Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carl Kliener is a Swedish photographer who takes some pretty awesome images.
Interestingly and unlike many photographers, his subjects vary widely, from portraiture to food, and even fashion.
I've noticed a couple of blogs featuring shots he took for Ikea's new cookbook, "Homemade is Best".

He updates his website frequently with latest pictures of what he's been working on.
I wonder what this project was about-

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Countdown to Christmas: Packaging Finds

It's exactly two months to Christmas!
My does time fly by... It seems like I was just celebrating the beginning of 2010!
One of my favorite things about Christmas is deciding how to wrap presents because to me, that's part of what makes the gift special. :)

Packaging Finds on Etsy - "A White Christmas"

Decorative Edge Journal Tags by ShoeBoxMemoriesDLuxe

Recycled Paper Snowflakes by barefootkitchenwitch

Pom Pom Cord
by cresentplace

Jute Twine by olivemanna

Scalloped glassine bags by sweetfindings

For more picks, have a look at this treasury I made (Click here)

**Good Reads** – Etsy Sellers, You May Find These Useful

Hel-lo, everyone!
Wahooo... Monday is here again! Hope you had a good weekend!
Here are some good reads I found last week. Not all of them are the latest, but just in case you missed them earlier (like I did), check them out!

1. How to Make a Facebook Fan Page: Ultimate Guide
2. Branding by
3. Tips for Selling Online by Mayi Carles on the Papernstich blog
4. Promoting Your Business (Tastefully) Online by Grace of Design Sponge
5. Beginners Guide to SEO - I got this link from a Virtual Lab session. Haven't actually read it, but it looks pretty comprehensive!

Got a good link to share? Do share in the comments section :)

You know, October isn't even over, but I'm already in the Christmas mood...
Have a wonderful first-working-day-of-the-week!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inspiration Friday

How original is this?!

Illustrated resealable bags by babalisme
I love how she took something so ordinary and infused her creative interpretations on them.

Makes me want to grab some markers and start doodling too!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stationery Finds: Upon A Fold

Upon a Fold is based in Sydney, Australia. They showcase and sell beautifully created paper products, from pop ups, paper vases, and even jewelry - my favourites being their stationery items.

Lovely, no?

Monday, October 18, 2010

**Good Reads** – Etsy Sellers, You May Find These Useful

Etsy Holiday Bootcamp - are you doing it?
Sounds like it’s helping many sellers keep on track! :)

Although I’m not officially taking part in it, I’ve found the Reading Lists very helpful and practical. If you haven't already, its definitely worth checking out.

Apart from Etsy’s recommendations, here are a couple more blog posts/ articles that I've read recently and found useful:

1. Danielle’s take on making FP worthy treasuries
2. SEO Optimization Tips for Etsy Shop Owners by Kelly of Wave of Life Surf Studio
3. Sarah B.’s post on Etsypreuner
4. "Buy Handmade" Doesn't Work by Tara Gentile (Scoutie Girl)
5. Crafty Connections- more helpful links compiled by April

Have you read them before?
If not, I hope you’re able to glean some good stuff from them!
If so, which did you find most helpful?

Happy Monday!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Golden Wednesday

If there is one element in photography that I can never get tired of, it is warm light during the golden hour.
It makes everything, even the ordinary, look so beautiful.


"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves-say rather,
loved in spite of ourselves." -V. Hugo

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 Things I Loved About Beijing

1. Watching the way people live: bicycles, late nights, mahjong, toy dogs & pet birds, tai chi in the park, calligraphy on the sidewalks

2. Learning the meanings behind the symbolism and “lucky” numbers

3. Big, open spaces

4. Yashou “fake” clothing market

5. Yogurt

6. The highly efficient subway system (and how they had murals about the location at every metro station)

(This was at the Beijing Zoo station)

7. Beautiful, lovely picturesque parks with those dreamy willow trees

8. Art in every form, in every place: architecture, sculpture....

9. Fresh peaches that were in season

10. Tobogganing down the Great Wall (yes, you can do that... and even take a cable car up!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

"B" is for Bicycle

My goodness.... time flies way too quickly!
I've been meaning to blog again, but the weekend slipped by before I could even type a word!
Gotta brush up on my time management, I suppose~

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the bicycle pocket ...

The Bicycle - Postc...

leather billfold wa...

Large - Vital Bicyc...

Vintage Black and W...

Screen Printed Orga...

Your Brass Bicycle ...

red bike button. se...

A Bicycle History M...

Lets take a bike r...

retro revival bicyc...

Vital Bicycle, scre...

Bicycle mini hardco...

Mouse Pad - Road Bi...

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My postcard, "The Bicycle" was recently featured in SweetNSassySewing's lovely treasury, "B" is for Bicycle".
Such a neat theme, don't you think? I love taking pictures of bicycles. There's such a nostalgic air about them (apart from mountain bikes, that is).

Do take a look at the rest of the picks in this treasury. I think they were great finds!
Gotta love the bicycle screenprinted glassware & the gift tags! :)