropical and tropical climate zones of Europe, Asia, North Africa, and Americas. Appearance of these oaks varies greatly – from a grand tree to a shrub; what’s more, oaks species can be … Read More

Match your new Formica® Lifeseal® Worktops to your shop fitting

Your shop front is crucial to the way you use a commercial space and the effectiveness of your visual merchandising. Truth is, if your shop looks shoddy people will assume the same of whatever it is you are selling, whether it be a product or providing a service. People do judge books by their covers and shops by their shop fitting, so make sure you kit your business out with a good one.

There are certain rules when it comes to what “works” and what doesn’t from an interior design perspective. However, you should not be afraid of breaking these rules as this is after all how new trends are discovered. Here are some tips on ways you can adhere to or break these rules as a way of making your Formica® colours work for you and have the customers streaming in.

Light colours

White as an interior design colour … Read More

Five Reasons why AC Repair and Maintenance is not a DIY job

With machines as important as air conditioners, you can never take their maintenance for granted and that too when the hot summer is soon approaching. While fixing a faulty AC on your own may seem more appropriate, most of the times people avoid the risk associated with DIY tips and tricks. So, here is why you shouldn’t go for it.

When an air conditioner goes out of service, utilising DIY tips and tricks for repairing seems more tempting than waiting for a technician to arrive for days. However, as much as these Do-it-yourself tips save time and money, the fact is that they pose a huge threat, especially if you no idea how to repair an AC.

So, in such a scenario, keeping this idea aside, it is recommended to get in touch with professional service providers to do the task for you. Before that, let’s assess the reasons outlining … Read More

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