The scarf is possibly the most versatile and practical fashion accessory ever created. Asides from using a scarf to keep warm, a scarf can also be used as a shield against the scorching sun. I have so much love and adoration for a humble scarf that I hardly leave the house without one. Wearing a scarf is probably the fastest way to glam up a plain outfit!
While we all may have our preferred ways to scarf up, a quick search online will reveal a plethora of ingenious methods to style different looks with a scarf. Besides simply wearing a scarf, I have also found and tested 5 fantastic ways to use a scarf. I promise that they will be as easy as pie and will not require you to transform a regular scarf into a complex-origami-level-99-knot for your neck.
1 // For the table
A big scarf can be used as a picnic mat, a draping curtain, a table cloth or a table runner. It is easier on the pocket than an actual table cloth or runner, and will come in handy if you are hosting a one-off themed dinner party!
2 // For the sofa
Thicker scarves can be used as a throw on your favourite chill-out armchair or sofa. The scarf will not only add a touch of colour to the couch, it can also bring a new lease of life to an old and scruffy-looking chair. We love the juxtaposition of the light and luxe wool scarf against the hard and aged vintage chair in the picture above!
3 // For a lunchbox or to wrap a gift
A smaller scarf can be used to wrap a lunchbox. It is environmental-friendly and the scarf-wrapped lunchbox is surely very pretty to look at. You can also use a new scarf as a gift wrap instead of a gift bag. That means two gifts disguised as one!
4 // Display it
Some scarves have plenty of details and a good way to show off every bit of intricacy is to display it in a frame. A framed scarf draws a whole lot of attention to the gorgeous design and adds a bold flair to your home. This works especially well if you want to preserve a vintage scarf!
5 // Bag it
Another quick way to use a scarf is to turn it into a bag with a couple of easy knots. There are other versions which involves adding hoops as handles but I like how I can easily transform a scarf into a bag without any other add-ons and fuss.
All these ideas are absolutely brilliant, if I do say so myself. Now, I can’t wait to get even more creative with my scarf collection!
What other uses can you think of? Share your ideas with me! :)
Do you know anyone in need of some cheering up? Or, maybe it is you who would like to turn the sunshine dial way up in your life right at this moment? Whatever the situation is, I think we can all agree that everyone loves receiving some cheer through hand-written notes.
Print out these mini perk-up cards to send some love and warmth to a friend in need! There is also no shame in writing happy and encouraging messages to yourself and then stashing these cards into your wallet for some comfort-on-the-go.
All you need to do is to print out the sheet of mini perk-up cards and cut along the dotted lines. Use any type of paper you want! Paper with thicker and heavier weight would definitely produce better quality cards but normal printing paper of 100gsm and below would also work just as well.
The size of the printable is an A4 sheet with 6 cards laid out. To download, go to the Downloads section where you can also check out all the freebies available on our website!
Are you ready to brighten up someone's day?
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Gone are the days of boring and cheesy wedding favours. These days, an increasing number of couples are opting for more unique ways to thank their guests for attending their weddings.
Whenever we are engaged to style a wedding, we always take the time to understand our clients’ personalities and lifestyles. This enables us to come up with ideas and themes that feel more personal and intimate so that the entire wedding experience is seamless… yes, right down to the wedding favours!
It is so important for wedding favours to feel well thought-out and not just gifts that are obligatory. Whilst browsing Pinterest, as we normally do, we stumbled upon really awesome ideas that will enhance the entire wedding experience and make the guests feel super cherished and appreciated.
Did any of the wedding favours catch your eye?
With Love, Min+Jia.
In our humble opinion, April is the month when Singapore emerges from the slumber of the first quarter and begins to show signs of life. There is a whole lot of exciting and new events happening around our humble island this month and these are the seven we are definitely going to check out!
1. Admire gorgeous tulip and hyacinth displays at Tulipmania.
2. Appreciate the artistry behind tattooing.
3. Bask in the vibe of hipster Bangkok at Artbox Singapore (psst, we will be there!).
4. Contemplate life and its mysteries within the vast universe.
5. Shop with indie brands at the Public Garden Consumer Trade Show, say hi to us!
6. Run, rave and party at a very different race.
7. Indulge in good books from around the world.
Are you going for any of these events?
With Love, Min+Jia,
It wasn’t too long ago when copper was the talk of the town. From eclectic statement jewelry pieces to industrial table lamps, the versatility of copper has given all metallics a good reputation, and a good reason to continue its reign in the world of design. While copper remains a hot favourite, we have noticed the rise of another metal, or alloy, that may just outshine copper with its burnished and vintage look. And that star is none other than the all-time favourite metal - brass.
Brass can range from a bright and golden hue, often found in musical instruments, to a darker and distressed antique look. It is also relatively easier to incorporate brass without the fear of it going out of trend. Brass items, if well taken care of, can age beautifully into vintage-looking items. Perhaps that is why brass is typically used for door knobs, lighting fixtures, ornate picture frames and jewelry.
Whatever your brass hue preferences are, there is surely something for everyone. I personally love the soft, vintage look of aged brass over the bright red hues of copper. Here are some brass items that I am loving!
1 // Kinsey Magazine Rack in Brass
At first glance, I thought this was a dish rack instead of a magazine rack. Dish rack or not, this stylish and eye-catching brass-finished magazine rack is surely a conversation starter for every home.
2 // Royal Theatre Frame
Ornate frames make good statement pieces because its fanciness and details. Just try not to load the detailed frame with a complicated picture. I think featuring a stalk of dried flower against an ornate frame may just be the prettiest and romantic thing ever!
3 // Waif Triple Stacked Pebble Necklace
Another easy way to include and incorporate a new metal to your life is to wear it. Pair a long necklace or statement earrings to a simple yet structured outfit to effortlessly exude a modern and edgy look.
4 // Brass Coaster Set
Coasters may sound like a boring gift idea but it is actually really underrated. Especially if they look as good as these brass coasters! No one likes seeing white rings on a wooden table, so always make sure to use a coaster for cold drinks!
What are some of your favourite ways to use brass? :)
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