EDI­TOR’S NOTE

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

In this day and age, joy can be found in a great many things. And yet, there never seems to be any­thing as com­fort­ing as a bath in steam­ing water at the end of a long and tir­ing day. Imag­ine this: hot water, fra­grant with oils and cloud-like, a bub­bly, bliss­ful sanc­tu­ary. Mu­sic in the back­ground – a per­sonal, dreamy mix; Sleep­ing at Last, Florence and the Ma­chine, An­gus & Ju­lia Stone. A glass of wine, a mag­a­zine to read, and a book to catch up on.

Stranger things have hap­pened, and yet, for many, my­self in­cluded, this is just heav­enly.

It may sound overly idyl­lic to say, but the mod­ern bath­room has far ex­ceeded util­i­tar­ian pur­poses, tran­scend­ing the ages to emerge an in­te­gral part of daily life. As a cop­ing mech­a­nism for weari­ness, it is where we wind down, find time for our­selves, and re­cen­tre be­fore re­turn­ing to the hus­tle and bus­tle of daily life. And as such, it pays off to give it a spe­cial kind of treat­ment – one that mea­sures up to its im­por­tance in life. This month, we ex­plore the beauty and de­sign of dark bath­rooms page 42, and also show you how to get the ho­tel bath­room ex­pe­ri­ence at home page 48!. We also take a look at laun­dry, with the hottest picks to suit dif­fer­ent life­styles. No mat­ter how you live, and who with, there’s tech out there for you, and we’re here to share it. Turn to page 52 to get the down-low.

We also cel­e­brate Sand­wich Day on the 3rd this month, and with that comes four de­light­ful recipes from the gen­tle­men of Good Blue Men. Don’t miss out on them page 106; they’re real show­stop­pers, and in my opin­ion, would make an amaz­ing din­ner with that glass of red in the tub.

As al­ways, we’ve got a col­lec­tion of homes to in­spire your next home re­vamp en­deav­our. In ad­di­tion to that, we’ve also put to­gether a spe­cial seg­ment for ren­o­va­tions – things to look out for, and ways to save space. We hope you’ll en­joy both very much.

Have a happy, sand­wich-filled Novem­ber, friends.

EM­ME­LYN CINDY MAH EDI­TOR

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