Friday, 30 December 2011

Paper Birkin

My short holiday at home has been full of the usual shopping and eating. The "paper" birkin by Wonder Anatomie has existed for quite a while now, but I was unsure of how to acquire this curious creation. Imagine my amazement when I found this knockoff-knockoff at Hong Kong clothing store Two Percent (more specifically, it's produced by derivative Plus Minus Times Divided). It only cost $300 HKD (approx 40 USD), or $50 if you buy another item! I just purchased a cheap vest so that I could pay the heavily discounted price.

Like the version from Wonder Anatomie, this one seems to be made of cork leather and not paper as the name deceivingly implies. It looks even less crumple-prone and also comes in grey.

Hopefully it'll last for a while. I'm even considering buying another one for when this one wears out. Love it!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

La Mer Watch

Finally, something worth blogging about - my watch from La Mer has arrived!

I've wanted one for SO LONG but could never decide on which colour... well, my old watch broke and this one was on sale at Ideeli so I had to have it.

It's functional AND effortlessly glamourous... love it!

(I'm sorry my teacups have been making such a frequent appearance.

Actually, no I'm not.)

When you get one, you'll obviously end up wanting more... there are so many to lust after, but these are at the top of my wishlist.

Flying back to HK tomorrow. Happy times ahead!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Poison Apple

If Snow White was given this apple, I'd totally get why she took a bite.

What I love about the candles from D.L. and Co isn't just the fragrances themselves, but their unique designs that transform them into true works of art. I bought their mini skull candles in Harrods and have lusted after their other products for a long time...

I finally caved in and bought the mini version of the red apple during the black friday sale. Would have loved the full-sized version but I just bought a digital keyboard and felt too guilty! It's tiny so I don't think I'd ever want to use it... but the candle itself smells pretty amazing.

Some other things on my wish list...

The silver thorn apple candle and gold claw candle holder. Amaaaaaazing!


Friday, 9 December 2011

Faux Gold

I found this charger plate amongst the Christmas decorations in Randalls. It was fun to build a set around such a basic piece, which also resulted in a good chill session, complete with back-to-back episodes of South Park.

I can't imagine how much fun designers of window displays have. It must be a fantastic job, having the freedom to conjure up an orgasm of trippy visuals... the Christmas displays at Selfridges always looked like they were designed by someone on acid. I miss London so much right now!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Mrs. Harrison's

Mrs. Harrison is an elderly lady who welcomes patients to stay with her when they come to Houston for cancer treatment, and also regularly invites people over for dinner. She has incredible taste when it comes to decorating her house.

Items from different countries were collected over many years. She also has a lamp fashioned out of her late husband's flute...

I would love to live in a space like this someday! One filled to the brim with stories of years past.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Foie Gras Sushi

Christmas is fast approaching and I am seriously looking forward to my brief return home... A large proportion of my holiday consumption will always consist of sushi, and I can't wait to get my hands on some of THIS while catching up with old friends.