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When I was a girl, my fam­ily was un­pleas­antly dis­turb one fine week­end by a sound rem­i­nis­cent of slow-crack­ing glass. This cu­ri­ous event was soon fol­lowed by the hor­ri­fy­ing sight of our bed­room tiles pop­ping, a spon­ta­neous oc­cu­rance that seemed, to a child, the epit­ome of Ju­manji come to life. I would later come to un­der­stand that such an oc­cu­rance, although rare, was not en­tirely un­heard of. A shift in tem­per­a­ture, poor work­man­ship, wear and tear; all could have con­trib­uted to the un­timely ‘ex­plo­sion’, and we were none the wiser. Even­tu­ally, my long­suf­fer­ing mother would fig­ure it out, and new tiles would be bought to re­place the old ghastly mess.

That in­ci­dent in par­tic­u­lar lends it­self to my in­sis­tence for qual­ity where the ba­sic build­ing blocks of a home are con­cerned. Far from it be­ing a crack at van­ity, my be­lief is that an in­vest­ment in high-qual­ity and long-wear­ing goods is al­ways worth it in the long run. This mind­set has yet to lead me astray, and so I’m in­clined to stick with it and share it!

To this end, we’ve put to­gether a story on the pros and cons of some floor­ing ma­te­ri­als. Check it out on page 48. And if you’re cur­rently un­der­go­ing ren­o­va­tions and are in need of some in­spi­ra­tion, I in­vite you to turn to page 38 to check out our favourite wall­pa­per, fab­ric, and floor­ing pair­ings, from jun­gle fever themes to mid-mod­ern Andy Warhol-es­que aes­thet­ics.

Oc­to­ber is also when we cel­e­brate World Cof­fee Day, so for all you caf­feine junkies out there, we've got spread of cof­fee ac­ces­sories to amp up your latte so­lu­tions at home. Check it out on page 54, and to top it off , turn to page 106 for some amaz­ing desserts from Chef Adrian Gan at Shran­gri-La Kuala Lumpur. As al­ways, we’ve got a se­lec­tion of homes to thrill, to in­spire, and above all to share with you all the pos­si­bil­i­ties of the home. We hope you’ll be in­spired by them for your next re­dec­o­rat­ing en­deav­our!

Have a happy Oc­to­ber, friends!


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