Minimalistic Fire Extinguisher

Absolutely beautiful. Never image an unity object such as fire extinguisher can be so strikingly minimal and elegant. The problem is – in a minimal home with similar design ascetic – pared-down, design-free style, would the fire extinguisher blend so much into the environment that it’s harder to spot? (via: Spoon & Tamago)

Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]

Not Looking Good

Current mood: cranky with frequent mood swings. And unpredictable. These are the kind of behaviour I exhibit for the past 4 months. Instead of letting up, they seem to intensify. With a bad job, a horrible boss, a company with plenty of debts, and an uncertain outlook, things are really bleak. I can’t bear to […]

Specially-Designed Fork for Cup Noodle

The ergonomic of the fork designed by Nissin specifically for cup noodles is a beaut. I’d love to have one, even though I’m not a huge fan of cup noodles. I can count with 2 hands the cup noodles I consumed in a year. It would be nice if it’s included permanently in the cup, […]

JOMO

Instead of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), let’s embrace JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out). In the modern world we are constantly comparing our lives to other peoples through social media and being bombarded by marketing messages that anything is possible – but is this healthy? Svend Brinkmann, Professor of Psychology at Aalborg University and author […]

Takigawa Sushi Restaurant

At just 20 sq meters, Takigawa is a sushi restaurant that sits between a parking lot and an old factory. Odd place to have an eating establishment, almost like a secluded hideout designed to be discrete. From the pictures, they don’t seem to be too confined. Instead it feels like a small intimate premise to […]

Strolling With Hope

I slipped on my flip-flops, still in my workwear of t-shirt and jeans, I headed down for a stroll. The night was peaceful with a light breeze, punctuated only by over-zealous teens zooming past with loud speakers blasting music I’ve never heard of. The high humidity level makes me perspire, soaking my white tee wet. […]

Tiny Apartment

I’ve probably watched this video over 20 times and never got sick of it. Quite the contrary, it impresses even more with each viewing. Some minimalistic homes come across as lifeless, unwelcoming, or even pretentious. Not here. You can tell it’s comfortable and it’s designed exactly for the owner. Every furniture, function and detail are […]