Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas ideas

Fretting because Christmas is coming and you don't know what's a good gift?

Here are some lovely interesting suggestions that will just bring a smile to your friend's face!

1.Happy sack bin bags

Now you can make the boring chore of taking out the rubbish more artistic! Brighten your day and bring a little happiness to your streets on collection day!

2. Heart Hole punch

The office romances, the flirting at the photocopier, the disciplinary action
after the Christmas party… For a place so fraught with love and lust the
office is quite a dull place to look at - corporate sponsored mugs, tastefully
chosen comedy calendar and passive aggressive notes about borrowing
other peoples stationery all add up to ruin the romance of a day at work.

Luckily for your love life (or for your love of filing at least) we’ve come up
with something to put the passion back into your paperwork – our Heart
Hole Punch is a classically styled metal hole punch which punches 2 heart
shaped holes instead of round ones. The only hint to its secret is the subtle
heart shaped centre point. Who says romance can't be understated.
You even end up with heart shaped confetti at the end! Ideal to sprinkle
around the photocopier when you-know-who will be there…
3. Paper watch

It’s difficult coming up with new design features for watches, they’ve been around for a while you see. Our mate Darren has one that’s waterproof to 100m, and there’s one in the Argos catalogue that you can have your name lasered onto. Based on this we decided it was best to cut out all the gimmicks, and leave the designing part up to you!

Paper Watch is a blank canvas, a plain watch made from tear-resistant paper-style material with a built-in digital watch.

It can be whatever you want it to be, style it yourself with biros, marker pens, paint, stencils or anything else you can find to express yourself! Even better, adorn it with doodles and give to a friend to wear! What better way to make sure that person who’s always late is never late, than with a custom-made watch to remind them of your plans! It isn’t waterproof to 100m, and you can’t point a laser beam at it, but it does come with an adjustable strap, long-life battery, and infinite possibilities.

cookie stamp
home made cookie
4. Home made Cookie Stamp

In an age where we buy everything from hot chickens to frozen yoghurt at the supermarket, it can be refreshing to explore the home baking aisle and go home ready to make your own cookies.

Take a stand against profit-driven global expansion:  Bake your own biscuits ... mark them with our HOME MADE Cookie Stamper ... shout 'Power To The People!'

Try the  recommended recipe!

250g butter
140g caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
300g plain flour
1 egg yolk
2tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 190ÂșC (gas mark 5)
2. Sift together plain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
3. Mix in butter and blend until mixture is crumbly. Stir in egg yolk and
vanilla essence. Blend well. Chill dough for one hour for better cookies.
4. Regularly sprinkle work surface and stamp with flour.
5. Separate dough into golf ball sized chunks.
Slightly flatten the balls and stamp.
6. Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 6 - 8 minutes, or until lightly brown.
7. Remove from oven and leave for a couple of minutes to harden,
then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
8. Enjoy your ‘Home made’ cookies : )

In Case Of Emergency Break Glass
6. Emergency Break Glass Money Box

Add coins at your own risk: only by smashing the glass can they be retrieved. As you watch your money literally build up, you will be torn between the desire to save more or cash in. With money rapidly disappearing into plastic cards and online transactions, the physical presence of the ‘In Case of Emergency' money box will make you think more carefully before you decide to splash out. What will be your moment of need?

7. Bake a birthday cake that says it all! 

Birthdays.  You make plans for days ... and still end up with a disappointing victoria sponge (probably decorated with soggy
iced footballs). The Happy Birthday Cake Mould makes it much more fun.  Create the cake that really does say it all.  You can
use it to microwave the perfect cake in 6 minutes - maximum impact with minimum effort - marvellous!  (And we promise not to
let on how easy it is).  And if you want to bake your cake the traditional way in the oven,
the mould is heatproof to 300 degrees.

Made from food grade silicone, with a recipe embossed onto the rim. You'll never need to eat a soggy football again! 

How to make a cake
Mix 100g (4oz) butter and 100g (4oz) sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat 2 eggs and sieve 100g (4oz) self raising flour. Mix eggs and flour gradually into butter and sugar mixture. Place mixture in cake mould and put in pre heated oven at 190 C, (gas mark 5) for 20-25 mins. Decorate, put candles in and eat!

8. Dart Coat Hooks

They look so cool you may not want to cover them by hanging up your coats
Perfect for your friend who is a secret agent wannabe!

Which is your favourite?
mine definitely has to be the 'home made cookie stamp' 

rain rain please do come

When it rains, it's such a hassle to be loaded with your handbag on one hand, laptop bag on the other, and having to grasp with an umbrella.

But its not a hassle if you have a pretty umbrella. Cos you'll feel happy carrying a pretty umbrella! at least for me (:
and what's even cooler if your umbrella changes colour!

Imagine you are walking down the street, it starts to rain and your ordinary black umbrella interacts and changes colour in the rain, creating a walking piece of art - called a ‘wearable piece of art’ by Time Out New York. The inspiration came from Jackson Pollock who dripped and splashed paint onto white canvases creating a spectacle of colours. 

Viviane Jaeger and Emma-Jayne Parkes of Squid London have designed a line of umbrellas made with a special white ink that turns colored when exposed to water. These umbrellas (or Squidellas) make a piece of art out of a utilitarian product that makes walking in the rain a sort of performance art.

1. Color-Changing Bird Squit Umbrella:
A portion of whose proceeds go to support ChildReach International, a UK charity aimed at fighting child poverty in developing countries

Bird Squit (dry):

Bird Squit (wet):

2. Color Changing London Skyline Umbrella:
London Skyline (dry):

London Skyline (wet):

3. Color-Changing Paint Drip Umbrella:
made exclusively for the Tate museum

Paint Drip (dry):

Paint Drip (wet):

4. Color-Changing Clouds Umbrella:

and now I really, really, really want one.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas is coming like real sooon! (; in about one month's time! or prolly a little long. Really hope that I don't have to work late on Christmas eve. I'll be real real sad ):

What would you like for christmas?


presents under the Christmas tree


amazing cookies to chomp on


a cute little snowman to spend christmas with


A little hunk to spend christmas with


hot chocolate with girlfriends (;


New ugg boots?


true love


a pink christmas tree.


for me, I wanna go home for christmas. so no overtime for me on new year eve pleaseeeeee!

I found something cute that  I'll like to share with you guys if you all are intending to have a christmas partyyy! Its real cute!


Invite little ones to count down to Christmas with this charming treat-a-day calendar

Wonderful things come in small packages. This hanging Advent calendar assembled from baby socks is full of great things, and it's the perfect way to mark the season for a baby or an older child. A collection of stray socks or a mix of new ones in festive colors looks adorable dangling from a ribbon along a mantle or railing. Stuff each mini stocking with an age-appropriate toy. Then, starting on December 1, take down one sock a day, and let your child pull out the surprise inside (clip socks back onto the ribbon after gifts have been removed). The 24 days before Christmas are sure to sail by.

Tools and Materials
24 socks
Number stickers
Round stickers
Mini clothespins
Calendar How-To

1. Gather 24 socks -- singles or 12 pairs -- in colors that go well together (vary the sizes, if you like). Lay them out in the order you want to hang them, leaving spaces in between.

2. Cut the ribbon to the desired length; to find how long it should be, measure across the row of socks and add 12 inches (ours was 72 inches).

3. Use number stickers to label each sock. If one has a busy pattern, place the number on top of a solid round sticker so that it's easier to read.

4. Tack the ends of the ribbon to a railing or mantle; if you like, you can fasten the ribbon in several places to make a few swags.

5. Use mini clothespins to clip the socks to the ribbon; overlap them if you need to save space.

6. Tuck a gift inside each. If the item is heavy, use a larger clothespin to secure the sock.

Note: Gifts must be small enough to fit in tiny socks but safe for your child's age. Choose bath toys, pacifiers, or blocks for a baby; pencils, notebooks, and toys for an older kid.

Happy happy christmas to come!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas is coming sooon!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


 My little furballs. Photos were taken when they were barely 3 weeks old.
There's still one more furball.  But he/she's always sleeping in the toilet roll. Takes over the papa