Monday, September 8, 2008

Real Events

Cookie favors for the American's Womens Club meeting.

I love catering for the American Women's Club...and love visiting their beautiful homes. This is the second year I am catering for their meeting. They are a wonderful group of ladies, always working very hard to raise money for charity. Catering for them is very meaningful. That day, it was pouring in Shanghai and it took 45mins to get from Changle Lu to Huashan Lu. We were getting close to very late. And we manage to set the table in Half an Hour. I was very impressed so is Myszka.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Backdrop Chandelier

Perfect for backdrop with a cluster of back light. Found from Etsy

Wish list: Kake-kut'r®

This is number one on my Wish list. Can't wait to get hold of one of these. It is so gorgeous, so cuts the perfect slice every time and save you from wrecking the perfect cake. From Amazon

Friday, August 22, 2008

Lunch Box Love Notes

Lunch Box Love Notes

It feels very nice to get a love note when you least expect it, especially when you miss your beloved a lot. We bring you different ideas for lunch box notes for your beloved. These romantic lunch box notes are a perfect way to show your beloved that you always think of them and miss them when they are away from you. So go ahead and make your own lunch box notes for your beloved and surprise them when they are away at work. Some popular ideas are given below.

  • In case I didn't tell you today, I love you!
  • Missing you soooooo much!
  • Come home early today, I have a surprise for you!
  • Bon appetite sweetheart!
  • You make every moment of my life seem brighter!
  • You are the sugar and spice of my life!
  • You are my gingerbread man!
So today, do a bit more than just filling up his/her tummy, fill their hearts too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vintage toys flowers

Oh... this is so lovely to display flowers.
Flowers by Lavender Floral. via Snippet and Ink

DIY: snowflake ornaments

Follow these easy steps to make whimsical ornaments perfect for decorating or gifting.

What You'll Need for the Large Snowflake Pictured:
  • 3 sheets of 8½" by 11" heavyweight paper —we used double-sided metallic cover paper from Archiver's
  • 1 sheet for the larger loops (shown here in red)
  • 2 sheets for the smaller loops (shown here in gold)
  • X-acto knife
  • Ruler
  • ½" double-sided tape
  • 18" piece of ribbon
Step 1: Cut Strips
Cut your paper into 1"-wide strips. You will need seven 8"-long strips for the larger loops, twelve 6"-long strips for the smaller loops.

Step 2: Make Loops
Using your double-sided tape, make all of your strips into loops. Double-sided tape should be strong enough for most papers but, if needed, you can use regular clear tape on the outside of your seams to make your loops extra secure.

Step 3: Assemble the Spokes

To make the spokes of your snowflake, use double-sided tape to attach two small loops to a large loop—one attached to the inside, one to the outside. You should have one large loop remaining. This is the center of your snowflake.

Step 4: Attach the Spokes

Arrange your spokes around the center loop and attach them with double-sided tape.

Step 5: Attach Loops
Use double-sided tape to attach the sides of your spokes together.

Step 6: Attach Ribbon
Tie on your ribbon and hang!

Note: Experiment with different configurations and papers. The center snowflake pictured was made by pinching the loops into a petal shape. The snowflake on the far right was made with white and silver papers.

For full pictorial instructions, see dominos

Daisy Petite Brownies

Some of the daisy bite-size brownies

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Group Luncheon Look and Feel

Look and feel for an upcoming 15 pax luncheon for the American' Women's Club Shanghai at Myszka's apartment.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Simple ideas

Here is a very simple ideas to customize for a party.
See more designs from Susy Jack

Drinks recipe swatch part 2

The rings can also be detached and work as a wine charm.


I definitely will want one of these. It cost $275.00 for the clear table and $310.00 for the opaque via here.

A question to designers

I've been ask this question since I started drawing. My graduate essay was [Design: Making order out of chaos]. These simple answers by Calie Anderson really put things into perspective.

Table setting inspiration for kids table

Never go out of style with these little animal blocks. I am sure adults will love it too.
See it all here.

Replica: Sun Jar

I always love SUN JAR BY SUCK UK. imagine the tables lit with the sunjar. I will not worry about wind or electricity. I was looking all over the town for it because for table decorations for my events. Here is what I've found:
It will cost 48USD each on the web. I've found the real thing at Nest, Taikang lu, can't remember the price but not cheap. The other day, while i was sourcing at Cheng Huang Miao, I saw it. at 150 rmb each. and I am going to bargain it down to 100 rmb each.

Let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Creative Space

This is absolutely stunning. taking the 2 dimensional brand image apart and reconstructed in a 3d space.

For a brand to be successful it has to have strong presence. If only retails owners realise the power of branding. I am not talking about the flat logo, promotional items etc. It is taking the brand, it's element and identity and putting into a space. You will feel the brand throughout and connect with what the brand represents. This is about environmental graphics.

Of course, there are issue on budget. however with smart design, you can create an experience with even the smaller budget. Take the elements of a brand and use them as a guide to layout and decorate the space.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beijing Olympics: Absolute Eye Candy

Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images


AFP PHOTO / Jewel Samad

Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

AP Photo/David Phillip

AFP PHOTO / Joe Klamar


AFP PHOTO / Olivier Morin

Table of Condiments

Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad

Just as a reference. I reckon it is kind of useful.
via here

Monday, August 11, 2008

Customized M&M's i wish they can ship international. These are so cute!
clipped from
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Priceless Gift

This is one of the best present a child can receive on their 21st birthday. It will take at least a year to document and a few thousand rmb for a camera and another few k for printing and binding, however, that will depends on the number of pages, copies required and complexity. Nevertheless, it's all worth the effort because it will be priceless. And I definitely recommend this to mom-to-be. Start writing!

I will be designing one for my mom's birthday. I know she'll be so happy and the best thing I can give. Memories.

Drinks Recipe Swatch Cards

Promotional cards for Ounce.