Thursday, August 30, 2007

Planning a wedding?

I'm having a great time thinking of wedding day ideas. Its a special day isn't it? People are coming to share it, arent they? So might as well make it as personal and meaningful as can be done with whatever budget you have. I do believe the level of success a wedding event has, has little to do with the amount you spend. I mean sure, you can't talk up a 4-tier wedding cake without any money or get more gem stones on my dress or free flow alcohol bar.... etc. Sure those things are nice. But i've been to too many weddings were lots of care and money were spent and its inevitable guests still complain. So what it boils down for me is just not to cater too much about what people will be impressed with but to celebrate the marriage between two people, and find ways to express the personalities of the couple and share it with the guests. I think its all about personalization. I think if you have a unique invite, a cake and deco that reflect care and love and not 'abundance' it will most likely be appreciated more. We'll just see how well i did in a few months. How do i rate 'well'? Hmm... if i can get home and feel i had a good time and i managed to be relaxed to enjoy all the important moments. Had time to appreciate the people attending. I think thats what would satisfy me. Anyway it sounds preachy, i'll have to rewrite this later. It's a holiday today, and why did i wake up at 6am when i could sleep in late? I have no clue.

Found this awesome site. The Knot
Really resourceful place.

Cakes - even smaller

Nice site and portfolio... the passion and art is evident! Very professional looking cakes yet the ones i admired had a very homemade/ loose style... more fluid.
Cakes by ' Cake That'
Check my link list, they also have a blog.

Am I getting closer to my perfect cake? Who knows.... I might just bake it myself. Opps, did i mention i've never iced a cake before?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cakes - small classics

The closer i get to the date the more my 'theme' seems to be coming together... these are small, more classic looking cakes probably to cater for 60-150 servings. I don't think i'll have 3-tiers, at most 2.

All cakes by Coffey Cakes

Monday, August 20, 2007

Invitation Cards

Just too many details and too little time...

Just the beginning of my invitation tirade...

Simple site... pricey? Lots to choose from though. All images, property of:

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cabinet + Wall -> White + Colors

White cabinets might be a good idea for my small space.... and set against white walls they make the items on the shelves pop...

a single Dark olive green or bluish-gray wall is a 'unique' option to set against a white room.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Save the planet, save the people!

You know saving the planet has been quite the topic of late. I mean it has been a hot topic since the 80s too. Seems to come and go... school recycling projects... etc. Somehow i dont think its really catching on as a way of life here in Malaysia.

I'm the last person to be promoting these causes but the media has really highlighted some issues and the bombardment has really drilled in a few points, in my mind anyway. I've realised that i have been wrong. I always thought i was sensitive to the environment and well a naturalist at heart... i've always had the 'passion' for living with the basics, pro organic foods etc.... but i never really stopped and moved to the next step of really 'doing' anything. I'm soooo guilty of wasting paper, using plastic bags, bottles, not recycling, leaving the shower/ tap running, not switching off electric switches, leaving the lights on.... the list goes on. I dont even think i do a single things to improve all these crimes in my daily life. It's a shameful thing.

I know this is a shallow post in terms of what i know about living green or how we can really help this causes... its just shameful.

I've found a blog of a family who are living 'No Impact' as they can in urban settings. I figure adding this blog read to my daily reads might give me some ideas and get me off my butt in actually doing something about it and learning more about this subject.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

BALANCE - Coffee Table

Found this through
.. one of the places i surf on by very often.

This one's made by novamodern. They don't have many pieces on their website, but oh well, this one is pretty neat. Looks classy without being boring and looks innovative without being overly gimmicky.

Looking at it in thumbview now in hindsight the thickness of the material is a little thin, but then again it has to be seen in actual size to determine that. One again this piece might look good even in an outdoor shaded patio.... its a piece i like but its not for my next place... maybe the one after that one... :)