Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Come November 15 and until December 28, Lane Crawford will be hosting a pop-up shop filled with Alexander Wang's Objects collections -- not only the new Objects 4 items, which comprise the likes of candle holders, coaster sets, yoga mats, pill case key chains, dice sets and vases, with retail prices ranging from HK$580 to HK$1570, but also stuff from the previous three capsules. According to the official release: "Items from OBJECTS N.1 Collection make ideal stocking fillers and include a lighter, bike lock, notebook and playing cards. OBJECTS N.2 Collection includes items with an embossed snake skin finish whilst OBJECTS N.3 Collection features luxurious embossed stingray finishing." Keep going for images of all the super-covetable knick-knacks (file names include prices, if you're interested). My picks are the playing-card set, so sleek in black and a somewhat reasonable $510; the $1,340 yoga mat, because having a baller yoga mat will just encourage you to exercise more; and the silver shot-glass set ($1,040) because it's always classy to spend on getting yourself drunk. Oh, and the jump rope!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I secretly love math. I love math (or "maths", for you Brits) so much that I actually taught math to SAT students for almost two years after my college graduation. So when I saw this Tom Dixon kit made for "mathematics aficionados" I knew I had to own it, or at least blog about it. But then I realized, in all my years of doing quadratic formulas and memorizing Fibonnacci sequences, I never ever used a freaking ruler. So really this is for the "precision draughtsman", the second suggested user of this set. But, uh, I think everyone who drafts things uses computers now.
So really, now, this is for people who like brass rulers and protractors and paper clips. Which is okay, because that's me, too.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Maybe you're a plant person; I'm certainly not. But surfing ShelterBlack, the painfully hip and hipster interior-goodies shop by BleachBlack and ShelterBlack blogger Valerie, I feel a sudden need to populate my house with various overpriced plant repositories. Click here to buy, or you could easily DIY. If you don't even care about the plants, I'm sure Toys R Us has plenty of toy dinosaurs.
Monday, December 10, 2012
I was browsing through Australian brand Linen House's newly launched Hong Kong website recently and rather than being inspired, I'm feeling quite sad that my bedrooms will never look as nicely styled as the images show on the website. I'm trying to convince myself that it's an evil conspiracy just to make me buy these beautiful sheets but think it's time I accept that I'm amazingly messy when it comes to household stuff and that even if I replicate these sort of rooms at home, give me an hour and it will turn into a complete sty. However, should you be the type that can maintain a minimalistic look in your rooms and covet decent sheets, I would recommend you check out the website. You can request complimentary fabric swatches to feel the quality of Linen House fabrics and they offer free delivery in three working days for orders over HK$500. Visit linenhouse.com.hk for more info.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I'm envisioning these perfect plates by The New English come next Thanksgiving, to replace the sad Park 'n' Shop plastic ones I've been using with complete disregard for the environment. Sorry, Earth.
If you barely eat at home or think it's a bit of a waste to eat off these beauts, you could of course explore the option of hanging these up as decorative pieces instead. You know which one I want, right?
Monday, September 10, 2012
I've always found packaging to be a necessary evil yet such a waste environmentally so when I stumbled upon this lamp, I couldn't help but applaud at its genius. Made of paper pulp spread over a mold and left to dry, the lamp was created to encourage recycling and allows for easy dismantle while not needing too much packaging to protect the product. Beautiful isn't it? Available at The Lollipop Shoppe for £79.00.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The world, it appears, is reading again, thanks to the sadomasochistic fantasies of a British Twilight fan. Who would've thought? Thought we'd look at some reading corner inspiration, little nooks where you can curl up with whatever it is you're consuming -- even if it is more leftover pizza than Tolstoy.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
It's yet another instance where I wish I had a huge apartment and money isn't a problem. How beautiful is TREE's newest collection Roadie? Made from 100% FSC certified teak wood, the storage with top opening (HK$9,950) and and storage with two doors (HK$9,950) are the two that I would welcome into my home in a heartbeat.