Local Shop: Craftsmith Living – Inspiring the Everyday Ordinary

The next time I am back in Manila, I’d be sure to visit this concept store that is literally filled with every thing I would love to bring home with me. No, I wouldn’t want to oblige this hoarder inside me, but maybe I could take one or two pieces that make me most happy.…… Continue reading Local Shop: Craftsmith Living – Inspiring the Everyday Ordinary

DIY Body Scrub – Coffee, Sugar, and Lime

In our home. mornings always start with a cup of freshly, brewed coffee, so we have a constant supply of used coffee grounds that we re-use in different ways. One of my favorite ways to reuse coffee grounds is as a body scrub. It's a natural, chemical free, safe way to exfoliate skin, unlike commercial body… Continue reading DIY Body Scrub – Coffee, Sugar, and Lime

Styling Plants – with Terra Cotta Pots

Clay pots can be painted to give them a new look. I see lots of terra cotta pots painted in pastel colours or designed with vibrant patterns. I do like the natural “rust” orange colour of terracotta and that unglazed texture that only gets more attractive as they age. Clay pots coated with white paint are nice too. Apart…… Continue reading Styling Plants – with Terra Cotta Pots

Styling Plants – with Baskets

I’m loving the big, round, plant baskets I see in lots of interior photos on IG. Do you? These rustic plant containers sold online are handwoven using natural, sustainable materials like seagrass, pandan or dried plant leaves. They come in different shapes, sizes, textures, and colours. I have come across shops that source their products from Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe,…… Continue reading Styling Plants – with Baskets