AAKKOSET Shelf / Room Divider by Kayiwa, Finland

A press release from KAYIWA came in this morning. It's hard not to blog when you see something that you genuinely like. :) Here's AAKKOSET Shelf / Room Divider.

It takes a meticulous 4-week to build one AAKKOSET, uniquely combines the very latest manufacturing technology with traditional craftsmanship. In brief, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is fed through a 5-Axis Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) router. It is thoroughly glued, pressed and primed before a deep rich paint job is first mechanically applied and then hand finished. AAKKOSET comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

You may use AAKKOSET to hold your things, or leave it empty as a room divider. It comes in in black, blue, green, orange, red, violet, white and yellow. Plus, you could choose your own color, size, material or special finish with KAYIWA personalization service. Nice. How about using mirror for AAKKOSET? ;-)

Happy 45, Singapore!

Here's some pictures taken from the NDP location, few days before the actual event. For those who's witnessing the parade tonight... lucky you! :)

Have a great National Day!!

Oh my.. it's Zee Avi..

Recently stumbled upon her Bitter Heart song, I was smitten with her sweet voice instantly. Catch Zee Avi, a 23-year-old from Sarawak, Malaysia, on these dates!

Fashion. Fun. Friendship. And more fashion.

My friend and I went to the Sex and The City 2 Gala Premiere last night. It was indeed a fun movie to watch. Bear in mind this movie is all about fashion and comedy among girlfriends. Don't try to find wisdom in the storyline, you'd frustrate yourself throughout the movie.

It's just director Michael Patrick King’s honest depictions of women's insecurities over career, marriage, motherhood, luxuries and hormones. So if you're up to for some laughter and a major fashion parade, this is the movie. Expecting more... you might have to watch something else.

Sex and The City 2 opens tomorrow, May 27. Click here for a peek into Carrie's closet.

Sex and The City 2 Trailer from HP

A much anticipated movie. Tomorrow is the Gala Premiere of Sex and the City 2, and I'm goiiiiiing!! :)

Thanks to HP for the kind invitation.

I Am A Girl by The Girls With Glasses

Have you seen The Girls With Glasses? "I Am A Girl" is the theme song of The Girls With Glasses show, an original piece co-written by the hosts, Brooke White and Summer Bellessa. I was instantly smitten with the above video when I saw it. Every single frame is such a delight, filled with sweet tunes, fabulous outfits and great props. I bet you'd love it too. :)

Korean Pop Music Videos

Geez, I feel like a teenage girl all over again. Soon after a friend introduced me to Korean Pop music videos, I can't stop searching for more. Here are the selected few. You could find more here, here, or here. Enjoy fellas! ;-)


is seeing Liberty of London for Target collection. Available from March 14. And yes, yes, yes... at Target prices, these gorgeousness certainly won't last for long... Have I mentioned it's Liberty of London? ;-) Get your dose of happiness here.

Seen at happy mundane.


This year is rather special, having Valentine's day to fall on the first day of Chinese New Year. So I snapped some pics and made up the image above, to wish you a Prosperous New Year, and a Happy Hearts Day! Enjoy your holiday! :)

Surrealist Laser-Cut Handbags

Never heard of them before. Never thought such things even existed until I saw these images from James Piatt in my inbox. As James mentioned, all handbags are beautifully crafted, detailed, and do not contain any stitching. Tabs and slots are laser cut in the leather which allows each piece of leather to interlock together. It's a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Hm.. yes, I have to agree with him. A clever combination.

Looove the Pursuader™, but I wonder if it could pass through the airport security without lengthy, repetitive screenings and checks, yes? no? Well, I'd say, if you had this bag with you, you'd definitely turn many heads, and perhaps, have some onlookers gasping, or.. screaming (excitedly, or frantically), or simply have ppl being so wonderfully generous, friendly, then run away from you. Aah fun, just by imagining it. :) Pursuader™ comes in Copper Mirror (as shown on top), Blue Alligator, Black, and Natural Skin. I'd go for the Copper Mirror. It's shiny, it's reflective. :) Click here to see more of James Piatt handbags.

Thanks, James!

Shiny Reflective Objects

My mind has been hooked on shiny reflective objects lately.. A total distraction. In a much desirable way, of course. :)

(top) Digit Chandelier by Emmanuel Babled, Daisy Marc Jacobs (Silver).
(middle) River Island's Chainmail Slouch Bag, Ted Noten's Lady K Bag 6/7.
(bottom) Day Goose by Day Birger et Mikkelsen.

Future is Smart Integrated Wallet

I was rather hesitated to write this post when Amelia first suggested to Blog A Trend. This could bore you to death, and it might sound nonsensical to some of you. But hey, every girl is entitled to dream. So let me bore you for a little while. :)


Mobile Technology
I'm sure you are all aware with the increasing number of your family and friends using smartphones these days, and how often they're using them. I know one 15-yr old in Jakarta, Indonesia, who's been an avid user of BlackBerry (BB) for a few months now. Last holiday I met him again at a family event, and asked if any of his friends was using BB, he replied, "All of them. Everybody in my class has one." A startling fact, but it's happening. A recent article by NYTimes, shows young Americans nowadays are becoming proficient in using mobile technology. "On average, young people spend about two hours a day consuming media on a mobile device, the study found." -- NYTimes.

Some people (teens or adults) even have more than one mobile device. In addition to smartphones, they could have iPod, Kindle, or soon, the newly-launched iPad. So it won't be surprising if future generations would have more mobile devices than a pile of receipts/cards in his/her bag. Below is a short explanation on why I think Smart Integrated Wallet could possibly be part of future lifestyle.

What is Smart Integrated Wallet?
Smart Integrated Wallet is a thin light mobile device with Bluetooth technology that works pretty much like ordinary wallet, but smarter. It stores data like credit card details, reward/membership cards, identity cards, cash amount, and receipts. It compiles a log of daily transactions. And it shows numerical and graphical stats of spending behavior based on recorded transactions. Every Smart Integrated Wallet is password protected and comes with a unique WalletID. And just like ordinary wallet, Smart Integrated Wallet could come in various brands.

Why Smart Integrated Wallet?
With increasing hectic and demanding lifestyle, future generations will become more critical in running their daily lives. They will require control over information and personal enjoyment. Instantaneous and accuracy are key. In short, the world at their finger tips. No delays, no lost cards, no queuing, no time wasted. Knowing all credit cards, reward/membership cards, identity cards, cash, and receipts are constantly intact and available on demand, will be a necessity.

Smart Integrated Wallet would eliminate the possibility of misplaced cards/cash/receipts. It would eliminate the need of physical monetary notes, thus eliminate the need of ATM machines and money changers. When travelling, no more scouring around the city looking for your_international_bank ATM machine or money changer. Banks/merchants/institutions would only need to issue card details, no actual card needed. No time wasted in searching for misplaced cards, reporting lost cards, and getting replacement cards.

How would Smart Integrated Wallet work?
To enable Smart Integrated Wallet, a password will be required. To store credit card/reward/membership card details, you would need to enter the data to the device. This would be as easy as updating contacts in smartphones. These are the only data that could be edited in Smart Integrated Wallet.

To receive/store cash amount, a fund transfer to your registered WalletID in the currency of your choice, could be done through internet banking by using your smartphone.

To store identity cards, the related government agencies would need to send the details (name, photo, address, etc.) directly to your WalletID. Any changes to identity cards (new home address, etc.) could only be made through the gov. agencies involved.

To make payment using Smart Integrated Wallet, data could be transferred via Bluetooth to merchant's device. Prior to data transfer, another password will be required. Receipt then would be sent by the merchant to your Smart Integrated Wallet via Bluetooth.

Daily transactions would be recorded in the log. Numerical and graphical stats would be generated on a specified time basis. Credit card/reward/membership card details, log and stats can be uploaded and saved into your home computer, and thus be printed when needed. These saved data would serve as back-up data should you lose your Smart Integrated Wallet, and these would easily be restored into a new WalletID. Of course, if you lost your wallet, you'd lose the cash amount and identity cards in it. The government agencies who produced your identity cards would then need to be notified with the change of WalletID. This would work pretty much the same as if you lost your identity card now.

You could deactivate/reactivate your WalletID by using your smartphone, data would then be encrypted/decrypted respectively, if you lost your Smart Integrated Wallet momentarily. Otherwise, WalletID could remain deactivated.


So what do you think? Did I get carried away, just to Blog A Trend?? Haha. I sure did. :) You must've thought I've gone insane with this post. Well, you could be right. After all, everybody needs a dose of insanity in life. ;) Thank you for reading!

Keraton Yogyakarta, Indonesia

We went to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, last December, mainly to see Biennale Jogja X. And while we were there, we thought it'd be great to let the kids see other cultural tourism spots as well, like the Borobudur and Keraton Yogyakarta.

Keraton Yogyakarta, built in 1755 by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I, is currently the palace of Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta and the Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta). Above are some pics I took of Keraton Yogyakarta. I was in awe to see a ceiling with layers of intricately carved moldings like that. Love it. Click here to see more pictures. Enjoy!

AVATAR - Behind the Scenes

An impressive(!) 22-minute Behind the Scenes of AVATAR, a revolutionary in fimmaking. Covering its CGI, casting, sound design, cameras, editing, scoring and more, AVATAR is truly an out-of-this-world production. Seen at Yahoo! Movies: "Creating the World of Pandora".

Thanks, Dhania!

Bonjour Mon Coussin, France

Pretty quirky pillow covers. From Bonjour Mon Coussin, France. They will be at Maison & Objet Paris on January 22-26, 2010, Hall 6 C24, launching new products and new pillow designs. Sweet.

Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood

Have you seen Carrie Underwood's Cowboy Casanova music video? I looooove everything(!) about it. The rustic glamorous setting, the dresses and corsets, the fabulous shoes, jewelry and headpieces, the make-up, the song, the dance, the glitzy-dark-and-subdued color mood, and of course, the cinematography. It's one. perfect. party.

LEICA M7 Limited Edition Hermès

Silver chrome LEICA M7 camera with exquisite Hermès Swift calfskin leather. Only 200 in the world; 100 each of available leather colours, étoupe and orange. Wanna see the price tag? take a long deep breath, then click here. :)

Pink Octopus Chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage

These are the pink octopus chandeliers made by Adam Wallacavage for Tarina Tarantino's NYC Sephora launch party. One word. Gorgeousness.

(via Arrested Motion, images by Adam Wallacavage)


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