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.)
The weekend is almost here and when we are not busy with work, we like to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty with some DIY projects. Making or crafting things is a great therapeutic way to relieve stress and infuse creativity into spare moments. It is even better when you get crafty with your loved ones!
In the slideshow below are DIY projects that we can't wait to delve into. We have placed them into our to-do list and will be definitely checking them off one by one during the coming weekends. Take a look and let us know which projects caught your eye too!
With Love, Min+Jia.
It seems to be the season of rebranding and new launches. In the past few months, we have been working on several packaging design and branding projects, thus a significant time in the studio has been dedicated to brainstorming and researching. As always, one of our favourite preliminary methods of researching is by combing through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.
Great packaging always reflect the product and the personality of the company behind the product. Clever packaging functions as well as it looks, and helps to sell the product, as customers are all visual creatures by nature. People are always drawn to products that look good! Here are some pins - all different and quirky in their own ways - that not only caught our eye, but also helped in creating conversations during our brainstorming sessions.
Have you seen any packaging that you really liked? Share them with us!
With Love, Min+Jia.
Hallou, it's mi.
Gathering pins for today’s Food Pinspiration is clearly one of the toughest things I had to do all week. If only I could reach into the computer screen to have a quick munch of a halloumi fry or grab a coconut avocado popsicle whilst browsing through Pinterest. Can someone please invent something like that now? I mean, it is already 2017 and our streets should be similar to a futuristic scene in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The Jetsons, right? Food delivery in comparison, seems like something from the Stone Age. I need my food and I don’t want to wait 45 minutes for it!
So while a genius is working on developing the fastest possible food delivery known to mankind, I shall go back to Pinterest to gather my beloved food pins. To prevent potential hunger pangs from taking over my life while writing this blog post, I have also prepared a lot of food and snacks. One hand on the mouse, the other way deep in a bag of chips.
A little heads up... I am very obsessed with avocado and halloumi at the moment.
Is your tummy rumbling and tumbling in hunger yet?
With new apartments on the way, Min and I have been stuck to Pinterest during our spare time, frantically looking through thousands of pins to gather much-needed inspiration for our first homes. While exchanging pins the other day, we noticed a common reaction towards a type of home furniture. It sounds a little kooky but we would always pause and sigh wistfully at the comfy armchair.
In today's post, we delve into lust-worthy armchairs and couches that evoke immediate feelings of relaxation and comfort. After a long seemingly endless day of work, we seriously cherish the moment of complete bliss when we sink deep into the cushiness of a good chair. It feels like a hug. And everyone loves a good hug!
Warning: the slideshow below contains gorgeous and utterly comfy armchairs and couches that will make you wish that you are home and curled up in one!
(All images were taken from Pinterest and are linked directly to the source.)
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