We have a weakness for home decorative items and plants. This weakness is especially crippling whenever we chance upon any planters, pots, and vases that catches our eyes. There are so many choices out there but it always feels special when you find one (or two, or ten) that immediately draws you in!
With the completion dates of our individual homes and studio space approaching, our focus on planters and vases have been laser-sharp. We need them urgently to house our many plants and floral arrangements! Here are eight planters, pots, and vases that we found extremely attractive.
1 // West Elm Ceramic Llama Planter
Add some fun and quirkiness to any small plant collection with this series of animal planters. Our favourite is the Llama!
2 // Botanicals by Hip Van Victoria Vase
This sleek and elegant vase will complement any floral arrangement and sit in any styled room effortlessly!
3 // Anthropologie Chrysanthemum Large Pot
The delicate and refined details of each chrysanthemum petal blew us away when we saw this hand-crafted cement pot. Best suited for lush greens!
4 // Karma Living Millifiori Vase
Keep your floral arrangement simple when using a vase like this showstopper. The colourful flower accents will keep your mood uplifted and happy every time you see it!
5 // Crate and Barrel Grey Planter with Leather Hanger
This handcrafted earthenware is uncomplicated and gorgeously cool with its brown leather straps and brass hardware. Perfect for a neutral-toned home!
6 // Roseline Pottery Mountain Rose Planter
We love scouring Etsy for unique planters and pots. This planter is a work of art and would look absolutely perfect housing a juicy succulent!
7 // Anthropologie Bismark Garden Pot
We absolutely love the colours, irregularties and cracks in this collection of hand-painted terracotta planters!
8 // Urban Outfitters Henry Googly Eye Planters
Well... things tend to look cuter with a pair of googly eyes on it, and this collection of natural clay earthenware is no different!
Have you seen any unique planters, pots, or vases recently? Share them with us!
(All images taken from the product sources. Links provided in the description.)
It's been some time since we released freebie wallpapers for your tech, so here are two really happy-looking wallpapers to add some colour into your life. Use these bright and cheery wallpapers to perk you up whenever you glance at your computer screen or your phone!
Both wallpapers are available in three sizes. A very sharp HD quality wallpaper that will look gorgeous on larger screens, a slim and size-friendly wallpaper that best suits 13" screens, and a parallax wallpaper for your mobile phone and tablets. To download, just head to the Downloads section and choose your preferred size!
Here's wishing you happy days ahead!
honey&gazelle Design Studio was set up with the intention of sharing messages of love and happiness through design and it has always been a mission to bring paper and good old-fashioned letter writing back into our increasingly digital world.
Do you remember writing to a friend years ago and waiting eagerly for a reply? Long gone are the days when we would excitedly open our letterboxes at the end of the day. In recent years, our letterboxes are usually just filled with bills, bills, advertising mailers from random companies, and more bills.
We wholeheartedly miss exchanging cards, letters, and postcards filled with random rantings, silly anecdotes and heartfelt words with our friends and pen pals. Pen pals! When was the last time you heard that word? It is our belief that the best mail is handwritten, and handwritten mail is happy mail!
And therefore, we are thrilled to introduce Write Away Week where we will give away one free random postcard or greeting card with every online purchase. We hope that this would encourage more letter writing and happy mail, as customers are strongly encouraged to write to their friends, family, or long-lost pen pals with the freebie to share the love and happiness!
Write Away Week is a monthly movement and would last for one full week per month. For the month of March, Write Away Week is from 19 March to 25 March. No coupon code is needed to receive the freebie postcard or greeting card. In the months to come, we will also be creating limited edition postcards and greeting cards just for this movement! It's really time to write away, right away to someone you are missing dearly.
Let's start writing!
With Love, Min+Jia.
After two weeks of get-togethers and hearty feasting, it is finally time to wind down the Lunar New Year celebrations. It was fun while it lasted, but we are so ready for some downtime to unwind. If you have no plans for the weekend except chilling on the couch, here are seven interesting links to keep you entertained.
1. Inspiration for an art print design and a reminder for small acts of kindness.
2. Have you seen all 100 movies in this list?
3. Homemade cheddar cheese crackers anyone? Yes please!
4. Popular searches on Google in 2017.
5. Is there an unspoken elevator etiquette in Japan?
6. The IKEA Dictionary. Now we finally know what KNOPPÄNG means.
7. And a gorgeous dog cake for the year of the dog.
Kick back, chill out and have a restful weekend!
With Love, Min+Jia.
After two years of renting small office spaces, we have decided to move into a home office! With a room much bigger than our previous rental spaces, we are buzzing with excitement over the change and what we can do with this new empty canvas.
We know what we want to have in our new studio. Separate working areas, a meeting table, and ample storage to keep our supplies. With all these in mind, we have been perusing Pinterest for more inspiration and ideas. Here are some pins that we love!
(L) Build-in cabinetry is really expensive, so top open-shelving with short floor cupboards in the same colour would be more cost-friendly while still appearing like a uniformed piece.
(R) We love the versatility of pegboards and how easy it would be to rearrange shelves and storage accessories. Just a mental note to always keep it neat!
(L) A packaging counter would be a dream come true. We love the idea of a station dedicated to fulfilling orders and packing our goods. Imagine how convenient and organised it would be to have all the required tools in the same place!
(R) Wouldn't it be nice to have a cosy corner in the office to display our current reads and favourite art prints? We can imagine having casual meetings and quiet time-outs here!
(L) The chest of drawers in this pin is gorgeous and would be great for filing away all our art prints, original pieces, and sketches!
(R) The layout of this home office allows for personal work spaces and a large spacious meeting table that can accommodate additional seats comfortably. We like how the bulk of the working area fits into one side of the room, thus leaving enough breathing and living space.
(L) How cool would it be to display all our art prints like this?
(R) Seriously considering this DIY method of using washi tape to construct a big shared calendar on the wall. It adds colour while being totally functional!
We can't wait to get started on styling our new space. Don't worry, we will definitely be updating the blog with the whole process!
With Love, Min+Jia.
(All images are taken from Pinterest and are linked. Header image source here.)
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