Archive for February, 2009

Apron Love

So I’m still stuck on that Orla Kiely yellow apron.

And I’ve been debating for years if I can gather enough guts to wear apron outside the kitchen. You know, sort of like a pinafore? The answer so far is still no (as if my current wardrobe hasn’t drawn enough head shakes already), but I often wonder if anyone else sees the possibility other than me.

I mean, look at this. Any unsuspecting eyes wouldn’t even tell that this is an apron, not a dress!



What about these from Anthropologie? Totally workable, right?



There is even a Flickr group called Apron Outfit! Hmmm. You know what, my office doesn’t exactly have a dress code…


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Happy Early Love Day!




Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.



Happy Love Day, lovelies!

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Envy of The Day

Martha’s Craft Room

Here’s a tour of Martha Stewart’s own attic craft room. I’m usually indifferent about attic rooms – they always look claustrophobic to me, but this one is still great nonetheless.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.









Note to self: Must buy kraft paper dispenser.



Martha’s sewing machine is hooked up to a computer, which reads a CD-ROM of patterns that she purchased and translates them into thread, as on this set of napkins.



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Hola Orla!

Hullo, ladies and gents.

Today’s topic would be the new Orla Kiely collection from Target.

This may sound like blasphemy, but for the most part I only like it – not love it. Don’t get me wrong now, I worship Orla Kiely as much as everybody else out there. It’s just that in this collaboration with Target, they choose to lower the quality and I think it’s about high time that I move on to a more refined taste in dinnerware. Real porcelain – yes, melamine with fruity pattern – no.

Having said that, I really really like the canisters, the mugs, the 2-tier tray and of course – the apron. And as we speak, I’m debating if I should get the floor mat to replace the shaggy pinkish one we currently have in the bathroom.

And here are some of the items, though I have to add they look muuuch better in person than on your screen.




Images from AT

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D is for



D is for the dreamy northern light that came through my window last Sunday right before dusk and made my bedroom (or well, part of it) actually looks decent in this photograph.



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On My Wall




A favorite quote.

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Oh, Dear!

It’s not everyday I found myself staring agape at the screen. But this one did it.




No, no. I’m not even talking about the clothes. The decor!

Copied from AT:

These amazing pictures are of a Chanel Runway for the 2009 spring and summer collection. The gorgeous white paper flower arrangements of roses, daisies, leaves, and petals decorated the massive columns and entryway staircase of the Cambon-Capucines Pavilion in Paris. They used 7000 handmade flowers and it took 4800 hours to put it all together. What a dramatic effect! On a smaller scale this could be a great way to decorate a dinning table or an entryway for a special occasion.










This makes the paper flowers on my window sill so pale in comparison =P

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