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iPhone iPad calling iFans out there to embrace this iFurniture

Posted by editor On December - 30 - 2010Comments Off on iPhone iPad calling iFans out there to embrace this iFurniture

iPhone and iPad is the hype of the season, it makes the biggest sale for this Christmas season on eBay. Yes, there are other popular gadgets like kindle which is Amazon’s biggest sale this Christmas. However almost everyone admit they’re some what iPhoneatic!

Look at the design of this piece of furniture – it’s so iPad inspired.

Accidentally the rounded corner rectangles have been quite popular shape lately.
What next a rounded corner fashion wear? bags or shoes perhaps? I really wonder how that’d look like.

see more pictures.

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Very Useful Tips on How to use your iPhone (part 01)

Posted by editor On December - 30 - 2010Comments Off on Very Useful Tips on How to use your iPhone (part 01)

1. Save pictures and images from the web

Simply touch and hold an image (it’ll automatically save inside your camera album) or choose copy to paste into an MMS or email.

2. Customize your iPhone wallpaper

You may pick 2 wallpaper for iPhone. One is for your lock screen and the other is for your home screen.
Easy steps:
1. go to settings and choose wallpaper
2. click the lock and home screen
3. pick either wallpaper or camera roll
4. then tap on a picture you’d like to use
5. it’ll prompt you to set/cancel > choose set
6. and next it’ll prompt you either set it for lock screen only or home screen only or for both > pick one option then you’re all set

3. Send multiple pictures at one time through email/MMS

Step by step guide:
1. Go to your camera roll until you see all your thumbnail pictures
2. then click the bottom left “foward” icon and start tapping on pictures you want to select and iPhone will display check mark icon on each of the chosen one
3. then press “share” button or “copy” button (when you choose copy nothing happen but you can go to your email and then tap and choose paste all your selected pictures will be paste there) and if you choose share you get to choose between email or MMS
Tips: when you select more than 5 pictures one button may be disabled either “share” or “copy” depending on your iPhone OS, here on my phone I showed that if I selected more than 5 and less than 10 I have my “share” button active by my “copy” button disabled in some may be the other way around. And if you choose share above 5 and below 10 pictures the email option is gone only left me with MMS option. The trick is to just copy after 5 items and do multi tasking menu choose email app and paste in then do multi tasking menu again and back to camera and select more then copy and back to email again to paste it.

4. How to do multitasking in iPhone and lock screen orientation

Whenever you are inside the app or from your home screen simply double click the iPhone home button to bring up the multitasking interface.
You may swipe to the left to see more running applications or you may swipe to the right to see the lock screen orientation and iPod menu. For multitasking just tap on any app you want to switch into and to close the app from running tap and hold on any app until the negative (-) sign appear and then you can click on this (-) sign to close an app form running. And to do portrait orientation lock simply swipe to the right and tap the portrait orientation lock once to turn on and again to turn off.

5. How to do screen capture on iPhone

One of the most useful tip I discovered from a co-worker when I first got my iPhone 3G. Indeed it’s very simple but it’s not intuitive for a person to discover it unless they were told or read about it.

Press the sleep/wake button on the top right hand side of your iPhone together at the same time as pressing the home button to generate a screen shot of the current screen you’re viewing.

iPhone screen capture is so cool it works to capture moving things such as game, video, or screen transition (although you gotta be pretty fast) below are some samples of my screen captures.

Don’t forget to checkout more iPhone tips, I’ll continue to add more tip and tricks. As I unfold I’ll continue to blog about these in sequence so be sure to check up-coming part 02, part 03, and so on.
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Get the look for less!

Posted by editor On December - 28 - 2010Comments Off on Get the look for less!

Sure been a while since I have time to blog. Work has been very busy. Finally holiday season is just around the corner. I bet all of you have done your shopping. However just right after Christmas season many of places have their sale reduced even further and here are some items I found quite catchy this morning:

kate spade new york Cole Velvet Weave Small Tote
$375.00 (sale become $262.50) from bloomingdales.com
The above look resembled bottega veneta weave tote bag with mixing of channel famous leather chain strap, for the original bottega veneta weave tote bag it could cost well over $3,000 easily. here’s the look of bottega weave ostrich leather tote bag:

Another good find:

$398.00 (sale become $278.60) from bloomingdales.com
this Juicy couture bag reminded me of looking into a  marc jacobs quilted tote bag (priced at 1,295.00 went on sale at Neiman at 582.00):
Hoping I could spot some more cool finds. Happy Holiday!
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Pet Society Holiday Competition 2010

Posted by editor On November - 25 - 2010Comments Off on Pet Society Holiday Competition 2010

Rudolph the red nose raindeer costum:

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Looking for furniture to decorate kids’ room?

Posted by editor On October - 23 - 2010Comments Off on Looking for furniture to decorate kids’ room?

Not to worry too much these days selections for children room and furniture are amazing. I stumble upon a site that sell beautiful children furniture named Rosenberry Rooms when I am looking to buy for myself a white table for my home office. Here are some of my favorite picks:

Emma Treasures Mansion Bed

Emma Treasure Vanity Bench

Isabella Vanity Computer Desk

Princess Bed

Wooden hanging letter

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Charaben Japanese Bento Box Food Design

Posted by editor On April - 9 - 201011 COMMENTS

Japanese people are just crazy neat! Even for food their preparation is endless hours and thoughtfully presented, thoroughly designed and deliciously cooked. see these you tube bento collection and some pictures I collected from internet:

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Teddy Bear Charaben

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Three Little Piggies Charaben

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Winnie The Pooh Charaben

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Hello Kitty Charaben

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I recently tried to cook one of annathered.com Japanese hamburg, of course I didn’t spent crazy time decorating like hers but her Japanese hamburg recipe was good and my husband ate 4 patties out of 6 patties I cooked after finishing his take-out thai meal, so it was THAT good because he can ate that much on his second round of dinner =)

what is Japanese style hamburg? it’s basically ground beef patty with sauce:
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I did try one food art – to make the peanut butter with chocolate hazelnut spread (like nutella spread from Italy) sandwhich. It taste like the usual sweet spread sandwhich but I love the look I created, it’s inspired by annathered.com (so after reading her blog I just went and try out to make some food art) see my creation below:

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The Villa by Barton G. in Miami Beach, Florida

Posted by editor On March - 24 - 2010Comments Off on The Villa by Barton G. in Miami Beach, Florida

Check out this newly renovated Casa Casuarina which was just re-open in March 2010. Amazing luxury concept vacation in South Beach, Miami Florida. This place was formerly owned by Gianni Versace. Amazing design a must see if you get the chance and fortune.

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Product Design: Portable ‘Gota” Dishwasher

Posted by editor On March - 20 - 20102 COMMENTS

Don’t you just love the idea of having a dishwasher at convinient? Yes, the current one we have is quite convinient but not the bulk size of it and when it come to installation it’s a tedious job. If you are a student living in a dorm you won’t have the luxury of dishwasher at your comfort so I think it is certainly handy to have a portable dishwasher like this Gota dishwasher – you just gotta have it!

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I am in love with the curve modern design of this product.

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seems like a great concept though, too bad all of this just a concept and not yet real – hoping they’ll have it sometime soon for those desparately in need of this.

see source here for more gota dishwasher pictures – neat concept.

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Artistic Wall and Graphic Design for Interior Wall

Posted by editor On February - 15 - 20107 COMMENTS

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pictured above: installation for a living room

How do you like to be able to have a custom painted wall for your home? Maybe you’ve been dreaming about having it but can’t imagine how difficult it may be having to hire custom painter or artist to paint just one designated wall and not counting how long it’ll take them to be in and out your home, and the mess and the no-time issue.

I recently found this website called muralsyourway.com that make custom print really achievable in a very easy way – you can even user your own image, how cool is that to be able to personalized your home with your own picture collections?

The installation and removal process is as easy as wallpaper installation and the effect is custom graphic design art, custom photography, art or paintings that you like up on the wall of your designated space. See samples below – you can browse more ideas in muralsyourway.com.

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Pictured above: Installation for a nursery room

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Pictured above: Installation for a bedroom

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Pictured above: another installation for a nursery room

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Make up idea for New Year and Valentine’s Day

Posted by editor On February - 14 - 20101 COMMENT

Last December ’09 Elle magazine published this make up collection from MAC Pro senior make up artist, Keri Blair. This collection is to inspired for greeting the new millenium year of 2010. I thought it might be fun to share this found for you who would want to go out on a valentine’s date tonight or to another New Year celebration – the Chinese New Year.

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I love the look of that hot pink valentine’s color, it’s nice to give it a try for a night out with your hot date.

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And if you want the toned down version – I’d say go with the purple look for an evening out.

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Not so much on the bold side? I love this look for fresh look on afternoon walk.

see much more collection from Elle magazine post here. I personally love Blair’s creation. All pictures above are from Elle.

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