Glowing Sofas

At first glance, they look pretty, but not unusual. But wait, these Colico designed sofas has something unique to offer. The LED switching s... thumbnail 1 summary
At first glance, they look pretty, but not unusual. But wait, these Colico designed sofas has something unique to offer. The LED switching sofas can switch colors using a remote control. How cool is that? Now you can change colors, mix and match it depending on your mood.

It's like you are constantly redecorating without even spending a dime and exerting an effort (oh! well expect use that remote control).

Colico LED Lighting Sofa
Colico LED Lighting Sofa
Colico LED Lighting Sofa



Why Pick Contact Lenses?

What are contact lenses? They are lenses placed on the cornea of the eye that serves corrective, therapeutic as well as cosmetic functions. ... thumbnail 1 summary
What are contact lenses? They are lenses placed on the cornea of the eye that serves corrective, therapeutic as well as cosmetic functions. Contact lenses functions the same as glasses but its advantage over the former is its lightness and its almost invisibility.

Though initially contact lenses were made for corrective purposes, advances contact lens technology have spurned a demand and popularity of contact lenses as an aesthetic product. Cosmetic lenses are purposely colored to alter the color of the eye. It's then not surprising that the latest contact lenses comes in different designs/colors to suit the market demands.

Corrective contact lenses are essentially designed to improve one's vision. New contact lens technology have brought corrective treatments using contact lenses to eye conditions like myopia and hypermetropia (short sightedness and long sightedness), astigmatism as well as other ailments. On the other hand, therapeutic contact lenses are used to correct non-refractive disorders of the eye.

Using contact lenses to help you manage an eye disorder is a good choice. For one it offers you more flexibility particularly if you have a very active lifestyle and you prefer not to wear glasses. If you want to wear it for cosmetic purposes, you can too. There are a big range of contact lens products already in the market especially for improving one's appearance.

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Design Your Own Lamp with TwistTogether Lamps

Here's a new lighting design which allows you to create your own design. Individual blocks are connected together and with a simple twis... thumbnail 1 summary
Here's a new lighting design which allows you to create your own design. Individual blocks are connected together and with a simple twist you can create you own lamp design. Sold at 4 blocks per set, you can also connect different sets together to create a bigger lamp.

Perfect to add mood lighting to a room, the Twist Together Lamp is available in funky Candy colors and soothing Chocolate colors..

TwistTogether Lamps

TwistTogether Lamps


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TwistTogether Lamps

TwistTogether Lamp is designed by Steve Feuerborn and David Liatti.




Cocoon Shower

How would you like to take shower on a cocoon like bath? I imagine it to be a cozy and unique experience. Designer Anna Komarova designed th... thumbnail 1 summary
How would you like to take shower on a cocoon like bath? I imagine it to be a cozy and unique experience. Designer Anna Komarova designed the Cocoon Shower Stall that literally cocoons you inside once you shut the shower doors. This egg-shaped bath also features a shower, bathtub, jacuzzi and mood lighting..

Uniquely stylish! I must say, the first time I saw the photos I didn't even think it was a shower.


cocoon shower-unique shower
cocoon shower-unique shower
cocoon shower-unique shower


Why Should I Add Address Plaques?

Some would ask, what's the use of adding an address plaque ? It's just an additional expense or maybe adding one may not go well wit... thumbnail 1 summary
Some would ask, what's the use of adding an address plaque? It's just an additional expense or maybe adding one may not go well with my current design. So, they don't want to bother installing even home address plaques. But having address plaques and numbers can prove to be very helpful and with the different kinds of plaques and signs now available in the market you can surely find one that would look good on your home. If you're feeling extra creative, why not make it a project with the kids and create your own?

If you need a little convincing, here's some reason you might want to have address signs on your home. One best reason to put up that address sign is to help out your visitors, your postman etc find your house easily. Most communities are growing steadily and with lots of homes cropping up, finding a house can be tedious especially if you're not familiar with the place. If your house has been without even wall address plaques for a long time already, I'm pretty sure you get your share of friends and guest not finding your house, or your mailman confusing your house with others. Putting up wall address plaques can easily help solve this problem.

An address plaque or sign can also be considered an additional decor to your outdoor home style. By simply picking out the one that would suit your current theme. Having one personalized or a do-it-yourself plaque can also be an interesting addition and a showcase of your own personal style.




About Undermount Kitchen Sinks

A lot of homeowners building homes or remodeling their homes pick undermount kitchen sinks for their kitchen. It's easy to see why thi... thumbnail 1 summary

A lot of homeowners building homes or remodeling their homes pick undermount kitchen sinks for their kitchen. It's easy to see why this is becoming a popular choice especially since natural stone countertops like granite are also a top pick. Undermount kitchen sinks are mounted under the counter-top so that the counter totally covers the edges of the sink to create a more seamless look.

Using an undermount kitchen sink creates a much more attractive and stylish kitchen counter-top. In addition to aesthetics, undermount kitchen sinks are much more durable and seldom leaks if installed properly. Clean up is also easier with undermount kitchen sinks since the edges are seamless flowing, you can easily wipe dirt right into the sink.

Since they are one of the most popular choices for kitchen sinks, choosing one that would appeal to you and would best suit your needs can be easy with the wide variety of available choices. Here's some tips that would help you in shopping for your undermount kitchen sink.

  • Get your measurements ready. Do it by yourself or if you're not that confident about it, have your handyman get the measurements you need.
  • Think about the functions that you will need most. This will be a big factor in deciding if you're going to pick a single or double bowl sink. These sinks comes also in different designs and functionalities. For example if you are going to use it for washing dishes and for preparing fruits and vegetables, you may want to have a look at a double bowl sink with dividers for easy segregation.
  • Select a style and color that would blend well with your kitchen home decor. Dark colored counter-tops generally go well with light colored kitchen sinks like stainless steel undermount kitchen sinks. You can also let the kitchen decor guide you with your choice. Metallic, shiny sinks blend well with modern, contemporary kitchen look, while fireclay and copper finishes enhances a country look.
  • Do your window shopping first. Browse several stores before making the choice. Better yet, check out online stores so you can conveniently browse selections from the comforts of your home and this stores often turn out good prices and unique styles.

Plants as Homes Decor

Yes! Plants can a home decor too! They are not simply for the outdoors, you can also bring it in. With just some careful planning and choosi... thumbnail 1 summary
Yes! Plants can a home decor too! They are not simply for the outdoors, you can also bring it in. With just some careful planning and choosing, you can easily incorporate plants in decorative planters into your existing home decor scheme.



Adding some plants is a great way to liven up an area and also to showcase your personal style. I find them personally to add cheer to any room in the house and perhaps because I grew up with parents who loves gardening and they don't really limit their planters outdoors, but they also have selected plants designed for the indoors. So, don't limit your plants to just your garden, bring them in to add some spunk to your home.

There are some things you need to consider first before you bring pots of plants indoors. Here some pointers I've picked out for those who want to try it out.

  • Have a look and evaluate the design and style of the area where you want to place your indoor planter. Does your room feature clean,sleek lines and decor? Or is it decorated in an ornate manner? This would be one of the factors in choosing which type of pot or planter to bring in to complement your existing decor.
  • There are a huge variety and designs of pots you can choose from. Simple, clean-looking, and sleek pots will blend nicely with modern, contemporary home decor. While, hand-made looking pots will go well with rooms with whimsical decors. For rooms that are highly decorated, the best pots to consider are those that are plain and simple so as not to add to the 'chaos' of the decor.
  • Brightly colored pots are great additions to rooms with neutral tones and shades. Don't be afraid to choose bold colors.
  • The texture of the pot can also be matched to the overall theme of the room. Clay pots look definitely Mexican or Southwestern. Pots in wicker baskets can also accentuate a country look. Bamboo, straw and wicker textures can also be perfect complement for an Oriental looking room.
  • Choose a place for the pot where it'll create the most drama and impact. Consider also the light that the plant needs to still grow healthily indoors.
  • Another practicality that you have to consider is the drainage for the pot. Also place some pebbles, moss or marble on the soil surrounding the plant. This will prevent the soil from spilling out whenever you do your watering.
  • Get the advice of your gardener on how to care for your plant. You'd want to keep it healthy and shiny as it is one of the highlights in your room.

Shower Inspired Lighting

The Doccia Wall Lamp, obviously is inspired by a shower! This whimsical piece designed by Jos Muller for Quasar features stainless steel, a... thumbnail 1 summary
The Doccia Wall Lamp, obviously is inspired by a shower! This whimsical piece designed by Jos Muller for Quasar features stainless steel, aluminum and glass materials.

A definite 'look-at-me' piece, the Doccia Wall Lamp comes in both square and round heads.







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Lilium Sofa and Chairs

More homes decor finds..Created by French designer Victor Boëda , the Lilium Sofa and Chairs literally resembles a graceful and elegant lil... thumbnail 1 summary
More homes decor finds..Created by French designer Victor Boëda, the Lilium Sofa and Chairs literally resembles a graceful and elegant lily. A sleek and contemporary design that would surely make a great addition to any room.











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Walk-In Tubs for Your Bathroom

Why should I install walk in tubs on my bathroom? Why not a regular bath tub? Walk in tubs are now becoming more and more popular bath tub ... thumbnail 1 summary
Why should I install walk in tubs on my bathroom? Why not a regular bath tub? Walk in tubs are now becoming more and more popular bath tub of choice for a lot of homeowners who are building or remodeling their bathrooms. The reason for this is quite easy to realize.



Walk in tubs not only stand out for their beautiful designs but more so in their being comfortable and functional. Installing these walk-in tubs provides much more functions and value to your bathroom than regular bath tubs.

The primary reason you might be considering installing walk in tubs is for easy access. Particularly if there is an elderly or a handicapped person who will be using in, then a walk in tub is really a top choice. Having a walk-in tub would be a great relief and safety for people who have ailments like arthritis, or those who are handicapped to easily get into it without accidents and too much assistance as compared to an ordinary shower or a regular bath tub.

There are actually different styles and designs of walk in tubs which you can choose from depending on your needs. There are free standing versions, as well as those that can added to any existing bathtub unit. Walk in tubs currently available in the market also comes with a wide range of features. Pick your choice of an additional whirlpools, hand-held showers, temperature regulators etc.

Walk in tubs usually also has seats for people who have difficulty staying upright. Grab bars, anti-slip mats and more. You're only really limited by your space and of course, your budget. The trick in choosing your walk-in tub is assessing beforehand what you need and matching those needs with the features you want in your walk in tub.

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Flexible Kitchen Countertop

Thai designer, Wiwat Pitakpongsanit takes kitchen counter top design to another level. Of course, most of us live busy lifestyles, have less... thumbnail 1 summary
Thai designer, Wiwat Pitakpongsanit takes kitchen counter top design to another level. Of course, most of us live busy lifestyles, have less space hence the need for flexibility. Truth is, the kitchen counter top has evolved into a space for cooking, eating meals, conversations, work area and more.

This design can easily be configured to suit your needs. Talk about having multiple personalities! Wiwat aptly names it - Dy-rection Line.




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Ceiling Fans: Easy Summer Heat Solution

Summer is almost here, and for those specially living in hot and humid areas, the tropics, we sure are in need of something to beat the heat... thumbnail 1 summary
Summer is almost here, and for those specially living in hot and humid areas, the tropics, we sure are in need of something to beat the heat. Not all of us though can afford to install air conditioning units in all room, and even if I could afford it, I wouldn't want to install ac's everywhere. For one its not environment-friendly and second, I like feeling the breeze and nature. So the next best thing is to have ceiling fans installed in most rooms.

Thankfully, our house is really built for the tropics. Lots of windows and spaces so the air can really get in. During summers though, air could get really hot and heavy so a ceiling fan is needed to get the breeze into action and cool each room.

When installing ceiling fans, consider the size of the rooms. Larger rooms might need more than one ceiling fans. If you've got several rooms you need to have circulating air in and you need several fan units, then think about getting your fans from Hansen Wholesale Ceiling Fans. Buying ceiling fans wholesale can lower your costs.

When choosing ceiling fans, consider the following things:
  • the size of the room. this great affects the size of the fan blades that you need or you might need several more.
  • the motor size. it should match the blade pitch and blade length. Inadequate motor size may cause overheating and burnout.
  • the quality and durability. common cause of ceiling breakdown is the switch used. pulling switches are usually not durable and would easily cause breakdown of your ceiling fan unit.
  • the noise the fan generates. cheap ceiling fans usually doesn't come with noise reducers and if you plan to install this in your bedroom or in any room you need some peace and quite, then a noisy fan might be irritating.

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Breath Sensitive Dandelion Lamp

Definitely innovative! Designers Qin Xue, Cao iXiaoxiao and Wei Hangshuai (source: Yanko Designs ) created the Dandelion Lights recreating ... thumbnail 1 summary
Definitely innovative! Designers Qin Xue, Cao iXiaoxiao and Wei Hangshuai (source: Yanko Designs ) created the Dandelion Lights recreating that child-like wonder and thrill one experiences when playing with dandelions. The difference though is that, intead of seed falling off, each pod of the Dandelion Lights turn off.




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Colorful Rock Furniture

No, its not really a rock or made of rocks. It looks like a pile of rocks though, but a cheerful and comfortable one. Designed by Bruhl , a ... thumbnail 1 summary
No, its not really a rock or made of rocks. It looks like a pile of rocks though, but a cheerful and comfortable one. Designed by Bruhl, a furniture company that prides itself with innovation and modern design.

It's oddly shaped, comes in funky colors, the designs called Mosspink by Kati Meyer-Brühl. It looks so comfy and cheerful and would make a fun addition to any room in your house.













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Beat the Summer Heat with A Carribean Vacation

Ok, though it is still mild, the heat is starting to turn up here in Phnom Penh. Expect us to always be heading towards Sihanoukville or Kep... thumbnail 1 summary
Ok, though it is still mild, the heat is starting to turn up here in Phnom Penh. Expect us to always be heading towards Sihanoukville or Kep every weekend or so this coming summer. For now though, I just content myself surfing and checking out those oh! so fabulous and luxurious resorts in the Caribbean and their all inclusive vacation package.

You know I've lived most of my life in the Philippines, where you can find some of the world's best beaches so you can say I'm really picky when it comes to vacation spots specially beaches. It's hard to be pleased specially when you've seen some of the best right in your neighborhoods, but I must say the Caribbean and a Caribbean vacation is one that I had been really salivating after.

For one, their beaches are to die for and add luxurious accommodations at the resorts and you get the best pampering and relaxation you can dream of. Their all inclusive vacation where you can enjoy deluxe accommodations, all meals and snacks, unlimited premium beverages, land and water sports, you don't even need to tip! Now that's what I call the ultimate vacation package!


Another thing that makes me all excited about it is their range of spa services! I'm a spa junkie so this is just almost too hard to resist! Talk about ultimate pampering. I just wish I could get a chance to go there someday soon.

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Stylishly Comfortable Uggs!

A friend of mine has been raving about ugg boots for a couple of months now. In fact, her dearest Christmas wish was for a couple of these ... thumbnail 1 summary
A friend of mine has been raving about ugg boots for a couple of months now. In fact, her dearest Christmas wish was for a couple of these boots. I guess she got what she wished for, her husband got her some.

I was really curious then what's the fuss about these ugg boots. Apparently, its a boot :) made of sheepskin usually lined with wool inside and outer surface is usually tanned. It's origin still under dispute where both Australia and New Zealand claiming to have produced the first ugg's. Styles are mostly unisex and comes in various heights. So okay, its a boot right, nothing much special if you look at it that way, but what makes it really in demand and have people clamoring for it? It's the comfort plus sheepskin material gives the boot thermostatic features which allows you to use it even in the coldest temperatures, and that's an excellent combination, style and comfort!



Celebrities like Kate Hudson,Sara Jessica Parker, Jennifer Anniston, Eva Longoria have also helped create a demand for ugg's and it has since then become a fashion must have.  The boots though doesn't come that cheap so I'm sure fashionista's wanting to have their ugg collection are also on the lookout for ugg boots sale. There are also synthetic varieties now in the market which are of much lower price but still has a big difference from the one's made of sheepskin.

So, now I get why there's a lot of fascination with ugg boots. I'll definitely be rooting for one, that is, if I live in a country cold enough to need those warm uggs.


Happy New Year From Pinaywife Atbp.

Whew! A brand new year and I find it unbelievable that this blog, Pinaywife Atbp., is now running towards its 3rd year. And I'm looking... thumbnail 1 summary

Whew! A brand new year and I find it unbelievable that this blog, Pinaywife Atbp., is now running towards its 3rd year. And I'm looking forward to still keeping it and giving you more frequent updates this 2010.

This will be all about home, homes decor, my personal passion - modern home decor, home accents, home organizing, home trends, home organizing (which is also a personal crusade of mine - to be more organized) plus home decor ideas with occasional posts about life, travel and personal stuff thrown in (after all, I'm human and have other interests too..).

So expect more postings about topics mentioned above and I'm also spawning several blogs and launching it by this year. Cheers to 2010!

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