winter gold rush

society6_ gold foil world map by Samantha Ranlet
✚ gold foil world map by Samantha Ranlet | via society6

for these who live in united states… happy thanksgiving! j and i are not traveling this year, which means no crazy highway traffic  and no starbucks stop…yay! and we don’t have any plan for friendsgiving as well, just relaxing time for two of us with yummy food marathon from brunch to dinner to late night dessert, plus some netflix binge =)

gold foil just makes everything seem more cheerful and it makes a ordinary world map glamorous. recently i’ve been kind of obsessed about posters & stationary with gold foil… don’t be too surprised if you receive greeting card from me and there is gold foil on it.

✚ 2015 honey bee wall calendar by rifle paper co. | via rifle paper co.

2015 honey bee wall calendar by rifle paper co_gold foil

✚ holiday greeting card by rifle paper co. | via rifle paper co.

joyeux noel holiday greeting card by rifle paper co_gold foil

✚ magnifique gold foil poster by marabou design | via minted

minted_gold foil_magnifique by marabou design

✚ snow baby gold foil poster by marabou design | via minted

minted_gold foil_snow baby by marabou design

✚ new york city map gold foil poster by alex elko design | via minted

( i am hoping there will be a philadelphia city map in gold foil )

minted_gold foil_new york city map by Alex Elko Design

… after browsing several images from site to site i feel a need to put on my ray ban.

winter gold rush

festive white

LR_W2013/14 0052 [all images courtesy of louise]

can’t believe tomorrow is christmas eve..!! actually in the past couple days i was fighting a terrible flu, which totally messed up my sense of time… anyway, lots of business travel definitely increase the chance of intaking more germs.

couple beautiful images from danish design brand louise roe… i am very looking forward to having a healthy, no flu normal life again!!!
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festive white

black and white holiday

Xmas_Bambula_Marjo Naukkarinen


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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

holiday wreath by moon canyon design co.



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i heard people said using artificial wreath is actually more sustainable than getting fresh ones as you can re-use the artificial ones years after years after years. well, i don’t have enough solid facts to against the statement but I JUST CANNOT DO THIS. i would rather not hanging anything. no artificial wreath please.

and don’t you agree it looks so much more fun to make your own wreath? imagine the nice scent from the fresh cut fir? i found this lovely wreath DIY on designlovefest and it really inspired me to rethink about the holiday wreath. the very talented florist kristen from moon canyon design showed us how to make your own beautiful & unique wreath- like a mini forest. i love how different texture & shape of greens mixed in a perfect asymmetrical arrangement… simply chic.

make sure read the full article on designlovefest !

holiday wreath by moon canyon design co.

happy happy birthday



… 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