[ETSY] FACTORY TWENTY-ONE

Rustic furniture with recycled, reclaimed materials has taken the UK by storm. Whereas ‘rustic’ can sometimes refer to furniture displaying a distinct lack of craftsmanship, this is clearly not the case for one inspiring woodwork designer and his crafts, which use a large amount of recycled materials – mainly English oak or old pallet wood.Continue reading “[ETSY] FACTORY TWENTY-ONE”

[ETSY] MILKCART – DESIGNER FURNITURE

Our Etsy journey continues with husband-and-wife duo from The MILKCART, a Sydney-based designer woodwork store. Inspired by simplicity of Danish furniture and light filled interiors of Australian homes, the duo’s great eye for detail has produced gorgeous, inspiring hand-crafted woodwork. Today we get up-close and personal with the creatives behind The MILKCART store. MILKCART Who: Ryan & Marnie McKnight What:  Handcrafted, upcycled furniture :Continue reading “[ETSY] MILKCART – DESIGNER FURNITURE”

[ETSY] GRAPHICS FEATURE: HOPSKIPJUMPPAPER

Customised wall art concepts has become all the rage in contemporary Asian homes following a rise in hipster worshippers. Whereas this trend has been around in the West for quite some time, the idea has only recently been adopted in modern Asian interior design. Popularised by Etsy’s legion of talented graphic designers, it’s now really easy to purchase typography prints online andContinue reading “[ETSY] GRAPHICS FEATURE: HOPSKIPJUMPPAPER”

[NEW YORK] EAT. SHOP. REPEAT

“I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.” ― Rick Riordan Eat, shop, dream, repeat! was all we did in New York during the winter. In early February,Continue reading “[NEW YORK] EAT. SHOP. REPEAT”

[DIARY] LOVE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS

31 days into 2015 and it has been surreal. I’ve been thankful each day for the people I’ve met, especially to those I’ve learnt to count on for simply being there. The obstacles in my current career are finally levelling out. I’m beginning to understand why some of my colleagues would fall in love with this jet-setting lifestyle. Don’t be fooledContinue reading “[DIARY] LOVE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS”

[SYDNEY] THE UNIVERSITY OF

Beautiful campus on a brilliant part of town, right out of the page in Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. “Go on . . . Go out with me, and I’ll never lay a wand on old Snivelly again.” “I wouldn’t go out with you if it was a choice between you andContinue reading “[SYDNEY] THE UNIVERSITY OF”

SEOUL DIARIES 032: AZUKI MATCHA

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” — Erma Bombeck Mister Donut‘s intensely satisfying Azuki Red Bean Matcha Bing Soo. Summer now doesn’t feel complete without having an ice-cold bowl of sugar-laden goodness! Especially when they come with chewy Japanese mochis. Erma Bombeck said it rightContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 032: AZUKI MATCHA”

But it is the nature of stars to cross

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” — John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) “It seemed like forever ago, like we’ve had this briefContinue reading “But it is the nature of stars to cross”

Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

I received this book from Monsoon Books in exchange for a review, and here it is! Published July 1st 2012/October 28th 2013 by Monsoon Books MY REVIEW: “Caffeine is not a drug – it’s a vitamin. Comedian Steven Wright makes a joke about how he first makes an instant coffee just so he has theContinue reading “Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant”

London Lovin’: Notting Hill

Autumn leaves crunching beneath my feet, light rain smattering wet droplets on my leather outer. Can you imagine how happy I was to see the ‘travel bookstore’ with a blue door on Notting Hill? Mostly I was busy snapping pictures, head in the clouds, wishing I could step into a bookstore and meet my personalContinue reading “London Lovin’: Notting Hill”

Book Review: Waking Up Married

I received this book from Harlequin KISS in exchange for a review, and here it is! By Mira Lyn Kelly Date Published: January 22, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin KISS My Ratings: 7.2 / 10 “Life isn’t about getting everything you want the instant you want it. Some things are worth waiting for.” Additional Info: From USAContinue reading “Book Review: Waking Up Married”

Book Review: I Heart Hollywood

Publisher: Harper Date Published: December 1st 2009 My Ratings: 7 / 10 This fast-paced sequel to I Heart New York races Angela Clark through a whirlwind week in Hollywood. James Jacob, Hollywood star and heartthrob has made special requests for her to conduct the exclusive interview, and as days progress, she finds herself in deepContinue reading “Book Review: I Heart Hollywood”

Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take

A meeting, a perfume launch, and an after-work HappyHour at Words Worth — all these on my only day home this week! Loving what I do because I could be spending the entire day in bed with my truckload of books, but if I’m not filling up my days and making sure I’m dead beatContinue reading “Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take”

Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Do not read this book on an empty stomach, for it will leave you foraging for every last morsel of chocolate in the refridgerator. With the promise of being introduced to the world of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan has left me more than hooked: I literally devoured her novel in 2Continue reading “Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris”

September Reads

These couple of chick-lit came in the mail from Book Depository! A cosy, much-desired break from heavy literature. Can’t wait to lose some sleep over them. Easy – Tammara Webber Hubble Bubble – Jane Lovering I Heart New York – Lindsey Kelk The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris – Jenny Colgan Unsticky – Sarra ManningContinue reading “September Reads”

Book Review: The Food of Love

I’ve truly learnt a lot of Italian phrases from Anthony Capella and here are some of my favourites: “…what your first Italian date told you to say to anyone who got fresh with you..” 1.“Cacati in mano e prenditi a schiaffi” lit: Take a shit on your hands and then smack your own face 2.“Lei e’unContinue reading “Book Review: The Food of Love”

If you love a flower…

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho

You don’t have to say you love me

“I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don’t even notice, are what you miss the most.” — Sarra Manning (You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me)