Tuesday, June 28, 2011

my thoughts

Was going through some old drafts and 
these were the thoughts that ran through 
my mind in 25th August 2005:

long to


Today's thoughts are:


They are kind of the same...
but different. 
What are your thoughts today? 

Monday, June 27, 2011


Seen @ Favim.Com

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quiet Times

You ask me where I go tonight, 
I go back to today last year
When me and you had to make each other happier, 
now there's hope with everything

It's hard enough to feel the world as it is and hold on anything
Without these quiet times you've brought round here

I'm gonna have to run away, 
I'm sure that I belong some other place
I've seen another side of all I've seen, 
it keeps me wondering where my family is

It's hard enough to see the world as it is, and hold on anything
Without these quiet times coming round here

Now I miss you
Now I want you
But I can't have you
Even when you're here

I suppose I have to take you with me, 
broken mind I'd rather leave you here
To forget everything you've seen and known, erase every idea

And you walk up in the street, and hold my hand and smile
Well I won't be taken in, cos I know how it turns out
And it takes me back to these quiet times coming round here

Now I miss you
Now I want you
You're not coming back
And I need you
I can't have you
Even when you're here

Now I miss you
Now I want you
You're not coming back
And I need you
But I can't have you
Even when you're here

Song written by Dido Armstrong
Text seen @ E Lyrics World

master of ceremonies

Today is my brother's wedding here in Malaysia.
There will be a Chinese tea ceremony in the morning 
followed by a sit-down Chinese dinner in the evening.
I will be the master of ceremonies for the dinner and 
have yet to develop the speech. I had initially planned
to quickly scramble some words together during work
this past week, but works been mental and I still have 
another article for Home & Decor to submit!!!
So, here I am... trying to find the words to aptly capture
what my heart feels for my brother and my new sister-in-law.
{I am such a procrastinator - I get so pissed with myself sometimes}
My dad being my dad, doesn't want to give a speech which
is quite sad. I would like him to atleast say a few words to
thank the guests for coming and saying all these nice flowery
things about me {I hope there are nice flowery things to say}.
Perhaps he will have a change of heart then.
Anyways, have a good weekend. Belle is at doggy boarding 
{she looked so adorable today, prancing around like a little pony}.
 I have heaps of posts that I want to create and so many ideas in my little mind. So do drop by to visit next week... or maybe the next next week *snickers*

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Seen @ GlassyBaby

It began with a light of hope

When the first glassybaby was created in 1998, Lee Rhodes, glassybaby creator and founder, was raising her three small children and fighting what would become a 7-year battle with a rare form of lung cancer. She had endured surgery, countless rounds of chemotherapy, and was searching for a few moments of serenity to escape the fear that encompassed her life. Inspired by the beauty of these elegant vessels, Lee filled them with tea lights and scattered them throughout her home. She found great hope and healing in their color, light and love.

Our favorite description of glassybaby was written by Lee's 12-year-old son, Mericos, and given to her in the early morning one Christmas.

A glassybaby is physically a small, colored glass cup, candleholder, or vase. But the light of a candle coming through a glassybaby generates more: it gives warmth to a cold day, a calm token of peace in the busy world.

Since 1998, Lee Rhodes has been designing, publicizing, and selling these small, extremely tough and strong cups. In 2001, she began to learn to blow these glasses, and has produced many glasses since.

glassybaby are made through a multi-layered glassblowing process and their color comes from different shaded color rods to produce a mix of opaque, translucent, and deeply colored glasses. This method creates a thick, strong piece of glass that has many functions and uses.

glassybaby come in a multitude of different colors that you can mix to create a stunning, flickering picture for a quiet vigil or a bustling party. Shining out of a window, a glassybaby creates an aura of love and good that fills the heart of anyone on the sidewalk or street.

There is almost no limit to the moods and feelings that a glassybaby or group of glassybaby can produce in someone, be it the calm and tranquil mint green or the inspiring dark orange.

As glasses, glassybaby are beautiful and useful: they act as cups and goblets, and the transparent colors are ideal for this job. glassybaby are dishwasher safe and are practically indestructible when you drop them.
glassybaby are useful in many ways. But their real use is lifting bad moods and loneliness. Their warm and colored light flickers like we do in everyday life. glassybaby serve as a metaphor to symbolize hope and are humble in spirit but not in beauty. Whatever your mood, a glassybaby can keep your home inviting and full of spirit - MERICOS HECTOR RHODES

Over the next few years, Lee learned to blow glass and create glassybaby. And as she began giving them to others, glassybaby was born. Eventually she searched out local glass blowers to assist her with the production so that she could spread the light of glassybaby. To Lee, they represented "that deep breath that we often forget to take."

In 2003, glassybaby opened its first retail store. Today, the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle is home to the company's main store and studio, where a team of dedicated glassblowers produces an average of 200 glassybaby daily. The company also has stores in Seattle's University Village; in Bellevue, Washington; and in New York's West Village at 555 Hudson.

To honor those who have walked down her same path, Lee established glassybaby goodwill, which remains the company's foundation and mission. During her cancer treatment, Lee met many other patients who could not afford even daily needs such as bus fare, childcare, or groceries. Today, much of the money donated by glassybaby goes directly toward meeting those basic needs. Each year, the company spreads hope by supporting charities dedicated to health, healing, and quality of life.

"It is at the core of this company to give back," says Lee. "When I founded glassybaby, I never knew these little glass votives would have such an impact on people touched by cancer."

As each glassybaby leaves the door, Lee, reflecting on her own journey, knows that it will play a part of light, beauty and healing in a new story.

Text seen @ Glassybaby

Today I am going to daydream some. 
The perfect cure to a desk filled with work and 
colleagues who just sometimes make you want to scream.
Yes. Today I will take some time to dream. 

And you know what, I just love the different colours of the glassybaby. 
A colour for every occasion!
I wonder if they have a store that sells these little beauties here... 
{must goggle and checks it out}
Check out the glassybaby site to see more of their fantastic designs 
and beautiful colours and be inspired to decorate and create!
Have a great day all.

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interior Ideas #11 - Frame Me

Seen @ StephModo

As I am in the midst of decorating my Love Nest, I have been curious and feel a little overwhelmed at the enormity of the whole 'project'. The colours of the Love Nest have already been painted {I really need to work on the progress of the place pronto so that you guys know what I am talking about!} and now's the time to start thinking about what to place on the walls. Hence, as I always do, I surfed the interweb and found heaps of ideas. The problem now is choosing the right look and feel for the Love Nest {and not regretting it!}.

Seen @ KLM Design

Seen @ Stylish Irish

Seen @ Pottery Barn

I am kinda loving and leaning towards different sized frames in different textures and bright colours mixed in with some pictures and wall hangings and knick knacks {not a fan of moose/deer heads though}. What are your favourite ways of decorating your wall?

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rainbow Pink Cake

Seen @ Bower Bird

This has got to be one of the prettiest cakes I have seen!!!
I just love the tones of pink and the pretty banner on top of the cake.
The size is just adorable and perfect for a girly girl tea/birthday.
THREE thumbs up *smiles smiles*

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"  

Saturday, June 18, 2011


My article on Michel Ducaroy's Togo sofas has been published in Home & Decor - May 2011!!!
This is not the first time my articles have been published, but it's a first published article for Home & Decor *woot woot* Have not had the time to dig out my scanner to scan the pages of the mag.... soon soon. 

Anyways, its a busy weekend for me. Am about to head off to cover an event for Home & Decor *smiles* It ain't fun to work on a Saturday but then its a freelance job and I need the extra $ and writing opportunities are good for me to get myself "out there" again after a long hiatus. I miss going for launches and events... instead more often than not, I find myself organising these events instead for the media. It's good to be on the 'other side' every now and then.

So anyways, have a good weekend ahead. See you soon!

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"  

All The Right Curves

All The Right Curves
Published: Home & Decor (Malaysia) - May 2011

A veritable classic and one of the design icons of the 20th century, Togo the first fully-foam sofa designed by Michel Ducaroy almost 40 years ago, has today become a best-seller, selling more than 1,200,000 pieces worldwide.

Born in 1925 to a family of designers and furniture makers whose activities were split between private houses and larger-scale contracts (liners, exhibitions, official buildings), Michel drew from his background - he trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, and in the family business - before branching out alone as an independent designer in 1952.

Making History
Michel’s first contact into the world of design was in 1954, with the highly contemporary international design brand, Ligne Roset - a company that has been creating outstanding modern design since 1950 - and quickly became one of their most integral designers, pushing the technological boundaries in those early days and evolving the world of sitting.

The low-sitting Adria which was one of the first modular all-foam chairs was designed by Michel in 1968 and was followed by the Kashima and Safi, which had large cushions on a frame of altuglass. Several years later in 1973, the legendary Togo which was emblematic of the Seventies was born and has since enjoyed unparalleled success until today.

Comfort Redefined
Designed for an easy, carefree, almost hippie way of life, the Togo is renowned for both its, undulating ergonomic curves of the seat and back that invites one to be enveloped in snugness. This beanbag-like sofa that will fit in all types of interiors, evokes feelings of fun and laziness, yet retains its practicality.

The Togo has also been spotted everywhere, from the lobbies of the Standard Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles to the studio of Patrick Eudeline. Created with five different densities and thickness of polyether foam for maximum comfort and covered by upholstery that is generously quilted with polyester material, the Togo offers one maximum comfort. The allure of the beautifully designed Togo is also increased with the availability of this sofa in a wide selection of fabrics and colours.

The Togo Collection which, comprises of a fireside chair, small settee, large settee, corner piece and footstool, can be arranged in a variety of different ways to suit the shape and size of your room. There is also a kid’s version of this delightful collection for your young ones.
* Note: These photos were not used in the article.

Seen @ Picasa

Seen @ Kiosk Design

Seen @ Architonic

Seen @ Hemeraphonia

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

One Day

I saw the movie trailer {several times} for 'One Day' and thought to myself that this was a must see type of movie. My kind of movie. And then I found out it was a book  written by David Nicholls and naturally I will be buying it and indulging in it. Am thinking this will be the first book I start reading in the Love Nest *smiles*

Anyways, the summary of 'One Day' is as follows: Emma Morley and Dexter Meyhew, meet properly for the first time on the 15th July 1988, the night of their graduation from University. We meet them again, on the same day each year for the next twenty years. Each chapter of the book, covers Emma and Dexter’s lives on that day, following their lives, loves and tribulations, and more importantly their enduring friendship. You see, Emma and Dexter have one of those friendships, that is so strong and deep it is often to the detriment of others in their lives.

I reckon I am going to heart the book and the movie!!!

sweet dreams

Today has been a long day but a good one.
Lots achieved *yay yay*
Wanted to write a long post. 
Wanted to talk about my published article.
Will probably do that tomorrow.
Just wanted to drop by with a 'hello' and a 'goodnight'.
Sweet dreams blog land!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Staying Creative

29 Ways To Stay Creative!!!
I love this!
Hope this inspires you.
I am starting with no.27 *snickers*

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

World's Collide

Back when we were young
We ran into the sun
It's like we fell apart
Yes you stole my heart.
I searched these wasted years
To wipe away the tears
As my heart began to crack.
We can't go back.
I can hardly speak
When you're in front of me.
I can't breathe.
Two paths that would not cross
You left me feeling lost
But I love you just the same
Let the magic rain.
With a blanket made of stars
To wrap the both of us
As we fell into the light
Our worlds collide.
Yes that's the way that our worlds collide.
Here I am and here I stand
Our worlds collide.
And I would wait for you
And I'd wait forever too.
You're in, you're in my heart
It's true.


Song from the 2011 movie "Waiting For Forever"
Written by Damian Katkhuda
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Will Worsley at Trouble Studios
Additional Vocals by Ange Boxall

Monday, June 13, 2011

Waiting for Forever

I thought this would be a chick flick.
An easy watch ~ I was wrong.
It is not an average love story nor is this a chick flick.
This movie resonated with me.
Touched on what happiness means.
About growing up. About the way the world just is.
And about how sometimes, it's okay to be different 
as long as you are happy doing the things that you love best.

These words from the movie echo in my mind:
"Bad love letters beg for love back. 
Good love letters ask for nothing."

"I have enough of you in my head to last forever."

"If i had one wish, it would be that your life 
brings you a taste of  happiness 
that you have brought to me, 
that you can feel what it is like to love."

The music from the movie was great as well. 
It was from a band called The Mostar Diving Club.
Visit their site to listen to their music.
I heart.

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Photo Pick #2 - Wrought-Iron Bed

Seen @ Style At Home

This looks like a tiny room but you know what, it works!
I heart the vintage wrought-iron white bed frame, 
the pretty prints of the comforter and bedding 
and most of all the uber cute {I so want to have} 
baby blue side table. I can already imagine a cute lamp for it.
*snickers snickers*

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I am back!

I am back from the Philippines. 
It was a lovely wedding {photos and a video link will be up soon} 
with many memorable moments throughout the holiday.
I now have heaps of extended in-laws and a new sister-in-law *smiles*
Will write soon. I need to unpack and daydream of my next holiday!!! *snickers*

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I am a proud sister

* woot woot*
*happy happy joy joy*
My big brother is getting married today!!!
I am a super happy and proud sister *smiles smiles*
This destination wedding is going to be awesome possum.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Top 5 Regrets

Stumbled upon an article titled 'The top 5 regrets people say aloud on their deathbed'  and thought how guilty I am of some of these regrets. How often I have said 'I would do this' or 'I am going to do that' or held myself back from where I am supposed to be...

So far, I have had no major regrets in life. Regrets like eating the whole bowl of rice or buying that black patent pumps which will no doubt butcher my feet but looks awesome and is on sale, don't quite count as major regrets in my books. 

I have made many mistakes in life. Many. Many. But I believe that these 'mistakes' have shaped me to become the person I am today {I think I have talked about this before...}. True, to some extent, life would be better if such and such a thing did not occur but then, the past cannot be changed and life goes on.

Anyways, for those of you who are not quite interested in reading this short article on the top 5 regrets, I have listed them down below. Are you guilty of any of these things? If you are, there is always today to change things and to put your trust in Him who listens to your every prayer and cares for your every need. 

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Thursday, June 09, 2011

photo prints

Was doing one of my fav things {interweb surfing} and came across this site by Jean Fan. Jean is a photographer and sells really nice prints. These were some of my favs *smiles smiles* 
I thought the photo of  'keys to my heart' was very clever and romantic.
I can just picture this as a theme for my niece's wedding {she is an amazing pianist}!

Keys to my heart

Cherry Blossom Festival

Bokeh Bubbles

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Pink Again? Most Def!!!

Seen @ Sophistix

I love love love this quote of sorts about Honeysuckle Pink. It is truly a confident colour and I am loving it. So please bear with me as I indulge in more pink pink and honeysuckle pink interiors and such! Hope you enjoy looking at these beauties!

Seen @ Nola.Com

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"  
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