20100331

RETRO* Table Settings~

ooohhh...I find them absolutely CHARMing!
~Let's go back to circa 1957 :










~CHARM-ed*
They somehow reminded me of Doris Day's old films
...And must also mention my dear late grandmother!
she was a wonderful cook & fabulous hostess. She even made
her own table linens, napkins & place-mats! In a small way,
I took after my grandma's passion for table settings.
(Dear new readers, you may click here* to view my
obsession...oops, I mean collection!~my own china collection Post)
P.S: Anyone has the same obsession? ~Please confess...
~XOXO*
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-Vintage photo: Melmac 1957's Brochures found via TheHauntedLamp

20100330

Video POP!

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...Not too many of us here across the pond, have heard or watched this Euro electro pop group, We Have Band...simply must share this video! The music might be quite 'questionable' for my taste (errr...just my humble opinion), but they have the most creative videos out there today. Their previous video for their single You Came Out is also shot in photo frames (a.k.a stop-motion pictures). The above was directed by Jul&Mat & produced by SoLab. PS: The single came out on March 22 and their debut album WHB is set to release in early April ~WHAT?! it's going to be April in a couple of days?! My-My-My...Time does FLY!!! ~Enjoy this ridiculously FUN + QUIRKY performance everyone!
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20100329

WATCH them~ we don't really have to be very RICH*



~Herb & Dorothy tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means!
In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, the Vogels quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, they collected guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi and Lawrence Weiner. The art world is always captivating & always inspiring isn't it? ~Lurrrve it!!
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-To purchase DVD click here: Herb and Dorothy.Com

SMILE...it's Monday!

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" errr...errrrr...
alright ~I'm trying here...
trying really-really harrrrrd !!! "
[ welcome to my Monday Darlings!]


~XOXO* 
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20100326

Couldn't sleep last night...


...so I made this ultimate comfort food
(a.k.a midnight snack ~I'm dangerous like that!)


~Baked Macaroni & Cheese!
How can a lonely night be bad when there's
that slightly burnt cheesy-crispy top crust to be savored.
yesss...that's actually my favorite & the best part!


Confession: I have constant craving for cheese...
My favorite would be Denmark's Havarti Cheese ~YUM!
"How about you...Any favorites ???"
anywayyy...
allow me to share more of my constant love
for all things 'cheesey' with you today...



~Lurrrve...these wooden cheese cutting boards!
Especially the natural uneven edges & the beautiful
wood grain, they add a certain rustic charm!
These one of a kind pieces are by Firewood Furniture
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Well everyone, it's finally Friday!
say," CheeeeeSE....."
and have a wonderful+glorious weekend okie!
~XOXO*
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20100325

Profound Words~

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" To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts..."~Roger Ebert
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-Pics via NYTimes.Com & Sew Not My Day

20100324

~I made a WISH & BLEW the candles!


~my-my-my...
~The cake can feed the whole village!!!
it was really a sweet + delicious surprise~
My mom wrote, "dessert will not get you pregnant dear!"
errr...what?!!! Anyway, that's my dear mother & her wisdom!
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~Thank You so much everyone
for all the lovely-lovely Birthday greetings*
~XOXO* as always!
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-Special Thanks to dear friends, Jack, Simon & Marsha for the photos!

20100323

~They told my parents that I had a slim chance to make it...


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~that was wayyy back then...
a.k.a my 'prologue' to life!
...today:
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...Thankfully I've survived !
&
just like the darling little girl above,
I'm so happy & blessed to be able to celebrate
my very own Birthday Today! ~WooHoo!!!
~XOXO*
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-Pics from a vintage KODAK tutorial & promo book

20100322

Monday is not the best day for celebrating...but

~but you know...
Today is not just an ordinary Monday!
It's finally here Darrrlings...~the First Monday in Spring*
Absolutely love-love-love this Season!!!
Perhaps it's because I am a Spring baby?
ehem~ and tomorrow it's going to be my birthday...
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Yup!
so happy to finally be Sweet Sixteen (again & again!)
I really need to grow up huh?
O'well...I still have until tomorrow...
~XOXO*
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-Photography © LENORENEVERMORE & 'Grass Bed' found via LoweenTumblr

20100319

Open House Revisited~

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...~As promised, these are just some of the many photos I took last weekend;
when my best friend jack & I went to see a few properties in the suburbs...
[Update: he has yet to find the right house to purchase~ picky-picky-picky...dear Jack]
Anyway, I have more photos to share from that day, but I think I better save
them for next time... Must say~ this whole experience was really inspiring to me that I want to
start doing photography series on 'Open Houses'. Always find it interesting to see how people live,
their dwellings, their belongings...and 'if wall could talk' moments!
my-my-my...all the family history+DRAMA must be fascinating...errr intriguing to say the least!
~Reminded me of one of my favorite drama film, 'American Beauty' somehow...
Anyone has seen this movie??? Highly recommended I have to say!
Let's watch the short film clip & also please listen to the hauntingly beautiful music score by
Thomas Newman~another fave of mine! ~Enjoy:


~Whahaha...she looks like me when I clean my house...Especially when guests are coming!

...one last thing, Happy Woo-Hoo Friday!!! ~ENJOY your weekend everybody!
I'm going to the countryside once again... yup, I want to collect some green moss in the forest! errr...hope the wolves will not eat me alive!!! How about you guys, any plans for the weekend?
~XOXO*
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20100318