Loving… Scotch & Soda

March 30, 2012 | Guest Post, Loving...

Hoi iedereen!

It’s me again, Aude, from heodeza. Today I greet you in Dutch as this post relates to the beautiful country I currently live in.

Ever since I came across their flagship store in Amsterdam several years ago, I have been deeply in love with Scotch & Soda.

Both their women and men collections make me weak at the knees. If I didn’t also have to spend money on boring things such as rent or food, I’d probably buy more than half of the store every time I step in!

I love their relaxed yet classy feel, the great fabrics and textures they use, and their wonderful attention to detail. Their new Spring & Summer 2012 collection is no exception to the rule.

Photos from Scotch & Soda and Maison Scotch SS2012 lookbooks (Maison Scotch is their women’s collection).

Although Scotch & Soda is a Dutch brand, it’s now available pretty much all around the world. You can find their amazing clothes at all the retailers listed here, and of course, in their webstore too.

DIY cute custom coasters

March 29, 2012 | DIY

Are you a coaster-user? I never have been.. it was always something that came out at dinner parties when I was a kid, and feels a bit posh to me!

However, since moving to humid Singapore, I’ve had to begin using them.. not necessarily to protect my table, but more because after a minute out of the fridge, my drink will leave pools of water around it that I then proceed to accidentally put my arm/mouse/documents in.

SO.. when I stumbled across these cheap cork ones while I was out the other day, I thought – yes! but they could be cooler! And here’s where my new favourite DIY tool came in – the paint pen! I used them on those DIY envelopes from a few weeks back, and they worked like a treat for this DIY too.

All you need is:
Cork coasters (for anyone in the US – try here)

Paint pen (I used metallic silver)

Step 1: Take your coaster, and draw on it with your paint pen. Let it dry completely before using it.. and you’re done!

The only thing I can say is – be aware that the pen may omit some fumes that can become a little bit overwhelming when you have your face right next to the coaster concentrating on drawing the details. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything… ;) Best to work in a well ventilated room.

Easy peasy right?!

Workspace Wednesday 31.

March 28, 2012 | Workspace Wednesday

Hello! Happy Wednesday! Well, the wedding is over, and what a day it was! More on that once we’re home from the honeymoon :)

I just wanted to share something I made to take with us on our honeymoon… it was inspired by one I saw at Gap, which I loved, but I was challenged by Dave to make one to save us some money! (Actually it looks like they aren’t selling them anymore, I can’t even find a picture – sorry!). What do you think?? It doesn’t zip up, but is great for just holding our towels and sun cream :)

I Heart Art: Fingerprints

March 26, 2012 | Art

Hi all, it’s Donaville from Discover Paper and today I wanted to share something for the kids – fingerprint guestbooks!

Fingerprint guestbooks seem to have been quite a craze for the past few years, and it’s no wonder why: it’s a really great way to leave a lasting impression! I’ve seen fingerprint trees a’plenty around the blogosphere, namely for weddings, but fingerprint pirate ships, elephants, and airplanes? I hadn’t heard of those until I stumbled across Bianca Hewson’s shop on Etsy. Bianca’s taken a popular idea and expanded it beyond the wedding scene, making birthdays and other events all the more memorable and fun. It’s DIY artwork!