Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bluebird Is Married!

I’ve been following Miss James’ blog Bluebird Vintage for awhile now because I think she’s one cool mama. She’s raising 4 little kiddos (she’s homeschooling all of them too!), has impeccable style & the way she writes keeps me going back for more. Anyhoots, this lovely lady just got hitched to her long-time beau & the video of their wedding is one of the few that has made me teary-eyed. I really love how laid back their wedding was (the styling was really cool too) & their love for each other really shone through. Have a looksee & I’m sure you’ll agree with me. Congratulations James & Aubrey!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Grown Up Alice In Wonderland Party

I am so digging this 30th birthday party at Palm Springs that has whimsical elements of everyone’s favorite story “Alice in Wonderland” but with a modern & decidedly adult twist. More pictures over here (trust me, you’re going to love it).

Via 100 Layer Cake.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Nimbus Factory

I fell HARD for this little web store that is an "uncommonly charming design boutique featuring illustrative design services, paper goods, and home decor products." Their site & products are my idea of perfect simplicity mixed in with a dash of humor & prettiness, which is something I personally strive for. Doesn’t hurt that I think the name Nimbus Factory (and the logo) is just as about as clever as you can get too! (I forgot that I blogged about them awhile back, which goes to show that my taste hasn't gone off tangent! Yay)


Friday, May 25, 2012

DIY: Ombre Embroidery Sampler

I haven’t done any embroidery in a good long while but this little idea has gotten me excited to pick my needle & floss. Here’s the tutorial thanks to Design*Sponge.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Little Venting & iPhoneography

Dear readers, not everything in Mimpi Murni land is always happy. I try to keep things light across all my social platforms but honestly, sometimes I wish I could just vent. This last week has taught me a HUGE lesson & perhaps some day I’ll share it here with you but for now, let’s just say I don’t think this issue deserves any more of my attention. I am the perpetual optimist & anyone that tries to bring me down deserves a big fat pfffffffft!On a lighter note, here are some of my favorite pictures I took over the last couple of weeks with my iPhone & filtered with Instagram (look me up under mimpimurni).


My collection of china, spoons & trays for a photo shoot I did for a magazine. They're mostly Ikea purchases with some Daiso pieces thrown in along with some pieces I picked up while traveling.

IMG_6940 Place an empty box on the floor & Hassan the cat will find his way into it.

IMG_7058The view of the KL city skyline at sunset from my front door. The sun put on a really good show & I just had to snap it.

IMG_6961 One of my bookshelves filled with my knick knacks & favorite books. My precious Brownie camera came with its original packaging.

IMG_7156 Went on a quick daytrip to Bonton, Langkawi for work. Gorgeous, gorgeous place.

IMG_7269Dropped by Tioman last weekend to destress & caught this sunset. Love the final streaks of sunlight.

IMG_7277  My view from the hammock in Tioman. That’s all I did all day: look for hammocks to read in.

IMG_7309 Flowers I received for my birthday from a very lovely couple. Yup, it was my birthday last Tuesday! Another year older & wiser (hopefully).

IMG_7318One of my favorite perfumes which is Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf that I got for my birthday from a family member. This is the Summer limited edition called La Vie En Rose. I love, love the scent but truth be told, the grenade shape bottle won me over.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pretty Pegs

Hate those chunky legs that came with your Ikea sofa? Well, you’re in luck because Pretty Pegs based in Sweden makes a wide range of adorable legs that easily screw into the bases of Ikea sofas and beds. Neat huh? I’m not too keen on the price tag but that’s what you have to pay for that tiny little detail that will make a difference in your décor.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Glamorous Camera Straps

These Bloom Theory camera straps are gorgeous, darling! Can’t decide which one I like best though.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY: Drawer Art DIY

Convert an old, unloved drawer into a little vignette for all your collected artwork, prints, photos & use the bottom of the drawer as a shelf for your tchotchkes. Love love love this idea! Here’s the tutorial courtesy of Decor8.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

DIY: Sweet Sips For Mom

Here’s a cute little something to dress up your Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch/luncheon/dinner table or even a breakfast tray. So cute, I might just hijack these adorable straws for myself once I made some for my Mama.

Via Oh Joy.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pimped Up Memories

Parliament Of Two is the collaboration of designers Vanessa Moule and Melissa Beal. They just launched a fun new range of necklaces titled Pimped Up Memories which features super styled bubble wands are a tribute to all those sparkly, larger than life, kid memories. How can you not love these?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY: Neon Lace Flats

I'm seriously intrigued by this video on how to applique your plain ol’ boring flats, transforming it into something in trend this season. I don’t know how the long the lace fabric will adhere to the shoe but I’m willing to give it a try, especially with one of my old, scuffed up flats.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Neue Graphic

While perusing Etsy’s Art section, I found some wonderful retro style prints by Neue Graphic which happens to be based right here in Kuala Lumpur! Imagine my excitement. I’m going to get the two prints featured here to go in my apartment (the hubby likes black & white prints for our living room walls but I get away with bright pops of colors when it comes to pillows & knick knacks).

Friday, May 4, 2012

Teabag Cookies

I love tea & I love cookies (ok, any form of dessert truth be told) so these teabag cookies are my cup of tea. Pun intended. Head on over to this French blog, hit the Google translate button & voilà! The tutorial of how to make your very own tea inspired cookies.

For Like Ever

I know this poster is everywhere but I can’t help but want one of my own. Buy it here at Super Rural.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Katie Daisy

Happy Labor Day dreamers! To celebrate yet another public holiday, have a look at these wonderful series of quotes illustrated by Katie Daisy. My favorite is this Wild Air one because this it’s my personal maxim although the Galileo one below is a close second.