Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bird mobile

This is another cool project for those with crafty fingers. All you need are two pieces of scrap fabric and a needle & thread. This will be a wonderful welcome addition to a baby’s room. Just too cute. Click here for the free bird pattern from spool.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How to make a crayon holder for boys

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Conversation Cushion

Give a tiring conversation a fresh boost with the conversation cushion. Each cushion is filled with 100 questions on ribbons which you could pull out from the small rips in the front.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tink Treasure Chest Ring in Turquoise

ohhh....I just love love love this!!!! It's a gold-plated ring with a hinged blue enamel chest that opens up to reveal a sparkling selection of Swarovski crystals and a tiny note from Tinkerbell. Designed by Kidada Jones for Disney Couture.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dorogaya Magnetic Calendar

These calendar fridge magnets designed by ukrainian designer Serhiy Chebotaryov was awarded the Bronze prize at the Kiev International Advertising Festival '08.

Dinner Napkins

Dress up for dinner with these stylish dinner napkins.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Plant labels

These gorgeous plant labels are designed by british artist kim jenkins. Think these sticks would make a wonderful gift for someone with green fingers or a wonderful idea as a garden themed wedding favour (if you personalise it with a message). Available here.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The glo pillow

Designed as an alternative to the traditional alarm clock, The glo pillow is a response to a brief to create a product which helps to combat the pressures of a "24 hour" lifestyle. The pillow uses an LED fabric to wake the user using light. This pillow surface also shows the time using the grid of LEDs below. 40 minutes before the pre-set alarm time the pillow begins to glow and gently brings the user out of sleep. This natural waking process helps to set your "body clock" and apparently results in more healthy sleep/wake patterns.

Wonder if this pillow can withstand drool or if I would start hating my pillow if I had something like this.

My beautiful backside

‘My beautiful backside’ is a seating collection launched by Moroso during Salone ‘08. Designed by Doshi Levien, this range draws upon a miniature painting of a Maharani (a wife of a great king) sitting on the floor of her palace, surrounded and supported by multiples of pebble shaped cushions. I just love the colours and shapes of these chairs. (via The Chair Blog)

Chocolate Scrabble

Woohoo! I think I have finally recovered and in the mood for this! Designed by Mary and Matt, via notcot. Thanks to all for your well wishes...xoxo

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bubble Calandar

It has been the second time this month that I have come down with a bad flu and it is definitely no fun, especially now that I have just entered my third trimester and everyone is asking if I am carrying twins (I am not) or delivering soon (still have some way to go). I have succumbed to wearing a pregnancy support for my ailing back, although it looks quite uncool. But I figured that I rather look uncool than break my back.

Anyway, I was doing a bit of surfing in bed today when I saw these cute bubble calendars. Think this will make a great gift for the design obsessive/compulsive ones in your life. It shows all the days of the week with all major US holidays marked.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Abandoned amusement park

Pictures of an abandoned amusement park...I am sure it once held lots of beautiful memories for many.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Via The Style Files, I found out about Drawerment, a composition of drawers collected from old office furniture. This simple but gorgeous installation is designed by Hubero Kororo for Dutch label Demakersvan, as a part of their renovated studio in Rotterdam.
I just love the way light and shadow is captured by the drawers and the different textures/colours of aged wood in this installation.
Reminds me a little of the WOZOCO housing project for the elderly (below) that propelled architecture design studio MVRDV to international stardom many years back.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Gorgeous colours

Aren't these colours simply gorgeous? (via Marie Claire Maison)

Calling for host for new Asian Interior Design show

Do you have a passion for Asian inspired interior design? Love travelling to exotic locales? Then this might interest you!

Moving Visuals, a respected Singapore production house, is coming up with a new international TV series comprising 10 episodes that will focus on Asian interior design. Apparently, this new show has already received tremedous interest from international broadcasters like Discovery Channel Travel and Living.

This new TV series is currently looking for a host for the programme. The person should have a background in architecture or interior design, speaks good English and is comfortable with the camera. He/she would also have to be based in Asia and will get to travel around the region for the shooting.

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this position, please send your CV and recent photo to

Thanks Stan for letting us know about this.

(image above via Bali T House)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jennifer Collier

Jennifer Collier is an artist that creates innovative textiles and craft pieces using natural and found materials such as plastics, papers and fabrics. Through methods of weaving, waxing, trapping, embedding and stitching, she creates unusual materials. These are then developed into garments and accessories. Jennifer's works are used to communicate ideas about recycling, as well as themes exploring the body. To see more of her work, click here. above 1: Dress made out of used postage stamps and machine embroidery
above 2: Shoes made from pages of a book

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Heather Smith Jone's pinhole art

Can you believe that this amazing design was created by painstakingly poking each hole with a sewing needle through paper??!? Inspired by Australian Aboriginal art and their use of dots, Artist Heather translated that by coming up with this technique of creating art with a needle and cotton paper as a medium. For more amazing work, click here.

Print your food

These forks are just too great to pass. Designed by Kathryn Hinton, these tableware will be a perfect accessory for folks who like to play with their food. (via)