Saturday, April 28, 2007

Print your fabric course outline

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Reupholster Stakmore chairs

The colour of the reupholstered chair is chosen to echo the yellow hues of the fireplace.

Fabric: Chestnut Hill Blackeyed Susan Stripe - forest mix from retrodepot.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Carr Designs

Am showing my soft spot for loft spaces again...Really love these spaces designed by top Australian achitecture and interior design firm Carr Designs. So bright and clean! Lots more tastefully designed spaces on their website.

{images from Carr Designs}

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Kyouei Design

I am so FACINATED by these balloon lights by Kyouei Design. They look so much fun and am sure they will light up any party! These are selling at The Asylum (which by the way has a beautiful website. i.e. must click to understand what I mean. Love the crazy music on their site and Japanese 101!).These chandelier bulbs are also so clever! You can even hang your favourite jewellery on them! Wonder if you can hang your clothes?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

5 minute candles

oh...yet another clever design by Zinoo Park.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Having a picnic?

What a brilliant way of designing the packaging for disposable cutlery. There is even a toothpick! Available at Fredflare.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Eastern and Oriental Express

I am always on the lookout for unique travel experiences and adventures round the world. Sometimes, I do overlook the fact that we are living in the midst of a traveller's paradise here in this part of the world. The idea of exploring the region in a train intriques me. Check out these amazing tours offered by the Eastern and Oriental Express! They do train rides from Singapore to Bangkok in 3days/2nights in style and comfort. Love the warm lighting and wooden panels in their train cabins!

It seems like I have been making a lot of posts on travel and hotels recently. Perhaps this is a sign?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

House with Chapel

Really love the textures and volume of this renovated 16th century farmhouse in rural Austria by Stadtlabor architects. The house is composed by 3 elements: the old farmhouse, the stable and the chapel. The pictures below show the chapel, partially destroyed during the war. It is now being reused as a kitchen.

Re-thinking the clothes hanger

These magnetic hangers by Daniel To are so clever! Wonder which store will take up this idea to display their clothes?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Paper Softseating

Check out these cool paper chairs made entirely from kraft paper by Molo Design! Each seat can compress like a big book for storage. The paper is also supposed to get better with age as the surface softens with use over time.

Concrete pod

Made from fibre-reinforced concrete, this delicately perforated pod-for-all-occasions design by architect Kazuya Morita is simply magical. With the proportions of a chicken egg shell, the concrete skin (a mere 15mm thick) is immensely strong and can easily bear the weight of a person.

Made in England

Now, for a healthy dose of good old handcrafted goods. Based in Devon, England, Really Rural Inspirations offers a wide range of furniture that is both decorative and practical. Proudly handmade in England.

I just love these wooden stackable Tidy Boxes are made using Vintage Wine Crates. The boxes have two strong British Made Tute handles, and a Brass Name Card holder.

And these wall posts are perfect for organising your post at the entrance.

Friday, April 13, 2007

P van b

For you baroque fans out there, check out the ultra haute collection of contemporary wallpaper by Berlin based wallpaper designer Andrea Pößnicker. Their sophiticated bold takes on traditional baroque prints simply blows me away! Perfect for decorating a ultra hip boutique store, bar or hotel. P van b also carries stationary, home accessories, and clothing.

[all images from P van b]

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ishi pouf

Doesn't Naoto Fukasawa's Ishi pouf for Driade just make you want to sit on it and rock to-and-fro? I can totally imagine this as a centrepiece in a space surrounded by splashes of colours and textures or, better still, out in the garden (if your budget permits that is). This sofa is a wood structure with polyurethane foam padding. The fixed cover is in white leather. Available at SPACE.


Have a bit of fun with these quirky designs from Gagatree. Inspired by toys and objects from her childhood, local designer Yang Qiao'E is reinventing old-school kitsch on cushion covers, alarm-clocks, pouches and greeting cards. Gagatree is available at Egg3, Salad and Anthropology Homeware.

[Photos: Perfect Match series]

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


How can one resist these exquisite tableware by Rosanna? Their designs, with inspirations drawn from vintage Florentine wood-cuts to funky Scandinavian fabrics, are a definite treat to the eye. Who says we have to have dining sets with the same boring-o-patterns and colours?
(Photos TOP LEFT and RIGHT: "Chelsea Flowers". BOTTOM: "BOHO" collection of plates, teapots, teacups and saucers. All photos from Rosanna Inc.)