Awesome Offices

There have been tons of bloggers advocating the idea that creative environments help boost creativity in people. If the mere sight of the Apple logo is enough to set our minds on a lateral thinking path as they would have you believe, imagine what an entire office – filled with poignant primers of how creative you are … Continue reading

Dreamy Four Poster Beds

As it opens onto a balcony overlooking the waterway, we foresee our bedroom becoming an extension of our living room. In order to delineate the space between bed and living room, I thought it might be interesting to explore the four-poster bed option. Below: A whimsical take on the traditional four poster bed, hand-forged by … Continue reading

Creating a Mood Board

It’s easy to go overboard with things you like. Making a mood board is a good exercise especially when testing out ideas for a hypothetical space (or wedding/event/product/website/whatever you’re designing). Even if you don’t like to be overly controlled, a mood board enables you to find, collect and edit your thoughts; adding better clarity and … Continue reading

Sliding Barn Doors

These have been around for awhile, but the moment I really fell in love with them was when I saw them in Elle Decor’s feature on Meg Ryan’s Beach House. Since then I’ve been noticing them everywhere – houses and apartments alike. Below: Apartment Therapy kindly featured this instructional post from House Tweaking. Below: This … Continue reading

DIY Chairs and Makeovers

Among many amazing transformations, this chair makeover was featured on Apartment Therapy. For guidance, CasaSugar provides a basic rundown of how to change the covering, the DIY network shows how to replace the entire webbing, and ReadyMade shows how to replace the foam and fabric with adhesive spray and a staple gun. This lovely Toddler … Continue reading

Jarring Lights

I grew up in a commune with a good culture of recycling, and a correspondingly robust love of wine, Perrier, (bread) and jam. Sunny days were made for walks to the glass recycling bank with my step father, paper bags of clonking bottles in tow. Rainy days however, were reserved for craft projects. If you’ve … Continue reading

A Less Costly Way to Furnish

While visiting relatives over the Chinese New Year season, an uncle introduced me to a shoe cabinet he had made over the school holidays. It was ordinary – simple, practical. But it it reminded me of the buzz of handling a jigsaw, slicing planks and piecing together stage props for the local drama club. But … Continue reading