May 8, 2014

SOIL x Cotton Car's Debut Homeware Collection

Last September SOIL suggested to develop a set of light fixtures together, with bamboo and fabric as the material of choice in mind.  Some of you might know that I have a weakness for fabrics.  Indeed it was hard for me to resist the invitation.

As it turned out, I immensely enjoyed designing with bamboo as well.  Besides being incredibly versatile, bamboo is very eco friendly - its high nitrogen consumption absorbs pollutants.
Working with new material is like embarking a journey.  The whole experience is unexpected but so much Fun!

Feb 1, 2014

Ma as Horse

happy new year of the horse!
have a healthy, prosperous and joyful year ahead

Jan 19, 2014

towards hand painting

it is about time to design my own fabric

I start with hand painting pattern first
during the process, I can easily test out the color schemes and design composition
picking out vermilion is not because the Chinese New Year is around the corner
but as my favorite color when it comes to painting

Dec 24, 2013

gift moment

It's Christmas time
home decorations and buying presents are a huge part of getting ready for it 
for me, going handmade with gifts becomes holiday tradition 
I have been obsessive with diy lotion bar lately
it's made of natural ingredients and quite nourishing
so it is Perfect for my gals
no need to buy any jar or tin for storage - just try to reduce waste when celebrating holidays
and my favorite part of making lotion bar is that I could pick cute-as-can-be molds 
transportation theme for this year 
which one appeals to you

Dec 3, 2013

lighting up

a good friend of mine has bought me a beeswax candle sheet from Taiwan
I am keen to try it out as I haven't any hands-on experience before
with honeycomb texture, the sheet is such a touching pleasure
and I am so surprised how easy it is to make candle
- just by rolling the wax around the wick
a great gift when Christmas is just around the corner

now I am all set to have a candlelight dinner at home

Nov 16, 2013

ongoing series

apparently I have a penchant for different shapes
to me, triangle is quite dynamic among shapes
the angles indicate action and direction
and irregular triangle is particularly playful

Oct 28, 2013

all natural

there are a few things I can't live without
body lotion is definitely at the top of the list
in order to keep fabrics clean, I constantly wash my hands when working
that leaves my skin dry and sensitive
especially at this time of year, the humidity level starts to plunge 

sort of fed up with buying tons of plastic bottles for skincare products
to be eco friendly while pampering my hands
I have decided to make my own body lotion
it is super easy to make with just a few ingredients
and extremely moisturizing as well
at the end of the day, a smile of self-satisfaction on my face
you should try it sometime