Sunday, October 26, 2014

Marie Kondo

I can't wait to buy Marie Kondo's new book.

Meanwhile, I got to thinking again about folding and ironing shirts. I love LOVE doing laundry, but my folding methods need streamlining and my ironing not qualify as skills. So here are some tips from KonMari and Martha Stewart. T.M. Lewin, the men's shirt store, also has some good instructional videos.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Celebrity Homes (Office Edition): Jessica Alba at Honest Co.

Photo Credit:

She has a bright pink desk, too! (Mine is the Ms. Cupcake Secretary Desk from Heima, a gift from the husband last year before I gave birth.)

I am in LOVE with Jessica Alba's office space. When I become an entrepreneur again (when, not if, haha!), this is what I want to go to everyday.

Check out photos from HuffPost Home.

Friday, July 25, 2014

IKEA 2015 Catalog Early Look and Laundry Apps

Sharing some links this Friday:

Super happy when I got the newsletter from Apartment Therapy on IKEA's 2015 Catalog preview.

And here's more of the catalog from the Washington Post.

Thanks to Twitter I got to see model Trish Goff's graphically groovy apartment on Lucky

Where I also read about the future of urban laundry. Damn! The laundry lady in me is itching to try something like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE doing the laundry. I have my own system that is why it's hard for me to delegate this to anyone. Hence, hubby does the cooking heehee :D I just do the baking once in a while.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pottery Barn Philippines is Almost Here!

I saw this banner while jogging in BGC last week! Super excited! I hope the pricing will be friendly, haha!

According to this website, they were supposed to be open by May, so I am eagerly awaiting the actual day when they open at Bonifacio High Street.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Great Store: ID - Ideas for Living Market Market

Sharing some great finds we had while browsing IDeas for Living at Market Market (they also have a branch at Chino Roces, Makati).

This great wooden table:

Very nice bookcase:

We are so in love with this desk. We want to get it for our son!

I am particularly in love with this miniature Eames DSW!!!!! (Check out more iconic chairs at this great site called Happy Interior Blog)

I wanted to buy the red/blue/white striped blackboard that very day haha.

Some cute slatted crates:

And this colorful clock that would brighten up any wall:

(UPDATE May 4, 2014: This weekend we saw a setup of Ideas for Living's new branch in Glorietta!)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wise Words from The Sound of Music

I'm taking comfort and wisdom from one of my best-loved movies of all time, which I used to watch with my sisters and cousins when we were little kids, and which I still re-watch every year - The Sound of Music
Reverend Mother tells Maria: "When God closes the door, somewhere He opens a window."

Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrity Homes: Amanda Peet's Perfect Breakfast Nook

I love breakfast food. Our daily fare is likely a whole-wheat version of tartine (butter + Bonne Maman jam = great start to the morning!) or some oatmeal (we recently switched to the non-instant ones with more fiber), and of course, coffee.  I like to smell the fresh brew and languidly drink my first two cups while waking myself up with news in the background as well as on my phone. At least on weekends, when we're not rushing out of the door before 7 AM. On more relaxed days, we try cooking bacon and rosemary-sprinkled cheese omelette, or even a full-on fried-rice-and-tocino combo. Wouldn't it be great to enjoy some pancakes and toast in a breakfast nook like actress Amanda Peet's? 

Photo Credit: Francois Halard/  

Her Spanish-style house was featured in back in June 2012 (see all the photos here). Every corner is bathed in California sunshine, resulting in a very laid-back atmosphere. Her daughter's yellow room is very fun: