Nephew&Nieces: Lifestyle and Travel

Yves Saint Laurent’s adorable Russian Style Holiday Home By Chrissy Tasker

Yves Saint Laurent’s adorable Russian Style Holiday Home By Chrissy Tasker

I saw an article about the legendary Yves Saint Laurent's Enchanting holiday home in Russian quite a few years ago and thought I would share again with all our beloved fan today. The French designer would have been 85. His love for Russian started in the 1950s and continues after his death in fragrances and cosmetics released by the brand. I love the way he use bold and wonder  colour in his Dacha ( holiday home in Russian) Called " La Datcha" The house is filled with bright colour stain glass doors and windows often reminded visitor of the Russian...

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NephewandNieces DIY: Cleaning your Wooden Antiques Part1

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NephewandNieces DIY: Cleaning your Wooden Antiques Part1

Cleaning regular modern furniture is simple. Spilled drinks on it? Wipe it off with soap. Dirty? Wipe it off with soap. Moldy? Wipe it off with soa- Okay.. you get the idea.  Learning to clean antiques however, is a whole different ball game. Lots of care has to go into the process, at times using specific tools (And that tool isn't always soap). At first, it might sound like a hassle, but, done right, antiques are really worth the keep. If you don't think so, read "6 Reasons You Should Own Antiques", If you agree, read on! A Clean Home...

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Living in a Dispensable Society, 6 Reasons Why You Should Own Antiques

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Living in a Dispensable Society, 6 Reasons Why You Should Own Antiques

Throwing things out has become a way of life, if something breaks, it gets replaced almost instantly. Our smart phones are replaced to the new models, regardless of its working state. This goes without say for furniture, where households constantly replace their furnishing and toss their current ones to the dump.  It is an indisputable fact that we live in a 'dispensable' modern society. Our output of solid waste has risen notably over the past few years: In Singapore alone (A Small Country with around 5 million residents), waste generation has increased from 1260 tonnes a day in 1970, to a...

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Shining Your Precious Silver: Removing and Preventing Tarnish

Shining Your Precious Silver: Removing and Preventing Tarnish

Warm greetings from Nephew&Nieces, we hope everyone is doing well. As some of our beloved customers have requested, we're doing a post about Silver today. Silver tarnish, as everyone knows, can make a beautiful jug or necklace look dirty and dull. We'll also be releasing a video guide on Youtube soon, so stay tuned.   How to identify Tarnish and differentiate it from 'Patina': Tarnish is identified as a dull layer over the metal, in which color varies from a yellowish/gold to even black or brown, depending on how long the tarnishing has occurred. "Its horrible! It absolutely ruins my...

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Selamat Hari Raya: Things to do on the joyous occation

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Selamat Hari Raya: Things to do on the joyous occation

A warm Selamat Hari Raya from NephewandNieces!  Yes, it's here. The day everyone has been waiting for, Hari Raya Puasa! As all of you don your baju Melayu/Kurungs and get ready for your early visit to the mosques, everyone here at NephewandNieces would like to wish all of you a warm and blessed occasion. Hari Raya Puasa signifies the end of Islamic holy month of Ramadan, 30 days of dawn to dusk fasting, a period of repentance and self reflection. Its been a long but fruitful month for all our Muslim friends out there, and between you and I, we've all been looking forward to...

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