Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I took these pictures of awesome snowmans made by kids around my neighbourhood last year in Chicago. These snowpeeps are pretty swell aren't they?

Crazy! Christmas is TOMMOROOOWWWWW. It is hard to feel the spirit of Christmas when you are in the warmer weather country. Well maybe I might get the jolly spirit if I make my effort to go to the malls. But things are just so different here, Christmas in Jakarta is just not the same. I'm so used to the cold weather of Chicago already for the past 10 years of my life. I'm really dreaming of white x'mas this year. compensate this longing feel, I put on my pashmina shawl while it is raining outside. Even thou it is not that cold, I just miss the warm and soft cashmere touch to my neck and drinking hot coco while reading my fav magazine in my own little corner. hmmm......I am flying to Bali today. I will be spending Christmas and New Year in the hot hot weather. Bali is the hottest around this time of the year because the hot summer wind blows from Australia. So Merry Christmas to you all my dolls and bunnies. Stay warm and be safe! *sending all the sunshine and warmth to y'all* HYAAHHH.......

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All I want for X'mas is these lil "rocks" on my finger

I think this would be a great concept to replace the traditional engagement ring style. Look how sweet and modern the look. I scattered little diamonds here and there to make it sparkle just a little. I hope someone got the hint *wink wink*. I'm in love with everything that Cuaderno Bandada has to offer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Denis Belenko

There is this certain whimsy feel and effortless elegance that makes his work look just simply interesting beautiful and light. I also love the quirky interior details scatered here and there. Denis Belenko is a Ukrainian Interior Designer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

YwS getting hitched!

So, I went to Bali last weekend to see my friend Yaning getting hitched. It was a fun and beautiful wedding but boohoooo I did not bring my camera to the wedding. Oh Gaws,I hate myself *slap slap slap my own face*. Yaning has an exquisite taste in fashion, she had 3 costume changes during the reception, 1 beautiful custom red satin Chinese Cheong Sam wedding dress hand embroidered for the traditional dowry offering ceremony at the temple and 1 elegant ivory dress for the pre-reception party. Total of 5 dresses in all! fyuh! They all are custom made! They also flew to NY for their prewedding photo sessions. What a life! Oh where is my sugar daddy? DADDDYY!!!! Anyway, I'm trying to get pictures of all of her dress, meanwhile I only have a picture of this GORGEOUS red satin Chinese wedding dress of hers which i LOOVVEEEE so much. Congratulations Yaning my beautiful Dahhhlinggg!!!! Kiss Kiss! more photo of her costume coming. I have to beg her later to let me put her other wedding dresses pictures in here coz I wanna share them with y'all!
Ps: Photos above are courtesy of Yaning Wiriadi herself, I slightly edited the color for a little touch of drama ;) Thanks babe!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another Bali Trip for a Wedding

Gonna be away to Bali tommorow. Gonna see a college friend of mine getting hitched. Will be back monday morning! Have a nice weekends my bunnies!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

My Fling With Fendi Leather Dress

I found this image of Fendi's leather dress by Karl Lagerfeld through {this is glamorous} blog. The perfect simple metallic dress with the perfect champagne tone. Love how the leather drapes, can't believe that it is actually leather. It's just perfect! *sigh*

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mourning Jewelry by Giselle Ganne

Stunning jewelry inspired by dark moments in live by Gisele Ganne.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Thanksgiving my dolls! Dont eat too much. Weel, in that case I usually do. But who cares, it is a once a year fiesta! Enjoy your family companions and lazy day. This year I am thankful for seamless transition of life changing move from Chicago to Jakarta. Can't really complaint much, life is just getting better each day. Cheers! I miss my turkey thou! *sniff*

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hermes+Leica= Badass chi chi camera.....

Hermes, Leica, you guys must be really proud parents of this product. It is a pretty nice looking product hybrid I say. Available in 2 different colors made of sophisticated Hermes leather, Orange and taupe. Click here to read more.

Monday, November 16, 2009

When You Love a Lanvin

All pictures from
We'll see if I can forget about this breath-taking pair of pink satin heels with bows from Lanvin latest collection by tomorrow. *teary eyed*

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birds and Cosmonaut by Jeremy Geddes

Check out more of beautiful sublime work of Geddes at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Furniture with Youthful Elegance by Reagan Hayes

Cynthia Dining

Sylvia Sofa
I am so happy to find this utterly beautiful furniture line today. The brand's name suddenly brought back my memory of an ex-coworker's of mine back when I was still a Junior Designer at Simeone Deary Design group years ago. Then I dig deeper into the website and yes my suspicion was confirmed when I saw the profile picture of the designer. I do recognize her timeless elegance aesthetic and color pallete. After all these years she kept true to herself and made her own signature. Prensenting, Reagan Hayes, a interior designer turned furniture designer, now based in LA created a self-named affordable elegant furniture line. Youthful Elegance....yes Reagan dahling....that is the perfect phrase for this baby of yours. Congratulations! I'm so proud of you. We all turned out to be just fine aren't we? ;)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Head Over Heels with United Nude

I'm Currently swooning over these new designs by UNITED NUDE.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Prabal Gurung

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I know it is a bit late to post about talents from New York Fashion Week SS2010 collection. But this guy, Prabal Gurung, a Nepalese fashion designer who's now resides in NYC is one of the hottest fresh young talents. The latest New York fashion week for Spring 2010 was not his first season but he grabbed my attention at that time. His passion started when he decided to learn fashion at a National Institute of Fashion Technology in India. He quickly worked at some India couture houses after his graduation. Spent his youth globe trotting, finally he came to NYC to enroll at the prestigious Parsons School of Design. His talent was rapidly recognized and was awarded "Best Designer" title by Annual Parsons/ FIT Design competition. Following his Parsons years he was soon recruited by famous fashion designers such as; Cynthia Rowley and Bill Blass. Now, standing on his own, doing a self-named line, Prabal Gurung, since Fall 2009.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mike Perry for DWR-NY

Monday, November 2, 2009

Torres de Hercules by Raphael de la Hoz

This stunning latticed facade building is designed by a Spanish architect, Raphael de la Hoz. Read more here. Pictures Via

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Alfalfa Studio Pays Tribute to The Late King of Pop

Our mascot is a thriller from alfalfa studio on Vimeo.

My dear friend Nigel works for Alfalfa Studio in SOHO, NY. I never never seen Nigel dance before and I knew him from waaayyyyy back when he was still a freshmen in college. This is awesome!!I found this pretty funny and impressive Hey I would work for Alfalfa Studio if I'm not self employed yet, they look like a very fun crowd to work with!!! Come-on who would dance in the middle of husling bustling SOHO area which involves the whole office crew? Hats-off to Nigel's co-workers who are wicked cool that y'all know how to make him dance. Damn boy! You actually know how to move your tushie! Note to self: Domisilium studio will have to hire the cool designers only in the future. I might brought this up in our monday morning meeting ;)

ps: do you wanna know which one is Mr.Nigel? he is the Asian guy on the second row.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Human Trauma Stages Costumes by Una Burke.

Image via Ma Frangine
Made from handmade vegetable dyed leather, these beautifully formed series of Carcass like form is based on the concept of eight physical gestures associated with the cause, effect of human trauma stages. Designed by Una Burke. See more pictures at Ma Frangine blog. This could be a very cool costume for this year's Hallows Eve Party. When someone asks what am I? This is my answer, I'm your worst trauma! hahaha....HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!

Happy Weekend!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

White Fly Silver Doily Cuff

Silver casted from real doily lace in shape of a cuff from WhiteFly@Etsy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Defender of Pure White Walls ;)

White is pure, white is calm, wear white clothing during the day coz it gives you good aura and positive energy. I always love to use white in designs but usually my client will go againts me, especially the hospitality clients. Yes I will usualy defend myself and the battle is not avoidable. It depends on who is the client, either I win or they win ;) anyhoo, at the end we always choose the happy medium. Uhhu....I'm quite a diplomate when defending my designs, I always put clients' best interest first ofcourse. Nevertheless, I always decorate my own room with lots of white and just a pop of accent color. White can look very boring and plain if not used appropriately. Adding textures, interesting shapes and a pop of color here and there will do the trick. Above are some of my fav pictures I love from the past and I happen to forgot where i got them from. If anyone knows who these belongs to please let me know and please thank them for me. Have a great weekend! Ciao!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Lately I've been very overwhelmed with work and life. I haven't been able to post because things been moving on the speed of light. I simply even didn't have enough time to go online to breathe or let alone doing my regular window shopping/blogging therapy. But honestly, I've been enjoying these chaos at the moment. Same thing has been happening with the world of fashion lately, especially how great SS2010 collection from this past Paris Fashion week has been. October 2nd was also a great day for us Indonesians. UNESCO has finally commenced that BATIK is definately belong to our nation's heritage. After years of battle with our neighbouring countries who were trying to claim them, this was definately a huge moment for us. Then, I saw the application of Javanese Batik in Dries Van Noten SS 2010 along with Uzbekiztan Ikat and Indian Saries. This is awesome, Danke Dries! So! Now! I'm presenting stirs of beautiful "style chaos" I just found. Lots of beautiful details, beautiful batik, and 80's glam rock chic. Enjoy!

Fabulous Woven Leather, Stephanie Slouchie Bag from DVF

Awesome spheres necklace from Miette .

Javanese Batik in Paris. Dries Van Noten SS2010 Collection

Dries Van Noten SS2010. Love the Ikat pattern on the clutch!

Dries Van Noten SS2010. Adore the color on this Ikat Pattern gorgeous dress.

Divine shoes from young talent, Chrissie Morris.

Fiece Statement BLINGS! by Assad Mounser
Inspired by David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" . Ahh...That 80's Rocker Chic Glam!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chicago's New Hospitality Gem, Elysian Hotel.

Main Lobby

Living Room @ Guest Suites

Bedroom@ Guest Suites
with Custom Designed 460 Threadcount Italian Cotton Sheets

Classic Carrara Marble Cladded Bathtub

Custom Designed Vanity with TV Mirror @ Bathroom

Would you like to experience "Joie de Vivre" kind of life just like the Gods and Goddesses at the Elysian Field? fellow mortals you don't have to go too far. Chicago has a new gem called the Elysian Hotel. Designed with Parisian style sophistication in mind, inspired by the 20's and 30's glamour period and couture pioneers like Chanel and Dior, this place is definately the "bling" of the town.. Yeah Donald, you better watch out for this new kid on the block (literally it is just located blocks away from the Trump Tower). Under the direction of Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary of Simeone Deary Design Group, this property is definately a success story. This project has been the darling of this Chicago based interior design boutique firm since day one when the client, David Pisor, decided to trust his vision transformed into reality. Months of travelings in Europe and nights of dwellings at fabulous hotels was definately the epiphany moments for Pisor and partners. At Simeone Deary Design Group is where I used to work at and being involved in this project since my early days as a fresh graduate. I remember those restless nights thinking about Austrian crystals vs glass crystals for the starbust chandelier at the lobby, tossing and turning, talking in my sleep " See this crystal? This one doesn't have any lead content in it! That is why it doesn't sparkle, and this one is GEOORRGEOUZZ coz it has 30% lead content in it! Ben, The lacquer finish is not glossy enough, 70% glossiness at least please and..its's too yellow :(. More shine please, yes POLISHED CHROME thats what the spec said right???" Hahahaha.....Yes...those days ;) but hey I really enjoyed the excitements, stresses, the ups and downs and at the end of the day I gained more expriences than what anyone could get in 4 years time. Elysian was everyone's "baby" and it was definately mine as well. Man, I felt like we were giving birth and raising a baby Elysian as a Chicagoan debutante and finally now it is ready for it's Debutante Ball. Congratulations to everyone, finally after great 4 years this property is ready for its debut at the end of this year. A huge thank you to my former boss ladies and mentors, Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary. I left SDDG earlier this year to persue a new venture starting my own firm, Domisilium Studio, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Now, looking back all I can do is smile, thinking how grateful I am that I was able to be a part of something BEAUTIFUL!!
Ps: The NEW Marc Jacobs flagship store is just located at the lobby level.

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