Archive for April, 2011

recycling is good for you

April 21, 2011

May be it’s today’s celebration of Earth Day at work, or my constantly opening pantry door that reminds me of an overdue recycling but I’ve been really thinking about my consumer/re-user habits. I’ve already shared with you that I’m far from an impulse buyer, I really need to love the new thing to take it home. Sometimes it even takes to walk away from it and see if it worth coming back for.

Plastic/Glass/Paper recycling is not must, but I’m a strong believer in cloth recycling. No, I’m not manifesting to run to a thrift store this second.  In fact, your own closet must be enough. Need some inspiration, I’ve got plenty. I recently discovered “Atlanic-Pacific” blog and can’t get enough. Beside getting some fantastic eye candy, you’ll get some ides how to recycle your own cloth into the infinite number of looks really. I dare you to stop looking at the first page.

Run by an incredibly talented stylist with her sweetheart as a photographer, it’s like a look book of a real person styling for daily routines. And aren’t those routines always more fun what you are dressed up to face them. What a perfect combination of blog partners too. If only I could wake my hubby up in the early am to snip a picture of me everyday :)

<images via www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com>

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andre fu

April 18, 2011

This Chinese design genius totally topped my creative overload last week. Before I didn’t even know that such state of mind exists. Browsing blogs and design magazines I always  left me wanting more. While researching for two hotel projects I’m working on right now I came across Andre Fu and my design cravings were fully satisfied with the first few clicks.

WARNING! Intended to be taken in small doses due to the high risk of creative overload!

My absolute favorite project – The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong.

Wow, the longest post ever!

<images via www.UpperHouse.com and www.afso.net>

inspired shopping

April 10, 2011

I’m not a an emotional shopper. Spending my hard-earned cents never improved my mood, quite on the opposite, I have to be very inspired and in the upswing in order to sign up for the day in the mall and successfully complete the shopping list. So I always do my homework before I go, I search for styles that like and pieces that I need before hand. There’s nothing worse than spend the whole day looking and return home empty-handed.

These fresh looks from H&M definitely go to my shopping inspirational files.

<images via www.hm.com>

made me smile today

April 9, 2011

if one day I let my passion for everything vintage run wild and free, my interiors will start to look like those in this video…can’t get this song out of my head.

ann gardner

April 6, 2011

I looove my profession. Not only my day is filled with color palettes and design puzzles, but I get to discover something new and lovely every day. Today I was I came across an incredible award-winning artist and sculptor Ann Gardner. Working with glass and crystal mosaics, Ann creates truly breathtaking pieces, whether wall panels or 3D floating sculptures, they make me want to get every one of them in every color way.

 

<images via www.anngardner.net>

new horizons

April 5, 2011

The primary purpose of design blogs is to share inspiration, but it’s hard to do so with and exhausted sleepless head, hence my blogging silence for the past week. I’ve been running my creative juices to the fullest for all this time as I got a new job. Yes, my peeps, the new designer on the watch list has officially stepped out on the scene. It is such a thrill to learn from the best of the best in the hospitality design industry and have a chance to contribute. So I’ve decided to bring you the inspiration from my new incredibly talented colleagues at Hirsch Bedner Associates.

One of my favorite projects by HBA: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

I just love the subtle interplay of color contrasts and scales. So simple, so genius.

<images via www.hbadesign.com>