Friday, May 29, 2009

How To Make Votive Candles

Being someone who loves candles but hates having to spend all that money replenishing on my fave candle when it runs out (anyone else out there loves Diptyque?), I've been researching ways to make my own version. During my trawl of the world wide web, I came across this cute yet very informative video from HowCast for those of you who, like me, are keen beginners in candle making. Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tokyo Lights

remanence : variance from Samuel Cockedey on Vimeo.

This is a gorgeous, dreamy video by Samuel Cockedey. From his site: Shot over the span of a year with Canon DSLRs (mostly 350d), processed with Lightroom (raw files color adjustment and resizing)/VirtualDub (deshaker/deflicker filters)/Sony Vegas (editing). Original rendered in 1080p.

You gotta love it his amazing body of work!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Art by Tanya Davis

This video clip by Andrea Dorfman of Tanya Davis' song "Art" is adorable & makes me want to break out my watercolors to mess around.

Via Nesting.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Waterfalls For My Birthday

Thank you my darlings for the birthday wishes. I had a full & fabulous weekend as I got to catch up with my nearest & dearest friends, caught the bridal bouquet at an intimate & very lovely wedding (congrats James & Celine!!!) & then best of all, me & the boyfriend did a spot of waterfall hopping!

Although he had initially planned to take me Para Gliding, I decided we should do something a little less heart-thumping & more leisurely so he changed the plan & we took a 30 - 45 minute drive from Ampang to the Hulu Langat/Semenyih area & explored a few waterfalls all within 10 - 15 minutes drive from each other. It was wonderful! Here are just some of the pictures from our little adventure...

Lots of families congregate at the base of the waterfalls but if you go further up, there are more "mini" waterfalls which are mostly quiet & relatively untouched.

After a rather hard trek at one of the waterfalls (OK, I admit I'm out of shape) we spread the picnic mat & I read a little before taking a short siesta.

Finally took the plunge. The water is freezing (but excellent)!

Thanks bi for an excellent trip!

Dreams of Flying

This Dreams of Flying series by Jan Von Holleben is dreamy indeed & a kid's (and this adult's) dream come true. Purchase the picture book here.

Via Design Crush.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mimpi Murni's Birthday Sale!!

That's right lovelies. Here's the little surprise I was talking about earlier: It's MY BIRTHDAY SALE! How's that for spreading the love & joy? Hehe. I've also just updated the blog shop & I'm offering 20% discount off everything that's listed as available from today till 29 May. The only catch is that you need to get the magic password over at Your Shopping Kaki which should be out by NOW to coincide with the update. Hurry hurry, don't miss out!

The Mimpi Murni's Birthday Sale Terms & Conditions:
♥ The discount only applies to all AVAILABLE items. To find out if an item is available, reserved or sold, please check at the end of each post under LABELS.
♥ You need to enter the magic password (which you can get at Your Shopping Kaki) under the Promo Code field in the Online Order Form.
♥ The discount does not apply to special request remakes, custom orders or postage.
♥ This offer is valid only for online orders made between 22 - 29 May 2009.

Here's a little peek at what's new!
Click on Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets & More to see them all.

This promo is brought to you by:
Your Shopping Kaki

Swallow Girl

A handmade brooch by Beca Orpin of Melbourne, Australia who's the designer behind Princess Tina. Love love love love love it! Hint, hint! ;)

From Poketo.

28 & Lovin' It!

Hey ya folks! By 2:22 PM today I will be exactly 28 years old. Yup, yup. It's my birthday today but instead of a big hooplah, I'd like to spend it with just the boyfriend, a slice (or two - hey it's my birthday) of Banoffee pie from Alexis, a bottle of Chianti wine & a great movie. Then tomorrow, we're going on a yet to be determined outdoor adventure. Can't wait! I'll share it with you kind folks on Monday (if I survive whatever he has planned that is!).

In the meantime, I have a little surprise in store. If you stick around till approximately 3:00 PM today you'l find out what. Stay tuned!

P/S: A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me birthday wishes via phone calls, text message, emails & Facebook! I feel so extremely blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. XOXO

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bird Pendant Light

This is my idea of a simple yet gorgeous lighting fixture. From Urban Outfitters.


You know how wall decals are all the rage? Well, these ones by Mae are made with fabric (as opposed to the usual vinyl ones), are totally reusable (whereas vinyl ones aren't) & WASHABLE (unheard of for vinyl decals)!!


Via Creature Comforts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Intervention: Facebook

Something else that made me snort with laughter. Isn't this a great card to give you your friend(s) who can't seem to say no to Facebook? You can purchase it here at Fomato.

Spotted via Simple + Pretty.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cloud Factory

I LOVE this description by the artist: "Put down the science books. Clouds are made in factories." My oh my, the amazing things you learn everyday!

Cute Handmade Geekery by Pearson Maron to be found here.

Anti Boredom Campaign

This vid made me snort with laughter & that's always a good thing. Although I'd advice you not to try drive people off the road but it's definitely entertaining! Enjoy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Garden Of Delight

This art installation entitled "Garden of Delight" by Marieke van der Bruggen is not only really pretty but it's edible too! All those colorful little twigs are actually made from glucose & visitors to this art exhibit are allowed to taste it by simply breaking off a piece! Now, that's my kind of art!

Spotted via Moco Loco.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I know most of you must have already heard this song by Estrella but I just wanted to share it with you here anyways. It's a fixture on my playlist & never fails to get me bopping my head. So perfect for the weekend don't ya think? Have a great one folks!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chanel No.5 Lovin'

Remember a couple of days ago I featured the new Chanel No.5 perfume film? Well, here's one with Nicole Kidman that gave me goosebumps, it was that good!

Little Goddess

How gorgeous is this Little Goddess headband by Yellow Goat? Entirely handmade in brass & custom made to fit your head just right! Oh my my my.

Spotted on Where The Lovely Things Are.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I love love love these turquoise Libia Sandals from Free People Clothing but oh, the heartbreak... They don't ship to Malaysia! :(

I think I need to stay away from screen shopping for awhile as my poor heart can't take another disappointment this big.

Hobo International

Bodega Bay in Saffron

It's no secret that I'm very fond of bright, off-beat colors & I love my handbags & wallets to be BIG (or a never ending pit as my boyfriend would put it). So imagine my delight when I stumbled onto a brand that marries both my loves with not only vintage leather but antique brass frames!

Ladies, say hello to Hobo International (even the name just kills me!).

Rachel in Sorbet

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chanel No.5

The new Chanel No.5 film/commercial featuring Audrey Tautou whom I love. Longing never looked so sexy!

10 Dollar Drawings

I love this concept by aspiring tattoo artist Alicia Lynn Carrier of 10dollardrawings. She's offering up her talent as a fine artist to draw anything you like on brown paper bags for only 10 US Dollars basically "to support my creative habits and to force myself to draw every day." How cool is that?

All you have to do is email her at with your specific request & make your payment via PayPal. Couldn't be easier. I highly recommend you help support this awesome lady's creative habits folks.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

National Asian Heritage Festival

Being someone who travels quite a fair bit, I'm always excited to find a piece of home during my travels & always happy to educate more people not only about Malaysia, but the rich & varied cultures of Asia. And so if you're based in Washington D.C. or thereabouts, why not drop by the Fiesta Asia - National Asian Heritage Festival happening throughout the month of May with a Grand Celebration/Street Fair to kick off the festivities this Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 11 AM to 7 PM. Head on down to Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd & 6th St in the District of Columbia & admission is FREE & open to the public. Don't miss out this chance to immerse yourself in all things Asian folks! From great food, fun activities to spectacular performances your senses will be in for a treat! More info here & the schedule is here.

How Crayons Are Made

Haha. I saw this How Crayons Are Made video & it reminded me so much of Sesame Street that I loved to watch as a kid growing up in the 80s that I just had to share it with you. Who knows, this little vid might inspire you to make some Kitty Crayons? Or at least take a trip down memory lane like I did ;)

Kitty Crayons

You can make these adorable Kitty Crayons yourself folks! Just scrounge around for all those old, broken bits & pieces of crayons that your kids or your friend's kids (if you're like me) are sure to have laying around somewhere & use this tutorial to remake them into something cute & useful again!

Here are some extra tips for remaking crayons too just in case ;)

Spotted on Jars of Cute.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I just stumbled onto this preloved book blogshop BooksyBooks that I'm loving. Being a voracious reader, I need about 2 - 3 books per week to keep me happy so finding another place to get preloved books plus it's ONLINE equals a very, very, VERY happy me. The selection is pretty good too with all sorts of afforadably priced fiction, cooking, crafts & self-help books available. Go check it out!

Jena Ardell

This collection of dreamy photographic prints by Jena Ardell is so up my alley. You can purchase her work here but you'll have to beat me to it.

Spotted on Decor8 & Frolic.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Shopaholic's Den Turns One!

Hey guys! Mimpi will be taking part in A Shopaholic's Den Birthday Bash this Saturday! Who hasn't heard of A Shopaholic's Den, a popular blog shop review website with a pulse on all that's new & gorgeous, so you're sure to be in for a fantastic shopping experience with 100 (ONE HUNDRED) choice vendors taking part! Be there or be square ;)

Here's the map & details below:
Click on the map for a larger view

A Shopaholic's Den Bday Bash
Date: 9 May 09 (Sat)
Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
Venue: The Crest, 3 Two Square
FB event page
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Jenny O

A haunting song sung by Jenny O. You gotta love the acoustics in hallways & bathrooms.

Via For Me, For You.

Umbrella Canopy

An umbrella canopy! Who would've "thunk" it? Isn't this a great idea to add some color & interest to a pedestrian walkway? It's a great way to reuse orphanned & misplaced umbrellas too!

Spotted via Double Takes.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

500 Days of Summer

Cute movie huh? It was the Sundance Film Festival pick. Gonna watch it this Sunday with some girlfriends. Wheeee!

Spotted via designcrush.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In All The World I Dream In Paper

More paper art for your viewing pleasure folks. This one is by Petra Storrs.

Spotted via Free People.

Platform 9¾

Being the fantasy book lover that I am, it goes without saying that I've read & loved all the Harry Potter books (we really have a lot to thank J.K. Rowling for as she gave us adults a really good excuse to read what would usually be considered children's fiction). So imagine my delight when I found out that Platform 9¾ really does exist at Kings Cross Station in London complete with a luggage trolley stuck halfway through the wall!

If you have no idea what the heck I'm talking about, I suggest you polish up your Harry Potter trivia knowledge here or pick up the book!

Spotted via Lovely Little Things.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We Won!

Thank you EVERYONE for voting for Mimpi! Miss E of My BFF just dropped me an email with the results of the poll & Mimpi won by 51%! Wow guys. WOW. You all seriously blow my mind. This award couldn't come at a better time too as it's my birthday month! Yup, I'm turning 28 this month so this is like icing on the cake. THANKS again everyone. Do check out the other awesome nominees: The Shoplifters, Double Woot, Phat Culture & D' Looking Glass. Hugs & kisses all around.

How To Make A Baby

Now I know!

Spotted via A Cup of Jo

Its Whats Inside That Counts

Gorgeous Whats Inside print by Hazel Nicholls featuring Martryoshka aka Russian dolls. You can purchase the print here at Keep Calm Gallery.

Spotted via Wide Open Spaces.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mimpi + Emmagem Giveaway Ends Today!

Heya guys! The Mimpi + Emmagem is ending TODAY at 11:59 PM so go leave a comment here to stand a chance to win the necklace above! Good luck everyone!

Lisa Hannigan

I Don't Know from ATO Records on Vimeo

If you've been following my little day-trip musings then you'd know that I have a thing for paper cuttings. So imagine my delight when I spotted this music video by Lisa Hannigan where she creates a little garden paradise of paper cuttings! Gorgeous. I wish I was patient enough to make something similar. Oh, and don't you just love the song?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mimpi ♥ Bijou Bazaar

Don't miss it folks! I'll be launching some NEW designs & I've also remade some old favourites (Samarinda & Kirim Salam Sayang to name a few). Hope to see you there!


Photo Credit: Oh Joy!

Oh, I could live in this cosy teeny tiny Swedish holiday retreat all year long if given half the chance. Photographed by Martin Lof.

Happy Labour Day folks! Hope you're enjoying your own little retreat somewhere ;)

Spotted on Oh Joy!