beldi the rugs

Who could blend colors better than Moroccan in their rugs? Look at these fantastic rugs brought to you by Beldi - started by a couple from New York and Marrakech. They buy directly from the artisans to ensure fair prices, and they also pledge to donate 20% of all profits to charities in Morocco, like the SOS Children’s Village in Ait Ourir, outside Marrakech where they sponsor a young boy:

become a window farmer

Windowfarm is an idea by artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray in February, 2009. Riley read the article by "Why Bother?" Michael Pollan in the New York Times Magazine in conjunction with Clay Shirky's book Here Comes Everybody. She wanted to grow some of her own food but lived in a 5-story walk-up in Brooklyn. Rooftop growing was problematic, so harnessing the light in the window plus the year-round climate control of an apartment seemed promising. With limited space, dirt growing was not an option. So, the challenge was to make hydroponics vertical and optimized for the window space.

Here is what they created:


Since the public launch last year, the community of windowfarmers on have contributed innovations from the perspective of end uses that helped evolve the Windowfarms designs. The community has grown to more than 13,000 members around the world. The project has been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in dozens of publications.


It a perfect gift option for our urban dweller friends. Its a gift that keeps on giving.

cam popping up

Long time client CAM aka Creatively Active Minds who specializes in conceptualizing interesting thoughts into objects has recently curated their very bespoke retail space in Singapore at the renowned Paragon up on Orchard Road. If you are into things that has a story and history behind, don't miss out on this opportunity to see and own them and curate your very own creative space.

Visit CAM Popup Store in Singapore at Paragon Shopping Center, 290 Orchard Road on Ground Floor at the Atrium from now till 31 December 2011.

fly me to the moon

I find this bench super interesting as the balloon looks so real, and imagine just sitting there enjoying your favorite read with a Mojito in hand in Summer! "This is bench was visually inspired by the feeling of floating that the main character felt in the French movie, “Le Ballon Rouge”(1953).  In reality the bench is suspended from the ceiling by 4 anchors concealed by the balloon shapes. This creates the illusion of the bench being lifted by balloons."  Japanese really know how to bring dream to live, you can tell from the amazing animation and products they design. This dreamy bench is brought to you by h220430.

Via DWELL, Asia Volume 1

the marq

Hermes has announced it's first decorated home be located in The Marq on The Patterson Hill in Singapore. The five-bedroom apartment ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet will feature a combination of furniture, fabrics, rugs, carpets, wallpaper and made-to-measure upholstered items. The apartment is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012. A successful brand does not only create but to find an environment where it can be applied, lived and breathed. Hermes has broken boundaries letting her brand essence be part of the living world and not just a piece of decoration be adorned from afar.

decorator in a box

For the do-it-yourself & budget homeowner who wants the expertise of an interior designer, but does not need a full service decorator to execute the design. Decorator In A Box might just be what you're looking for. diab_01.jpg


In the box, you get: Note from your decorator and on how to begin your project. A sample board on colors, finishes, furniture and accessories. A space plan, shopping list, a tote for carrying all your items, etc.

circus antics

Supper clubs seem to be making a quiet comeback. The latest to open is Circus London, located smack in the centre of Covent Garden. Despite mixed reviews on the Southern-style food, the boudoir-meets-space-ship interiors by Tom Dixon and performances by contortionists with nipple tassles will take your mind off the 20 pound cocktails you'll likely be sipping. Either way we're intrigued by the concept and the candy slickness of the decor and identity.Circus London 27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London