Friday, September 24, 2010

Make Paper Peonies with Martha and Lisa Yuen

I love flowers, and I don't know if I mentioned this before, but Peonies (esp. Mrs. FDR Peonies!) are my most favourite flower. I've never seen any real ones, and recently I was told that they only grow in very cold weather. And with spring arriving soon, this seems to be the Peony season in Auckland—they are used in the Pagani photoshoots, and I've seen fake ones at the Warehouse, Smith+Caugheys, and smaller shops. Also, L'Occitane's new makeup line? Inspired by Peonies. Peony face powder, face colour, lipsticks, and Paeonia fragrance. I was in Peony heaven the last time I was at L'Occitane.

Anyway, Martha's just made my Peony obsession a little bit easier. Here's the how-to on how to make paper Peonies. With Lisa Yuen. This is only Part 1, but Part 2 is on youtube if you're interested. Here's the recipe.

Also, I got two small white Primula plants for my room. The kind I got are different to all the ones I've looked on Google Images. They are so delicate, like a fairy's breath. They cheer me up constantly.


I'm back, we've settled in well, and we finally got internet! I shall be blogging again!

To start off, here's a photographer I found on another blog that I'd like to share. She does amazing and ethereal underwater photography, and I hope I'm as good as her one day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We've moved!

Exciting!! Downside is, no internet/phone till at least Tuesday =( {I'm writing this from our friend's house}

I'll be blogging from my new room from now on!

Edit: You've probably noticed. Still no internet. So sorry.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

500 Pencils

How fun! You receive 25 pencils every month over a course of 20 months, and in the end, you have 500 pencils + a great artwork in itself! Designed by felissimo for Social Designer. At $30NZD per month/set.

Found via Frankie Magazine and Design Boom- Images © the original author/felissimo.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cardboard Apartment

Cardboard apartment. Grown up version of cardboard castles and draping bedsheets over chairs to make houses! These are made by "Chilean artist Don Lucho using recycled materials he found on the street."

via DJMICK and DatzRein

Monday, September 6, 2010

empty drawers and cardboard boxes

The reason for the lack of posts? We're moving! I've gotten rather attached to this house of four-and-a-half years. It's extremely convenient to the city, shopping malls, railway station, bus stop, dairy (also called convenience stores anywhere outside of New Zealand!), etc. It's crazy to see the empty drawers and the cardboard boxes strewn around my room. Soon, it won't be looking like my room anymore...

And ahh, the joy of finding something that you've had memories of holding, playing with, as a child; something that was given to you by a special person; something you thought was long lost... Today, I found two sweet little porcelain-like dolls that I've had since I was five (maybe even before that). They were from a set of three, and one I lost at Hong Kong airport when I was nine... I'm going to proudly display these dolls in my new room. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


... hair curling, that is.

I have super straight natural hair, and I don't use a curling iron on it (I don't like how it damages the hair). But I have rag-curled it before (it's fun!). I might like to try this when I have oodles of time and gel: