Autumn Shades.

From this ...

{Image: idian flower via harmonie-interieure}

To this ...

{Images from: bridal gown by hollandphotoarts; orange/red bouquet by kristin & luke's - a modern wedding in minneapolis via the knot; bhangra dance by the taj via idotpbase[dot]com; orange calla lily boutonierre via bride's[dot]com; legare invite via the lettered olive; favor boxes by brandi & steve's wedding via the bride's cafe; candles/votives via emma's design blog; tables in the sentosa resort & spa by yours truly; and eastern touch via brides[dot]com.}

"Behind every great man ... is a woman rolling her eyes." Part II

On a more intellectual note, Michelle Obama graduated from Priceton University and a graduate of Harvard Law School. She's been described as her husband's rock. Certainly not a woman to be trifled with.
{Image via flickr} {outfit by maria pinto via chicago tribune} {by haneybabe via flickr}

"Behind every great man ... is a woman rolling her eyes." Part I

Carla Bruni at the cover of Vanity Fair
{Photo by marcosabino via google image search}
Carla Bruni on her album cover
{Photo via Dasha McCalister, Flickr}

Carla with her man, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and the Queen of England. {Photo via Joelle Maslaton via Flickr}

Saipua come to Singapore!

Why do all the florists and stylists i love are not from Sing? Geez, i wonder why.
The second image was used in board #309.

{Link: Flowers from Saipua}

Epicurious provides tutorials on making stunning *inhale* centrepieces with some edibles. I mean using artichokes & asparagus!? What an amazing idea to incorporate non-traditional elements.

Purple trends

Is this space more traditional or contemporary? I can't decide. It looks more contemporary and modern yet most of the elements used in this space are traditional with the wooden table, brick wall & the basket of cut logs next to the fireplace. Nice!
{Image via abigail ahern via aesthetically pleasing}

My Take on Board #309 by Snippet & Ink.

*Board Updated* I tried to incoporate my own elements into a very gorgeous inspiration board I posted yesterday.
{Images: top left sentosa resort & spa, wishtree by iDiY, wedding gown (middle of board) via hollandphotoarts, black shoes by guiseppe zanotti, red bouquet by the knot, car by, invite by smock, venue/tables of sentosa resort & spa taken by yours truly, baby's breath bundle via Bride's Cafe, bouquet with plum flowers by saipua, black envelopes via peonies and polaroids and the rest via snippet and ink}

some purple spaces.

Perfect. I'm hoping to get some ideas on what colors would go best with purple and in the process of sourcing for pix of spaces with a dash of purple - not too overwelming with much purple details. I am completely swooning over a purple bouquet that I'd love for my wedding. This picture suggests sticking to neutrals with a pops of purple for a more casual setting and board #309 suggests red+plum for a swanky event. Any suggestions? {Image via Simple Lovely}

Board #309 Pomegranate & Plum via Snippet & Ink

I love this gorgeous board that I found in Snippet & Ink. Now, I'm trying to incorporate my fav wedding elements into this board. Thanks to Wedding Bee who provided a tutorial on creating a mood/inspiration board using photoshop, I'm able to explore another programme doing what I love. Before this, I have been making attempts at inspiration boards using paintbrush and powerpoint, sometimes mosaic-maker from bighugelabs or polyvore but I hope in time to come I'll be just as comfortable with Photoshop as I am with the others.


I dropped in at iwannagohome (no kidding!) this afternoon with my mom, and got a funky clock for the kitchen. I'l try to snap a picture of it some-day. The following are some whimsical items i spotted and adore, on the shelves as well as the website. My fav are the chests (so parisien!)

Pass the Hookah!

I love anything moorish/spanish/moroccan, you know, along those lines. I bought a new CD album, Lust 2 and have been listening to Salma Ya Salama [it's supposed to be an egyptian arabic folk song re-mixed with both arabic and spanish by artist Dalida] all day long. Anyway, on the topic of clean, neat interiors that are a dream to clean (Yes, I've got OCD), I can't get my mind off this. {Link: Image via The City Sage}

Wishin' for a wish tree.

*hyperventilate* i stumbled on iDiY, that contains free downloads / tons of ideas for inexpensive wedding ideas. There are SO many blog entries that I am thrilled with that I didn't know what to pick to feature here. I decided to go for this wish tree, that takes the place of a traditional guest book. What an amazing idea!

Why I love it?
1. An unusual idea - All the weddings I've been to had guest books, how many had somethin' similar? None. Maybe it's just Singapore or maybe I have un-creative friends. Haha! Woops.
2. It makes a gorgeous reception entrance centrepiece.
3. No need to 'top-up' floral costs.
4. Xmas is coming so I can keep an eye on post-holiday clearances.
{Link: All images from iDIY}



couronne de fleurs

As a little girl, I always lived in my own little world. Often, immersed in fairy tales and the world of imaginary friends. This post by the cherry blossom girl transported me back to the good 'ol days. Oh, how I would have loved a crown of flowers. I still do! {Click for steps on making one}

Clean lines.

As we'r getting our new place pretty soon [10 out of 40 storeys up!], I'm looking at decor & furniture that are simple with clean lines. Reason being, it's calming to come home to a place that feels serene and more importantly, easy to clean.

And then I realised ... where's the color!?
Throw in some DRAMA.

Some PASSION for the bare walls.

{Image links: Living Room by Lucyina Moodie, Study by photographer, Erik Johnson, Bedroom via style files Bathroom by House and Garden, Chair & Milano vase by Graham & Green all via decorology and flamenco image via}

As long as there's purple.

I have a big problem putting together all the ideas I have gathered over the past few mths. But one thing I know for sure is I can't get my mind off the purple bouquet so I decided to work on another inspiration board around it, with other details like envelope calligraphy and a neutral color invite. {Link: Emma's Design Blog}

{Link: MoMA Store}

Le Souk.

Display-worthy plates. Too pretty to eat from.

{Link: House Beautiful}

Domestic goddess

With a kitchen like this, I'l be dyyyyyyying to cook everyday.

Shoko + Julian by Max Wagner

I love these shots by Max Wagner. Such an adorable couple.

Sweet Recession.

~ via bakerella
You know, I can't cook, I can't bake. I have an oven in the kitchen but even my mom does not know how to use it. It's hilarious. I stumbled upon the recipe for Oreo Truffles (above) and no baking is needed! God-sent and it looks delish! I'l attempt this over the weekend. *cross fingers and toes* If all goes well, all my nearest and dearest will get a box of this for Xmas. A great money-saving recession gift. Thanks Bakerella!

Parisian chic.

{image by POSH via Coveiter}
I went to Page One yesterday and found some pretty stuff that were on sale. Being a francophile and lover of creative packaging, I love these Paris tags (S$20-ish) that actually come in a tin.

And it was all yellow

As we were on the topic already, I decided to go all the way. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! *wink* {Clockwise from top left: IMG_4119, Lemon and Berries, A quest for the most perfect yellow yarn & It's no fun to be yellow.}