July 26, 2011

Love Wildfox's soft, vintage-inspired tees.....wouldn't mind if this was a view of my wardrobe~

July 24, 2011

R.I.P. Amy.....

Your soulful tunes and beautiful poetry lives on~

Image via Billboard.

July 22, 2011

Industrial designer Markus Kayser designed and built two devices that operate by harnessing the sun's power and recently tested them in the Egyptian desert.

The first is a Sun Cutter, which utilizes a large ball lens to focus the sun's rays onto a surface moved by a cam-guided system.  As the surface moves under the magnified light, the light is able to cut 2D components like a laser.

The second device is a Solar Sinter, which melts sand to create 3D objects in glass using the sun's rays instead of a laser and sand instead of resins.

Brilliant stuff!

July 21, 2011

World Nomad

When it comes to jewellery, I've pretty much always adopted the TBTB philosophy - that's 'The Bigger The Better' to you! Duh!

Melody Ehsani is one such fierce lady creating equally fierce accessories. Her designs and campaign images scream pure fun. I love how these images hark back to the Bennetton ads of the 90's with their pop colours and world nomad feel.

Gotta give props for her great logo too~ so simple and smart!

July 15, 2011


2006, all taken with Photo Booth.

July 11, 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Sue-Ann and Rachel from Stylestalker last night.  These ladies are killing it!

They recently commissioned the crazy talented No-ellk to create mood boards for their new collection, Young Hollywood. 

No-ellk's Tumblr is one of my absolute faves.  Ummm sure, I'll have my mind blown, thanks!

July 09, 2011

Beautiful illustrations by Olaf Hajek.

July 08, 2011


My most precious (material) possessions...  

These rings hold great sentimental/physical/psychological/spiritual value to me...

Clockwise from top:
// custom made v rings from Street Bauble (I don't leave the house without them)
// heirloom from Grandma Dearest (this was her favourite ring and she wore it every day until her passing, miss you Grandma <3 )
// vintage lion head ring I've owned/loved for years, bought from a pawn shop in Sydney
// 3-0 b'day gift from the Mother
// a design by the amazing Taiwanese jeweller 龔遵慈 (...embodies Chinese and art deco in one)

Oh, did you say I have a bit of a ring obsession?

July 04, 2011

I remember, growing up in Taiwan, we'd always have at home placemats and coasters featuring native New Zealand plants and birds.  It's interesting how such a minute thing sticks with you, as I would stare at them during every meal at the dining table, day in day out.

I came across these gorgeous coasters designed by Maori artist Tracey Tawhaio, encapsulating native NZ flora amidst illustrations which are unmistakeably true to her style.

These coasters can be purchased from the unique homeware e-shop Everyday Needs, which also offers plenty other quality inspirations for the house.

July 02, 2011

Michael's Thriller jacket sold a few days ago for $1.8m, call me crazy but I think it's a well deserved price for arguably our king's most iconic item of clothing.

In remembrance, in 2009 I dressed up as him for Halloween. I bought my Thriller jacket years ago on eBay for peanuts, it's a children's size so it actually fits properly!  

Actually, my fave MJ jackets were always and still are the Beat It red leather jacket (yes the sleeves zip off into a vest, BAM!) and the one he wore in Captain EO (the details!)

RIP Michael~

Images via here, here, here, here and here.