Tuesday, December 28, 2010


This is to keep stock of the blu-rays that I have gotten.

Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
3:10 to Yuma
Pan's Labyrinth
Dark City (Director's Cut)
Red Cliff (Part 1 and 2)
Requiem for a Dream (Director's Cut)
Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition)
The Fountain
Brokeback Mountain
Inglorious Basterds (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Wrestler

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hjem - More sneak peeks

More more more!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hjem - Sneak peeks

Hjem (pronounced as ye-mm) is the Norwegian/Danish word for "Home".

Saturday, May 15, 2010

forum behaviour

Shameless....and don't even realise it.

The typical renotalk forum response goes like this:

  1. Oh, your lights are so nice but I saw others which were just as nice but cheaper at XXX.
  2. Oh, you have good taste, your lights are so nice. I have them too! But mine were bought at a cheaper price.
  3. Oh, you have good taste, your lights are so nice. I have them too! But mine were bought at a cheaper price. And nicer too, don't know why but my ego says so.
  4. Oh your lights are so nice but mine are nicer. And I bought mine cheaper too.
  5. Oh your lights are so nice! I don't care what price you paid for them but mine are nicer and cheaper.
  6. Oh your lights are so nice. But if only they were of a different colour, different material, different size, different design etc etc different. Just like this one which I bought which is not only nicer than yours but cheaper too.
  7. Oh your lights are so nice but expensive! Mine are nicer and cheaper.
  8. Oh your lights are so nice and cheap! Mine are nicer and cheaper.

Out of forums, these people still speak the same way!

Friday, May 07, 2010


Bought this pair of stools.

Same size. The smaller one on the right. Two of them

Looks like an amputated Panton S Chair doesn't it.

The lady at the shop was saying it's carved out of a solid piece of suar wood trunk. She went on to explain that the suar wood was a durable hardwood with fine bands of grains in a rich shade of dark brown. She likened the suar to mahogany. My eyebrow (left, to be specific) raised visibly. Similar grain and density she proffer. I heard the word "similar" loud and clear.

Found out from the company's website that suar wood is from a very common shade tree. The suar wood they use are sourced from fallen trunks and trees that are being removed for housing development or highway construction projects. Certified eco-friendly, apparently.

She could have told us the suar wood is actually wood from the common rain tree.

I never knew the raintree could have such nice grain and colour. There was an Indian national who was at the shop too. He was looking at another stool. He had wanted to ship one back to India.

Mahogany....isn't that the type of wood Gibson's Les Paul guitars are made of?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

just an odd post

I realised that I can win at poker if I'm playing with three Pinocchios.

I really should start a blog on home renovation but a couple of things come immediately to mind:
1. I won't have the time and energy to maintain it.
2. I will have the time and energy to do it after the renovation is over.
3. If the renovation is over, I will not have the enthusiasm to start it, much less maintain it.

Why is the original Tom Dixon's mirror ball lamp so expensive and even a reproduction is not cheap?
Replace the underlined item with the following:
1. Achille Castiglioni's Arco Lamp
2. Poul Henningsen's Artichoke Lamp
3. Hans J. Wegner's Shell Chair
4. Hans J. Wegner's Wishbone Chair

Dining area (cause it's not a room) is Scandinavian with a Viking-led invasion of lamp and chairs.
Stairwell is Industrial - cement screed, white walls, glass and steps with stainless steel strips as antislip treads. Need a Mirror Ball Lamp to complete this.
Living room is minimalistic - Arco Lamp accompanying Shell Chair.
Kitchen is .... what is the theme of the kitchen??

Anyway, still not pictures yet. Taken many but yet to decide if there should be a dedicated blog for it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Getting on with life

I am wondering if I should post pictures of my renovation in this blog.


Scandi, industrial, minimalistic, contemporary....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Audrey Kawasaki - I just can't get enough

In reverse chronological order: