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Thursday, January 29, 2015

INSPIRATION :: OYYO - a study in contrast

Beautiful, exquisite things. Modern Geometry. Shop here.

-- From the OYYO No 1 Page --

'In Oyyo simplicity meets boldness and a strong love for prints and patterns, while refined craftsmanship and global modernity are coupled with an innate passion for design – a design that, rather than instruct, aims to inspire.  

Oyyo is an independent design studio and a brand with a unique personality that produces interior design related objects. Founded in autumn 2011 in Stockholm (Sweden) by Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén, the studio works in nomadic ways, exploring the convergence of cultures, design and fine craftsmanship.'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DIY No. 1 :: 180114 :: Make your own tissue box cover with maps

For the longest time, we were toying with the idea of replacing our tired tissue box cover. Guess what, we finally got to it. Armed with a map, foolhardiness and a sense of adventure, we did it. Try this yourself! We guarantee instant gratification :)

Time Required: 20 - 30 minutes

Stuff You Need: Scissors, an old map, a tissue box (do base it on a size you usually purchase), tape, pencil, ruler

Step 1: Wrap the tissue box entirely, much like how you would wrap a box-shaped package. Try not to over-lap the ends of the map too much when you are closing the ends. This will make it easier to cut the bottom out so that you can fit the cover on any tissue box in future.

Step 2: Mark out the bottom of the tissue box edges on the map, using a thin line. Cut off the rectangular bottom and you get this.

Step 3: Mark out a little opening at the top of the cover using a pencil. We chose a rectangular opening. Cut out the opening according to your pencil marking.

Step 5: Carefully reinforce all edges of the cover with some tape so that it will last a while.

Step 6: Done! Step back and admire your handiwork!

A Cup of Finnish Goodness - SAMUJI

Trust the Finnish for timeless designs, in this case, SAMUJI. No words. Just pure beauty. Shop here

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Inspiration 2015: Hand embroidered works of Sam P Gibson

Forgive us for the hiatus as we re-organise for the new year. This year, we resolve to learn more, and discover more folks who use their hands to sew works, one teeny stitch at a time. Although laborious, hand-sewing is immensely satisfying.

Here, we bring you the works of Sam P Gibson, whose works we admire. Simply because she was also taught to sew since young, and has since produced amazing works.

More here and here.

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