Friday, January 29, 2010

Pocket Full of Posies

Wedding to attend + Formal dress needed + Panic! = DIY Posies belt! :-)



Thank God my sister let me know of an easy tutorial to follow! It's simpler than it looks to make. Try it out!

Next project with posies: a bib necklace! I can't wait. :-)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rebecca's Ward

Lately, I've been brainstorming for a summer window display project, and all that comes to mind is COLOR. Leave the hanging beach balls and papier mache giant fish behind this year; I can only think of vibrant rainbow colors for the world to enjoy!

One of my main inspirations for this theme of color comes from Rebecca Ward, a tape installation artist. I think I've mentioned many times how I'm inspired by the simplest of objects used in massive amounts to create a work of art. Rebecca Ward does exactly that with colored tape -- she makes what we could never believe was possible with such a simple, everyday object.

Here are some examples of her work so you too can be inspired!

seventeen is sharp 2
seventeen is sharp 1
Electrical Tape and Vinyl Adhesive

the bed you lie in
Electrical Tape and Vinyl Adhesive

tape 9
Vinyl, Duct Tape

kate spade 1
kate spade 2
Gaffer's Tape

muster and rally
A collaboration with Emily Sall
Vinyl, Electrical Tape

For more of her designs and brilliance, visit her web portfolio at You'll find her concept drawings, and other current exhibitions.

Back to work now!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Year Post

In my Valentine's display rush, I hadn't been able to greet everyone a Happy New Year! Here are some things that have started an already inspiring two weeks!

TWENTY TEN // Linear Month 2010 Calendar by The Made Shop (via Etsy)
A calendar poster with a twist! Its design is unconventional,
but you can still see the dates and days quite clearly!

Let Go by ParadaCreations (also via Etsy)
A simple and cute design for a simple and cute message!
Just some things I have to keep in mind for the new year.
And of course, for life!

Have a happy 2010 everyone! :-) Happy New Year! Happy New You!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentines' Day

Yay!! :-) I just finished the biggest job I've ever taken responsibility for: Window Displays for 13 branches of Fully Booked! The "holiday" I'm decorating for is Valentines' Day, and yes, despite being so early this year, I was so excited to handle it! I love Valentines' Day! ♥

So here are some pictures of the finished products. 30,000 origami paper hearts, 300 books, 100 packs of red art paper, 150 sheets of red cartolina, 100 meters of nylon net, 5000 staple wires, 100 glue sticks, and a whole month of working even during the holidays (I was folding even on Christmas!). Special special thank yous go out to my team: Nicole, Annalou, Karen, Bea, and Camille, for sacrificing their holidays as well!

Mall of Asia


Bonifacio High Street

Greenbelt 5

Shang ri-la

the block
The Block, SM North Edsa

after hours
And of course, I couldn't help but steal a picture
of an empty Fully Booked. :-)

I'm so thankful I was able to do this project. Visual merchandising has been a dream job of mine to have, and I can't wait for more "holidays" to celebrate. I'm a firm believer that designs don't have to be so elaborate; but they should to be appropriate. I hope I did that idea justice with these hearts made of book pages, and I hope that, as I do, you all find love curling up with the pages of your favorite book.

Visit your nearest branch to check them out! Of course, buy a book too! :-)