Spaces I Love 001

welcome to first instalment of my blog series named "spaces i love", in which i will feature design style of houses and interiors that i love and adore from the web. i guess i just need to share my favorites with you because pinterest is just not enough. i hope you can find some inspiration for your space from this series.

i've always been a fan of japanese-style house. growing up with manga and anime, i found myself fond of their sleek styled house with all its simplicity and clean cut design. minimalist, can i say? not to mention their love of everything wooden. although i'm more interested in their modern house, i have this soft spot for their traditional house with tatami (isn't it adorbs?)

when i was surfing through the web, i found that one of my fave japanese brand, muji, also design house with their aesthetics and idea. keeping in mind that space is a major issue in japan, muji successfully design a practical yet comfortable, airy and flowy house as embodied in their third series of home design, "the vertical home".

things i love:
// the staircase. all the way to the top with minimal railing. practical much! not to mention the wall that also utilizes as book shelf. i can picture myself replacing the book with my albums and dvds. if i put mp3 stereo right there, i can hear the song playing throughout the house. sounds awesome.
// the laundry room that also functions as walk-in closet. talking about practical living here.
// the overall box-y exterior design. incredible! i love how they use darker shade of wood. it gives more earthy feels.

what do you like from this house?


Less Blue

“The sun,--the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man--burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.”
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
it only took 1-1.5 hours to commute from home to workplace on my morning shift. work starts on 8.30am. plenty of time to catch the sunshine (and sunrise). however, my workplace is almost like a small box. secluded with minimal glimpse of sunshine. do the math with the freezing air con and rarely-cleaned-properly-carpeted floor. one by one of the workers in my department started to fall ill.

two weeks ago, i came to work seeing all the windows have been opened (but not the glass). finally the board started to take workers' health condition into consideration? i don't know. it was nice to see the sunshine seeping through the windows, though. it was pretty foggy but the sky was clear. and i am, less blue. sunshine does make a day better.



December 25th, 2014
Marugame Udon @ Gandaria City.
Another photos from last year. Not a surprise. What's surprising was I managed to finish them all. It tasted heavenly. I remember it was kind of rainy that day so a bowl of udon is always a pleasure.

If anyone give me a dollar everytime I change my layout I'll be rich by now lmao

Side notes:
// Hooked up on LINE Webtoon! Was leisurely searching through new wallpapers to download and found a rather amusing poster which piqued my curiosity. Later all I know I already finished two series and put three on-going titles on my faves for future updates. Speaking about impulsive.
// Raining so hard since the beginning of this week. I'm afraid flood might come anytime.
// Movies I watched (Jan 1st-Jan 12): Gone Girl, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Edge of Tomorrow, Ratatouille, Taegukgi, Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes ((this is hilarious)), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pacific Rim, Tangled ((I wanna give mad props to the Indonesian dubber here!)), Taken, Fast & Furious.
// I was thinking to change the title of this blog. Any suggestion? Or perhaps I should use Caramelatte again?