Monday, August 31, 2009

Remembering of Princess Diana

~ People Princess ~
I remember where I was the evening when I first heard the news of Princess Diana was in a car accident. I glued to the TV all night to follow the news until dawn. When she was announced dead, I was shocked and didn't believe it was real. Later I was so sad beyond my own comprehension!

When she got married to Prince Charles in 1981, the whole world watching her wedding. My late grandparents watched the Royal Wedding in a small 24" TV in Malaysia. I remembered everyone was happy. It was a fairy tale in this less-than-perfect life.
I adored Princess Di, her beauty, her aura, her story. I would read anything I came across about her. I felt good just to read something about her ... even the not-so-pleasant news. It was a sort of energy, guess that translated as a source of inspiration?
A special memorial service was held in Central Park a few weeks after her death. I attended. It gave some comforts to be among thousands of other people attended the service. Now she is gone for 12 years! And yet the world is still very much remembering of her. May her soul rest in peace.


Thursday, August 27, 2009


Going crazy with Tartan
I am always fond of Tartan ....
I find it is very inspiring.

I have plaid shirts, shorts, pants, sarong,
coats, umbrella, socks, caps, blanket ...

though I must say I haven't done any interior space with tartan.
I hope someday I would have the opportunity to do a room with
tartan wall and ceiling, sofa and chairs,
lampshades and throws,
carpet and draperies, ...

Romancing the plaids.
Both Princess Diana and Marcus looked beautiful and sexy in plaid.
These items in plaid are so adorable!
Plaid looking charming in contemporary interior.Even a car interior looking sleek in plaid! Both men and women look seXy in plaid.
If you want to know and be inspired by tartan,
I highly recommended the book below.
You can order from or call Rizzoli directly.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Go WILD in Bed!


Bed is so important. And dressing up your bed is just equally important.

You need 7 - 8 hours sleep in your comfortable bed to generate all the energy for the next day. You lounge there, you read and watch TV there, when you get sick, you rest there, you chat on face book or twitter there, and you have sex there and making many many babies there ...
We spend more time in bed then anywhere else in every day living.
It is very important to have a great mattress and of course, a bed that you would love to sleep on. One does not change mattress and bed frequently, but your bedding, it has to be kept clean and fresh to have a healthy and beautiful living.

Last Tango in Paris

Bedding is a quick way to change the mood and energy of your bedroom. I often encourage clients to make it romantic and seductive, and should plan to create new bedding every season. I am not Dr. Ruth, but surely most people know that sex is a healthy exercise, and creating romance in your bedroom may just generates some flames, and that is very healthy for any relationship!
I love this bedding.
Passion Passion Passion
It is so inviting.
The bed is whispering:
Come to me baby!
Britney Spear's
Gimme more Gimeme more!

Last week I posted a piece on RED for interior
and now it is red bedding!


As shown on above picture, we used various prints of red on
bedding, wall, lampshades and table cloth,
all 100% cotton
hand block fabrics from India.

It creates rhythms, positive energy and romantic!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Design: Simplicity


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Monday, August 24, 2009

Bonjour Paree!

I love Paris!
I love Paris!
Paris is like a museum
everywhere you turn around,
there is always something to see,
something to stimulate my minds, my eyes
the rhythms, the energy, the language, the smell ...
Who doesn't love Paris!?
I love Paree!

When talk about Paree, I can't help but to think of movie
"Funny Face".

Wishing I can dance like Fred Astaire,
I simply love Audrea Hepburn's
black turtle neck.

click on the image to enlarge
Paris street scenes

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Beautiful Living: Summer Mango Iced Tea

Summer Exotic " Poison"

The mango alone sound exotic and refreshing for summer!
Treat yourself and your guests with sensational mango iced tea
either in the city rooftops or
party in Hamptons' gardens or
lounging on Fire island decks or
on rocking chairs in Upstate New York.

Christopher Ong's Summer Mango Ice Tea
1 large ripe mango
1 1/2 quarts cold water
6 high quality black tea bags
2 cup mango nectar
2 tablespoon sugar
ice cubes
fresh mint
- Directions -
Make tea according to the instructions.
Peeled mango and diced into small cubes and toss with sugar in a large pitcher. Stir well with a wooden spoon and, mashing some of the mango against the sides of the pitcher to extract the juice. Add mango nectar and sugar, to taste. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Chilled. Serve over ice.
- Add 1 to 2 shots of alcohol to taste if serving adult guests. Garnish with mint leaves.
- Below are suggestions of some crystal and glassware to be used for this poison.
Bring a crystal pitcher filled with mango ice tea and 4 to 6 ice tea glasses as gift to a birthday or house warming party this summer.

- Splurge -
European Hand Cut Crystal Pitcher
52 oz US$112.00

Vietri incantron flower and olive ice tea glasses
6 1/2" h - 12 oz
US$34.00 each

- Recession Proof -
Crate & Barrel pitches US$29.95
Economical ice tea glasses
from US$3.00 to $9.00 each
Pier 1 or Crate & Barrel or Fishs Eddy