Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Design is...

"Design is 70% dealing with people, 3% the idea, 2% selling the idea, 2% the brief, 2% being pig headed, 1% printing, 3% eye for detail, .6% invoices, 2% coffee, .7% tracking, .1% warm glow, .6% panic, 1% 4am, .6% staring, .2% checking, 1% letting go, .8% keeping hold, .7% estimates, .3% checking, .4% proofs, .1% colour, .9% understanding, .4% marketing, 1% checking, .8% beach ball, .5% mice, .3% keynotes, .4% persuasion, .2% bragging, .5% smiling, 2% knowing when to stop.

Perfect shade of turquoise

Gorgeous pictures of Chinatown (LA) taken by A Field Journal here. I just love the turquoise shade of the sky and the yellow lanterns.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rachel Papo

Gorgeous pictures taken of a ballet company in St Petersburg by Rachel Papo. More here. (via oh joy)

Coloured Can Goods

These can goods designed by Avigail Bahat, a student at Shenkar school of design in Tel aviv are definitely appealing to the eye. Not too sure if I would dare eat the contents though. (via The Dieline).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

60's inspired wedding

I love these wedding table designs by Courtney of Flush Designs The dash of pink to black gives the entire deco such a soft sophisticated feel that is both modern and romantic. The design of the table is 60's inspired by mid century Paris.
(Above) Balloons with escort cards tied with pink ric rac ribbon would guide guest's to their table.
To bring in more of the mid 60's Parisienne cafe inspiration, Courtney used espresso cups as little vases to hold flowers.
By keeping in the theme with the 60's feel while keeping to the budget, Courtney also used old records, a vintage camera, and candy cigarettes to complete the look. How clever!

More gorgeous designs can be seen on Courtney's blog. (via oncewed)

Clothes Pin Trash Holder

What a brilliant design by Hommin to keep your trash! I love how simple, light and collapsable this design is.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recycle your wooden crate

I simply love this bike box that ciclismodesign made from an old wine crate. These boxes can be custom made to fit your bike and will be available here soon!
And who would have thought that a simple wooden wine crate could be turned into something as so divine as these pet beds and feeders? Available here (via Poetic Home).

Friday, March 20, 2009


It is amazing how creative one can get with just cardbox. Here are a few examples of how you can turn a piece of corrugated cardbox into something quite unexpected. Cardboard blankets by Diane Steverlynck
James Roberts' cardboard hangers available here.

A business card on a piece of cardboard.(via allgraphicdesign).

BioTube Bench by Julian Lwin. (via Inhabitat)

Installation made from honeycombed cardboard panels and rolled up fabric by CJ Lim/Studio 8 Architects at the subway entrance in London. (via Dezeen)

Cardboard office by French artist Paul Coudamy. (via Dezeen)

Another cardboard office by Dutch designer Joost van Bleiswijk. (via Dezeen)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Heavenly Hats

I have been kinda into hats eversince I saw Changeling and fell in love with every single hat (and outfit) that Angelina Jolie wore. Love the hats by Heavenly Hats too, not that I could pull a felt hat like this off in the sweltering heat in Singapore.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eraser USB memory stick

This eraser USB memory stick is designed by studioroom906. It's form is defined by the user and usage over time. How neat!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Laissezfaire selected by "Blogs of Note"

Gee....I wasn't quite expecting this and am still over the moon to be selected as an "interesting and noteworthy blog" by who else but the blogger team themselves at Blogs of Note on March 13! I am deeply honoured to be selected out of the millions of blogger-powered blogs out there to be featured by blogger!

Thank you so much blogger team and thank you to all the visitors that came by to visit! Hope you will come again for more inspiration! xoxo

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Leather Paper Bag

Someone please get me this leather paper bag!! (via Ohjoy)

Animal A-Z Poster

I am so loving this super adorable animal poster by Ink + Wit.

Boxed water

I can't decide whether I like the packaging or the idea of this more.

Evolved individuals

Evolved individuals know that people who are not intuitive can be dangerous to work with, since they are guided solely by the current appearance of things that are in reality, changing. Evolved individuals seek out others who have intuition and vision - a form of intelligence that comes from cultivating the instincts, observing the direction of change, apprehending the evolution of ideas.”
— Lao Tzu

via Swissmiss

Make a complete set of dining chairs

What a wonderful idea to paint a bunch of different chairs to make them look like they are from the same set! (via Howaboutorange)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Taipei Performing Arts Center Proposal by NL Architects

This design was proposed by NL Architects in a design competition for the Taipei Performing Arts Center to host a variety of large-scale performances.

There is something really amazing about the aesthetics of this project that I love yet can't quite put my finger to it. Perhaps it is the fact that I like large void spaces. I just love how the structure is actually a simple white cube with its inner volume subtracted, like a mouse eating in a cube of cheese with square teeth.

In the end, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) won the competition as other pragmatic concerns, such as the poor acoustics in such a huge structure, took over.
I would love to be inside this space. Looking up, peering down to the performances held within.
via designboom

Friday, March 6, 2009

The real crisis? We stopped being wise

Something inspirational I heard recently and would like to share with everyone. I totally agree with Barry Schwartz that while some rules are important, we could do with less in many instances as they often fail us and ensures mediocrity.

"A wise person is MADE not BORN. Wisdom depends on experience....you need permission to be allowed to improvise, to try new things, occasionally to fail and to learn from your failures..."

" Rules...spare you from thinking....Moral skill is chipped away by an over reliance on rules that deprives us of the opportunity to improvise and learn..."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Part-time position available

Pupsik Studio is currently looking for responsible and people-oriented individuals to join them part-time starting 1 April 2009. Hours: 5-7 days a week, min 6 hours a day. Basic pay + commission on sales.

If you enjoy selling beautiful baby products like you see here and love meeting people in a large retail environment, please drop them an email at hello@pupsikstudio.com. Do share a little more about yourself. e.g. your age, what you currently do and why you would like to be considered for this position. Students currently waiting for results and are available over the next few months can also apply.

All suitable candidates will be contacted by email. Open to Singapore residents only.

Do help forward this to someone whom you think may be suitable and interested in this position. Thanks!