Thursday, July 31, 2008


Some of the Mimpi goodies I sold at the last Bijou Bazaar. Expect more of the same all next month at the latest Bijou Bazaar and every Sunday after that at Bangsar Shopping Center! More info here.


I've got a busy month ahead of me. First up, Mimpi will be at Bijou Bazaar this weekend!

Bijou Bazaar

Date: 2nd - 3rd August 2008

Operating Hours:
+ Saturday 11 a.m. till late
(MTV Asia Awards or an 80s movie screening, pending approval)
+ Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address: 102 - 104 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar (the map's here)

And then, if you won't be able to catch this weekend's bazaar, I will also be at Bangsar Shopping Center's WIP Sunday Flea Market for the rest of the month!

WIP Family Day Flea Market a.k.a. Chics Closet Bazaar

Date: 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August 2008

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address: WIP cafe, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Center, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar

More info on Facebook

I have loads of new goodies to offer and I'll be showcasing them at the bazaars. So, will I be seeing you sometime this month? I sure hope so ;)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Annual Pilgrimage

As some of you may already know, I was away for on my annual shopping pilgrimage in Bangkok, Thailand. This time I went with 2 of my shopaholic girlfriends, Yan and Mimi. We shopped from morning till evening, had a massage every night and ate wonderful Thai food wherever we went which we finished off with a kebab from around the corner before going to bed. Bliss!

We really had a blast and the best part was that we didn't have to pay for excess luggage by the miracle of God PLUS we weren't stopped by the customs officer even though our trolleys were piled high with luggage and neon colored bags that practically screamed "CHECK ME!"

Ahhhhh.... I needed a huge dose of retail therapy and I think I got it in spades! Hehehe.

Anyways, I have a few updates to post up so stay tuned k? It'll be up real soon. Oh and before I forget, thanks for all your emails ladies! You're all oh-so-wonderfully patient with me :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blok On Light Blok!

I'm sooooo excited! I'm getting a custom made Light Blok (check out more samples here, here and here) from Syamly of Blok On. I've been a fan of Syamly's pictures on Flickr since last year so imagine my delight when I found out that he's been making all sorts of handcrafted goodness like signs, clocks, badges and pendants on top of the light box I instantly gravitated to.

Syamly responded super-fast to my Flickr mail query and I'm contemplating on font right now although I definitely want my Light Blok to read "Mimpi" (of course!) and I want it in PINK. I'm such a girly girl.

Hmmmm, I wonder if the Light Blok takes energy saving bulbs?

Find more Blok On products at the Cuppacakes and +Wondermilk stores.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dive Right In

Just wanted to share with you a GIF i found on FFFFOUND! Dive right in (pun intended) and check out the site's amazing treasury of images contributed by people from all around the world. It's mostly modern stuff which doesn't usually rock my boat but there are a few vintage and funny ones out there so if you're like me (in love with cute kitsch and vintage designs), you won't be disappointed.

Let's Exchange Links

Do you have a craft or a blog shop and/or website? Want to exchange links? Let's do it!

Thanks for linking to Mimpi!
(Psst... don't forget to check back every now and then for my latest button designs! I'm really fickle)

This is my button. Use it wisely folks.

You can copy and paste the image above or from my Flickr. Please don't forget to link it to the Mimpi homepage at

Or if you're handy with HTML, please copy and paste the codes below for my button link:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Keep It Under Wraps

Furoshiki is ingenious. It's a great way to transport stuff by wrapping it with any old cloth laying around but of course the Japanese have elevated it to a kind of art form and recently, a Japanese Minister has been promoting it to reduce waste. Yup folks, it's all about going green.

I spied the diagram above at angry chicken's blog and immediately downloaded the PDF for myself. I've been doing the "4 tie wrap" for yonks without knowing it's actually Furoshiki... and I thought I was so clever!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I Pledge Allegiance

Have you done the same? Check it out here and take the pledge too.

After Bijou Bazaar

Bijou Bazaar last weekend was great! I was tied down to my little corner that I didn't have much chance to take pictures except for a few hurried snaps here and there. The pictures of my stall above were from Sunday morning right before the bazaar officially opened (it looks kinda empty after Saturday's sales). If you were there at the bazaar, I was upstairs in the room along with Pretty Nifty, Devotee, Saya Sukalah & Ngonyes Cupcakes (hi guys!). I'm still pretty pooped out but I have a nice, glow-y, feel good vibe which is a Bijou Bazaar hallmark me thinks. The next bazaar will be in August and we're heading back to Jeumpa D'ramo. Be there or be square!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bijou Bazaar

Everyone's favorite cheery, feel-good bazaar is back! Mimpi is going to be there along with some amazing Malaysian and Indonesia indie designers and some other traders selling pre-loved clothing and accessories.

(The following was stolen from the Bijou Bazaar @ Strudels Cafe Facebook page)

For them who missed KLue Urbanscapes 2008 + them who's missing Rainforest World Music Festival 2008 + them who had just had their gaji out + them who just want to hangout + shop with us ... we bring Bijou Bazaar @ Strudels Cafe!

Date: 12 - 13 July 2008
Operating Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Strudels Cafe, No 25, Lorong Ara Kiri 1,
Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Featuring two Bandung based indie clothing labels:

+ Badger |
+ Anti-Beauty |

and our very own bijoux

+ ArkadeKami |
+ Mimpi by Murni | (That's me!)
+ Millie of Devotee |
+ Saya Sukalah |
+ Mimpi Kita |
+ She Bop |
+ e-Shop Talk |
+ Not Frumpy |
+ Cat in a Bowl Boutique |
+ Curvy Chics |

+ Fashionistas selling their pre-loved items
+ Albums + EPs by local + Bandung based indie bands + singers
: Inspirational Joni |
: Roti |
: Witherspoon |
: Malique |

+ most probably, tickets to Mocca Malaysia Tour 2008

Saturday Acoustic Set | 3 pm (Live music! Woot!)

Hope to see you there! Oh and hey, to help reduce waste please bring your own shopping bags k?

Some Day



These Cressi Reaction fins and Aqualung Diva LX buoyancy control device are calling my name. But at the combined total of MYR3k, they're gonna have to wait.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I've been hearing the name Kokokaina a lot these days so I must be the last person on EARTH (ok, in Malaysia lah!) to look her up on YouTube.

Hit the play button and be charmed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Back To Reality

Sexy Divers, originally uploaded by FaizaL Omar.

Well, I'm back. After working my butt off for 5 days straight at MSF and planning it for almost a year, I took a nice long holiday.

(The picture above was from my scuba diving holiday courtesy of the talented Mr Faizal Omar. Didn't bother to bring my camera or a photographer with me this time around. Hehehe).

Can't wait for my next holiday :P

Hey, did you spot me in the latest KLue magazine?? It's a little paragraph but oh what the heck right?! I'm in it!!! Woohoooo! *Big HUG for Claudia* I'm gonna go run off and scan it right NOW!

Thanks to everyone who wrote in and patiently waited for my response. You guys rock! I am in the midst of answering every one of you and promise to switch on my vacation responder from now on. Cross my heart.