Monday, October 8, 2012

Reminiscing the Past

Doing some project and in the course of my research, came across some of the things that were raved about in the past.

What memories!

I wonder if these things will come back.

Bubble Chairs!

Stick-On Earrings

Credits to Google Images.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I enjoy a good thriller but I've never been a huge fan of bond movies. The script is too chauvinistic. Not that I've anything against half-naked buff guys and girls in bikinis, but it seems too centred around these things that I can guess when Bond will strip or when the femme fatale will enter with her seduction skills. But no matter.
I'm still pretty intrigued by this 007 themed hotel that pays homage to Bond.

Hotel Le Seven, Paris, France

It is a pity that no femme fatale or a Bond look alike is included. It'll seriously up the excitement of this hotel by 5 levels.

Credits here

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Space Saving Ideas

Dumbo Double Murphy Bed
Over 3 grand?!

I'll just buy an IKEA bed but got to give props to the idea.

Credits to here

Making Art out of Pennies

Miniature Painting - Abe's Millenium 1973

Jacqueline Lou Skaggs created these 12 miniature works of art, each carefully hand-painted on discarded pennies she used as her canvas. The art collection is titled "Tondi observations."

Credits from yahoo and Jacqueline Lou Skaggs.

Monday, September 10, 2012


<< The Day My God Died is a feature-length documentary that presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. They describe the day they were abducted from their village and sold into sexual servitude as, The Day My God Died.
The film provides actual footage from the brothels of Bombay, known even to tourists as “The Cages,” captured with “spy camera” technology. It weaves the stories of girls, and their stolen hopes and dreams, into an unforgettable examination of the growing plague of child sex slavery.>>
It's only an hour long and you can catch the full documentary below.

Credits to here

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Obsession with Cutlery.

Because food will never taste the same again...

Natural Cutlery by Clara Del Portillo and Alejandro Selma 

Gardening Tool Cutlery by Vladimir Rachev

Ribbon Cutlery by Makoto Yamaguchi

Not so sure how effective the last one would be though. Wonder which one's the spoon and which one's the knife?!

Credits to Google and the respective designers

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gummy Chic

Sugar, Spice and a Touch of Class.

Credits to

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Presenting a dress made entirely out of speedos...

"From Somewhere" Unity Dress

Credits to google, youtube and Speedo International.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dirty Wonders

I was trawling through yahoo the other day and came across this slideshow of pictures!

Using dusty car windows as his canvas, artist Scott Wade creates dramatic black and white illustrations--depicting everything from pop-culture icons to famous works of art.

Here're some of the ones that I was captured by.


Rear View

Front View


Credits and more photos here

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wall Art and Features

 Such an easy way to spruce up a house!

Clock Feature

Lavenders and Lilacs

Visually Distracting and Cool Chair

Credits to Google

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Hotel Wonders

I cannot think of a name more apt for this hotel.


The name itself evokes delicious imagery within the depths of my mind, perfectly complemented by the scenery that surrounds this lovely hotel.

I humbly present, Hotel Chocolat.

Swimming Pool View

Luxe Lodges - Bedroom

Saint Lucia is one of the stunning jewels of the Eastern Caribbean, situated between Martinique to the north and Saint Vincent to the South. Boucan Hotel & Restaurant is nestled in the beautiful grounds of Rabot Estate, the island's oldest working cocoa plantation, in the south west of the island, close to the old capital, Soufriere. 

It is unfortunately, slightly pricey. 
Rack rates for its lodges start from USD$350-440, and for luxe lodges from USD$550-650 per night.

Guess I'd have to just settle for feasting my eyes on these pictures then.

Credits to Hotel Chocolat

Childhood Memories

I love carousels.

It may not be my favorite amusement ride but I still love the sight of it, love to ride on it.

However, why is it so expensive to sit in a relatively decent sized carousel where I live?

I really envy those living close to these gorgeous carousels.

Smithsonian Carousel
Washington D.C.

Crescent Park Carousel
East Providence, RI
$1, 75 cents on Thursdays

Santa Monica Pier Carousel

I am once again reminded how life is never fair.

Credits to Yahoo, Google and Flickr

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Not Bright At All

Mutant Weeds
Madrid, Spain

Of all the environmental pollution that can be found in the city of Madrid, the most evident is light pollution, so much so that in our sky we can never see the Milky Way and hardly any stars. This overillumination is evident to the naked eye at a distance of more than 200 kms and produces a glow that can be seen with a medium-size telescope for more than 700 kms.
It is therefore very surprising, that at a time when the European Union is so careful with issues of environmental pollution, the Dept. of the Environment of the City Council of Madrid rules for illuminated signs, adopted a couple of years ago, changed the rules for  pharmacy signs, to allow them to be replaced with much more powerful ones.
So much light emanates from the new crosses that the environment that surrounds each pharmacy, is permanently tinted a deep, vibrant and unnatural green color. Objectively speaking, one could say that the majority of the urban green spaces in our city, are more the result of erroneous illuminated sign rules than the commitment of our institutions to provide the city with places where you can be in contact with nature.
In addition to the obvious color change of the streets, the neighbors who live in the vicinity of 24 hour pharmacies, have watched impotently as every night their rooms become disturbing green places, in which life and the perception of what happens in them is altered, without being able to do anything to avoid it.

Credits here

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lights and More

Although I prefer clean lines most of the time, eclectic designs often pop up in my life.

Recycled Books Chandelier by Kim Songhe

Crystal Ship Chandelier (Or as I prefer to call it, Peter Pan's Chandelier)

Made with Kitchen Utensils - great DIY idea!

Credits to these 3 wonderful sites

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bedroom Dreams

The holidays are coming!

It's about time for a change in my house.

Here are some cool bedroom ideas!

The wooden planks!!

Technology and beds! It moves up and down!

For those in need of space.

I need to go furniture shopping!

Credits from google.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Still Stuck on Architecture

Continuing on with hotel wonders, now it is become home wonders!

The many interesting designs all around the world make me feel like flying over to where they are so I can see them with my own two eyes.

Casa Folha, Angra dos Reis, Brazil (Aerial View)

Casa Folha
Casa Folha, otherwise known as "leaf house" appears to be made out of six huge leaves, and is not just eye candy, but also environmentally friendly. The unique design of the roof apparently shelters the home's interiors and outdoor spaces between them. The ceilings were designed to be high to allow the southeast trade wind to pass through, naturally cooling down the house  (reducing the need for air conditioning). The roof is also designed in such a way where rainwater can be collected and used for gardening and toilets, and is made of materials that are locally sourced and reused.

Villa Due Mari, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy

While Casa Folha was inspired by leaves, Villa Due Mari (or known as the "villa of two seas") appears to be inspired by branches. Designed with organic shapes and rough hewned materials, its sculptural curvilinear walls and ceiling beams look like giant branches.

Which do you prefer?

Credits to CNBC, Google Images

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hotel Wonders

While I was looking at pictures of hotels around the globe, this caught my eye. 

Axis Viana Hotel, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

The exterior is made up of reflective aluminum, black glass, and green stone, and the cantilevered design changes the shape of the hotel depending upon your vantage point, edged by an outdoor pool with views of the Lima River and Mount St. Luzia.

The rooms however, doesn't particularly appeal to me.

Room of Axis Viana Hotel, Portugal

Leveraging on the interesting sliding and dimensional effect of the building would be way more exciting. At least, for me.

Image credits to Axis Viana

Saturday, March 17, 2012

It's warm here..

I live on a tropical island.

We have 2 different seasons throughout the year - hot and wet.

Which is why I'm fascinated with two seasons in particular! I absolutely adore autumn/fall and winter.
Thus, I felt my jaw drop when I saw this snow drawings by Sonia Hinrichsen (and 5 volunteers) in Rabbits Ear Pass, Colorado this January.

I gotta say, I am totally curious how they managed to make all these symmetrical circles.

Do the volunteers become dizzy after walking round and round, again and again?

Credits here

Friday, March 16, 2012

Steps to Wonderland

It was quite some time ago that I posted pictures about wonderful staircases within a house.

Here's one more!

The Gray

Can this handle the weight of a 100kg man?


We can't forget stairways outside the confines of our house too!

This is simply mindboggling.

Tiger and Turtle

I'm gonna have wonderful dreams tonight.

Credits to Yahoo! Travel

Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh my, oh my.

I'm not sure whether I've ever mentioned my fascination with trains? Or cars? Or planes?

Well... I'm basically fascinated with engines and modes of transportation.

So imagine my immense delight when I found out that some cool people built a 300-foot zip lime and chugging train that resembles the Santa Fe railway in their backyard! Apparently there is also a rope tied to a tree so that we can all channel our inner-Tarzan and swing into the infinity pool. 

Sonoran Desert Home, Scottsdale-Arizona

A train! In a backyard!

I so need to remodel my house.

Credits here

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Green Fingers

Let me introduce to you, Mr Takanori Aiba's bonsai creations.

Hawaiian Pineapple Resort

He has incredibly adept fingers and amazing imagination, crafting lilliputian like architecture on bonsai.


Credits to here

Monday, February 13, 2012

Height and Horror

It has always amazed me how females can wear heels for a long time.

And then, I see this fang heel.

Iris Van Herpen for United Nude

It's a cool idea but it looks extremely uncomfortable.

I'd go for normal heels any day ladies, and sneakers ftw.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Breakfast Time

For people who are perpetually rushing in the morning.

3-in-1 Breakfast Set from The Awesomer

You'd have to clean the place where the eggs and hotdogs are really thoroughly.

Credits here

Thursday, January 5, 2012


While I was searching for sketches of landscapes, this caught my eye.

Landscape rings! 

I spy a little rabbit and bird. 

Not what I planned to look for but I was pleasantly surprised.

Designed by Zelda Bauchampet from Netherlands.

Credits to Geekologie

Monday, January 2, 2012


My fascination with houses has ventured indoors.

These amazing stairways just make me want to have them in my house!

I'll be dreaming of them tonight.

Bookcase Stairway
Designed by Levitate

Stairway Slide
Designed by Alex Michaelis

Ribbon Stairway
Designed by HSH Architects

My dream house seems to be evolving as time passes...

Images credits to Yahoo