I thought I had already posted on my beloved DIY photowall, but apparently it got buried in my massive amount of photos. I realized that I didn’t have a lot of photos in my home and as part of my Happiness Project, I decided to do a photowall projects. Projects, though it may take time and effort increase happiness in the home. (I’m over simplifying it but Gretchen Rubin explains it in her book, The Happiness Project.)Read More
Another thing we decided to buy from KOI after 3 years of going back and forth and drooling over it is the Kasting Trolley Table. Basically it’s a kitchen trolley that is so versatile in its use. You can use it in the kitchen (but why hide such a beauty?), in the dining area (like we did) or in your office. The brilliant thing about this trolley is that the 3 surfaces can be removed just by lifting it. Seriously it’s that easy. So if you don’t want the middle rack, coz you want to put something tall, then you can remove it. You can then use it as a tray or some sort. Or you can rearrange the different rows. Photos after the jump.
So this is the TV table that we ended up getting for our master’s bedroom. I got it from KOI. To be honest I’ve eyed it for about 3 years already. And I was seriously contemplating having Danni make it for me, however since the price came out around the same, I decided to buy it from KOI because it would be the first time Danni would make it while KOI has been making this design for years. Can you believe that this is what I asked for my birthday last year? You know you’re getting old when you are asking for furniture! LOL!
If you’ve read my posts on furniture, you know how much I adore multipurpose and versatile pieces. I just wanna share with you this design that I found on the internet that I was contemplating to use as an inspiration for our masters BR TV table.Read More
No matter the quality of your wood there is no 100% guarantee that it will not crack. So when there were terribly hot days in Jakarta and we would turn on the air conditioner in the living room at night, some hairline cracks appeared on our beloved Teak Nesting tables. (Remember them? The ones that can be used as side tables AND stools! #DoublePurpose) As part of Danni’s fabulous customer service, he fixes any problems for free! He came over to my apartment mid-way to ask me a very interesting question….Read More
One of the things that I took from The Happiness Project is to de-clutter or simplify my home. Part of that is to get rid of the stuff that I don’t use and just keep in storage, thereby wasting physical and mental space. There are many ways to do this, I can either sell, donate or dispose. One of the other more creative ways I learned is to display items that have emotional significance, instead of keeping them wrapped up.Read More
It seems like only yesterday that I had our first pieces furniture custom-built. I was so excited that I even wrote about it here. However due to a series of events, I am having to sell my beloved dining set. Pictures and details after the jump!Read More
During the long Idul Fitri holidays TD and I decided to do some spring cleaning. We assigned two half days to do it and boy did we underestimate the time needed to do this! Since I wanna celebrate small victories and get me motivated to tackle the other rooms I am sharing our victory over out Guest Toilet & Bath. I wish it could look like a magazine and be minimalist but as I’ve learned from 101 Grams of Eyecandy and OC Mom in Manila, the more important thing is for it to be organized. There is beauty in organization itself. And those magazine spreads aren’t so realistic or lived in.Read More
When I ordered my massive L-shaped buffet I made a mistake and didn’t specify the color and my furniture maker assumed that I would like to match it to my dining set. Unfortunately this tiny but significant detail was overlooked with the amount of details and work that was put into my highly customized buffet. It’s was a massive and astounding project. However I have light colored walls and the dark colored big piece of furniture made my dining area look smaller. So to resolve the visual space issue I decided to put mirrors – mounted to the wall above and behind the buffet.Read More
Several people have asked me where I got these bookends, so I decided to share it on my blog. I was really happy to find them at a reasonable price in KARE DESIGN, a unique and incredible shop, which I featured before here!Read More
We have a very small guest room/study/war-room (coz that’s where we hide the mess!) that had a futon and ONE desk, which hosted the iMac + our massive All-in-one printer (fax/scanner/copier/printer/photoprinter). I would use it by day and get kicked out when TD came home at night and had to work on a table. Sometimes he would work in the dining room, but it really was a waste of energy because the ACs and lights of both rooms would be used. Also since the desk was home to a desktop and a printer it was so crowded there was barely any table surface. To solve it I decided to come up with a printer table/filing cabinet for all our documents and a folding wall-mounted desk for TD which would take up less physical and visual space in the super tiny study. Pictures of the custom-made solid teak furniture I designed with Danni after the jump!Read More
This project has been a more than a year in the making. It started with brainstorming on what bookshelves I can design that can hold the most books, occupy the least space and use the least amount of wood (so that it will cost tell) – YET still be stable and not fall over or crash with the weight of all our books (TD and I love our books!).Read More