Home Decor Symphony in Nude, Tan, Neutral, Beige

Home » 2012 » August

Home Decor Symphony in Nude, Tan, Neutral, Beige


Thursday Interior Trinkets





Isn’t it funny how our personal trials and tribulations bring us to embrace colors to reflect our mood or phase in life? It may be a fleeting fancy to one hue or a more lasting relationship. To some, a particular color becomes a lifetime obsession.


Yesterday saw a steep upward spike in my happy analytics graph. I was excited to see in my inbox the email invitation from BoConcept. The event which is on September 18 will see the dual launching of the company’s Anniversary Book, celebrating 60 years of furniture design and the unveiling of their 2013 Collection. As a neophyte blogger this is very much a big deal for me. My first event invitation as a blogger. You should have seen me jumping up and down! :)



BoConcept Urban Design




One would expect that today happy, bright, vibrant colors would dominate my mood. But the opposite side of the color spectrum is drawing me: nude, tan, neutral, beige, off white, white, grey. I think that this is my own body’s response to protect myself from over excitement and a tendency to be overly exhuberant. Unrestrained joy can be draining. Now that I am analyzing it I am subconsciously trying to snuggle and cocoon myself in a blanket of a calming, soothing neutral palette. Ever heard of anger management? This is happy management.






Everything that caught my eye this morning is thus represented in a collection of home decor and accessories all in a neutral shade. A lot of the items are from the very engaging website Lushlee. I provided the original source below each image. I also went on a foraging spree at etsy. A few images came courtesy of the ever reliable google images.



Ceramic vase by Jo Davies




Wire Works by Masao Seki




Natural Wood Speakers




Cloud Lamp by artist Zhao Liping




 A simple burlap table runner




Ceramic vase by Brooklyn, NY based artist Yuri Fukuda




Tree trunk coffee table




Textured porcelain micro tiles by artist Heather Knight




My symphony in nude will continue on for the rest of my today. I can imagine myself tenderly touching the coral micro tiles above hoping to compose a song – the quiet lilting calming notes of an underwater tropical seascape. Be now still my excited jumping happy heart… :)









Be Sociable, Share!

The Long Skirt


Wednesday Wearable Fashion


I remember when I was in 6th grade wide elephant pants were in fashion together with the maxi skirt.


I learned to sew with a store bought pattern when I was in fourth grade. The first garment I sewed, if I remember right, was a halter top. By grade 6 I had made my own two piece swim suit. Somewhere in between I sewed a maxi skirt complete with a zigzag trimming at the bottom hem.


The long skirt is making a comeback and this is how people are styling their long skirts:



























Can more people wear long skirts please so that I can start wearing mine? I kinda feel like an odd ball wearing it in my little gentle city. :)









Be Sociable, Share!
Comments Off on Technology and Fashion

Technology and Fashion


Techie Tuesday






It is not a far fetched pairing – Technology and Fashion. As part of my weekly postings my Tuesday is assigned to the ‘techie’ side of me.


I have pending in my drafts a series of tutorials for setting up a WordPress Website for Ignoramouses like me. I am waiting for inspiration to hit me with a ‘light bulb’ moment on how to approach it. I come across great WordPress tutorials on the internet. I need to offer something new. Present my lessons like a recipe so that domestic divas like me can relate and pick up right away? Or maybe like sewing a dress with patterns as my main element in my teaching modules?


In the meantime while the above post is brewing and placed in an incubator I bring you something which melds two of my passions: Technology and Fashion.





On one level the two complement each other very well when technology/social media in the form of Fb, Tweeter, Instagram, Pinterest is used by producers of fashion events and accessed by consumers in a partnership that does not diminish the value of, say, like an exclusive runway fashion show. The possible dilution of haute couture by broadcasting its show on a livestream channel accessed by millions online proved to be a false notion. Demand for actual seats on the live show increased while demand for purchases for the clothes from online consumers also grew.


The addictive features of immediate feedback and interaction of social media fit in very well in the fashion world. Instant gratification via praises and recognition from friends and peer affirm our individual need for swift validation. This interactivity is being exploited by savvy retailers. One name brand has even promoted a strategy to allow fb members to host their own livestream fashion show on their own fb wall. And I guess as far as the objectives of fashion house Burberry is concerned, it worked!






On another level – the fields of technology and fashion find themselves married on the actual garment itself. Solar panel technology is being applied on to a necklace, or on a blouse where even just a brief exposure to the sun gather enough energy to power an mp3 player, or a cellphone. Engineers are finding ways to tap into the kinetic energy produced by our very own body movements and translating this to feed our ever increasing array of electronic gadgets. Textiles are being produced that respond to our need for cooling or heat. On the works is a textile that when exposed to the sun cleans itself. No need for laundry.



 Solar Panel Dress




Solar Panel Necklace by Swedish Design Student Mae Yokohama




3D Fashion




Flutter Dress by Halley Profita for the hearing impaired




Solar Power Purse




Kinetic energy harnessing shoe




The first programmable t-shirt: t-shirt OS





What an exciting future we face in terms of what we wear. Functional Fashion/Wearable Technology is something I am looking forward to. How about walking around in my very own solar panel dress, hanging it up when I get home and then plugging my airconditioner into it? oooo…that indeed is a ‘flash bulb’ idea! Forget then my WordPress Tutorial which is sitting and just mulling in my brain incubator – designing a home powered by my solar/kinetic energy clothes is a far better way to spend my Techie Tuesdays! 😀









Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Be Sociable, Share!
Posted in: Blog, Techie Time, Two