Sunday, 08 June 2014 16:00

DIY: Dressing Up Invitation Envelopes

June in Japan is rainy season . . . and the season of hydrangea.

I just wanted to share my DIY project of invitation envelopes for my client.

I used this inner-envelope-like pattern paper to dress up the simple baby blue envelope.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:14

Backpack + Tote Bag = Tack Bag by SSCY

tack bag by SSCY

'Tack Bag', designed and produced by SSCY, Brooklyn, New York
I want this!

A tote bag that transforms into a backpack, or vice versa.

tack bag by SSCY

Carry it on your shoulder as a tote bag when you shop, and wear it as a backpack when on a bike.

It's simple and handsomely designed.

More pictures from different angles are available on their official website (www.sscy.org).
(180 USD. International shipping available.)
images/icons/pen.png Designed by SSCY, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 21:00

Craftsmanship: Tsuchiya Kaban

Tsuchiya KabanPhoto: Rika

 

Tsuchiya KabanPhoto: Rika

 

I've been using a long leather wallet made by Tsuchiya Kaban (handmade leather bag brand in Japan). What I love most about this brand is its quality craftsmanship displayed throughout all items they produce, including catalogs and official website as well as products.
The catalogs I received right before holiday season were so beautiful that I photographed them (above pictures). I love their design sense that makes me excited even before opening the cover page. I also love the content of the catalog that naturally delivers the craftsmen's love and passion of their work. This is what I call professionalism. I smiled when opened the envelope to find these catalogs.
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Sunday, 02 December 2012 15:47

Designer: Rachel Halvorson

 

I think it was more than a year ago when I first spotted this beautiful photo above. I love barn houses turned into cozy space. So I was instantly drawn to this massive and charming wooden double door, sunlight thrown from the windows up above, and all these chic furnitures in neutral colors. Unfortunately, however, I couldn't find the source at that time.

 

Today I'm so happy that I happened to find the original source finally. This lovely work was done by Rachel Halvorson, interior designer in Nashville, Tennessee, and photographed by Caroline Allison. And the owner of this beautiful barn house is Ronnie Dunn, a musician. Wow.

 

Please visit Rachel's blog 'nest egg' for details and more photos.

 

I found Rachel's blog via 'lucite & lavender' by Emily Mughannam. Thank you!
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:58

DESIGN: Scandi Home

 

I fell in love with 'SCANDI HOME', a beautiful blog by Maria Laitinen, Finnish-Australian food and props stylist living in Sydney. Every single photo and styling on her blog makes me smile.

 

Be sure to check out SCANDI HOME (www.scandifoodie.blogspot.se). I'm sure you'll love it!
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Sunday, 18 November 2012 23:27

DESIGN: Smok by Hans Sapperlot

 

It was a little while ago that I was made aware of myself being a chair lover, through pinning on Pinterest.

Today, I fell in love with this lovely chair, or actually fabric for chair: Smok series designed by Austrian designers at Hans Sapperlot.

Please read more on GBlog or HANS SAPPERLOT.

I came across this design via Sarah Lonsdale. Thank you!

 

 

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