Papeete Ciel by Alberto Turolo

I did a magazine swap with Kath from Cape Town, South Africa, few weeks ago. And I saw these Papeete Ciel colorful chairs in House and Leisure, one of the magazines that Kath sent me. Thanks, Kath!

As mentioned in House and Leisure, Papeete Ciel was seen at Promosedia 2006. It was one of the Top Ten Award 2006 winners. Papeete Ciel was designed by Alberto Turolo for ITF, an Italian furniture manufacturer which was founded in 1967 by Walter Turolo, Alberto's father. Alberto Turolo is the ITF's managing director and designer. Click here to request for more details.

Bantie, Sweden

Bantie is the latest Swedish textile company, run by Ulrika Gyllstad and Wilhelmina Wiese. They currently offer five fabric patterns, available in a total of 12 color combinations, on cushions, floor cushions, table cloths, table mats, bags, cosmetic bags, wash bags and trays. Or you can choose to purchase the fabrics by the meter. All fabrics are printed in Sweden.

My top favorites? that would be the BUBBEL (shown on bottom pic) and KOKESHI (not shown here) patterns. Interested in purchasing any of their items? you can always shoot them an email here.

(via emmas designblogg)

Lotta Jansdotter Spring Cleaning!

Oh my, my, my... Lotta is having a sale! With great bargains up to 60% off, this spring cleaning definitely can't be missed! The fun will take place at 75c Hoyt Street (between State & Atlantic Ave), Brooklyn NY 11201, USA, on Sunday, March 25, 2007, 12-4pm.

For you who can't join the fun (like me *sigh*), Lotta has some sale items on her online shop as well and yup, yup, yup, she ships worldwide! ;-)

Thanks Lotta!

BOX Furniture by Bokdesindo, Indonesia

I am so glad to finally blog about a company out of my home country. I saw BOX Furniture at the IFFS 2007 (International Furniture Fair Singapore) trade show few weeks ago. I'm sure everybody who visited BOX Furniture at that time would notice their GREAT collection of mirrors. I'm not just referring to their mirror designs, but also their sizes. They all come in huge sizes!!

I consider myself lucky to find BOX Furniture at the IFFS, as they don't sell their furniture and accesories back in Indonesia. They only do export for the time being. So I got myself one of their smaller version of the round mirror above, which merely fits my trunk. Oh btw, I love their chairs, too, but I have no space for a new chair.

And guess what, the day after my IFFS visit, I saw one of BOX furniture mirrors on Desire to Inspire, being featured in the Inside Out magazine. Awesome.


It's this time of the year again... when we visit our families back home. Hurrah, it's school holiday! :)

  • Remember the Doilies by Jo Scholar? Jo told me her work will be at the V&A Museum from March 8 to April 6, 2007. Thanks, Jo!

  • Introducing nest.! A free monthly local magazine (Singapore!) offering heaps of info on everything you need to live creatively. nest. is available at the cool shops on Ann Siang Road, Tangs Home at Vivo City, and Fitness First gyms. For more distribution points, please contact nest. Thanks Charlotte!

  • Ana of Bientot Demain has some quirky items on her blog shop, like this key USB by OOOMS. For English translation of her blog shop, click here. Thanks, Ana!

  • If you're looking for more great reads, I've just added few links on my sidebar. Please check them out. -------->

Enjoy! I'll be back in a week's time. Take care.

a-carpet, Sweden

a-carpet is owned and operated by its' two founders Charlotta Hagerud and Anna Landé. As stated on their site, a-carpet offers superb quality hand tufted pure natural wool carpets - designed by the client, at a competitive price and quick delivery.

They've worked with numerous international designers such as Helena Bodin & Johanna Egnell (bodin och egnell), Calle Henzel, Mats Theselius, Bengt & Lotta, and Jantze Brogard Asshoff. Check out the rest of a-carpet's collection here.

Kipikude, Finland

Founded by two talented sisters, Sanna Suomela and Marjo Suomela, Kipikude offers a wide range of products from hooded sweaters to kitchen towels to fabrics by the meter. My favorite patterns are Muusa, Banaani and Pikku-Lento (all shown above). Lovely lovely!

Mariann Johansen-Ellis, Singapore

Remember my linocut and etchings work? Well, Mariann is my guru of these two courses that I took at STPI. I didn't know that she has an online shop, Art Can Be Fun, selling her beautiful and playful prints, until I saw her URL on her email today. And guess what, she offers FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world! How fantastic!

Mariann is originally from Denmark, and she moved to south of Spain in 1989, where she first discovered printmaking. She has been living in South East Asia since 1999, and currently lives and works in Singapore. If you'd like to get a closer look of her prints, catch her tomorrow and Saturday (Mar 2 & 3) at the Loewen Gardens fair, block 75 - 81 Loewen Road, Singapore.

oh btw, I own that bottom left print, and I'm loving it! :)

International Furniture Fair Singapore 2007

Vanissa has just reminded me that IFFS starts today until March 5, 2007 at the Singapore Expo, Hall 1 to 6. It opens for trade admission. Its public admission will ONLY be on March 5, 12pm to 5pm. *too little time, too many to see*

A good tip from Vanissa, the exhibitors normally would clear the display sets when it's open for the public, as they find it costly to ship the items back. Hmmm, sounds like a good deal? I'd say yes!

Thanks, Vanissa!


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