EPISODE 2: Here’s The Best Five Beginner Indoor Plants – Minus The Headacheld either make or break your design.

In continuation from the previous post on starting the journey with a green finger, we are now focusing on 5 types of leafy indoor plants that are suitable for commercial and residential spaces. Plants are like humans in another form – different types have varying degrees of personalities, so even a brown thumb would be able to have a plant that suits him or her.

A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.

To ensure that the benefits of the plants are fully maximized, its needs would have to match that of your space of choice. Below are two important points that we would emphasize on;

1. Swiss Cheese Plant

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First up, we have the delicious Swiss cheese… oh, my bad. I meant to say, the delectable Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa, M. deliciosa). See, even its scientific name has the beginnings of the word ‘delicious’ and I hope your stomach is not growling with hunger because of that. It’s named as such because the texture of the leaves bears resemblance to Swiss cheese with holes in them, for example the Gruyere or Emmenthal varieties.

The reason why it’s been included here is because of its ability to grow under the natural sunlight and artificial lights. It doesn’t necessarily need to be within reach to a window for its growth. Even though the plant is alright with the occasional missed watering, you should exercise caution and remember to regularly water the plant.

2. Snake Plant

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Taking the spotlight at number two is the snake plant (Dracenatrifasciata), but don’t worry, there’s nothing snakey about this fellow. She’s so gentle that she’s a hot commodity for both an indoor decorative piece and an air purifier, which means that gone are the days of stocking up on fragrances and scented candles to refresh the air.

It’s one of the most commonly sought botanical verdure since it’s exceptionally easy to care for it – maybe even more effortless than keeping an eye out for the newest Fantastic Beasts movie. The plant doesn’t mind receiving little watering or sunlight for an extended period of time too.

3. ZZ Plant

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Next up is the Zanzibar gem or the ZZ plant (Zamioculcaszamiifolia), depending on the term of your choice. Its naturally shiny leaves majestically bend over from the stem gives off the aura of a woman’s luscious long locks and the misassumption that it is not the real deal. Although it’s more noticeable in commercial areas due to its ease of care, that doesn’t mean it’s rare in private spaces for reasons that will be revealed shortly.

The ZZ plants prefer less attention and it love places where it is not directly exposed to the sun, but it is just as happy to be resting in areas with little artificial lights. As for the frequency of watering, the saying less is more applies here. The key to know when to water the plant lies with the texture of the soil – if it is dry to the point where it is rock solid, head for the watering pot immediately. If it is still wet, leave it alone because overwatering would equate to its watery death.

4. Devil's Ivy

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If you don’t spend time to tender to the plant and trim its vines, you’ll find yourself with an overgrown, messy and tired-looking Pothos. As for its water needs, do so once a week or once in every fortnight, depending on how dry the soil is and how bright the indirect sun exposure is.

5.Cast Iron Plant

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The grand show stopper on the last of the list is known as the Cast Iron plant (Aspidistra Elatior, A.elatior) and true to its name, it’s as hardy as a cast iron and able to better withstand slightly more torture than its botanical relatives. Its leaves may arch as it stands tall, but it also takes its own time to grow. You know, just like how humans are in terms of height growth.

Although the Cast Iron plant is a toughie, it’s also fragile in the sense that it can’t withstand direct sun due to its tendency of sustaining significant injuries. An example of this would be brown leaves, indicating that it has been ‘burned’. Water wise, like the ZZ plant, it is super sensitive to a soggy soil, but this can be remedied by checking the moisture of the soil. Furthermore, the Cast Iron plant also requires minimal cleaning as you’ll only need to wipe down the leaves with a sponge to prevent dust from staining the plant.

Now that all 5 plants have presented themselves to you, we hope that you’ll be further open to the idea of having indoor plants and in the next segment, we’ll explain more on listening to the plants. Watch the space guys!
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EPISODE 1: Starting the Journey with a Green Finger

In today’s post, we’ll be introducing the use of indoor plants as one of the ways to nourish our souls. While it may sound scary to have indoor plants due to its sensitive needs, it’s actually easier once you know how to care and nurture them.

Chill, chill. This is how it works.

A. Key Environment

Sitting and watching the sunlight move throughout the space, it is so peaceful.

To ensure that the benefits of the plants are fully maximized, its needs would have to match that of your space of choice. Below are two important points that we would emphasize on;
Think of your environment as a living space for your plants where they need the appropriate amount of sunlight to flourish. Does your environment have loads of natural lighting, i.e., windows? Does it have access to indirect lighting? Is it a completely windowless area? If it is, then you’ll need the use of artificial lighting to substitute the sun to ensure that your plants continue to flourish.

In that case, you may be wondering what artificial lights are. Well, it is equipped with nutrition for plant health and an example would be something similar to this.
In addition tothe above, these two subpoints will make or break your plants. If your space is dry and scorchy, your plants will be miserable and if your space has a low temperature but a high humidity, it could also hinder your plant’s growth. What you need is a balance of 40 – 50% humidity and indoor temperature of 15 to 24C.

I would highly recommend a digital hygrometer—it’s a monitor to measure the temperature and humidity—because it’s easier and cheaper to purchase. One typical example would be this ; now that many types of digital hygrometer are available in the market, you can even decide whether you want to purchase it online or in a brick-and-mortar store.

B. Plant Of Choice

Now that you are armed with a rough idea of your space, it’ll make life much easier on your journey to search for the perfect plants. If you have no idea on types of indoor plants to look for, don’t worry because it’s not the end.

On the coming episode, we’ll suggest reading the Best 5 Types for Condo Indoor Plants and how they would complement in the space. So, here you go guys, watch this space, follow us every Thursday, so you wont miss out any of one of them.

Sekian for now.
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7 Interior Phase

In my career, I found that there were really no standard guides for how a project interior management works, and I want to create some principals and guides on how interior renovation should operate.

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It is a systematic and strategic approach to run an entire operation of project.


Interior renovations are difficult, things change all the time, there will be an additional scope, extra opinion on the table and we will be the person to deal with that change. The change will bring some problems. Because there are so many problems can happen in a project, we are responsible for those details, we need to develop a reputation for a straight talk and a systematic methodology that would address the issues.

As an interior designer who is also a pathfinder, we focus on strategic path for renovation and taken consideration of our team, our tools and everything there are in to create a path to resolve issues , avoid many unnecessary sticky situations, keeping the team moving in a positive way and still achieving accuracy, finishing on time and within budget.
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Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe.


  • Preliminary stage includes understanding needs and wants, routines & lifestyle, identifying preferences interior style.
  • Performing site reccee (optional). Alongside, finding out the budget and timeline.
  • Concept Design begins by creating mood board, initial interior layouts and 3D visuals based on provided budget as well as curating on design styles, digital materials and finishes before meeting.
  • Reversing back to Phase 1 to realign the needs/ wants to suit the budget if needed.
  • Performing a site reccee before laying out and refine on key drawings, finishes of materials and fit-outs for a sign-off .
  • Sign-off Definition: Design to be on locked for accurate fabrication and getting the best quotes & services.
  • When design is signed-off, detailed and full blown complete technical drawings will be prepared in high swing for production and purchase for the build . Preliminary working schedule will be prepared.
  • Finding & scheduling the right main contractors.
  • Subsequent Working Schedule to be fine-tuned after several meetings/reccee with all partners once renovation date is agreed by everyone.
  • Purchasing materials ( Tiles, fittings, furnishings, etc.)
  • Turning idea into augmentation reality by coordinating and monitoring alongside with partners to gain smooth and successful implementation of the vision.
  • Interior Styling- Dressing up spaces before final video-shooting and filming. Follow by photoshoot session ( optional).
  • Site inspection to all defective works & prepare a schedule if needed, solutions to defectives will be proposed and for homeowners to consider.

We also break processes to fix them, 'cause not every process or method that is rigid will work for all project scenarios.

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