Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Merry everything!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and EVERYTHING!
merry christmas happy new year happy holidays hanukkah

Monday, December 29, 2014

Reptiles can be cute too :)

Reptiles can be cute too :)

Reptiles can be cute too :)

Reptiles can be cute too :)

Reptiles can be cute too :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

There I said it

A difficult concept to grasp for some people. 
being positive in a negative situation is not naive. it's leadership.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bedtime

A built in is a nice feature to have in a bedroom. This one is painted in Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray. Totally warm up the space.
benjamin moore amherst gray neutral bedroom color serenity

Friday, October 10, 2014

Bedtime

Ain't nothing wrong with matchy-matchy pattern especially when the patterns are so bold. 
Vintage appliquéd textiles from India are repurposed into a canopy and bed dressings.
Vintage appliquéd textiles from India are repurposed into a canopy and bed dressings. Water Mill summer house designed by Tom Britt. via veranda


Friday!

This reminds me that it's already time for winter collection elsewhere. Unfortunately not in LA :(
baby alpacas wearing sweaters

baby alpacas wearing sweaters

baby alpacas wearing sweaters

baby alpacas wearing sweaters

baby alpacas wearing sweaters via huffingtonpost

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PIBAL BICYCLE BY PHILIPPE STARCK AND PEUGEOT

One of my favorite designers Philippe Starck has unveiled a prototype bicycle/scooter that he worked in corroboration with a car company Peugeot. The bike was designed as a part of a free cycle scheme in Bordeaux, France. I have always loved Starck's whimsical sense of design, but not for practicality:( But hey this one makes so much sense! The first 300 units are expected to be manufactured and delivered by Peugeot in June, when they’ll be loaned to citizens for free. Awesome!
PIBAL BICYCLE BY PHILIPPE STARCK AND PEUGEOT

PIBAL BICYCLE BY PHILIPPE STARCK AND PEUGEOT

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bedtime

Where else can you sleep in a fun bed like that. Morocco of cause. 
Moroccan bedroom
photo via brownmemsahib

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bedtime

Pop of red. I like the way the owner handle the balance of old and new, modern and cozy with out going over the top.
pop of red,  modern victorain home
Check out the rest of this modern victorain home via desiretoinspire

Friday, August 22, 2014

Renovation week 32 | cabinet knob shopping

This week we are shopping for cabinet knobs and pulls. It sounds like a fun thing to do, but it can also be frustrating as well because there are so many options to choose. This is how I made my process quick and painless.

1. Decide on a finish to chose. We know that we wanted to get something dark, manly(so my husband would be ok) and vintage like Oil rubbed bronze to go with our craftsman house.

2. Pick a style. Since my cabinets are vintage, I need to go all the way vintage with the cup pulls and everything. My idea is to make everything look like it was built with the house from 1920s.
Duluth pulls from Restoration Hardware oil rubbed bronze
I found these Duluth pulls from Restoration Hardware to be quite handsome. I like the utilitarian straight lines, almost simplistic and not overly designed.
Asbury knob oil rubbed bronze
Asbury knob, not a typical choice to go with Duluth pulls. But I think it would work. 


3. Try to match everything. If you can do the whole house with the same finish and style, go for it. Think of all the built in cabinets as a backdrop. Don't try to switch around too much. I've seen some people that do cabinet pull bars and cup pulls together. They just look funky to me. I want them to be plain and simple. Keep in mind that you can add fun and colors in your decor later. I use Duluth pulls on all the drawers, and Asbury knobs on all the doors.

4. Plan really well on the placements. Try it on a paper first if you can. Where you mount the hardwares on the cabinets are very important. I seen a lot of kitchen design ruined by oddly placed cabinet pulls and knobs. They all need to aligned with each other, or with the cabinet frames. Try to see which way make a better design.


I did mine on a paper. Try to give this to cabinet installer. It would save you so much time. 


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The trickiest part of all is finding a pull for my built in refrigerator. It is important to get pulls that made specifically for appliance. Regular cabinet pulls use smaller screws and they are not strong enough to handle constant everyday pulling. (with refrigerator suction, you need to pull extra hard). Restoration Hardware doesn't make appliance pulls so I have to find refrigerator pulls to go with Duluth pulls I already have my heart set on. I ordered a few different ones to try out. Good thing I can return them.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday

Since it's Wednesday and it's not my favorite day, I would like to repeat this over and over again. 
"the details are not the details they make the design" Charles Eames

Lunchtime!

Today I wanna eat this!
Cold soup at Goud Heerlijk, Netherlands
Cold soup at Goud Heerlijk, Netherlands via wijzijnkees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bedtime

rustic yellow beds

I love these beds, architect Benedikt Bolza designed for a centuries-old farm house in Italy. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday

It's Monday again...I just feel like I'm battling Crabzilla every time. 
Crabzilla
image via john.brosio

Friday, July 18, 2014

Camera Obscura - Troublemaker (Official Video)

In a weird way. I think I get this. 
Camera Obscura - Troublemaker (Official Video)
(the laser eyed lady from the video)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday

There are 2 types of people in this world. One is negative and the other is positive. The negative people tend to see the world as a dark cruel place, everyone is out there to attack them. They spend all their time trying to defense themselves and harm others. Positive people just laugh at them, eat delicious breakfast and cuddle with cute dogs. Happy Monday everyone! 
life is way too short for bad vibes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Meet the captain cat

Meet the captain cat a resident of a Russian heavy atomic battlecruiser "Pyotr Velikij".
Meet the captain cat a resident of a Russian heavy atomic battlecruiser "Pyotr Velikij".
via imgur

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Stop one. Stop them all." Campaign

Clever ad for WWF, produced by Leo Burnett Australia. I especially like the pyramid design. It's very effective way to communicate the message. 
"Stop one. Stop them all." campaign Clever ad for WWF, produced by Leo Burnett Australia.

"Stop one. Stop them all." campaign Clever ad for WWF, produced by Leo Burnett Australia.

"Stop one. Stop them all." campaign Clever ad for WWF, produced by Leo Burnett Australia.
via imgur

Monday, June 23, 2014

The ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ 2014

Peanut, a rescue dog who survived being set on fire as a puppy crowned as the “World’s Ugliest Dog” for 2014 at the Sonoma Marin Fair. Peanut lost his lips so his teeth show, and his eyes don’t close because his eyelids were burned gives him scary look. Despite his scary look, Peanut is a healthy and happy dog and obviously a cute dog at heart. 
Peanut The ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ 2014

Peanut The ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ 2014



Monday | Professor Booboo

Professor Booboo is 2-year-old guinea pig belongs to a Dutch photographer, Megan van der Elst. Besides from being so cute Booboo likes to eat carrots and lay around in her cage. She also has 2 guinea pig friends Titi and Teddy which feature in the photographs as well. 
Professor Booboo
Nerdy guinea pig, Booboo via lieveheersbeestje

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday | Shironeko sleepy cat

While I was browsing away trying to adjust myself to a Monday morning mode,  I found this cute cat smiling at me in his sleep. He really make me wanna go back to sleep. 
Shironeko sleepy cat

Shironeko sleepy cat

Shironeko sleepy cat

Shironeko sleepy cat

Shironeko sleepy cat
visit Shironeko's fan page here

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