Author: Pete | Date: April 8, 2014 | No Comments »
Commonwealth Towers Queenstown Singapore

Commonwealth Towers Queenstown Singapore

Commonwealth Towers Queenstown Singapore is going to be quite an iconic twin residential towers when it is completed. The residential condominium will have a total of 845 units with two twin towers that are 43 storeys high. For many Singaporeans, Queenstown is an old area that still makes them reminiscence about the old times. But nevertheless as development comes in to this part of town, it will bring with it a huge influx of action that will make the place buzzing with life again.

Commonwealth Towers Singapore is located only a few minutes walk from the Queenstown MRT making it a convenient residential location. This will benefit those who do not own their own modes of transportation. Since owning your own car in Singapore is quite expensive, many residents and locals depend heavily on the efficient public transportation system that consists of the Mass Rapid Transit and an army of public buses that are always timely.

In case you are wondering whether this location is in a questionable neighborhood, let me re-assure you that Commonwealth Towers Queenstown Singapore will be surrounded by developed neighborhoods such as RedHill and Tiong Bahru.

If you own a car, the distance to popular places such as Orchard Road is only a 10 minute drive away. Accessing the Central Business District along with Marina Bay and the Southern Waterfront is also considered near. Hence the locality of Queenstown makes it an ideal place for those who want to stay nearby the city center.

The availability of reputable schools nearby is also an excellent factor to consider especially for families with young children. That way, parents do not need to worry about spending a lot of time transporting their children to school. And with many parents working in Singapore, time is essential as one does not want to waste it being stuck in traffic. Getting a place to stay that is near reputable schools will also ensure that their children are given priority to enter those schools.

And with a good residential property, there is also the prospect of renting it out to expats or international students who come by the droves to work and study in Singapore. So if you are still looking for a good property to own in Singapore, consider Commonwealth Towers Condo.

For more information, please click http://www.commonwealthtowersqueenstown.com/ to get more details and contact information. Hope you get a really good unit for long term benefit and investment.

As this project will bring much development to the old Queenstown area, many people are also looking forward to seeing modernization take place and the doing away of old buildings that are dilapidated. Here’s a short video on what will be demolished to make way for the new :

Author: Pete | Date: April 1, 2014 | No Comments »

Duo Residences Condo Singapore

Duo Residences Condo Singapore has been experiencing overwhelming response from both local and international property buyers. Located in the happening Bugis area, the 49 storey residential tower boast world class facilities on top being connected with the nearby MRT station making commuting a smooth and hassle-free journey.

Duo Residences Singapore was designed by internationally renowned architect Ole Scheeren who is responsible for some of the modern architectural buildings around the world. Some of his famous architectural creations include the MahaKhon, Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper along with the CCTV headquarters in Beijing.

Property buyers and investors are currently snapping up the remaining residential units of Duo Residences as Singapore’s property market remains robust with a steady track record of appreciation. Whether one chooses to stay or rent out the beautiful apartment, property owners will definitely gain in the long term as the area is located near Singapore’s Central Business District making it prime property.

Duo Residences Condo Singapore come in a number of different units which buyers could pick from. Apparently when it was first launched, buyers snapped up the lower priced units leaving only a handful of available 3 to 4 bedroom units left. These available units are around 1400 to 1900 square feet making them comfortably spacious for couples or small families.

Even if you don’t own a car, the excellent public transport system in Singapore is linked directly to Duo Residences. Basically it only takes a 7 minutes on the MRT  to reach popular spots like Orchard Road while getting to Marina Bay takes only a 6 minute ride on the train.

What makes the Duo Residences so appealing is the fact that the design is modern, stylish yet elegant which is able to attract the younger generation of home buyers who are looking for a touch of class, convenience and locality when it comes to owning a property of their own.

International property buyers will be pleased to know that Duo Residences come with a list of excellent facilities that caters to both their indoor and outdoor needs. So whether you are single, a couple or a family, Duo Residences Condo is worth checking out .

For more detailed information on Duo Residences Condo Singapore, please click here  http://www.duoresidencescondobugis.com/

As there are only limited units available, suggest you check out Duo quickly and book it now so you don’t loose out on getting yourself a prime property in Singapore. Unless you plan on paying more to purchase a sub-sale unit later on.

 

Author: Pete | Date: December 12, 2013 | No Comments »
Marjan Brass Sideboard

Marjan Brass Sideboard

I recently came across this beautiful Moroccan Marjan Brass Sideboard and couldn’t help admiring the beautiful carving work that went into creating it. Obviously I wanted to find out more about what is the difference between a sideboard and a buffet when I read the description of the product (all this time thinking how wonderful it’s going to look in my house).

The word buffet usually conjures up thoughts of delicious food at a nice hotel where one can try out the entire food spread till content. I usually enjoy going for buffets until I started putting on too much weight. hence had to cut down on all this eating! So it came as a surprise to me that a sideboard could also be known as a buffet.

Further research revealed that they are just basically the same item but it all depends on where you place them. For instance, if it was placed in the dining room, then it would be known as a buffet. Makes sense since people could place food items on it. Moroccan sideboard could also be used to store plates, cutlery and whatever you could think of that requires storage in the dining room.

Now if it was placed in the living room, it would be known as a sideboard. One thing’s for sure, they’re great as ornamental pieces while being a practical storage spot to put stuff in. So yes, a Moroccan sideboard can be a buffet as well depending on where you place it – either in the living room or the dining room.

For me, I guess it doesn’t really matter when it comes to the name as long as the item looks beautiful and is fully functional. If you’re planning on getting one for the house, just make sure that you get the genuine ones. Plenty of fakes out there trying to be the real thing. Home owners who usually enjoy collecting authentic Moroccan themed home decor will be thrilled to get their hands on a genuine one.

That’s because they appreciate the beauty of the carving and extensive workmanship that went into carving and ornamenting this Moroccan buffet. Use it as a centerpiece or place it against a wall, it will definitely bring much character to any room. Not to mention guests who visit you will want to run their hands over it to feel the carving and look at the dyed camel bones used to adorn the sideboard.

Anyway, if you’d like to find out more, here’s where you can get it http://berbertrading.com/pd-marjan-side-board.cfm. The folks who sell them will be able to pack it and have it shipped properly to your home.

Author: Pete | Date: September 20, 2013 | No Comments »

Moroccan Cooking Tagines

Talk about fall being here. As the weather starts to cool down, family and friends will want to enjoy more warm meals during get togethers. Well, if you’re looking for a good stew instead of the usual stuff that you tend to dump into the crock pots, then I’d suggest using Moroccan cooking tagines.

Made from clay and with a peculiar looking cover, you won’t have to wait long before you get to enjoy some delicious home made stews. Best way to enjoy them would be with family and friends. And if you’re planning to have more than one type of stew, just get another tagine cooking pot so you can cook 2 dishes simultaneously.

Whether it’s lamb, chicken, beef or mutton, all the meat will come out tender and juicy because of the cooking process. And I like the fact that your dish won’t dry up so easily since condensation takes place at the top of the cover so you won’t have to worry about your stew getting burnt. Now that doesn’t mean that you leave the whole dish to cook without checking on it!

Don’t worry if you’re vegetarian. You can easily whip up a vegetarian Moroccan tagine dish as well without any meat. It’ll be just as tasty. There’s plenty of tagine recipes online that you could try out. And you don’t have to be limited to only traditional Moroccan dishes. Feel free to improvise and create your own dish.

Even if you prefer fish instead of meat, that’s completely fine. Just make sure that you flavor the dish according to your taste. Adding some nuts, apricots and raisins will definitely make it taste better. Although some people may not like the strong smell of pungent vegetables, use those that you are comfortable with as you do not want your Moroccan dish to be too overpowering till it turns away your guests.

Remember that you want to also cater to the taste buds of your guests. So if you’re using spices, make sure that you don’t overdo it either. Or instead of a nice warm stew, they may end up sweating or crying if it’s too spicy for their liking. The key is to strike a balance. You want the Moroccan tagines to be awesome enough but not too over spicy.

If you’re looking for some Moroccan tagines, click here http://www.berbertrading.com/cat-cooking-tagines.cfm as there’s plenty to choose from that will work well in your kitchen. Have fun cooking!

Author: Pete | Date: August 7, 2013 | No Comments »
Moroccan Vase

Moroccan Vase

Many homes are beautifully decorated with lots of artistic pieces that tends to showcase the taste and preference of the home owners. You could literally tell what kind of person they are when you step into their house as a visitor. Are they an art collector? Do they love unique hand crafted pieces of art? Or are they more geared towards practical items that have a rustic feel?

Either way, those who love to decorate their homes will somehow have a field day when they catch a glimpse of some of the beautiful Moroccan vases or ceramics that are available from selected sellers. Not only are they beautiful but the most of them are hand painted and made from the traditional way making them unique. Did I mention that they are colorful as well?

Moroccan tends to like colorful items. So if you’re getting any Moroccan vase or ceramic pieces for your home, you can be sure that they will attract the attention of guests who are visiting your home with their bright colors. Don’t worry. Most of them are for ornamental reasons and are pretty easy to clean.

If you’re looking at getting some ceramic pieces, these are ideal as ash trays or could also be used as storage jars in your kitchen. Not sure what you want to keep in them but they’ll look great on any table. And if you happen to run out of ideas to get family members or friends for their birthdays, house warming or parties, the small Moroccan ceramics will make the perfect gift as they don’t take up much space.

Just make sure that you keep them away from kids as they can be broken easily if kicked or dropped. Much like any other glass pieces. While you want your home to look good, you’ll also need to consider the ideal places to place these beautiful items. Up on a shelf or on the floor (for the bigger Moroccan vases). Those that are purely for decorative purposes should be easily spotted when one enters the home.

Need some suggestions on nice ones for the home? Click here http://www.berbertrading.com/pd-moroccan-deco-vase1.cfm There’s also an entire category of these Moroccan vases or ceramics that will bowl you over.

Just one or two of these in the home will help complement the look of the rooms and give it an Asian feel. I especially like the bigger ones that you can place on the floor. The smaller ones I would normally consider giving away as a gift to friends.

Anyway, here’s a short video on Moroccan ceramics and vases that you could check out :

Author: Pete | Date: July 1, 2013 | No Comments »

Modern Bathroom Faucet – Norcen

Getting your dream bathtub will not be complete without some really cool modern bathtub faucet to go with it. Gone are the days where home owners will just settle for the really simple or ancient ones. I mean, if you are going to soak yourself in a really awesome modern bathtub, you would want the convenience of being able to shower without even standing. It’s all about being convenient these days.

No one would think about putting antique bathroom faucets together with their modern bathtub. It just will not jive together. The trend now is to get those that come with chrome finishing as the shiny look will give your bathtub a clean and elegant look. Plus it is also easy to clean as you can just give it a good wipe down to get back that shiny look.

The really good quality ones will come with drip-less ceramic disk cartridge. So you don’t have to worry about your bathtub faucet dripping. It is advisable that you check with the seller or company that is offering these bathtub faucets on whether they offer any discount or free shipping if you were to buy from them online. Of course it would be better if you were to purchase these faucets the same time when you get your bathtub.

Modern Bathtub Faucet

This is to make sure that the bathtub faucet will be able to fit in nicely with the bathtub as certain faucets may not fit in well with just any bathtub. Besides, you won’t be getting a modern faucets for old bathtubs as they will look absolutely out of place. If you have an old bathtub which require brand new bathtub faucets, try to look for something that is able to fit into the bathtub along with the look and feel of the bathtub.

Of course if you do not want to have any faucet mounted on your bathtub, you could go for the freestanding bathtub faucets which come with practical and easy grip shower handles. These go very well with solid surface bathtubs or clawfoot bathtubs so you do not need to worry about fitting them into the bathtub.

And if you do not like them on the bathtub or freestanding, you could always opt to have them wall mounted. It’s basically up to you and the amount of space that you have in you bathroom. Pick the option where you will avoid accidentally kicking or hitting against any of the faucets when you get in or out of the bathtub. Check out some of these stylish ones here http://www.theinteriorgallery.com/cat_bathtub_faucets.cfm

Author: Pete | Date: June 19, 2013 | No Comments »

Moroccan Poufs

Ever thought of brightening up your living room but not planning on buying a whole new sofa set? Well, an easy way to do so would be to get some colorful Moroccan poufs. Moroccan what? Moroccan leather poufs. They are usually made from high quality leather and are available in different colors. If you’re more conservative, you could pick the normal leather colored ones so that it won’t be too shocking for yourself and the family.

However, for those who would like a change in color to their living room, getting a bright yellow Moroccan leather pouf would really liven things up. I just got to know that they come in colors ranging from white, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, grey, bronze, brown and turquoise. Talk about being modern! My impression of Moroccans being traditional and boring seems to have faded away when I saw how these colorful Moroccan poufs could brighten up any living room.

Moroccan Pouf

And what are they used for? Typical usage would be for you to rest your tired feet on them when you’re sitting on the living room couch. However, they are also strong enough for you to sit on them. So if you’re constantly having guests over to your house, you might want to consider getting a few of these in different colors and that should just about help get the party started. They are very comfortable to sit or lean on.

Want to know where to get some really cool ones? I normally look for them here http://berbertrading.com/cat-moroccan-poofs-poufs.cfm

Besides, if you’re more into traditional and cultural designs, you could always pick out a Moroccan pouf that comes with Moorish designs. In case the really colorful leather ones freak you out that is. And in case your home already has a certain theme and feel to it, picking the right Moroccan pouf to complement the entire setting would be good sense.

Did I also mention that other than being able to beautify your living room setting, these Moroccan leather poufs also make great gifts? Just in case you would like to get them as gifts for friends who are having any house warming party. They make awesome gifts since they are pretty and practical to use. In fact, you could even put one or two in the bedroom if you like. So have a fun time adding some color to your home!

Just so you could catch a glimpse of these unique Moroccan leather poufs, check out this short video here :

Author: Pete | Date: June 6, 2013 | No Comments »

Moroccan Mirror

Many people do not realize what a big difference mirrors could make in their homes. I’m not talking about taboo or folk beliefs here. By placing a nice mirror strategically in a room, you could create a more spacious look and feel to that place. Of course if your room is already spacious enough, you may want to put a nice mirror there as part of the interior decor. Just make sure that it is able to complement the rest of the furniture and fittings so that it will not look out of place.

If you’re looking for something more exotic instead of the boring square wooden frame mirrors, you could check out the lovely designs of Moroccan mirrors. They come in different shapes with beautiful carved mirror frames. These Moroccan mirror frames are usually made from wood or metal and brass. Some will come with beautiful carving that include wood, metal, brass and silver. because Moorish designs are usually symmetrical and intricate in detail, those who enjoy cultured and antique style items will definitely appreciate the patterns and look of these Moroccan mirrors.

Moroccan Mirrors

Since Morocco is an Islamic country, you probably won’t find much of any crazy taboo when it comes to getting some of these mirrors. A Chinese friend of mine once told me that some of the Chinese have the belief that mirrors have the ability to ward of evil spirits. When I asked her what was the logic behind using mirrors to ward off evil spirits and how it was even going to work, she basically explained that evil spirits could not bear to see their own reflections.

Anyway, I’m not much into taboos or folk beliefs. I’m more of the practical and logical type of person. Things need to be rational. And on top of that I like homes that are beautifully furnished. So if you happen to be interested to look for some mirrors, you could check out this site http://www.berbertrading.com/cat_mirrors_frames.cfm as they have plenty of beautiful ones that will look great in your home.

Author: Pete | Date: May 30, 2013 | No Comments »

Soaking Tub

Ever wonder why people enjoy relaxing in bathtubs? No, I’m not referring to the public baths where groups of people soak together. I mean soaking in a nice warm bathtub on your own.

Personally I prefer a hot shower after a long day as I once fell asleep while soaking in a tub. Was probably too tired and exhausted. So was kind of pruny when I woke up. Anyway, there’s something comforting about having a warm bath. It helps to relax all your tense muscles.

Light up your bathroom with some scented candles or aromatherapy and you’re all set. If you’re thinking of getting yourself a nice soaking tub, don’t be alarmed when your search displays tonnes of different ones.

In the market, soaking tubs are pretty popular. Of course if you much prefer the old style type of bathtubs, you’ll be able to see quite a range of clawfoot bathtubs as well. However, most home owners that I’ve come across these days prefer the modern ones.

Modern bathtubs are split into two different categories – acrylic and solid surface. Again it depends on your taste. The important thing is to find one that you are really comfortable with. One that will look simply awesome in your bathroom.

Dazio II Luxury Modern Bathtub

If you’re into a bit more of retro style, you could choose a black modern bathtub. Or even a red one if you would like something completely different than the norm. For the more artistic and fun-loving home owner, these modern soaking bathtubs not only look amazing but they also exude a level of luxury.

Don’t be afraid to check out the different shapes, color and sizes that modern tubs come in nowadays. As long as you have the space in the bathroom to accommodate the tub, go ahead and pick one that you will enjoy using for the long term.

Some may prefer free standing bathtubs while others only want to soak themselves in it. So if you have a separate shower area, you could just allocate the tub only for soaking. Add some Epsom salt to the warm water and you’ll be as good as new when you’re done.

Can’t wait to pick one for the home? Check out this site http://www.theinteriorgallery.com/cat-acrylic-bathtubs.cfm as they have an entire range of acrylic bathtubs that will blow you away.

Author: Pete | Date: May 27, 2013 | No Comments »

Moroccan Seating

Most folks do not know much about Moroccan seating. They think it’s just some cushions which you put on the floor to sit on. Well that’s not entirely true. Anybody out there could just buy any type of cushions for the home. Now what would make those who settle for Moroccan seating any different?

It’s basically the design of the chair, bench or cushion. Moroccans have a rich cultural history which is still very much evident up till today. You can see it clearly in the design of their products. Take for example some Moroccan poufs. Real, authentic ones would come with intricate stitching using good quality leather. Moroccan cushions will be quite colorful and you will notice that the patterns on them are always symmetrical.

Not only does this showcase the rich culture but it also shows their artistic and intricate workmanship. Some folks would prefer to get a Moroccan lounge or chair. These would usually be made with high quality leather making them very comfortable to sit or lie on. So if you want to feel a bit like royalty in your own home, you could get one these beautiful Moroccan lounge or Moroccan chairs.

Bet you that friends or guests come visit, they would want to go sit on it as it would definitely capture their attention at first glance. If you’re a bit tight on space or budget, just get a smaller chair with some Moroccan poufs. That way, you could choose to sit on the floor or have a good place to rest your feet when you’re on the couch.

Either way, you’ll find them to be both artistic and comfortable to relax in. Not to mention they will also add some character to your rooms. Want to check out more options? Click here http://www.berbertrading.com/cat_moroccan_bench_moroccan_chairs_and_moroccan_sofa.cfm and think about getting some for the house.

Author: Pete | Date: May 20, 2013 | No Comments »

Ox Cart Bookcase

Thinking of sprucing up your home a bit if you’re feeling a bit bored? Well, most home owners would not want to spend a bomb on renovating their homes if they can help it. But if you’re looking for some nice home decor to get for the house, you could probably consider looking for some Moroccan decor. There’s heaps of ideas and suggestions that you could try out.

Need some storage or a book rack for all those books or souvenirs that you’ve collected from all your travels? Don’t settle for the normal book rack. Get something a bit more unique. How about an ox cart book rack? Now that will get the attention of anyone who is going to visit your house. And you definitely won’t be able to find the same bookcase in the normal supermarket. That is if you’re going to get something totally unique for the home which is both decorative and practical.

However, if you’re not really keen on buying big items like a book case or a huge bed, you could always choose to get the smaller decorative items like ash trays or some colorful Moroccan tea glasses. Need something comfortable to rest your feet? How about some leather Moroccan poufs? Don’t worry. Depending on how bold you are, they come in various colors ranging from the usual leather brown to bright yellow.

Yellow Moroccan Pouf

Need some new cushions for the couch that will brighten things up? Get some Moroccan pillows or cushions. They come with unique engraving and stitching. Or perhaps a small coffee table or side chair to place at the corner of the room? While some homes have plenty of space to play with, those who are pressed for some real estate will just need to get some Moroccan decor that are both decorative, practical and space saving.

Don’t worry if budget is a concern. You could start by getting some colorful Moroccan poufs or cushions first. The rest will come later as you work on adding more interesting items to each different room of your house. Not only will these items brighten up your room but they bring some character, culture and beauty complementing the interior decor of your home.

Need some recommendations on where to start? Click here http://www.berbertrading.com/cat_moroccan_furniture_and_decor.cfm to get started. Have fun!

By the way, check out this short video on beautiful Moroccan furniture and decor that will look great in any home :