Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Last Unicorn

Remember when I blogged about revisiting one of my favorite childhood movies? Well, The Last Unicorn was another & still is a firm favorite of mine. Watching it always made me cry buckets & it still does... Just watching the video above made me cry too! I'm such a cry baby.

I recently read the book too & am delighted that the producer & director of the movie kept very true to the book & translated it very well for the silver screen which is such a rare thing. I'm hoping to find the movie somewhere here in KL but I think I might have to resort to Amazon. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hey ya lovelies! Parasol is a PDF magazine that you can download for FREE here. It's "dedicated to featuring established and emerging designers and artists as well as segments on creative lifestyles and small business owners." Brilliant! It has some pretty neat craft tutorials too so go check it out already.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lifesize Dollhouse

Heather Benning's art piece entitled "Dollhouse" was actually created from an old, abandoned farmhouse right in the middle of a field somewhere with one of its walls cut open & sealed with plexiglass to give that quintessential dollhouse view.

Didn't you always wish you could step into a dollhouse? Well, I did & didn't realise till I saw these pictures that I still do!

Spotted on Free People.

Molly Mutt

If you've had to deal with cleaning a stinky pet bed, I'm sure you're gonna be as excited as I was when I first saw this great idea on MadeByGirl. Here's an excerpt I took off MadeByGirl:

"Molly Mutt is way more than just a dog bed company, they have made a revolutionary dog duvet & stuff sack that defines green living for your pet. These duvets are a great way to keep old stuff/clothing/towels/cushions from ending up in landfills (Roughly 8% of all landfill mass is textiles), while giving your pup a cool & clean place to sleep!"

How cool is this idea? And for you crafty mavens out there, you can even make it yourself with the DIY Kit by Molly Mutt! I'm loving this ingenious idea more and more.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mimpi ♥ Emmagem

Yaaaay! Mimpi has been featured on Emmagem folks! Click here to read the interview (which by the way, took me forever to finish & send back to oh-so-patient Karen, the brainy stylista behind Emmagem).

Yes, that's me. Can you tell that I didn't have time to brush my hair?

Oh, and remember I promised you there will be more GIVEAWAYS? Well, if you click on over to the interview & let us know which Mimpi piece is your fave in the comments section, you stand a chance to win a Kemungkinan (in brass) necklace from me & Emmagem with love!

Kemungkinan in brass

Don't forget you have to be a registered member of Emmagem to qualify for this giveaway. So hurry up & join one of Malaysia's leading fashion & lifestyle ezine/blog if you haven't already done so!

To drive the point across, here are the terms & conditions of the Mimpi + Emmagem Giveaway:
  • Only comment on the post over at Emmagem please.
  • The randomly picked winner will receive a Kemungkinan necklace which will be posted by yours truly.
  • Please join the Emmagem mailing list first before joining this giveaway. Click here to join Emmagem’s mailing list.
  • Contest ends Monday, 4th May 2009, 2359 hours & the winner will be notified via email. Make sure you sign up with a proper email.
Thanks guys & good luck! XOXO

Fifi Lapin

Oh la la! I'm loving this My Heart Belongs To Paris print by Fifi Lapin.

Sweetness & whimsy here I come!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mimpi Has Been Nominated

Hello friends. Mimpi has just been nominated for Best Overall Site Look over at My Basic Fashion Folder. Yay!

Please VOTE for Mimpi before the polls close on 8th May k? Your vote matters guys. Thanks a bunch!

UPDATE: If you received the "VOTE for Mimpi" email the closing date for voting is 8th May NOT April. I must be growing old & senile >_<

Friday, April 24, 2009

Craft Talk

This video by Leslie Hall seriously cracked me up! Anyhoots, hope you're having a great Friday folks. Now I can't wait for the weekend to roll in for some craftin' fun ;)

WiseUp Greetings

“A limited and numbered edition of 250 handmade boxes, lined with Italian (Rossi) and English (Beaumonde) papers. All cards are printed in fine paper and have special details, as varnish, foil, emboss, etc. Each box has 8 cards and 8 envelopes, wrapped in tissue paper.”

I urge you to go check out the WiseUp Greetings website to see for yourself how gorgeous these box sets are.

Spotted via Lovely Package.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Thought I'd share with you this great concept of eco-friendly envelopes which you be reused & resent over & over again.

How it works:
The re-velope is stitched together sailcloth material. It is sealed with double sided sticky tape and if you wanted to, you could stitch it closed for extra security. The original re-velope has a window on the front with a slit in the back where you slide in a piece of paper with the address and return address. Stamps go on the front, as normal, and you can either peel them off or stick more on top for the next time around. And, unless you write a really long letter, the re-velope mails with regular postage. (Info taken off here)

What a great way to save the environment right? Check out the Re-velope's website for purchasing info if you're interested. I know I am!

Spotted on Jars of Cute.


Hello lovelies. Here's a beautiful sunset shot of cheerful colorful balloons by Tiarra Mia to hopefully brighten your Wednesday.

Spotted via Oh Joy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Everyday Minerals

I just got my free sample kit from Everyday Minerals yesterday & I'm loving it so far! Yeah, I know I'm a little late joining the mineral makeup bandwagon but I have my makeup ritual down to a science so I was very reluctant to try anything else. That is until Siew May with her flawless skin told me she was wearing mineral makeup & that she got it for free. Ding ding ding!

And so I quickly checked out the Everyday Minerals website (great layout by the way) & added my free sample kit to my cart which allowed me to pick 3 sample sized foundation shades in different formulations, 1 blusher & 1 concealer. All I had to do was pay for shipping which was only USD4.55... it's a steal I tell ya!

I love the fact that there are only FIVE ingredients in the foundation & everything is natural.... no chemicals, no preservative & most importantly, no animal testing! I also love love love the weightless feel of the makeup on me. It doesn't look cakey & I've had to do only ONE touch up the whole day yesterday! I might have to go a shade lighter for my foundation though (all the more reason to order more samples!) but I'm really in love with the blush & concealer which I will definitely order full size.

I highly recommend that you try it out yourself. Thanks for the awesome tip Siew May!

Here's what I ordered in case you're wondering: 1 foundation in Golden Fawn (Original Glo), 1 foundation in Beige Sun Kissed Fair (Semi Matte), 1 foundation in Buff Fairly Light Neutral (Matte), 1 blusher in Snuggle & 1 concealer in Intensive Concealer Fair. The foundation in Golden Fawn suits me the best but like I said I might have to go a shade lighter. The blusher & concealer suits me to the tee though so I'm a very happy camper.

Photo credit: Everyday Minerals.

Tea For Two

I don't think you all know that I'm a big tea drinker. Be it black, green, white, herbal or fruity I've probably had a sip or two before. Being a big fan of all things kitschy as well I've fallen hard for these tea pot set designs by Shinzi Katoh. I want the rabbit for myself. So cute.

Spotted via Design Is Mine.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Printables

Image taken off Creature Comforts

Creative Park is the place to go for some of the sweetest free printables & paper crafts folks. I actually found this Japanese website awhile back (no fear, there's a language option) but I wasn't terribly impressed. However, when Creature Comforts featured these lovely new prints above I had to go back for a second look & was pleasantly surprised as they have a few new things that I really, really like. I'm especially loving this piece of stationery, envelope liner, origami bunnies, Little Red Riding Hood mini theatre(!) & illustration by Miyuki Ohashi.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Marmoset

This image had me at hello. Ain't the little guy just adorable? You can download the picture from Floridapfe's Flickr set here.

Spotted at The Blah, Blah, Blahg.

Even More Cranes

More reasons to fold cranes as blogged here & here! I love the colors & simplicity of this wonderful idea. I really should start folding those cranes....

Image by SnorkieSnork & spotted on Oh Joy!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bird Sanctuary

I must be on a sugar high or something. Anyways, these sugar cookies by Eleni's NYC are almost too pretty to eat (I can never say no to a cookie) & the detailing is simply divine.

Check it out here & spotted via Wide Open Spaces.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mimpi ♥ Absolute Bazaar

Don't forget. Mimpi will be taking part at Absolute Bazaar happening this Saturday, 18th April from 11 am - 6pm at 3K Inn Hotel. Check out the map below for directions!

SPCA Animal Par-Tea

Why not spend an afternoon with your pet with delicious snacks and a hot cuppa? Then make sure you book yourself a ticket to take part in SPCA's second get-together in the “Party Animals In The City” series!

Date: 26th April 2009
Time: 2 pm - 5pm
Venue: Palate Palette Restaurant & Bar, 21 Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
(Here's the map to Palate Palette)

Look out for pet accessories by thirtyfour, and a pet photography session courtesy of Ms Fiona!

Tickets are going for RM50/person + 1 pet (one pet person only) & all proceeds goes to SPCA. Go get your tickets here! Donations are also accepted.

Shall We Sit A While

As part of the Feed Your Soul project, artists from around the world have contributed FREE artwork just to "bring a smile to your face and brighten your day." How neat is that?

The print above is from my all-time favourite artist, Mandy Sutcliffe of Belle & Boo. To get this lovely print simply click on over here to download it. For FREE! Mandy has cemented her place in my heart for, like, ever!

Oh, be sure to check out the other artists' contributions too. They're all pretty amazing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Oh, be still my beating heart. I just saw Kris from American Idol perform one of my all time favorite songs from the movie Once. I'm sooooo glad that this little gem of a movie is finally getting some attention & much deserved recognition. Props to Kris for doing the song justice too!

Bird Cupcake Stand

I must be subconsciously longing for a cupcake treat 'cause all I'm seeing now are cupcakes, cupcakes & more cupcakes! Now isn't this Bird Cupcake Stand by Whitney Smith Pottery just so sweet? Check out the rest of her gorgeous handmade wares here.

Spotted via Poppytalk Handmade Artists.

Whiskie Bits

Cupcakes that made me go "Oh, my!"

Lemon Tarragon: Lemon cake, tarragon herb with lemon-tarragon cream cheese frosting (with/without lemon curd filling). Oh my...

Vietnamese Coffee: Vietnamese coffee cake with Vietnamese coffee-condensed milk buttercream frosting. Oh my!

Saffron Silk: Saffron cake, cashews, almonds with cardamom-saffron cream cheese frosting. Oh my my.

Olé Mole: Chocolate Mole cake, Mexican chili peppers, pumpkin seeds, almonds with dulce de leche cream cheese frosting. OH MY!

Vojito: Vietnamese mint cake, lime, rum with mint-lime cream cheese frosting. Oh, give me one already!

Whiskie Bits Bakeshop spotted on Oh Joy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pocket Pillows

I went "awwww!" when I saw this adorable little project on Goody-Goody. Each huggable piece has a pocket to store all sorts of little treasure - a love note perhaps or maybe even a tiny treat. Embroider your own little girl & boy pocket pillow by following the instructions here.

Flower Girl Diptych

These sweet little gocco prints by Denise Ann Holmes are so up my alley. I can imagine them hanging over my desk where I can daydream about tripping around flower fields. Love it!

Spotted via Design Is Mine & can be bought here at Bakers Dozen which carries works in limited editions of 13 by artists/makers from around the world.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bless YouTube

Guess what I found? The NeverEnding Story movie on YouTube! It's broken up into a series of 9 though but it only took me less than an hour to download everything while I was answering emails & sending out invoices! I just finished watching the whole thing & I can safely say that I've fallen in love with it all over again. Here are the links:

The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 1 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 2 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 3 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 4 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 5 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 6 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 7 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 8 of 9
The NeverEnding Story - Chapter 9 of 9

I'm still going to look out for the DVD though so that I can watch it from a larger screen with surround sound. This time I'm going to drive the boyfriend nuts by making him watch it with me over & over again! Muahahaha

The NeverEnding Story

I've just revisited a childhood favorite of mine. Perhaps you remember it too?

I just finished reading the book & I'm now itching to watch the movie. Admittedly I actually didn't know the movie was based on the book which was written by Michael Ende until I stumbled across it at Kinokuniya yesterday while looking for a kid's birthday present. The book was published in 1979, translated from German in 1983 & the movie was made in 1984 (mostly shot in Germany by the way).

I saw the movie on video much later but along with The Sound of Music & The Last Unicorn, The NeverEnding Story was played over & over again on my VCR as a kid. I must've drove my parents nuts.

Anyways, it's great to know that I now have the book which is "Fantastica" by the way (pun intended). I'm picking up The Last Unicorn next at Kinokuniya.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I'm off to stuff my face with yummy chocolate Easter Bunnies but before I do, here's a free download of a lovely Easter card from Benign Objects.

Spotted on Design Is Mine.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Zee Avi

I've blogged before about having my socks charmed off Kokokaina aka Zee Avi. Well, now she's in the States & releasing her album really soon! I can't wait!

Here's Zee Avi's official website.

Cardboard Cat Playhouse

How cute is this Cardboard Cat Playhouse?? Spotted this via the new Martha Stewart Crafts Department blog. The full instructions to make your own playhouse can be found here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mimpi ♥ Sabine

Product Highlight

Sabine is an easy-to-wear, elegant piece that gives you a pop of color with its exuberant Coral Pink hue. Accented with genuine Swarovski crystals in Vintage Rose & a handcut glass briolette, you're sure to get some much deserved attention wearing this Mimpi signature piece.

If you're interested to purchase this necklace, you can get more info here. Do check out more Mimpi designs at Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets & More!

P/S: If you purchase Sabine anytime from today till the 14th, you get a 10% discount!

T-Shirt Makeover

Spotted this easy to do t-shirt makeover on the Threadbanger YouTube Channel. It's a great way of redoing an old, unappreciated t-shirt into something really cool. Have fun!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Office Booby Trap

Although I don't work in an office environment with others (unless you count 2 dogs as colleagues), I can feel your pain when someone comes into your cubicle uninvited to steal some stationery or to help themselves to your snack drawer. Well, it's time to arm yourselves folks!

Build this Office Booby Trap & relish in sweet revenge. Muahahaha!

Seen via Instructables.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

And The Winner Is....

COMMENTER NUMBER 3!!! picked Jasmine ;D as the winner of the very first Mimpi Giveaway & will receive a Sonata necklace!!! WooOoohooOOoooo! Read her lovely comment below...

And would you believe that this lucky little lady's 16th birthday is coming soon? Talk about fate man! Well, happy HAPPY birthday in advance Jasmine, hope you'll like the necklace. Do drop me an email with your full name & mailing address so that I can post the necklace to you as soon as possible.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated & left me such beautiful words of encouragement & support. I still have that nice warm, fuzzy feeling from reading all your comments & so once again, let me say how grateful I am from the bottom of my overflowing heart. In truth, I'm the big winner out of this whole experience although I do hope you all enjoyed it too so be on the lookout as I predict more giveaways in the near future!

Don't Forget!

Hurry, hurry! Don't forget to tell me what you like about Mimpi to stand a chance to win a free Sonata necklace by 10 PM tonight folks! Click here for more info on how to enter.

P/S: I'm so incredibly touched by all the comments people have left. I must have the best supporters in the whole wide world...

Grey Gardens

Because I had a high school crush on Drew Barrymore (no, I'm not a lesbian) I was drawn to check out a trailer posted on Ladies & Gentlemen starring Jessica Lange & my former crush. The trailer above is for the HBO movie Grey Gardens & is based on the original 1975 documentary of the same name.

Having never even heard of Grey Gardens in the first place & totally intrigued by the trailer, I did a little research & came up with this:

Grey Gardens is the unbelievable but true story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mother and daughter live in a world of their own behind the towering privets that surround their decaying 28-room East Hampton mansion known as "Grey Gardens," a place so far gone that the local authorities once threatened to evict them for violating building and sanitation codes. The incident made national headlines -- American royalty, living in squalor! For the Beales were nothing short of the upper crust. Mrs. Beale, a.k.a. "Big Edie," was a born aristocrat, sister of "Black Jack" Bouvier, Jackie O's father. "Little Edie" was an aspiring actress of striking beauty who put her New York life on hold to care for her mother - and never left her side again. Together they descended into a strange life of dependence and eccentricity that no one had ever shared until the Maysles arrived with their camera and tape recorder.

The Beales were ready for their close-ups. Little Edie -- a still-attractive woman at 56 -- parades about coquettishly in her trademark improvised turbans (her wildly original ensembles inspired a 9-page fashion spread in a 1998 issue of Harper's Bazaar and a 1999 issue of Italian Vogue), reminisces about her brilliant past, still hoping that her Big Chance and Big Romance are just around the corner. Big Edie, trained soprano in her bohemian days, trills romantic songs of yesteryear in a slightly wobbly, but still rich voice. The women bicker, prattle, and flirt like characters out of Tennessee Williams or Eugene O'Neill. The film is a bittersweet love story, a record of the powerful and complex relationship between mother and daughter.

How sad, but oh so fascinating. Here's hoping that Astro will release the movie here in Malaysia. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Little Edie in front of Grey Gardens

Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm Just A Cosmic Girl

Ok. So F1 last Sunday at Sepang was wet. Really wet. The race was suspended 23 laps in (of which we probably got to see 5 laps because of the horrendous jam on the way to Sepang) but man, Jamiroquai's concert was soooo worth enduring the disappointment of the race, the rain & the MUD at the helipad field where the concert was held.

Even the opening acts for Jamiroquai were fantastic: Maliq & D'Essentials featuring Atilia, DJ outfit Twilight Actiongirl & Naturally 7 totally rocked. But ofcourse, everyone was there to see Jamiroquai & gosh darn it, they did not disappoint. Jay Kay, the band's front man, was at his energetic best & watching him spin around the stage, singing all my fave songs which I've been loving since high school, made me continually break out in goosebumps & scream like a boyband crazed teenager.

Needless to say, I am now super exhausted from all that dancing & tripping around a mud filled field, but oh-so-incredibly happy to have been able to make one of my long-cherished dreams come true in watching Jamiroquai perform live. You might as well pinch me, I must still be dreaming!

Donkey Stuffie

Saw this Donkey stuffie tutorial on The Storque & just had to share it with you. Click here for the complete instructions + template. I can't wait to make a sweet little donkey for friend's little girl. And possibly for me too. Hehehe.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I Love You Guys

Awwww. You guys are the greatest. Really.

The comments I've been getting for the Giveaway has got me feeling all warm & fuzzy. I've been reading your comments over & over again, wiggling my toes with delight & grinning from ear to ear. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful supporters.

From the very bottom of my overflowing heart, thank you.

P/S: You still have till the 7th folks! Tell me what you like about Mimpi to stand a chance to win the Sonata necklace. The winner will be picked by a random number generator on 7th April at 10 PM. More details here.

Giveaway Alert!

Yup, you read right! I'm giving away one free Sonata necklace* to a lucky winner. Wanna try your luck? Simply tell me what you like best about Mimpi by commenting below & on 7th April** at 10:00 PM I'll use a random number generator to pick the winner. It's as easy as pie (easier in fact) 'cos there's no right or wrong answer. I just want to hear your honest opinion... that's all! Hurry, hurry, hurry.

Good luck everyone!

* Inclusive of free shipping via Pos Laju within Malaysia or Registered Post outside of Malaysia.

** I initially announced via the mailing list that the draw date would be 18th April but on second thought, I figured it was waaay too long to wait till then! Sorry for any misunderstanding caused.

UPDATE (7th April): The winner has been announced here! Woohoo!

New This Week!

Top row (l - r): Garikan Ku, Hariah & Suri
Middle row (l - r): Rezeki, Dian & Esoknya
Bottom row (l - r): Lorina, Liliana & Baiti

Hey lovelies. It's been ages since the last update hasn't it? Well, what can I say. Life caught up with me but now I'm back full force with a MASSIVE update! Don't forget to check out Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets & More for loads of new designs. I do hope you guys like what you see.

This time around I'm also selling some of my new, never before worn & preloved clothes here so do have a look & help me find good homes for my lovely but somewhat neglected clothes.


Don't you just love this burst of sunshiney material? It's Kaarna by Mika Piirainen for Marimekko & I'm in lust.

Dress spotted on Oh Joy.

Psst! There's an update coming sooooOoOoon!