floating sideboards in living room

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image via  stadshem.se

alright, today’s post is more like a to-do list of 2015 : the floating sideboards in living room. we’ve been talking about installing our own for few years and i think this is the year we’re going to really do it.

couple lovely inspirations:

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floating sideboards in living room

black and white holiday

Xmas_Bambula_Marjo Naukkarinen

Xmas_calendar_Bambula_naku

[all images courtesy of bambulablogi.blogspot.se]

tuesday’s inspiration: lovely black and white holiday decoration from bambula… what a chic advent calendar idea!  and yes i hear you! if you’re tired of the overwhelming holiday decoration hype from one blog to another… check out bambula ! many lovely creative DIYs that will not make you feel exhausted. i promise!

black and white holiday

happy happy birthday

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… to my dearest mom!!

actually her birthday WAS on the 13th, and the card didn’t get mailed until two days passed her birthday (oops). since the card is on its way to taiwan right the moment, i figure this post shouldn’t spoil her surprise. ( which i am also hoping she won’t check the blog before the card arrives)

+ the rabbit graphic was simply inspired by her zodiac year

+ lovely cotton twine from studio carta by angela liguori… the best cotton twine, ever.

happy happy birthday

[book] concrete garden projects

[image courtesy LA times]

read the article on LA Times about a lovely book called “concrete garden projects” published by timber press… the author of the article followed some tricks from the book and tried couple small projects, like shown above — aren’t these sedum cupcakes super adorable? and here is the sneak peak picture from the book. love these concrete containers, so simple and beautiful, and inexpensive to make!

[image courtesy Camilla Arvidsson]

i haven’t planned to make my own concrete cupcakes yet, (too cold right now) maybe wait until spring time. if you remember, we have a DIY planting bed in our 10’x10′ backyard, thanks to my creative husband, well, happens to be a architect who also is savvy about building his own the form-liner concrete wall,wooden planters,deck and fence… basically everything! it was my first time to be convinced it is possible to build your own concrete planter.

this is part of the planter. aren’t the texture lovely?

i am a big fan of concrete-inspired design: concrete flooring, concrete wall, concrete bench. and now, DIY concrete containers! can’t wait to make some summer night votive candle holder.

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以前總覺得DIY的成果往往看起來不夠正式,

(尤其是大型物件)

搬進來新家看到J重新改造的混凝土牆,木平台,木植栽槽以及混凝土植栽槽…

原來自己手工打造的成果也可以很有質感。

不過話說回來,

這麼專業的質感跟他是建築師也許有一點點的關連?

我這景觀設計師負責種種花草,打點搭配細節就可以了…

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[book] concrete garden projects

holiday greeting card 2011

i usually sent hand-made greeting cards to close friends and family. consider the quantities i need to make this holiday season, the design of cards should be simple and easy to duplicate… and what can be easier than punch a hole and bow-tie with twine? (same twine i used to warp pork loin/bacon!)

and don’t forget to finish the card with brown-paper envelope, seal with mt masking tape, and it will be ready to go!

yes, this simple. happy holiday!

holiday greeting card 2011