This is not a picture frame!

Came across this very nicely made space in a restaurant.

Just want to let you know, this is not a picture hanging on the wall.

It is a dining area for about four people. Cosy corner, don’t you agree?

Observing the architecture around you is a great way to get inspiration for new designs, no matter what you are designing.

Texture, patterns, history etc. can be integrated into the item you are designing.

Displaying the candles from my father’s collection

Fiddling with candles is one of my father’s hobbies. He will buy candles of different colours and scents and light them to fill the rooms with nice frangrance.

When the cables are burnt out, he will scrape the remaining candle wax and collect them in a container. Then he will get a new candle wick (he bought lots of them) and create a new candle from there.

One day I found my father fidgeting with the candle. He was holding a little bottle in one hand close to a burning candle.

“What are you doing?

“Trying to add this frankincense essence into the candle.”

“Are you sure it works?

“Let’s try and see.”

That’s my father. Always exploring and playing around with things he is obsessed with. He has a creative side so I learna lot from him too. He gives lots of ideas and inspiration. Good advice too.

Are you up for roasted duck? Chinese food specialties

Chinese food is so wide spread in variety. Some dishes consist of many different kinds of ingredients whereas some dishes only have one or two ingredients.

The Beijing duck: Just one main ingredient. With spring onion as garnish and a flour wrap. This dish looks as simple as ABC yet takes time to make.

Fried sweet and sour pork is also one of the famous Chinese dishes. It is widely accepted globally because of its wonderful taste.

Fried yam: Not many people know this dish but it tastes fabulous. If you’re up for it, yam paste dessert tastes the best among all yam dishes.

What is your favourite Chinese dish?

Ready, get set, go! Digital art on Photoshop

“It is not difficult.”

“I can do it too!”

These are words that I repeat to myself every time I want to try something and get stuck. Especially digital art.

I managed to change to final outcome of the picture.

The functions I used were, “Oil Painting”, “Liquify”, “Unsharpen”, and “HighPass(Overlay)”.

As the liquify effect will distort the original picture, the features on the picture might not match the final picture.

I am quite satisfied with the final outcome.

An oil painting yet animated version of the picture!

Do you have any tips on how to make nice painted version of photos?

Please feel free to share them in the comments!

Have a good day!

Don’t be afraid to play around with styles–Fashion accessories

What is the main focus in fashion?

The person?

The clothes?

The accessories?

In my opinion, it’s all three. Different people fit into different styles. You can have many styles that suit you, but there will be certain styles that might not suit everyone.

The topic I’d like to cover today is fashion accessories.

As many focus on clothes in fashion, I’d like to add that accessories play a big part to how someone looks as well.

Hats, ties, necklaces, earrings, wristbands, pocket chains, belts, detachable collars etc. are just a small part of the many fashion accessories we know.

Sometimes, we might be unsure on trying new styles. It’s alright. Start with simple clothing, add on some accessories from there. Slowly, you will get the feel on how to match your accessories with your outfits. You do not have to own a lot of accessories. Just 4-6 items for a start is enough.

Please feel free to share your opinion on wearing fashion accessories!

Also, thank you for taking time to read my blog.

Have a good weekend everyone!