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Home Makeover: Home Office Ideas (Spencer & Katie)

Working from home these days has never been more pronounced – what with interconnectivity and the continued advancements in computers, gadgets, and apps – or, in technology as a whole.

If you are one of those with home offices, or still planning to have one – then this feature is especially for you – Home Office Makeover with IKEA..

Spencer and Katie works at home but obviously, their office is a bit cluttered – and so the need for a makeover.

And, what do you know? It’s basically all about having a good cable management system. In this case, those cabinets, sliding doors, and a little rearrangement clearly did the trick of not only fixing their cables but making the Perry’s Home Office more inspiring..

Want to work from home now?

Home Ideas: Half-Bedroom Apartment Design

If you have been complaining about your bedroom’s space – well, how tight is it anyway? Is it as tight as this one? Check it out..

Whether you are already working or still a student, your bedroom space is nothing but a reflection of your lifestyle. All those clutter or whatever is what made your room uncomfortable or cozy for you..

If you tidy up a bit then space would be maximized.

Here, Jen Chu organized her stuff – left out things that are mostly used like a number of books, some frames and decors, work stuff and even hanging all those earrings on one place; while hiding or putting away some clothing or least used stuff under the bed or in those small cabinets and drawers.

Yet a couple of things though, the room may be cute and warm but how would you clean it? Those dusts and maybe cobwebs could be in lesser exposed spots. Also, the changing of your sheets; since the place is small and tight, you could be tempted to forego a day or two in replacing those beddings. Well, time for some lifestyle check..

Otherwise, things could get panicky on emergency situations.

TV Set Design: A Gentleman’s Dignity (Korean, Set 2)

Last week, we saw the sets of Seo Yi-Soo and Kim Do-Jin. Today, as promised, we shall feature the house set of Im Tae-San, the other bachelor architect in the drama.

Hmm… the above photo is the house from the outside, so let’s go in…

Entrance
Entrance

From the entrance alone, we could feel the space and order of the place. After all, Im Tae-San lives with his sister, Im Meari..

Living Room
Living Room
Another angle of the living room...
Opposite angle of the living room…

Look at the living room – neat, huh?! Well-placed dividers, too. The feeling’s just fresh from all angles. Well-lit as well..

Dining Room
Dining Area
Kitchen Area
Kitchen Area

Don’t you just love the wood and color all over the place?!

Work Area and Bedroom of Im Tae-San...
Work Area and Bedroom of Im Tae-San…

Guess this is one area where Kim Do-Jin’s set easily beats Im Tae-San – the work area and bedroom for that matter.

Okay, now let’s take a peek at our last character. The only married man in the group, some of the sets of Lee Jung-Rok..

Living Room
Living Room
Another angle of the living room...
Another angle of the living room…

Well, what do you know, it’s actually in the house of Park Min-Sook, his rich wife. Here, Min-Sook’s resides somewhere in Gangnam-gu – it’s where many of the wealthiest people of Korea lives.

Bedroom
Bedroom

Although, Jung-Rok is a player, he’s also romantic. Nice bedroom.

Inside Mango Six Cafe...
Inside Mango Six Cafe…

Finally, this is where most of the cafe scenes are shot – at Mango Six Cafe – where Lee Jung-Rok actually plays the role of a restaurateur.

So, there you have it folks. Cool, cool sets for a cool, cool drama!

TV Set Design: A Gentleman’s Dignity (Korean, Set 1)

A Gentleman’s Dignity is a 2012 Korean drama about four men in their 40s (of which 3 are bachelors) who have been friends since their teens. The story is some romantic comedy that runs through their careers and love lives from success to failure to happiness.

For this week, let’s visit the cute and cool sets of the 2 lead stars..

House entrance of the lead female, Seo Yi-Soo
House entrance of the lead female, Seo Yi-Soo

Above is actually the entrance of the house in the aerial photo..

Living Room
Living Room
Bedroom
Bedroom

Now, let’s check on the bachelor’s pad of the male lead, Kim Do-Jin..

Living Room
Living Room
Another angle of the living room.. Further ahead is the dining area.
Another angle of the living room.. Further ahead is the dining and kitchen area.
A bachelor's dining area..
A bachelor’s dining area..
Work Area
Work Area
Bedroom
Bedroom

Kim Do-Jin here is a confident architect and you could see it in his pad’s interior design.. solid black colors, abstracts, and good lighting.

Oh, he lives with one of his friends – Choi Yoon, the bachelor lawyer (the guy in the dining area) who still doesn’t have a house.

Next week, we shall visit Im Tae-San, the other bachelor architect..

Movie Set: A Perfect Murder (1998)

If you have seen the movie A Perfect Murder which was released back in 1998, then you must be familiar with its set design..

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Hallway

From the hallway all the way to the bedroom, the set looks, well, morbid..

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Living Room

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Dining Room

And why wouldn’t it be – it’s a film about a scheme to murder a cheating wife..

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Kitchen

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Pantry

The set was made up by Patricia Woodbridge and Debra Schutt; with photos sourced from PMD..
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And the film starred Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Viggo Mortensen..

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Bedroom

For many, the interiors may not be perfect for their own house, but it’s certainly perfect for this movie.

Happy viewing!

Survey says ..!!

Survey says ..!!

So, NAIA Terminal 1 in Manila topped the list as the world’s worst airport based on a survey by SleepingInAirports, eh?

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Following NAIA were the airports in: Bergamo, Calcutta, Islamabad, Paris Beauvais, Chennai, Frankfurt Hahn, Mumbai, Rome Fiumicino, and Los Angeles. These were based on comfort, conveniences, cleanliness, and customer service according to SleepingInAirports.

Hmm…

Regardless of the criterias, being the worst or the best does not really have anything to do with the place or something, but…

You know what? Design or the airport’s layout has a lot to do with the first two factors plus it boosts the morale of employees which in turn makes them hard working resulting in better customer service and a cleaner terminal.

Then again, this layout doesn’t have to be so, so big; more so, it should not be “complicated” that it would snuff out the enthusiasm not only of the employees but specially of the passengers. Nor, nor should the design contribute into making a disorganized staff as well.

With this, we could say that design truly has a big say in the subconscious of passengers as they will then tend to look at things a bit more favorably… if only flying is not to be stressful as a labyrinth.

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Gas ranges, quite similar huh?
Gas ranges, quite similar huh?

One of the most essential appliances every household should have – gas range. You can only go so far eating uncooked food, specifically fruits and salads. But to be a real good home chef, you need to cook and cook with the right tools. Does the price of gas ranges matter? Well, yes, if you don’t really have the budget. Not to worry though, so long as your gas range has the necessary gauges and a good flame distribution – all you need now is a good palate and great “timing”, then you’ll be able make many amazing dishes.

Furnitures: Why is it all brown?
Furnitures: Why is it all brown?

Home furnishing speaks a lot about the “inhabitant”; but more than the price, you should also be more concerned with style that is to compliment your house and your lifestyle. Hey, a wonderful interior decoration could make the simple look elegant. Think about it.