Category Archives: weekend wonders

WEEKEND WONDERS: GOOD STUFF

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I don’t know about you but I love organising my emails, work or personal ones alike. Labelled, tagged, colour coordinated – you name it, I’ve most probably tried it. It seems like a great move that tells my brain that I’ve productively gone through my emails, categorised them for the trash, bills to pay, deals to consider, or read later.

It’s great! You should try it.(:

So anyway, I came across a whole lot of good stuff that was Starred and tagged for later reading, which I couldn’t make time for, up until yesterday. I know I’ve skipped a million rounds of Weekend Wonders postings, so here’s making it up with a whole lotta good stuff for this weekend.

Beauties, have an amazing weekend ahead!

A new hit by Ms. Bareilles.

Not sorry for wanting a work/life balance.
ps: Stefan Sagmeister’s TED video is a MUST watch!

Lettering, love.

A dish that I’ll be cooking up today!

It’s ideal to call it quits.
ps: This helped push me to my decision of quiting my previous job and moving on to things that felt right.

Chicken parm! Chicken parm! Chicken parm!:D

{lettering hands at typographyserved}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: THE BEGINNING OF THE END

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Today is February the 1st.
And tomorrow, February the 2nd marks the beginning of the end — my last day as a Project Editor where I work.

Yes, I finally did it. I resigned.(:

I must say it ended in an utterly undesirable state, but that is a long story in itself, which I’d probably put into writing some time this week. But for now, let me just prepare myself for the two months notice that I will have to serve, beginning tomorrow, and for all the drama that will inevitably follow. Am so not looking forward to it but on the bright side, two more months and I am out.

For those who are wondering about the lead up to my decision to calling it quits, read this and this for the gist of it. All these aside, weekend gems for you lovelies as usual! Have a great, great Monday ahead wherever you are!

Love, thought out loud by Ed Sheeran.

Cheese! And a career with it. How creative!

A v. light read.(:

Gorgeous, gorgeous chocolates by Nendo. And rubber bands, and chopsticks, and transparent wood, and ice cream cakes.

Gratitude, on the scale of success.

I’ve found a new love. Meet UGMONK.(:

{keeping things small by Ugmonk at 99U Team}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: I AM AN ILLUSTRATOR

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Hello everybody, please meet Mr. Riccardo Guasco.

Hailing from Alessandria, a small town in Italy, Mr. Guasco is an (amazing) illustrator which I first stumbled upon browsing Pinterest. I love his work, and I love the way his colours, lines and ideas come together to give his illustrations and paintings so much meaning.

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Here are just some of his artworks. For more, there’s always a riccardoguasco.com to go to!(: Also, here’s a Q+A with the illustrator himself, by Pushing Pixels, and if you follow arts on Behance, here’s Mr. Guasco on it too. Go ahead and enjoy his amazing pieces!

On a separate note, it’s been so long since I did a weekend post. I must have you know how much I missed writing, especially signing off the weekends with a handful of gems for your reading and listening pleasure.

I am back!

So, cheers to the weekend ahead and three more cheers for my first Weekend post in 2015.

The must raved about Sugar by Maroon 5.(:

If I had a space of my own, I swear some rooms would scream LAMPIONE!

Ham & cheese toasties, anyone? Yes please!

Read: the science behind break ups.

Get back at someone glitterbomb style!

Here’s one for the ocean. Love.

{Mr. Illustrator from Riccardoguasco.com}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: COME FLY WITH ME

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I love these inks (against those really apt backgrounds). They are like little reminders to keep moving, to keep traveling, and seeing the world.

Speaking of ink, I am looking forward to my artist consultation to get some ink work done. I can’t wait for July to happen, really. There’s just so much to look forward to come July – dive classes, ink work, and my trip to plan for. I got this to start me off. Pretty, impressively concise, and definitely user-friendly!(:

Anyway, before I log off and get to my work, here’s to the last weekend of June, and to a brand new six months after…CHEERS! xo

Something to hit the weekend with.(:

Cute cinematics.

Picnic foooood! Yums!

Lessons in minimalism. A good read.

Packaging designs. Love #9/10/21/29!

Retro posters.

{tiny tattoos with paralleled landscapes on ModernMet}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: LOVE AND EVERYTHING ELSE

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Just a random update – William and I caught How To Train Your Dragon 2 just yesterday. And I cried, and cried, and cried. I can’t wait to get my hands on a stuffed toy version of Toothless!:B

Anyway, sorry the weekend post got delayed this week! Been so caught up with closing a job for a client all the way in Jakarta, meetings after meetings, photo shoots, and trying to keep to my study schedule in hopes of completing five chapters of the dive manual before my first class in July. Doesn’t sound like much but trust me, it is crazy.

Here’s sharing a handful of things to perhaps, kickstart your week and inspire you on exploring your creativity, buy a new car (Tesla rocks!), try a new dish, update your photo styles, or just an insightful read to understand how collaboration might not always work.

If only New York wasn’t so far away.Love.

Not your average typography.

Interesting read: The Collaboration Paradox

Designing with type on photos!

Tesla Model S according to The Oatmeal, and the real thing.
ps: I am totally blown away by how awesome this ride is.

To try! Cold oven pound cake

{typography by Marmalade Bleue}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: A PUFF OF SOMETHING

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Some days, I do wonder what it’s like to walk around with a cloud of my own.
And today is just one of those days.
Much like this picture, I feel like my insides are all weathered down, empty, ugly and disfigured.
And all I want is a puff of something to keep me company.

It’s been a tough week. A real tough week. But I’m praying that it gets better.

I hope you lovelies are enjoying your weekend though.(: xo

An interesting art installation and it’s story.

Nimbus. Love.

I’d love to have some ice cream, please!

A very interesting place I’d love to see.

This would right any horrid day. Yums!

Here’s one for the graphic designers.:D

{Nimbus by Berndnaut Smilde on ModernMet}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: E-G-G

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So I attempted to poach an egg last Saturday. Did I mention that I wasted two eggs in that whole hour’s attempt? Sigh. It was so embarassing. I ate that two eggs in the ugly state I caused them to be in, and then boiled the third perfectly and served it.

How do people make poaching eggs look like reciting the ABCs? I remember the first time I poached an egg, and I’d have you know I got it right then – close to five years ago. I was in college, and my campus was home to the Mass Communication (that’s me), Architecture, Hospitality and Tourism, and Culinary Arts faculty, and our library was a cook’s heaven. Cookbooks, technique books, recipe books, food styling books – all of them. Yup! And it was then that I picked up one of those technique books, and successfully nailed Chapter 3: How To Poach An Egg.

I will master the art of poaching an egg, soon. And you can expect an entry devoted to that success. Haha! On the topic of eggs, I came across Food52‘s eggy article, which is a great read for cooks, or egg-lovers alike, so here’s sharing it!

Take the weekend slow, or fast, whichever way you’d like to roll, but have an amazing one either way, my dear friends.(: I’m going to steal forty winks, get dressed and head out for dinner at the much raved about Awesome Canteen. Toodles!

Let It Go in 25 languages. Amazingly good!

My second love after oysters: SCALLOPS

A garden retreat.

Apple lovers, a new store opens!

The newly opened 9/11 memorial pavilion.

To try: Lemony Lemonies!

{all about eggs by Food52}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT

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I’ve been itching to cook of late.

Okay, well. In all honesty, I’ve been itching to do a lot of things of late – run, cook, bake, sign up for that magazine subscription, tell off a friend, buy an oven, house hunt, go for a massage, have more oysters, book a scrub down, learn photography, have my own grocer, day-trip to Singapore, to name a few.

But let’s focus on the cooking part of it all for today. So I’ve been checking out some (easier, a lot less tedious) recipes to (hopefully) start with, one of the weekends. Let me tempt you with this, this and this for now, all as pictured!

My runners have seen daylight, so I’m doing pretty okay I suppose. Haha! (Let the cooking and eating begin!)

I foresee a crazy week ahead. But for now, I’m going to kick back, write, sip on tea while it pours outside and love my weekend and everything about it. And I hope you would too lovelies! Cheers.(:

Love the quirk, love the colours, love everything about this.:D

A good workout deserves a good dessert after!

Say cheeeeeese! WANT.

Interesting. A real Zombie Apocalypse plan A.

My latest read. Some good shit, really.

An amazing project – A Century of Spying.

{Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing by How Sweet It Is/Asparagus Egg Beauregard by Chasing Delicious/Roasted Mushrooms with Spicy Breadcrumbs by Gourmet}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: THE B-WORD

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Cheers to a good ol’ Saturday.

So William and I decided to grab bagels for brunch. The last time I had a bagel was when I was in New York, and to have a cosy bagel stop serve up fresh-baked bagels in New York style just 10 minutes away? It goes without saying that our Saturday brunch just keeps getting better.(:

I had a Lox bagelwich- read: lots of smoked salmon, heavenly cream cheese and sprinkles of spring onion and capers crammed into a hearty poppy seed-topped bagel. William had a Philly Cheese Steak bagelwich with beef strips and the works, and we shared a tomato puree soup and a petite serving of green salad tossed in balsamic. Yums!

On a separate note, I GOT MYSELF A NEW PAIR OF RUNNERS! It’s time to go running again, and hopefully the rain holds up for that in the evening. Did I mention that my pair of Reeboks (that were barely a year old) were stolen right off my front porch? Yup. Sucks.

But anyway, the weekend’s looking good for me. And I hope it is looking just as awesome for all you people too.(:

Birds in so many forms.

For when the Mama Bear in you appears, you’re not alone.

Art!

Illustrations by Nick Bear. Preeeety.

Stunning shots of black dogs who are often overlooked for adoptions.

A girl and her English bulldog. LOVE.

{photos by Jolene Tan}

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WEEKEND WONDERS: ILLUSTRATE, PLEASE

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Just about a week ago, I decided to join the creative community, Behance. The amount of amazing stuff in there is Crazy. Crazy with a capital C. I will never stop being incredibly in awe and impressed by all the beautiful, beautiful work that people around the world have created, and are creating. I wish I had just a teeny tiny bit of their talent, really.

A big fan of illustrations, I handpicked a handful of those I love and thought I’d share it with you people, right here. If you aren’t a Behance member yet, you should be. Especially if you’re in the field and need some ideas and inspirations!

Here’s also a quick reminder that Mom’s Day is next week!(: So it’s time to whip up a feast for the Queen of your heart, or give her that long-distance phone call you’ve been missing, or treat her to a massage, or make her that card…or anything at all. As for me, my parents (Mom + Dad’s Day combined) are in a massage as I write this, as a treat from me. And then we’re off to a hearty lunch!

So, get crackin’ on ways to show Mommy + Daddy the extra loooooove. Happy weekend friends!

taxidermy artist.
p.s.: I’ve always been very intrigued by taxidermy. And this video is pretty cool, sans the gore I was expecting. Lol

A very creative piece by luxury label Hermes.

Something we can all probably relate to – CONSTIPATION. Haha!

An impressive illustration of how deep the Ocean Shield goes.
p.s.: Ever since the disappearance of flight MH 370, I’ve been reading up the Ocean Shield and it’s amazing use. Impressive.

Forget Disneyland. How about Doomsday Disney?

Too cute! Cross-stitched goodness (or badness)? Haha.(:

{illustrations for Le Duo Pour Ideat Magazine on Behance}

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