Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pretty Downloads

If you are fan of all things pretty like us, then you would love these printable wrapping papers and pretty pastel desktop wallpapers with calendars. Free to download from here. All these are designed by Mae, a wonderful brand of wall decal we carry in our store. Thanks Mae! x

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chalkboard calendar

I am absolutely in love with this chalkboard calendar decal by Ferm Living. Just the perfect proportion to frame a yellow post-it note for a very special date.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hand Cut Leaves

Gorgeous handcut leaves by Owen Gildersleeve for Poogla. Doesn't it set you in the mood for Fall? via Debi van Zyl

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Send a Vintage Telegram

How about adding a touch of vintage to that exotic holiday by sending a telegram back home to your loved ones? For under $6, you can hop over to Telegram Stop and arrange for an official-looking telegram to be sent to any address in the world. How fun is that?

If you plan to use this for invitations (perfect for weddings), you can opt to pay a little extra for that oh-so-lovely vintage luggage-tag style RSVP cards too!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Don't you geddit?

I could not resist posting this mug shot of this handmade bunny by Malaysian designer Evangelione. I simply love his bored "don't you geddit?" expression. Available here!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Papier series

Designed as a collaborative project between Saskia and Stefan Diez, this “Papier” series started out with the basic requirements of a travel bag – durability, protection and light weight. Made of Tyvek®, a synthetic recyclable paper that is extremely lightweight, water and tear-proof. Available here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Help Remedies

Lovely and environmentally-conscious packaging design desing by Minimalissimo for Help Remedies. Their simple and cool design is made primarily from molded paper pulp and bio plastic made primarily from corn. I particularly like their "Help I have a headache" pills (below).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Measuring Dolls

These adorable Russian dolls double up as measuring cups. Which kitchen wouldn't want this? Available here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wooden laptop case

ooh...what a wonderful laptop case design this is! I love it when old school meets high tech. A practical design too since this case can be used as a stable base for your laptop (that keeps the heat off) when working off your lap. Designed with a sleek leather lining.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birds and Bees

I have long been a fan of Linsey Adelman's organic hand blown light pieces and it seems like she has outdone herself again with these birds and bees sculptural table light pieces.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Friendly Reminder

Brilliant ad by colgate!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wallpaper Art

I am completely mesmerised by the work of UK artist Claire Coles. Claire works using fragments of hand-sourced vintage wallpapers with silks and leather. These elements are layered and intricately embroidered to create a range of different scenes, patterns and illustrations. Each design plays with texture and scale to create a rich and dream like quality to the space. All wallpapers are made to order and designed specifically for the client’s space. I really like this commercial project she worked for Blooming.
You can also purchase Clare's work from her shop here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Reclaimed Wood

These stairs are constructed using materials are recovered antique floor wood and construction wood from the castle. I simply love the tone and colour of the wood!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Milk Anyone?

This milk carton is designed with the same dimension as a 2 litre milk carton and represents the content of the product in the simplest way.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Building Brick Candles

Reignite those memories of childhood brightly with these eight-wick soy-blend, non-scented candles. Burn alone or stack to burn!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Parts of a Rainbow

Designed by Danish Designer, Christian Flindt, "Parts of a Rainbow" chairs are probably the first of its kind that stack and store side by side. This design won the Design Award at the Copenhagen International Furniture Fair.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Abandoned Memories

Breathtaking photography by Rob Dobi taken of abandoned asylums, theatres, homes, schools etc. in New England.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Portable Grass

Designed by Nine99 Design, “Grass” squares are designed to give a natural touch to the office or home. Completely natural, “Grass” grows indoors with minimal care.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bag with pig print

Adorable bag with pig print from Daylesford Organic.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Toilet paper tubes sculptures

Amazing sculptures made from toilet paper tubes by French Artist, Anastassia Elias

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mae Fabric Decals

I came across these gorgeous decals by Australian designer Mae recently. I have seen quite a good deal of wall decals by various designers but you can say it was love at first sight when I saw Mae's fabric decals.
Mae decals are perfect for children as they are removable & completely reusable. The stickers have a premium quality adhesive, so they can be scrunched into a ball and will easily un-scrunch & re-apply to your wall, many times over without damaging it.

(above) Girly Alphabets

(above) Up Up and Away & Summer Doll

Mae is Australian made & owned. What I also love about them is they make a point to keep the environment in mind and their products are sourced from local small businesses. Their packaging is recycled & their stickers use eco inks.

And to add to the list of why I love them, they also produce mini versions of their decals that you can apply on your accessories such as your laptop, books and other personal items. Simply adorable!

Available here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

More stamps

This "One Card for All Occasions Stamp" will save you much time shopping for a card.

Monday, May 31, 2010

A Child's Door

German studio jjoo design has developed "a door within a door" that can be reached and opened by a child. Finished with a white chalk-board coating, the door's surface can be painted or drawn on with chalk or water soluble markers which can easily be wiped off. How clever! (via Designboom)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Digital rubber stamp

Designed by Gingami for Gung, this rubber stamp offers over 2,000 variations of emoticons for you to express your feelings on paper. Wonderful combination of old-school rubber stamps with the digital world. Available here from May 21 onwards. (via Blankanvas) =-)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Toast Anyone?

These cork coaster in the shape of toast is sure to brighten up the breakfast table. Designer: Patricia Naves for Design Studio OITI (via Yanko Design).

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cotton Ball Wedding

Gorgeous cotton ball garlands for a wedding designed by Laurl Lane and photographed by Jasmine Star. I love how the rustic theme of cotton balls follows consistently through the whole gorgeous wedding, even the corsages on the groom! Love the colours. You have got to check out more pics here! (via Lace & Tea)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shoe Box Art

A wonderful and meaning project that involves leading artists recreating a room from their childhood in a shoe box. The money raised from the auction of these boxes goes to vulnerable children supported by The Bryan Adams Foundation.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Very clever ad by Australian advertising agency CHE for Australia’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. (via nonspecific findings)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rubber stamped name cards

Loving these rubber stamped name cards by Andrea Romani. (via Madame Herve)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Truffel Tree

I was really excited when Xin of Truffel Tree contacted me a few weeks ago to tell me about her lovely handmade plushies. I fell in love instantly with the simple aesthetic and whimsical nature of her soft toys. Xin is a Singaporean mom living in the UK and she had bought a beansprout pillow from Pupsik Studio previously.

Ever since I got Alexi last year, I have been searching for suitable friends to join him and the rest if the gang on the shelf. I hence asked Xin if she could make me a toy to be named after my one year old, Nadya. I happily sent her a picture of Nadya as a "design brief" for the soft toy.
Immediately after sending the pic, I wondered if I was asking too much of Xin in sending her the photograph of a human baby and asking her to "make a soft toy out of it". Anyway, to cut a long story short, an envelope arrived from the UK 2 weeks later with a cotton sleeve and I literally squealed in delight when I saw what was inside!
Xin had transformed the picture I sent her of Nadya into a thumb sucking elf in a bear suit. She had also sewn a magnet in the paw of the elf and the mouth so you can actually detach the paw from the mouth. How clever!
The elf, named Plum, came with this note: " Look who's fallen under the truffle tree!...Plum has been a very busy elf, playing hide-and-seek with the big scary bears. Good thing she has her magic flying cape with her - having an imagination can be exhausting".
Plum even has a back pocket that is designed to hold little memories. I am printing a small picture of Nadya in the bear suit and sticking it in the pocket together with Plum's little friend.
And Xin was so sweet to send me another of her beautiful creations called "The Anonymous Rabbit". This gorgeous rabbit is made from soft, plain white calico cotton and firmly stuffed with new polyester filler. It has a simple fine embroidery thread running along the entire edge of the rabbit. I love how simple this rabbit looks with all its thoughtful intricate details and how soft (yet firm) it feels and stands on its own. Xin also embroidered the butt of the rabbit with my daughter's name!
So here is is, the new gang on the shelf! Looks like there is space for at least 2 more friends up there! Thanks Xin for these wonderful creations! xoxo

"Plum" and "The Anonymous Rabbit" are now available on Xin's etsy store, Truffel Tree. Do visit and support her beautiful creations!

ps: Xin and I are working together on a new toy that I hope will be available under The Fair section of Pupsik Studio soon. Stay tuned!