6 Oct 14

Home is the best place to be

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Oh hey hey! I wanted to quickly share this collection curated by me on Naiise. They were so nice to invite me to do this and it couldn’t be at a better time as I am right in the thick of renovating our first home. They even included a short interview, and it’s been such a long time since I did one, I almost forgot how to type coherently.

Naiise were nice to share a discount code as well. Use GREENLAUNDRY, get 10% off with no minimum spend, valid till the end of October 2014.

About Naiise
Naiise is a curated online destination for original, well-designed products and daily design inspiration. Founded in the belief that design adds value to people’s lives, Naiise strives to make good design accessible and relevant to more people through its various touch-points – online, pop-up stores and customer experiences. Naiise is also a platform where designers can promote and showcase their products to larger audiences.

By working closely with its community of partners, curators and customers and maintaining a vibrant social media presence, Naiise hopes to nurture a community of people who love and appreciate good design.

Naiise is design for everyone, for everyday.

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8 Jul 14

#thebellywedding

This might be the first time, I think, I’m mentioning it on the blog that Ben & I are getting married this Saturday! I’ve been trying to type something that makes sense for about half an hour, but everything comes out sounding contrived. I eek at the slightest sign of romance (like to think it’s hereditary) so it’s hard to write sweet… things… But I will say that I can’t wait to find out if being married feels different.

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We have no recent decent photos of ourselves together, it’s always a case of he looks nice in one while I look nice in another and retaking more makes it worse. The second photo is one of my favourites of him, let’s just say there’s a lot of irony going on it in. We’ll see if our wedding photos turn out alright and I’ll definitely share some here! Married peeps, feel free to chime in about anything wedding-related or marriage-related. Hearing stories helps calms my nerves. x

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1 Jul 14

Shop News

Hey guys! I’ve got three new hanging mobiles in my shop. I’m excited for these new babies! They’ve been rough sketches in my notebook for months and now they are real and ready to find new homes. To take the hanging mobiles up a notch just a little, I used sterling silver metal chains instead of my usual hemp rope. The chains are oxidized (by me) so none of that too-shiny silver look. Do check them out on Etsy! ♥︎

sunset loops
Sunset Loops

black & cream loops
Black & Cream Loops

summertime loops
Summertime Loops

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7 Jun 14

HK02

Sharing some scenes from all over Hong Kong. I’m saving some of my HK recommendations for another post. Once I get more time on my hands!

I’ve been busy working on a new design for my hanging mobiles so all my brain juice goes there. That and juggling wedding preparation so June’s pretty hectic. Had good company on the TV with Roland Garros season and next week, World Cup begins!

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I’m crazy for this shot

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HK rooftops 1

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HK rooftops 2

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HK rooftops 3

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“Oooo lookey!” when I spotted this

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20 May 14

HK 01 – Jardine’s Lookout & Mt Butler

It’s become a thing for me, to plan for an outdoorsy activity when we travel anywhere. It sucks to hike (or even try to enjoy nature) in Singapore because of the humidity, heat and mozzies. While this hike we did in Hong Kong nearly killed us and our relationship (just kidding!), I was really happy we completed it after we completed it.

I borrowed this book and decided on Jardine’s Lookout trail because of the promising views. It didn’t disappoint! The Victoria Peak trail would probably be awesome too but Ben & I have been up to the Peak before. I’ll share at the end of the post how to get to the starting point.

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Hiking up to the starting point!

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This is Ben, totally regretting letting me plan our trip

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I keep calm (and clam) and carry on, till the view spoke for itself

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Mid-way!

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On the top of Mount Butler

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The descend is long. Like, really long, till you see signs of life and promise of drinking water.

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So we took many, many breaks

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How to get there:
– Get to Exchange Square. It is a bus interchange. Located between Central & Hong Kong station.
– Get on Bus 6 or 66. I took Bus 6.
– The journey takes you through Wanchai & Causeway Bay. Once the bus leaves the busy city streets and climbs uphill, enjoy the view for a bit before getting ready to alight.
– Alight at the stop near the cricket club, next to a petrol kiosk. The bus journey took about 25 – 30 minutes at an off-peak hour.
– Buy water from the petrol kiosk, last chance to and you’ll need it. There isn’t a lot of shade to rest under on the trail. Not until you descend from Mount Butler.
– There’s a staircase from the petrol kiosk which will take you up to a street road, Tai Tam Reservoir Road. From there, start walking upwards till you see this wooden archway.

Alternatively, you can skip this by taking a cab. The wooden archway is just shy of the entrance to Parkview, a residential complex.

I found this post to be very informative; I have no idea how far or how long we walked for or what we were even looking at (I’m bad at geography, estimation and simple math calculations). So thank you internet people for sharing!

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