Let's start with these for January...
|RAEN spectacles just like Kassia's|
|J.Crew 2012 work clothes|
|genuine leather camera strap|
|the Centennial Edition of The Fountainhead|
|have been wanting to buy rubber boots. This houndstooth Plueys will do!|
|not sure where this is from, maybe from Missoni? I wanna use it as a surfboard bag|
|plates & saucers in BLUEPRINT graphics. waaaaaah I covet!!!|
|"lace" cookies. Standing ovation for the baker who made this please! She must be.....very patient.|
Reminds me of Aracelli Dans paintings
segway: This is a painting (yes, it's a PAINTING!) by Aracelli Limcauco Dans. She's one of our national living treasures, an 80-yr-old lady with a "bright, youthful spirit" known for her delicate, masterful paintings of Philippine embroidery.
And onward to soft, white rooms which I never tire of looking at. Good to revisit at the start of the year.
|with very subtle dabs of color where you least expect it. Edges of tables, doors, vases.|
|I'd say this is the ideal Guest Room|
I have a thing nowadays for simple, blank walls in bedrooms.
With just a table & a painting beside it--that should make sleep very quiet & restful, don't you think? :-)
|Interior Designers work with color everyday. |
White is like our visual (or should I say mental? hehe) palette-cleanser.
|HOW INVITING is that bed?!? For my future beach house, my room will be exactly like this.|
Images from Marie Claire Maison magazine, May/June 2011.
|The very "Filipino-Boho" home of Hermes Alegre|
(click link to see more photos of his lovely home)
|I and my friend, painter Karina Baluyut enjoying our stay at Las Casas Filipinas|
|the rooms at Uma Hotel, Ubud, Bali, where Ito, Rious, and I stayed last September 2008.|
|my bag, shawl, & all that gloriously soft white sheets!!!|
I wanted to stay in bed for 3 days.
Other lovely images of white that I love looking at again & again:
|I want my room to be this simple, this ascetic. |
I've been looking for a bed exactly like this...
and if I find one with caster wheels still on like shown above, I'd be SOOO happy.
| This is my BFF Nikki hanging out in my room. I try to be neat, believe me, I try.|
Looks like I have a long way to go to achieve my dream white room.
Well...this is my other favorite white room. Mike & Alma's home at Kapuluan Vista Resort, Ilocos Norte!!! After a whole day of surfing, this is how we roooll (literally). Jing hidden under the stairs, Buji, Nikki, & me, April 2010. All of us knocked out & in a happy place.