Little Herb Bottles

Ever since we moved here in Phnom Penh, I developed a great liking for herbs. It's an a very important ingredient in Khmer cuisine so wh... thumbnail 1 summary
Ever since we moved here in Phnom Penh, I developed a great liking for herbs. It's an a very important ingredient in Khmer cuisine so whenever I cook Khmer food,I like having some mint, basil etc on hand. The problem though is that we don't have much space. I think I just found a fabulous solution-idea..

Old bottles can be used as herb planters.Place it near the kitchen and voila you also have instant green perk me ups on your kitchen. Brings a lot of color and freshness to the ambiance. If you want it to have a much nicer look, grab some of these Potting Shed Creations - Grow Bottles.



These are available in lots of variants.. Basil, Chives, Mint, Oregano, Parsley.





Shabby Chic Desks

I'm in love with vintage, shabby chic things for sometime now. And of course, I had to look for some nice looking furnishings that fit t... thumbnail 1 summary
I'm in love with vintage, shabby chic things for sometime now. And of course, I had to look for some nice looking furnishings that fit the look I currently am obsessed with...

I came across this lovely Etsy shop called PaintedCottages, and should I say, is it possible to even be more in love with this look? Here's just two desk that is just simply soooo romantic looking...


Vintage Painted Cottage Chic Shabby White Romantic Desk DK109


Vintage Painted Cottage Chic Shabby White Desk or Vanity DK108


Lovely aren't they?

Sea Urchin Seats by Desart

Want a fun, unique seats for your living area? These Desart modern seating collections would be the perfect choice for that. The Sea Urchin ... thumbnail 1 summary
Want a fun, unique seats for your living area? These Desart modern seating collections would be the perfect choice for that. The Sea Urchin sitting collection designed by Andrea De Benedetto. I love the way its modern yet there something that in it that makes it look classic. Perhaps the floral design, perhaps its the color. I can't pinpoint it exactly but I love this attention grabbing seat collection.





DesartCollection has a very poetic description of the Sea Urchin collection. Let me quote..

In perfect natural harmony, Ricci di Mare becomes a “sculpture” for the refined customer who loves quality in all its forms. The sea urchins have lost their spines but maintain their typical rounded and harmonious form. Like a dream in a notte di mezza estate, its lines awaken the mysteries of obscure reefs where forms unknown to us are hidden yet in Ricci di Mare come to life and become legs and armrests, reminding us of fluid movements, inspired by beautiful and very red coral.
Just like a sea urchin that first holds within itself memories of a world beneath the water and then transforms into a marvelous shell, the lines of Andrea De Benedetto seem to have the ability of leading us toward happy memories of the past and promising hopes for the future.

Via Trendir 

One of A Kind Manuscript Rug

I love writing. Though I'm not very good at it, I still keep it up. It's one way of expressing one-self and it helps me get over fee... thumbnail 1 summary
I love writing. Though I'm not very good at it, I still keep it up. It's one way of expressing one-self and it helps me get over feelings and grow. So, its quite natural I fell in love with these at first sight...




Joaquim Ruiz Millet designed rug called Manuscrit Rug.

His Manuscrit Rug (2003) is an expression of all of his passions, and features a romantic poem that he wrote in his native Catalan. Featuring the actual handwriting of the designer, the rug is an enlargement of a page in a novel Ruiz Millet is working on. The designer plays with the dual meaning in this piece. On one hand, the rug is visually engaging and functional, while at the same time, it encourages people to walk on his words; a fragment of a work of fiction about power relationships imbued with highly charged eroticism.



Can be ordered from DWR

Typology Wallpaper

Sooo unique, I can't help but share this.. Typology Wallpaper from Italian company  Wall & Deco . Beautiful, it look like its 3... thumbnail 1 summary
Sooo unique, I can't help but share this.. Typology Wallpaper from Italian company Wall & Deco.




Beautiful, it look like its 3D!!

Funky and Vibrant Swedish Furniture

Can you imagine a minimalist room, all white walls, or perhaps glass walls with white light filtering in? Although, perhaps if you are a die... thumbnail 1 summary
Can you imagine a minimalist room, all white walls, or perhaps glass walls with white light filtering in? Although, perhaps if you are a die hard minimalist, you'd want to add in white or black sofas and furnishings. But I feel like having a different combination. Of something stark and adding in a splash of vibrant colors... with these funky and super vibrant furniture from Swedish furniture designed by Svenskt Tenn.








Lovely patterns, a mix of traditional and the modern. Something that won't ever go out of style. Stunning, right? They would be great room focal pieces..And I seriously can't decide which ones I like best. Teehee..


Space Saving 2D SideTable

Apartments now are getting smaller and smaller and we are always on the lookout for space saving storage and furniture. Here's one I saw... thumbnail 1 summary
Apartments now are getting smaller and smaller and we are always on the lookout for space saving storage and furniture. Here's one I saw in Incredible Things.



This 2D Side Table is aptly called “Side Table what you see is not”. The body of the side table gets flattened into a wall sticker, while the “open drawer” remains three-dimensional, accommodating a few crucial items.

I find this totally delightful play of illusion and form. This 2D Table concept was designed by Fernando Br√≠zio. 

Buy this from Design 3000

Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware

I love cooking and one of my shopping obsessions are cookware sets! And I have lots of them. And they are not just for display, I really mak... thumbnail 1 summary
I love cooking and one of my shopping obsessions are cookware sets! And I have lots of them. And they are not just for display, I really make use of them frequently. The problem now that makes me wanna tear my hair out is that, frequent use leaves a lot of stain on my pots. And I can't have that, I love them that dearly. 


So I've been looking up different ways and tips on keeping the stainless steel cookwares stain free and clean. First thing, keep in mind that abrasive cleaning tools like steel brushes can damage the surface of the pots.  But removing the stain without them is really challenging, so what to do?


  • Soak your pots in your sink filled with hot water mixed with dish washing liquid for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Scrub clean the pot with a nylon scrubbing pad. 
  • If the stain is still there apply club soda directly on the stain and re-scrub it with the nylon scrub.
  • Rinse the pot well. Then wipe the pot with a terry cloth dipped in a little white vinegar.  White vinegar will remove the most stubborn of stains usually from extreme heat. 
  • If you want to have the pot sparkling clean and shiny, white vinegar can be used. Add vinegar to the pot, spread the vinegar with a soft cloth and let it stand for about 30 minutes. Then wash it clean with detergent and rinse with water.

Thoughts for A Brand New Start..

I just feel like doing this.. You might have noticed it has been almost two weeks I haven't posted anything. I was simply not in the moo... thumbnail 1 summary
I just feel like doing this.. You might have noticed it has been almost two weeks I haven't posted anything. I was simply not in the mood to blog and also we had been busy preparing for the Lunar New Year.. Things got hectic and blogging took a back seat.

I've been psyching myself up and since this is like the start of a new year, I wanted to think positive..I found this great little blog site called Affirm Your Life, and the author lists some wonderful home affirmations...




  • All who visit our home feel immediately welcome and at peace.
  • Each and every day I simplify my world a little more.
  • Each day I de-clutter one more area of my life.
  • Every day I do something to make my surroundings more comfortable.
  • Every square inch of my home makes me feel at ease.
  • I absolutely love my new flat!
  • I adorn my environment with fresh flowers.
  • I am actively seeking the perfect home for me and my family.
  • I am completely at ease in my new home.
  • I am creating an environment that motivates and inspires me.
  • I am living in an environment that supports my goals in every way.
  • I am now living in my new dream home.
  • I am so excited to be moving into my own apartment.
  • I am totally at peace in my surroundings.
  • I am very content and comfortable with my surroundings.
  • I beautify my life by simplifying my surroundings.
  • I clean my home so that my mind can be clear and inspired.
  • I create a comfy home for my family.
  • I create a happy place to live.
  • I create an environment of serenity and order.
  • I create an environment that supports my desire for success.
  • I create and maintain an inspiring work environment at home.
  • I de-clutter my home on a weekly basis.
  • I decorate my environment with inspiring things.
  • I decorate my home with beautiful works of nature.
  • I enjoy keeping my home clean and orderly.
  • I feel totally in harmony with my surroundings and with the people in my life.
  • I fill my day with the scents and sounds that bring me joy.
  • I fill my home with the uplifting scent of fresh flowers.
  • I have a beautiful and serene home.
  • I have a private sanctuary for regeneration and meditation.
  • I have a sanctuary in my home, just for me.
  • I have found the most amazing apartment.
  • I have found the most amazing home for our family.
  • I have the perfect apartment for me.
  • I keep fresh flowers in my home and office.
  • I keep my home and workplace clean and tidy.
  • I keep my office tidy and organized, and my mind follows suit.
  • I like the area in which I live and work.
  • I live in a great neighborhood.
  • I live in a relaxing, inspiring environment.
  • I love keeping my home in perfect repair.
  • I love my new home and neighborhood.
  • I love our new house.
  • I love the neighborhood I live in.
  • I organize my surroundings so my mind can be more focused.
  • I simplify my life by only holding on to those things which empower me.
  • I spend time each day simplifying my surroundings.
  • I surround my life with beauty.
  • I surround myself with objects of beauty.
  • I surround myself with objects that bring me joy.
  • I surround myself with things that bring me joy.
  • I take care of my home with great respect and love.
  • I treat my home as the sanctuary it is.
  • My apartment is absolutely perfect for me.
  • My dream home is an architectural wonder and an environmental inspiration.
  • My environment encourages my goals in every way.
  • My environment is clutter free.
  • My environment is neat and orderly.
  • My environment is organized and comforting.
  • My living arrangements suit me perfectly.
  • My office is clean and tidy, so my mind is free to think and create.
  • My office is well organized and free from distractions.
  • My work space is organized and inspiring.
  • Our beautiful new home is coming into our life any day now.
  • Our home is completely clutter-free.
  • Our home sells quickly and for an excellent price.
  • We are now living in the home of our dreams.
  • We live in a beautiful, safe and friendly neighborhood.
  • With every breath I take, I am bringing more and more order into my life.


I'd like to read this daily and make thing happen. I believe I can do this and you can too..


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