Tangerine Tango

So you guys know Pantone right? You know… the company that does the color palettes that’s used in a variety of industries. The expensive palettes. Oh how I would love to have a set! Right? c’mon… you would want it too…

Anyways, I’m here to talk about the “Color of the Year for 2012” – something I should have done in January… or December (hahaha).

So according to Pantone, the Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango. It’s this reddish orange color and I think the name is pretty cute. For me, whenever I think of the word Tango, I think of red. So I thought it was pretty creative for them to name this reddish orange color, tangerine tango.


I, personally, like the color. I used to dislike orange. Now, I’ve grown accustomed to it, and even love it at times. It’s a really nice accent to interiors, especially with fabrics and when it’s against a type of blue.

Let’s take a look if the world has decided to follow the trend.

Pictured above, are pieces from the spring ’12 collection of Charlotte Ronson, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som, and Derek Lam.

I know I’ve seen a lot of the reddish orange popping up on my pinterest these days. I think it’s a nice color to accent a basic palette. Like the bride’s bouquet (pictured above); everything is neutral: beige, white, brown. Then you get this beautiful accent! it pops! Even in the wedding pictured below, the touch of tangerine tango, adds a beautiful accent to simple designs.

Well, that’s my little bit on Tangerine Tango. I’m thinking of buying an accent rug or something for my new room. OH! I should probably share that… I’m moving! to a new house a couple of neighborhoods over hahah but I’m excited because I get to paint my room and I’ve been picking colors the past few days, and I decided to go with  a dark blue-green that has a gray-ish tint. I was inspired by this image:

cute huh? I love the plates. My mother collects those blue and white plates as well, and we have it displayed in our dining room wall. I want to do the same with my wall, but with colorful plates. More like this one:

cute right? RIGHT? and don’t you just love those drawers as well? (I don’t know what to call it, but I just want to call it the awesome drawers)

OK friends! I shall post again soon!


Design Inspiration

My aunt that lives in the Philippines recently sent me and email saying that she’d like me to design some doors for her new house that she’s getting built. Her house is going to have a Modern Asian design and she’d like the doors to have an organic design that still relates to the house.

Pretty awesome huh? I’m really excited.

The first thing I thought of when she said Modern Asian is that I knew it was going to be boxy and geometric with a lot of clean, straight lines. So the first thing I did was to go on google and houzz to look for some inspiration.

Here are several images that I was inspired by:

Tarrytown House asian exterior
Kronstadt asian exterior
Bendel-Daniels House asian exterior
Bendel-Daniels House asian entry
So I got to the drawing board. I was initially going to sketch it out and color it but I thought that doing it in illustrator would be easier and faster.So here are the results! I was told to use 3-4 stains, and the doors are going to be constructed entirely out of wood. Simple, organic, and geometric.
I should have numbered them… but my favorite ones are the 5th one in the 1st row; the 1st one in the 2nd row; the 2nd and 5th one in the 3rd row; the 1st, 3rd, and 5th in the 4th row; the 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the 5th row; and both doors in the 6th row.
but.. ahh.. I like them all…. >_<
Which did YOU like?

Books and Lace


First of all, I want to say that I’m so grateful to have been featured on “Freshly Pressed” yesterday as well as today!!! aaahhh!! two days in a row! I was so happy to receive such great comments and got some new followers too! Might I say… I’ve been feeling pretty inspired and motivated since yesterday. This was exactly the kick I needed to get this blog going.

So here it is, as promised, I’m showing you the awesome finds that I got while I was on my trip.

Two old books (The Scarlet Letter & War and Peace) from the 57th Street Antique Mall located in East Sacramento. Then the lace tablecloth, two lace doilies, and three lace ribbons that I found at a small thrift store on the way to Yosemite. (Sadly, I didn’t remember the name of the town)

The lace table-cloth is a little stained so I still need try to get the stains out. The ribbon on the top right, which came in a set of 3 that’s about 30″ long, are damaged and there’s a lot of stains. So if I can’t get the stains out of those ribbons, I’d salvage the good parts and maybe make some earrings or jewelry of some sort. (Unless I come up with a better idea) I think I’m going to use the lace ribbons that’s located in the top middle section for these skirts that I want to make that I saw on pinterest one time.

well.. these ones are actually shorts but hey.. shorts are awesome.

and then there’s this one:

Then the lace doilies… I really wanted to make the lace doilie lamps I’ve been seeing around like these:

If not lamps, then maybe some cool lace bowls for decoration or maybe I’d incorporate it to kind of a mixed media painting. RIGHT? that’d be cool…

Ok farewell for now. I’m off to do my laundry and accounting homework. fuunn…