Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
These were photographed in the wholesale F&B supplies market in Osaka, Japan. I LOVED the retro coffee pots in all four colours.
The snowmen tea sets are absolutely lovable and makes you smile even before you get your caffeine hit.
The plastic serving trays in the shape of a bullet train, space rocket and car make me think why aren't adult serving trays just as fun?
Monday, March 23, 2009
Found in Kanazawa, Japan: Absolutely ingenious, absolutely beautiful, absolutely hand-carved wooden apple-shaped toothpick holder and sugar container with a lid. The "apple stem" is actually the handle of a tiny wooden spoon. Even the toothpicks looked so organic and hand-made I didn't dare to use one and throw it away!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
A set of 6 white melamine cups with yellow anchors and wrapped with cellophane in a cardboard box printed with blue waves. Simple, practical, retro, slighty kitsch and packaging that completes the whole nautical theme.
Love it, love it, love it, love it.
Why didn't I buy it??? :-(
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In Kyoto, I came across this small old temple with eye-catching garlands of rainbow coloured paper cranes. I was told that traditionally, these were used to pray for the good health of loved ones. One was to pray as one folded each crane. When the cranes reached 1,000 pieces, you strung them up, brought them to the temple, prayed and then hung them there, possibly as a sign to the gods of your sincerity of your prayer.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Spotted some time back in Tokyu Hands department store in Tokyo - coin purses made from REAL frogs! Their mouths open and close so you can put coins inside their bodies. And, they've been dyed in a variety of rainbow colours. How macabre!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I recently attended a crit at LaSalle's fashion school. I went through all the nervous jitters of a crit as a fashion student myself, so it was an eye-opening experience for me to be on the other side and view the students' works as a young designer with a few years of experience under my belt. There was some amazing talent and potential in the graduating class producing things I wouldn't have thought of myself! Nicholas, a fellow Singaporean fashion designer, was there to view the work too.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I'm moving house very soon and while packing, I have found lots of great things from my childhood: Scratch & Sniff stickers, home-sewn stuffed fabric dog, toothbrushes for pretty teeth, and of course, cassette tapes of my idol, MADONNA!!!