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Sponsor Spotlight : Black Sheep


Is your house ready for winter or do you not need an excuse to treat yourself on one of these beautiful sheep skins? I don't, that's for sure... I can wait until I am old and grey becasue winter will never arrive here in Malaysia and I still LOVE these small natural rugs im my home. They are so soft and comfortabel and although you can argue it is from an animal... I eat meat too and I wear leather as long as I can remember on my feat and I love leather handbags... so no reason for me to stay away from these... well at least I need to know the skins are stamped as ‘Eco-Friendly’.          >>Read More>>


black sheep (white light) from Canada was founded by Bryce, who discovered these beautiful Icelandic sheepskins while attempting to source a sheepskin for an interior design project, the IKEA pelts just didn’t do it for him... :) 

Recently Bryce added some reindeer hides to his collection too. You can click here to visit Black Sheep (white light). 




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A Book: 'In the Wilds' by Nigel Peake...


A beautiful new book on my shelves that i need to share with you...because it will bring you lots of creative inspiration I'm sure... the book I am talking about is an art book by Nigel Peake called 'In the Wilds'. 

In the Wilds is a collection of artist Nigel Peake's hand-drawn observations of rural life. From the trees, fields, lakes, and rolling hills that define the country landscape, to the farm houses, tractors, fences, and telegraph poles... 

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Nigel Peake is both a maker and an illustrator. With a background in architecture, he creates drawings of the everyday things that surrounds him. He leads a quiet life (in the countryside of Northern Ireland) where the interest is on what is on his walk that day. 

Most of his days are spent working on commissioned work or self related projects/books. In addition, he provides illustrations for a range of publications as well as high-profile commercial projects, including Hermes, Ninja Tunes, the Royal Horticultural Society, Habitat, and Dwell magazine. He is the author of three previous books including Sheds, and Maps, and he has exhibited his drawings around the world. 


All images by me. Biography via PApress.

The book is available here at Princeton Architectural Press and here in Nigel's own shop where you can also buy some of his prints!

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Let's Get Personal in New Zealand with Ellen Giggenbach


The home of German native Ellen Giggenbach living in New Zealand

G:: German is... holidays spent at my grandparents tiny little Hansel &Gretel house at the edge of the forest in Augsburg. 

It had a wonderful garden filled with fruit trees, window shutters with heart shaped cut outs and a garden shed with a thatched roof and window boxes filled with bright red geraniums.  >>>Read More


My-inspirational-treasures Look-out-to-courtyard Our-cosy-bedroom Mid-century-finds


E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice ... color everywhere, I've given up trying to tone down!

R:: room, my favorite room in our home is... my lovely sunny studio, its so girly! a haven away from all things masculine!


M:: making... DIY projects i have done or like to do are… recovering mid century furniture especially bargain items like my chairs that I bought for $2 each.

A:: art in my homes is... mostly my own work framed in recyled frames  it's so much cheeper!


N:: new in my home is... hardly anything! Thank goodness. I do however draw the line at appliances, I love our new fridge!


H:: hobby, I always make time for... baking once a week, my family looks forward to my sweet creations! Scouring my local second hand stores, it's always such a thrill to find a new treasure to add to my collection!


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear are... my bright red canvas sneakers, I had some as a child so they make me feel young!

M:: magazines I love to read are... Elle Decoration, Inside Out, Living Etc. being far away from Europe etc I enjoy checking that we are not getting behind when it comes to style!!I love your blog for that too!


E:: enjoy, I can't live without... the simplest of things, kisses from my boys, walks along the coast and in the bush, watching the native birds in the garden, freshly ground coffee, joking around with my husband, beautiful colours,  exchanging creative ideas with my girlfriends, creating a piece of work that makes my heart sing…


.............Thank you Ellen Giggenbach.........

Ellen Giggenbach was born in Bavaria in Germany and now lives and creates in the village of Eastbourne in Wellington, New Zealand. I believe she madly in love with all patterns and shapes coming from the 1950's, 60's ... she uses this time period as inspiration for her own pieces of art, illustrations, packing designs and home accessories. I love to see how her German or should I say Bavarian roots shine through in her designs too. 

Click here to visit her blog and if you would like to buy anything made by her than click here and visit her etsy shop. Enjoy!


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some things I liked this week...


this cabinet 'reveal' by Studio Mama...


this 'new to me' blog...


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some 'house essentials' from Tiffany...


Irene asked me to do a post about some of the things I liked this week, and I have to admit I felt really nervous about it. I don't want to disappoint. As you know I just bought my first house, so I have so many things I like running through my head, that it keeps me up at night. Let's see how I do…

Something for the outdoors...a practical guide to the essentials of beekeeping.


Something romantic for my bedroom...a ceramic victorian bell.


Something necessary turned lovely...a beautiful cloth extension cord.

Thanks Irene, this was fun! 

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Travel report: San Diego


Although Fenny from F for Fabulous lives here in Kuala Lumpur she has written a nice little travel guide for us for when you are going to San Diego... or if you would like to see her impressions of this city near the Mexican border in the USA. Fenny went for short trip to L.A. and decided to visit this city too... click here te read Fenny's travel report...

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