Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ambigram

An ambigram is a typographical design or artform that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation.

My inspration came from chance. I was waiting for time to pass after going to my bridal shop. There are alot of interesting nic nac shops around tanjong pagar if you have the time to explore. To cut the long story short. I saw an ambigram which is a door hanger. Depending on how you hang it. It will spell as Go away or Come in.

So i decided to try my hand on it. And i'm so amazed with the results. This is completed in 30 minutes on a bus ride home. :D

I hope you can read this? ah....don't tell me even if you can't.

Too bad i can't find someone who can engrave it on my ring. (cheaply that is). But i made it into a sticker so i can stick it to anything i want! how cool is that.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Classical furniture pieces - i like i like!!

Are you like me? its my dream to have my home to be fully decorated in modern victorian decoration. I've been intensely searching and sourcing for related furniture. I've personally went down to check out the items for some shops.

Classical

Recaptured
Enterprise One, 1 Kaki Bukit Road 1
#01-07/08
6749-1003

It has quite a range of colours. Red, baby blue, white, silver, gold and black.
The furniture looks pretty sturdy. And designs are quite unique too. I was told the pieces are imported from France. And the dresser that i set my sight on has a unique identification number. How cool is that? But of course the price tag is huge too.

Mahanttan home collection
116 Lavender Street
#01-02 Pek Chuan Building
Singapore 6836 3738
www.manhanttancollection.com.sg

Per sales personnel, the furniture is made of solid mahogany wood. The seats are quite hard. Designs are classical and finishing pretty standard.

The Cottage Crafts
37 Ann siang Road

http://www.thecottagecraft.com/index.html

I love the ribbon distress linen holstered chair. Its the most comfortable seat i've tried. The items here are more expensive than any other places. There is a very extensive variety of furnishings that are very classical. Swoon~

But its freaking expensive!!! The furniture is made of mid range mahogany wood.

Roomyroom

51 Ubi Ave 1 Unit #01-10 Paya Ubi Industrial Park
6466-8968
http://www.roomyroom.com/html/home.html
http://wholesaleclassicfurniture.com/html/about_us_classic_french_furnit.html

Items here are mostly white wood work. But the touch up is quite bad! It appears that the furniture has been given a very thick coat of paint. But this place sells classical furniture very cheaply. The cheapest i've seen. It has a very extensive range of other furniture in this warehouse and those other furniture is wood. And its really nice. I think its nicer than the classical furniture.

Zest Living
1 Lock Road

http://www.ka-international.com.sg/

The furniture is very similar to the ones that cottage craft. But they are not solid wood. So i walk out without turning back.

King & King Wong
23 Serangoon Central #04-13/14 and #04-73/74/75
Singapore 556083

www.kingnkingwong.com

This is the new kid on the block. And its starting its business in November.
The pro is the furniture are finally installed with modern rollers for drawers. Finally i found the only one furniture that is made this way but still very true the classical design

Lucano

Outlets at Labrador, Sungei Kadut, Upper Thomson, The plaza

http://www.lucano.com.sg/

This is a little vintage with a modern twist.


The country style


HuaRong Arts & Crafts Pte Ltd / HuaFu Furniture & Homewares
315 Outram Road, #01-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
www.huafufurniture.com.sg

The items here are mainly the rose series. There are few classical pieces.
And they also have baby blue, cream and white. Discounts are marked off listed price while i was there. All furniture is made from elm wood.

Creations from the heart
Anchor point basement
They don't seem to sell any furniture. Focus seem to be on kitchen furnishings.

Other recommendations from online:

As i've never been to these places myself. It could be now defunct.

Country Rose
5 Joo Chiat Place,
Singapore 427741

http://www.countryrose-furniture.com/


Forest Woodworking Pte Ltd

Thomson Plaza (Map)
301 Upper Thomson Road #02-15,
Singapore 574408


Astoria Floral Design & Landscape Pte Ltd
301 Upper Thomson Road #01-01,
Singapore 574408
Phone: 64570114

Le Cozy
No. 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Bukit Timah Plaza, #02-05, Singapore 588996
Tel: 6469 7456

Country Colleczions
101 Thomson Road, B1-56, United Square, Singapore 307591
200 Turf Club Road, #01-09, Singapore 287994


Zara Vintage
Bussorah St

Kitchen Place

Park Mall

Paris Home
www.parishome.sg

Ecolinks
http://www.ecolinks.com.sg/Colonial.html

Well if you can find a good place to recommend please do share with me and other brides. Classical, victorian, baroque furniture is an expensive affair. Let us save as much as we can.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How can it be?

I just bought a new ink authentic HP cartridge. It printed 10 pieces of 3R pictures. And the ink quality declined drastically. How can it be? According to the website it should print at least 300 pages. Ok i'm doing intensive printing for pictures but it should give me more than 50 pages at the least before giving up at least? Grrrrl.

The shop that sold me ask me to go to HP solution centre at Alexandra Road. I've have to queue to exchange just one cartridge? Are you kidding me??? Frustrated.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quote for the day

'To love, to hold and to cherish, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, till death do us part."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Will you be my bridesmaid?


"photos are from weddingchicks.com"

This is albeit of a corny way to ask your friends for help. But i think its quite a cute idea. But of course, i never did this.

I did the traditional way.
Asking them.

The bridemaids are very important to my wedding. Girls i'm counting on you! Much love and thanks in advance.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

For the bridesmaids

Tokyo Fashion. Online Shopping so so fun.

Anyway, recently there is a sale at Tokyo fashion. What's different this time is they provide direct shipping to Singapore if you purchase more than 15 pcs.

Its a super good time to rope in all your girl friends and make a purchase.

I bought my bridemaids dresses at this spree. My sis and i combined and purchase 23 pieces of clothes at one shot. Eagerly waiting for the loots to arrive.

I love online shopping. Its easy, fuss free and cheap. Quality is better than those purchases from Lion City. Price is extremely affordable.

Some of the dresses i short listed:







Check their website out now:
http://tw.user.bid.yahoo.com/tw/booth/mayuki0920

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crocheted dolls - Japanese

My sis love the wedding dolls that i made for the photoshoot and decided to get a pair for her friends' wedding.

As usual, the dolls look very nice. But the same thing happened to my sister. The agreed delivery date is delayed till 6 days later. And this gift needs to reach USA in August itself.
This pair of dolls is very unique as the bride is in kimono.

Having made the mininature size odolls, i do understand that its really quite tiring to repeat the same movement continuously and to make a bigger one is spells more hard work. Nevertheless delaying delivery consistently don't really reflect well. And to a blog seller, its even more important to build trust with customers. The dolls are still cute though. Sigh.

By the way, the seller i'm referring to is Jullie's handmade.


The perfect pair.