This week’s Mother’s Day giveaway comes from none other than one of our favorite local handmade brands, Oh & Ah! We wrote about Oh & Ah wayyyy back when (click to read), but the brand has expanded heaps since then. With new products under their legally charming belts, Oh & Ah has proven that a little innocence and a lot of good design sense goes a really long way. We asked them to recommend three of their latest products for those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand, and here’s what they picked:
“Our Bus Series has been really popular among the Lapan crowd. There are three designs available for purchase: bus sekolah (a long yellow school bus for RM79), bus mini (a smaller model in pink at RM59), and our latest addition which is the zoo bus (RM79). Right now, the bus mini is sold out.”
“Another favorite among customers is our Elephant design light (retailing at RM230). These lights are made of clay, and are attached with a lightbulb AND dimmer. We love hearing what people decipher this clay guy to be; some have said monkey, others have thought of him as an odd-shaped man, the list goes on… However, to us he is an elephant!”
“These little guys sunbathing on patches of grass have been on constant repeat through our collections since the days of setting up shop at Art for Grabs. We love them because to us, they represent Malaysia’s hot weather, where so many enjoy a wonderful sunbathing temperature of 30 degrees almost all year round. Now they’re available on easy-to-wear rings, adjustable to fit all sizes. They retail at RM39 each, and are really fun conversation pieces to have on hand (pardon the pun!)!” <—EDITOR’S NOTE: Ellie couldn’t resist these adorable sunbathing dudes, and has bought a few already!
The generous peeps of Oh & Ah are giving away three Hello Marks (first picture of this post) to three lucky followers of Gin & Jacqie! There are two ways you can win yourself a handsome little bookmark by Oh & Ah:
Facebook: leave us a comment on our Gin & Jacqie wall and tell us about a favorite story or book your mom used to read to you when you were younger.
Instagram: snap a picture of your favorite childhood storybook as read to you by your beloved mom, and hashtag #ginjacqie #lovebooks so that we can keep track of all entries. Please note that if your account is set under Private, we will be unable to see your tags, so do leave us a comment on our Oh & Ah instagram pic to inform us of it!
This contest will run from today up ’til the 24th of May 2013. In addition to their generous prizes, Oh & Ah are also giving away a 10% discount to everyone! Simply type in “iloveumom” upon checkout on their shopping site to redeem. This discount lasts up to the 30th of June 2013, so stop wasting time and get to purchasing some awesomely handmade stuff!
Earth Hour, Earth Day, Earth Year… everyday that we are on this earth should be a reason for us to celebrate the big lady for living strong for us. One of the easiest ways to save Mother Earth from the predicaments of Wall-E and all post-apocalypctic movies (yes, that includes zombies and aliens attacks, for what makes zombies is a polluted earth and its residents, and what makes aliens want to kill us all would be our idiocy of abandoning our land for the development of greed) would be to reuse the old things you have lying around with a new light. Designsponge did a roundup of Sneak Peeks: Best of Reuse, and we spotted a few resourceful ideas to use in our own homes.
A ladder as a pot rack holder, chic and useful! Full home tour at Designsponge.
Stacks of W Magazines make a coffee table at Sara and Travis’ home. Full home tour at Designsponge.
An old crate meets a vintage office chair to make a really unique side table. Full home tour at Designsponge.
So if you need some inspiration to get your own reuse project growing, check out the full roundup and all the gorgeous homes featured individually within the post, and bring some purpose to your interior.
This tiny home with a cube built in the middle was initially an ingenious way to save space and hide clutter. However, life happened, and a kid came along. Watch how this couple makes their small home for two fit three (though not for much longer), with an eco-friendly touch!
Recently, we’ve noticed an influx of friends who’ve been creating makeshift gardens within their apartment units. Let’s face it, due to the increasing market rate of houses, gardens are hard to come by anymore. Therefore, creating an indoor makeshift garden to bring some of the outdoors in doesn’t sound so out of place anymore. However, we’re all lacking the green thumb and the ability to find an easy to grow plant for our office. So we decided to go with a fun and imaginative faux garden design, and what better way to decorate a garden (or any room for that matter) than with a teepee, some colored animal planters, and little patches of colored mushrooms scattered around the floor?
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This week, our Friday Inspiration board relates Easter in a clean-cut, minimalist manner. The purity in which the muted lives and breathes brings to light a calm and composed imagination that exudes confidence in merely being. And we are gladly inspired.
Happy Friday, guys! And to those celebrating with a four-day weekend, don’t rub it in!
Spotted this really useful tip layout for small apartment living on Pinterest, and just had to share with you guys! Most of us on the team live in very small spaces, therefore we found all of the above to be great tips for making the most out of your home. Already, we’ve ran out and purchased some of the items mentioned, like the long curtains as well as some floating shelves. Here’s what we bought (all from Ikea for convenience and affordable prices!):
We came across and completely fell in love with little Odi’s room, featured on The Selby. Its charm derives from all its quirks and knick knacks scattered strategically around the room, a succinct yet organic juxtaposition of ethnic patterns and modern graphics, all linked together within the bright colors of one another. A warm and cosy understanding of mixed cultures and an association with animals transforms an average children’s room into a world of cleverly filtered imagination and wonder.
Here’s how we’d create our own version of darling Odi’s room:
Jacqie is such the animal lover, and what better way to decorate her workspace than to indulge in cuteness overload? Our first pick to brighten up her office is actually a print that Katy Campbell designed for nurseries, but hey, adorable prints of animals against chevron backgrounds know no age limit! Elephants hold a special place in Jacqie’s heart, so our second pick is Oh & Ah’s ceramic elephant bank, quirkily adorned with a hand-painted pattern. We just collected our third pick from Czip Lee this week, and it’s a 2013 wall calendar illustrated by no other than our own Cheri Loh, and is also available as a table-top flip calendar. Okay, we know our fourth pick for the office isn’t an animal, but since it’s the year of the Snake, we thought this ampersand from Miracle Watts would be the perfect representation without the creepy crawlies ^_^ The fifth is a simple file holder from Typo, and would make organizing that much prettier! And last but not least is Bo the ceramic Fish, which we fell so terribly in love with that we’re saving up for a school of them!