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Bamboo

A little while back I wrote a guest-post over at the fabulous SFGirlByBay ... perhaps you already saw it... but perhaps you didn't :)
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Our garden in Kuala Lumpur is full of bamboo and i have really come to appreciate this incredibly strong and eco-friendly plant — although having the fastest growing plant on earth in your garden poses some challenges. but the crisp green colors of its leaves and retro look never cease to inspire me. this image (above) is of our garden, with bamboo curtains that not only help keep the mosquitoes away, but also make the lovely sound of bamboo clicking together when the wind comes up.

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I always have a vase of bamboo in my studio, where you can also find the beautiful plywood alphabet from bookhou. we just painted the wall very (and i mean very) dark blue, which makes the green leaves of the bamboo even look prettier.

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Bamboo furniture and accessories combined with rattan are my new found love in home decoration. i wanted to share with you some lovely vintage etsy finds: 1.) rare arabia of finland kaj franck casserole and bamboo carrier 2.) vintage bamboo shelf with hooks 3.) vintage bamboo basket and 4.) vintage bamboo magazine holder.

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And of course, the long-time item on my wish list, is this rattan ‘eureka’ hanging chair by giovanni travasa (image on right). i just love this chair and hope to be rocking in it one day soon right here in kuala lumpur. many thanks to victoria for inviting me from bloesem to share here on your beautiful blog.
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BonBons from Ana Kras

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I have fallen in love with Ana Kras this morning... via the blogs from Jurianne and zeza flor, I arrived at this Serbian design talent Ana Kras...why haven't we seen her work before? Perhaps this is going to be Ana's breakthrough year...some of her amazing lamps have been shown at the Salone Del Mobili in Milan... above is an image form her BonBon Lamp series;  colorful strings knitted manually over steel wire shapes and below is an image of the Noodle,  one of the side-tables family inspired by plastic baskets for garbage.

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Ana Kras was born in Belgrade, Serbia. She currently works on different personal and commissioned projects, don't hesitate to get in touch she says on her website :) so I will and ask her where I can order one of the BonBons. ps. don't forget to have a look at the KSilofon clothing rack too!

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Mother's Day

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Hello and Happy Monday to you...like i said in my last post my parents-in-law are here and with Mother's Day coming up I was looking for some small gifts for her and of course as a Mom myself I added some things that I would love to get :) ... artwork from Lisa Congdon's Fragmentary Blue series :: beautifully packed soap from Saipua available at Artstream :: fabrics from Umbrella prints :: LOVE cloth pouches by humunuku :: Talia charm necklace by nest pretty things :: aprons, potholders or oven gloves from envelop or a hand-drawn pattern notebook form Julie Peach.

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