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  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | White Wood

    One of the best ways to lighten up a room and embrace summer home decor trends is to switch out your dark wood furniture for fresh white options. If it’s time…

  • Taiwan TRAVEL

    Totoro Bus Stop | Taichung

    We knew that Taiwan culture is deeply inspired by Japan. However little we know that it’s that much of it! However, this Taiwan trip we rediscover how much the Taiwanese are…

  • DESIGN The Moon's Insight

    The Moon’s Insight | The Red House

    Built-in 1908 by the Japanese, this Western-style building and its surrounding square located at Ximending is home to Taipei’s creative and culture industry, hosting exhibitions and performances daily. Originally, the complex with built…

  • Hong Kong TRAVEL

    Treasure Hunt | Hong Kong

    There is one certain thing that I love about Hong Kong is the streets and alley that partially resemble Melbourne city – my favourite city of all time. The freedom of…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Plywood

    There are many types of plywood, but you should only go for high-density plywood, which is made out of a hardwood. High-density plywood is very strong and usually can bear greater…

  • Hong Kong TRAVEL

    A weekend in Hong Kong

    Last March weekend I travelled to Hong Kong, to visit friends, and to just get out of the humid city for a while. I spent my short stay with Shan whom…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Rattan Cabinet

    My absolute favorite is the cabinet made of rattan, it can perfectly match it with a rattan bench . Closely followed by the super soft looking blue velvet sofa. I really think I…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Green Goddess Hummus

    This Green Goddess Hummus recipe is the smoothest and creamiest hummus recipe we’ve ever made! And the flavor unbelievably delicious! Perfect for pita chips and veggies, or use it as a spread on…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Mi Casa

    Todays mood board was inspired by this beautiful mum – Poppy Lane. She is one of those women who leaves you feeling both warm and inspired through her work. I love…

  • DESIGN The Moon's Insight

    The Moon’s Insight | Jiu Fen

    The 100-year old A-Mei Tea House in Jiufen inspired the Japanese anime Spirited Away. The movie has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. It is one of the greatest…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Roasted Pepper Hummus

    We fell in love with hummus the first time Angela tried it a few years ago, but we’ve always made the traditional version until I try a store-bought roasted red pepper hummus…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Bamboo Texture

    With Elvarli – wardrobe and Ikornnes – mirror under our radar we decided to use bamboo texture on our accessories and furniture. To match the beautiful bamboo colour, earth tone best…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Ikornnes

    It’s always tough to find nice-looking mirrors, and the Ikornnes range of mirrors ticks all our boxes. Made of ash wood, it’s beautifully simple; the standing model comes with a rail for airing clothes,…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Elvarli

    I think it is always the dream of a girl to have an open wardrobe of her own, the same to both of us. And finally, we are going to renovate…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Steamed Scallion Bun

    Steamed Chinese scallion bun is also named as Hua Juan, literally mean flower shape rolls. It is a transformation of Chinese steamed buns (mantou). You can simply adjust the recipe by…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Cozy Window

    Here comes part two of our renovation series. For part one we take about some of the inspiration for our door. This time we talk about the mini door, the window.…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Tsukiji Fish Market | Tokyo

    One of our favourite activity we like to do when visiting a country is to make a trip down too their local market. We are somewhat impressed by our trip to…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Arch Door

    After 20 years, we will be renovating our bedroom. Therefore, for the following week, we will be sharing with you on the inspiration we have for our bedroom renovation. First up…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Simple Ebi Bento

    Whenever it comes to a peak period, there are always plenty of datelines we have to submit. There is also the time where we have to rush out without having our…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    A Day at Tokyo DisneySea | Chiba

    It has been a dream-come-true for us to visit a wonderland like Disneyland. It’s a must go location for us in Tokyo! We couldn’t decide which to go at first; Tokyo…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Marigold

    A richer version of yellow, Marigold adds warmth to a room without being too loud or bright. In many ways it can be treated the same as a neutral like beige…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    How to Make Spam Musubi

    The spam is grilled until crispy, perfectly caramelized with soy sauce and sugar, and wrapped with sushi rice. Made ahead of time, these Spam musubi are perfect for your lunchbox, appetizer…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Day Bed

    In all seriousness, the daybed although simple in shape and form is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture. Use it in a bedroom as an oversized bench or small…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Easy Cucumber Salad

    During the spring we love to make something easy and refreshing for the calming day. The Smashed Cucumber Salad (拍黄瓜, pai huang gua) is a light and refreshing appetizer that we…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Cavern Clay

    This unexpected, warm terracotta is a color chameleon with endless decorating opportunities. Cavern Clay looks like it fits with the heart of Southwestern decorating (which is making a comeback this year!).…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Mini Egg Benedict

    What is it with bite-sized food? Little nibbles, mini mouthfuls, or amuse bouche — call them what you like; they taste twice as nice when shrunk down to adorable proportions. Take this bite-sized eggs…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Day Trip to Arashiyama | Kyoto

    There’s numerous way to head to Arashiyama, the easiest being by train. With three rail stations within walking distance from Arashiyama’s main attractions, you can pick the one most convenient for you.…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Stained Beauty

    Windows can be a natural lighting source in your home. In addition to saving electricity consumption due to the reduced number of lights. The windows will increase air circulation in the…

  • SISTOLOGY

    We’re Three!

    Three years ago we hit the “publish” button and now we are here! Each year have been challenging years for us. This year we have been focussing our life with work…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Night Bench

    Having the right bench is like having a nice belt – it’s not something you want to spend money on, but you need it. Every day when you get dressed, you…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Kawaii Fox (Kitsune) Biscuit

    Kitsune is the Japanese way of calling a fox. Foxes (kitsune), regarded as the messengers, are often found in Inari shrines. One attribute is a key (for the rice granary) in…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Dreamy Bath

    You don’t have to go to an expensive spa to relax and achieve momentary bliss. You can have the same luxurious bath experience in your own home, and on your own…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Pumpkin Hummus

    If you have pumpkin puree on hand, whip up a batch of this savory pumpkin hummus. Pair it with pita bread, crackers, or veggie sticks and you have a delicious snack or…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Omiyage to get in Kyoto

    Omiyage means gift or souvenir you give to friends, co-workers, and family after returning home from a trip. You can find at least an Omiyage store at any train station in…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Home Studio

    It has always been the practice that creatives should have their own studios? Moreover, most artists think that it could be expensive if they have to have rent one outside their…

  • TRAVEL

    Minimalism Exhibition Visual Journal

    We love spending time in the museum and gallery, it is the most beautiful places that have built. During school days, as a New Media student, other than school I spent…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Painted Floor

    Next to appliances and window treatments, flooring might be the least exciting element in a home. Little did we know that the most underrated place to make a statement is underneath…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Kawaii Cup Noodle

    Did you know that Cup Noodles was invented in 1958 and Momofuku Ando is the inventor of instant noodles, instant ramen, and Cup Noodles? We headed down to the Cup Noodles…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Awkward Corner

    When it comes to decorating your space, every inch counts – even your room’s sharp corners and oddly-shaped alcoves. These rooms prove all it takes is a little ingenuity to turn…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Tokyo Banana in Japan

    You can’t miss bringing back Tokyo Banana from Tokyo! Tokyo Banana has taken the world sometimes so far! Everyone, I meant many countries trying to replica what it already got. However, what is…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Back to 70s

    These years we listen to music by downloading them online to the phone. However, in the past, we have to buy the album in order to hear them. In the 70s…

  • Craft LIFESTYLE

    DIY Fortune Cookies

    There were variations of a version where fortune cookie originates from. Some said the Chinese, some said the American while it is invented in Japan. Shock! Hence, apparently it wasn’t well…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Folding Screen

    There are plenty of ways to divide and conquer without completely separating the interior of a modern living room. A great solution is folding room dividers. That is, when you realize that the…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Day Trip at Nara | Japan

    Personally speaking, we hate changing accommodations too often when on a sightseeing trip. Packing, unpacking, check-in, and check-out eats away a lot of time. So, a day trip from Kyoto to…

  • Moodboard

    Mood Board | Pampas Grass

    Are you a serial plant killer who can’t even keep a cactus alive, no matter how hard you try? There’s hope for you yet. According to a recent Pinterest home trends report,…

  • RECIPES Weekend Brunch

    Dan Dan Noodles

    Dan dan Noodles (担担面, dan dan mian) is one of the most famous of Sichuan street foods. The freshly boiled egg noodles are served in a savory, spicy broth topped with…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Kotonoha by Syoka | Nara

    Before heading to Tokyo we when for a day trip to Nara. Apart from the deer from the park, there are lots of interesting restaurant, cafes, and shops around the area.…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Gallery of Hats

    Have you ever own so many sun hats—well, three—and wear them so often that you want to display them instead of leaving them in the closet? My hats are currently in…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    How to make Oden at Home

    If you are familiar with Japanese drama or cartoon, you have probably seen a scene of salarymen eating Oden and drinking sake at a food stand at night with their coworkers. …

  • Japan TRAVEL

    36 Hours in Osaka | Japan

    Before I get into all the details about where I stayed, where I shopped and where I filled my belly I thought I should do a little debrief. So we went…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Living Coral

    Announced as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019, Living Coral established itself in both our natural and digital surroundings as an embodiment of dynamic activity in modern life.  Our desire…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Tokyo Renga Pan

    We got lots of nibbles back in Japan, and one of the spotlight are Tokyo Renga Pan. The Tokyo Renga Pan literally translates to “Brick Bread,” created after the iconic red bricks of…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Back to School

    Remember the good ole days of decorating your locker with neon magnets and stickers? Lockers were like our own little slice of personality-heaven in a world where we were told when…

  • Our Table Stories RECIPES

    Homemade Chilli Oil

    We just welcomed the new year and bid goodbye to the holiday seasons. By the first week of the new year most of the decoration have been removed. But as an…

  • Japan TRAVEL

    Kit-Kat in Japan

    We love Japan; from their culture, people to all the kawaii (cute) goods. Not to forget their delicious snacks and locals products you could get there. I would say they are…

  • LIFESTYLE Moodboard

    Mood Board | Live Young

    Crate chic is anything but new. We’ve been perching on wonky old milk crates down at the hipster café since the turn of the Millennium. But a bunch of European style-setters…

  • RECIPES Weekend Brunch

    New Year Cold Soba

    Slurp in the New Year with this traditional noodle dish. Made from buckwheat soba noodles in hot dashi, mirin and soy sauce soup, New Year Soba symbolises wishes for good luck…