Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I want this..

See this, and contemplate...

Now, what do you think it is? A luxurious storage system to bring fancy makeup or accessories along wherever you go, right? The one like Paris Hilton or someone rich carrying around. You're wrong. This is a photo album. Can't believe it? Me neither. These are products of Indonesia own photography agency, Axioo. Man, I'm proud to announce that these guys (and girls) are Indonesian (not much of real good gems you can find here). They usually serve as wedding and events photographer, and as a whole package, Axioo will make you these albums, base on your choice, to treasure your moments taken by them. I am desperately want one of these!

Some may think, isn't this too much for an album?

Well, seriously, look again. I think it's out of necessity, it's a MUST! Are you a bride or bride to be or 5 years old bride? Envy the brides in these pictures. Such pain.

Monday, February 23, 2009

In Love

Just take a look at these and fall in love.

From ashesandmilk.

Boho Mag

After the sad lost of my favorite magazines like Craft, Domino, and Blueprint, I am so happy that someone still bring wonderful and fresh magazines up to the rack. Meet Boho, a green fashion and lifestyle magazine! Boho mag is not currently new, but I just happened to find out about them on issue 3 (I'm in Indonesia, the distribution of imported magazine is limited).

As I am a magazine freak and a paper crazy girl (I know I'm crazy about paper, I sniff it, loving the smell, and rub my hands all over it back and forth just to "taste" the texture, even if it's not enough I really "taste" the texture with my lips! There. I AM CRAZY!) I'm really happy that Boho is printed on recyclable papers, even the covers! So instead of shiny and glossy look they opt for a matted, more grainy paper. The colors may look dull at first, compared to regular fashion magazine like Bazzar, but it actually delivers a unique tone of colors that accentuate the whole magazine's theme and bring more different sensation of flipping through a magazine! Love it.

Friday, February 20, 2009


..is a sister in law.

I just got an old postcard image from my friend. The file size is too small to print, so I decided not to. I tweaked and turned the card in photoshop and this girl, Margot just popped out. I think she's a b*tchy sister in law. She is married to a wealthy man with big family lines. Many of her husband's relatives are reputable character in her town. Her cat's name is Dorothy. I suspect she's a witch in disguise.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

How real is Photoshop CS4?

I simply can't live without photoshop. Any designers and illustrators would say the same. It's not only make your pictures (or the images of yourself) prettier and your teeth whiter, it's full of unexplored capabilities!

The new print ad is showing you how in need we are of photoshop. If it's too small to see, I tell you why it's wonderful. This is a regular photoshop screenshot, except this one is done by many real everyday things to resemble the tools, the color palette, the layer box, etc in photoshop. Like the color box tool which is actually real tubes of paint. Unbelievable creative, right? if you're dying to see the real image, head here. See the making, here. Via Notaniche.

Hail photoshop!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Weekly Wishlists : Orange Home Supplies

I'm in the mood for redecorating my nest and need a gentle dose of orange to brighten up the space.

Storeyshop's handprinted orange box, decoylab's wall hanging clock, 3zart's giraffe print switch cover, Jennifer Delonge orange pop table at poshtots, aimeewilder's baby wallpaper.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Valentine Tags!

I was thrilled to see my creation on i can't sew's Valentine gifts to her three children! Apparently she decided to use all 3 size of my nesting dolls image to mark her gifts for elder, middle, and baby girl! How clever! And look how adorable she arranged them with tiny roses. She said something about being "poor" this valentine, and who says that celebration of love has to be in a fancy restaurant while giving expensive gifts? That's why I'm sharing the printables with you! Read the entire of ican'tsew post here, and please greet her a belated happy valentine because she is so nice.

I also want to thank SweetTidings for having this printables on her Favorite February Findings post. Go on, check her findings out, and say hi too for me. :)

Free Art

Too good to be true? Nope. Indie Fixx has just launched this cool project that based on the, what else, crumpling economy, for artists to share their works, online, absolutely free. It's called Feed Your Soul: the free art project. All you need is a good frame, decent paper, and a printer, voila, you get an artwork to hang, if possible maybe 2 or 3 artworks per day.

Why am I so excited about this? Well as an unstably paid, independent artist, struggling to earn a penny, I know how difficult it is to get your works noticed and appreciated, let alone getting your works pay for your lunch. So I really really appreciated someone like Indie Fixx who channels artists and viewers in a low cost, easy way, unlike those big names galleries flooded with snob critics and curators. Let's say, it's a chance to be known, and I, as a part of the big artists society, thank Indie for the chance.

That's my artist's point a view. As an art enthusiast with limited budget, I also like to hang good art on my wall, and what's not to love about this project.

So go on, if you're an artist and you want to contribute, read all the how-to here. Can wait to download your own piece of art, visit here. What are you waiting for?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Craft Magazine Last Issue.

After the sad endings of great magazine like Martha Stewart's Blueprint and Domino, another heartbreaking end came from a magazine I actually collect, Craft magazine. If you haven't heard of the publications, it is a magazine about, well, celebrating the renaissance of craft, or so they said, which I believe very true. Never before a magazine encourage the readers to actually get up and make something! They even have occasional etsy finds displayed. Sounds like your favorite blogs in print, right. So here's their last issue, featuring the entertaining queen herself, Amy Sedaris.

There it goes, a celebration of youth and DIY culture. I hope, unlike Domino which recently stopped their blog and website, Craftzine.com will always open to hungry brains like us.

Store Bought or DIY Valentine?

Your call. Whichever it is, it's fun for everyone. Please share with me which Valentine suit you best and we'll see how we love one another, through buying or making.
Clockwise from top:
1.Oliebollen's heart shaped memory game, 2. MyBellaBows' infant beanie with flower clip, 3. Sewn Paper Valentine and 4.Valentine Pins both from Purlbee, 5. Mommymae's Flourless Chocolate Cake from LollyChops, 6. HarteeX, a hand sculpted little doll from axelhoney.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A good sense of humour..

image from laserbread stolen from whorange.

...is all we need. ( A unicorn with unibrow, riding a unicycle. Get it?)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine Printables

I have my new blog title illustrations hanging around on my computer and I thought that Valentine's coming and I made this in 15 minutes. Ok, I sound like a babbling 10 year old now.

Without further ado.. here are the instructions :
  1. Download your own here.
  2. Print away. I suggest using A4 size paper, if you don't have one near you, resize the file first to your paper size.
  3. Snap snap with the scissors. The gift tags are made in pairs, front and back side, keep the pair together.
  4. Glue your pairs together. Punch the holes, attach to your gifts, tie with ribbons.
  5. What about the matryoshka dolls, the cups and the pot, the table and the chair? Use your imagination! Make a card, gift tags, decorate your scrapbook, ...oh.. whatever with them!
Get creative and tell me if you made something! (I want to see the gift tags too on your gifts!)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fifi Lapin for LeSportSac

I've been a huge fan of LeSportSac bags and Fifi Lapin, the high fashion wearing bunny phenomenon. Put them together and voila, you get the best collaboration ever. This is going to my wishlist right now!

Who is Fifi Lapin? I was going to introduce her here, but hey hop on to her blog to read about the first ever interview with the most fashionable bunny on earth! Well, it is said that not every rabbit can be like Fifi, whooa, isn't she an icon or what?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Yay for New Blog Title!

Finally, a little more color to the blog. I'm new and not that savvy about the whole html kind of word, I am still struggling to prettify my blog. Forgive me. I'm not sure about the February thing, though. That means I have to come up with a new blog title every month! Let's see if I can keep up to that or laziness win over me again. Heh, I just change it into March! Clever me!

By the way, I've always wanted the whole pretty things everybody's blogs seem to have. On the other side I like my blog clean to be readers-friendly. Aaah the agony! I can use some tips on blogging layouts, please tell me yours.

If you love bread...

..then you'll guaranteed to adore Bake and Break's blog. Her blog nearly put Martha Stewart's cookbook photography to shame. And though I may not know much about her, since everything's written in Japanese, I think she is a food photographer. Yes, it's a real job and they do get paid taking pictures of food.

I know that the Japanese language will prevent you to read the mouth watery recipes, and my, isn't that annoying! Not to mention the really great photographs and graphics that will keep you nagging, "Come on!! Write in English already!!" It's easy for me to enjoy because I don't cook or bake. The blog is written in Japanese, so be it. I'll just treat my eyes with those adorable photographs.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Delicious Felt Bowl...

.. with your chance to win one! I know I am stupid to write a post about this giveaway while I'm entering myself, minimizing my chance to win, right? But I love Hiromi's from KoboH stuff waaay before Erin from Design For Mankind hosting a giveaway of Hiromi's felt bowl. So I'm writing not in the hope to win, but I'm spreading the love..or the greatness of the felt bowl!

C'mon admit it, you wouldn't thought it was felt at first glance, right? From the picture I thought it was rock at first! Really clever! Comes in three sizes! Where to enter? Here! Quick, Erin'll pick out the winner this week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

..and Another Desktop Calendar!

I don't usually write a post about the same wonderful thing twice, in the same day, but I had the urge to share this wonderful desktop calendar with you. I don't even know about this character from Sanrio. It's updating every month too! So be sure to check and visit Sanrio's website.

Download February Desktop Calendar..

...from the amazing Wild Olive! It's so cute and I love the slogan below. I really really need one of those inspiring words, to keep me going and prevent me from slacking off. Get your own here.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tis the season to love... or hate?

In the celebrating mood of the upcoming Valentine's day, I 'd like to share some of my favorite valentine cards or items, but none is coming from ordinary land. And I guarantee that you'll love them even if you are against or support the holiday itself.

This heart and arrow card will surely put a smile on your valentine's face. By SusyJack*.
via Modish.

Witty words by littlebrownpen to ease the day of those who think pink and cupids are ridiculous.

papergirlproduction's Siamese twin bunny plush is also a clever interpretation on the holiday.

What about me? Am I against or love Valentine's day? Well, when I think it's too much to think about it all 13 days before the D-day and to wear, eat, and breathe nothing but pink, but I do enjoy the festivity just for fun, the same way I celebrate Hanukkah or Deepavali, though I am neither a Jew or a Hindi. International holidays are so much fun to miss, and the more you know about them, the merrier your life will be! It's true! I am so into celebrating differences and getting to know other culture! It's my theme this valentine.