Friday, November 30, 2012

just a minute in november


♥ listening... majestic casual youtube channel. so many good music and they give you download link as well, love!

♥ amusing... found this fat caterpillar at my backyard. i have never seen a big one like this before in my life so it was all pretty exciting.

♥ thinking... of this beautiful campaign for transport accident commission (TAC). clever approach and please do drive carefully and remember to #slowdown for your own safety and others.

♥ congratulating... aubrey from hope this lasts for launching her new project the love assembly

♥ inspiring... new interview with lily published over sparkapolooza (and we shall publish a new brief soon too)

♥ going... to field trip next week, getting my creative juice out.

♥ giving away... christmas present from Half/Half; you still have one week to enter competition on this post.

photo by fatma gultekin

Monday, November 26, 2012

zee avi - concrete wall





currently loving concrete wall by zee avi. i actually love both the original song as well as the Andrew Maury's remix version, i couldn't pick which one i like better that i just posted both of them here! which one do you like?

ps i have extended closing date for my giveaway to friday 7th december - enter competition here.

more music here // listen to BOOKM▲▲RKS youtube playlist here

Saturday, November 24, 2012

short breaks

Mackerel Beach

Kiama, NSWFitzroy Falls

Hindmarsh LookoutHyams Beach

Fitzroy Falls Reservoir

a few shots i took from small trips away from sydney:
(1) mackarel beach
(2) kiama
(3) fitzroy falls
(4) hindmarsh lookout viewing kangaroo valley
(5) hyams beach
(6) fitzroy falls reservoir

don't forget to enter competition to win Half/Half handmade necklace here :)

camera: diana mini // film: fuji superia 200 // more photos on my flickr

Thursday, November 22, 2012

giveaway: Half/Half necklace





have i ever introduced you to Half/Half necklace line? all of our necklaces were handmade with love. the beads are made out of air-dry clay and each was hand painted in acrylic. they're very easy for day to day wear or when you're out and about. 

it has been a while since the last time i did giveaway on this blog but tis almost the season to be jolly and... the nutcracker necklace will be our early christmas present from us to you! 

here's what you need to do to enter the giveaway:

▲ leave a comment on this post

▲ follow our Half/Half facebook page for an extra point (you can leave another comment so that you get extra entry in the draw)

▲ retweet this giveaway for another extra point (you can leave another comment so that you get extra entry in the draw)

update: competition is closed now, thanks everyone who has participated!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

epic tree houses

i came across these two amazing tree houses that i just have to share with you! i hope you enjoy them as much as i do. 





1 // the bird apartment, created by japanese designer oki sato and his company nendo. it's a collective housing with 78 nest spaces for birds on one side, and an entrance for one person on the other side where you can look into the birds' nests from inside the house.





2 // mirrorcube, which is one of the rooms of tree hotel located an hour away from this place called luleå in sweden. the architects behind mirrorcube are tham & videgård arkitekter. YES you can book this tree house! imagine staying here and watching the northern lights!!

all found via enpundit.

Monday, November 19, 2012

hana haley






i'm swooning over hana haley's portfolio site, a film photographer from portland who currently resides in san francisco. 

love how versatile she is with different lightings be it sunset or direct sunlight, cloudy or dark with flash. or how great she uses the framing and multiple exposures. she inspires me to take my camera out more and try on these different techniques!

on a side note, only about 5 weeks left before christmas. 5 weeks! i have a few goals that i'm trying to achieve before this year ends. not going to bore you with these but amongst them are eat well, sleep well, live well. what about you?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

urban + forest






urban + forest is based in northern coastline of maine, USA and they create rustic decor arts and objects using local natural materials. forest love! 

on a side note, i just got me a ticket to kings of convenience gig at the opera house next year, such an awesome venue too for them, how very appropriate! for those of you who didn't know, yes i am a big fan of them. i can sleep well tonight :)

Friday, November 09, 2012

alpine - gasoline



listen: gasoline by australian band from melbourne alpine. happy friday!

: : more music here // listen to BOOKM▲▲RKS youtube playlist here : :

Sunday, November 04, 2012

biennale of sydney

Biennale Sydney

Biennale Sydney

Biennale Sydney

Biennale Sydney

a few shots from biennale of sydney few months ago at cockatoo island. i can not believe christmas is coming in less than 2 months, how quick time flies!

ps do you also own or use lomo cameras? please drop a comment if you do, i'd love to know!

camera: diana mini // film: fuji superia 200

Saturday, November 03, 2012

charles santoso






may i introduce you to charles santoso, sydney based artist originally from indonesia. 

his works are just ah-ma-zing! if you happen to be in sydney, charles' current solo exhibition woodwork at kinokuniya bookstore (details above) is a must go. seriously mind blowing.

as a fellow indonesian who lives overseas, let me just tell you how proud and happy i am to see such talented people from back home doing well internationally.