Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Have a Chocolate filled holiday!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Family time!

Spotted these at the jatchuchak JJ market. Gypsy plants.

painting by a local artist.

Kl overdosed. Cheesecake, tiramisu & a clam chowder all by herself. @ Dean & Deluca Bangkok. Situated at Chong Nonsi BTS station. Opposite side of Mac donalds

Fabric Market in Chinatown. This is my favorite fabric store. Best selection of Chiffon Silk, silk organzas, satins.

Our family fav. Peanut cake.

Friday, 26 November 2010

TIMELESS, VINTAGE SPARKLE




ART DECO APPEAL.


more vintage designs here.



Thursday, 25 November 2010

Happy Friday!!!

Peonies are her engagement party.

3 tiered lemon cake. Yummy. Ask my sister for the recipe. You will be a happy bride.

Tarts created by my sister. Lychee, Raspberries and Green-tea infused dark chocolate. (Daddy did well getting the goodness out of those leaves)

What a spread,,,
Happy Friday!




Saturday, 20 November 2010

I Heart: RANUNCULUS

Wedding Flowers & Decorations:  Beautiful Bouquet The choice of ranunculus framed with


I found the flower i can't resist! Its tight and neat appearance makes it really ideal for a bridal hand bouquet. Pink Ranunculus. Pink is fun and bubbly but i love the white ones below, paired with sweet peas. They are typically in season from Febto May. SPRING FLOWERS!!! HURRAY! Perfect timing.


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Ranunculus and sweet peas

Centerpiece found via

Friday, 19 November 2010

Southern California


Part ONE: Santa Barbara
first dinner @ Bouchon. Cal-French food. http://www.bouchonsantabarbara.com/ with our amazing photographers who took our engagement pictures. Thank you so much for completing our experience @ Santa Barbara.



Our Comfy Bed @ The Canary.



Canary Hotel is a small boutique hotel right smack in the middle of the town.



Breakfast at Canary was amazing too.



Downtown Santa Barbara

Have a lovely weekend...



kyl-linn...I miss ya. Hope you enjoyed your week stay in Bangkok. came upon a lovely website today. www.saipua.com check it out if you have a few minutes. It's a soap & flower school/ florist in Brooklyn, New York owned by a finnish family. In case you're wondering, Saipua is derived from the Finnish word for soap.



Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Colored Diamond: The Wittelsbach-Graff

The rare 31.06-carat flawless deep blue Wittelsbach-Graff diamond, which i blogged about earlier is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History until early next year.

The Wittelsbach-Graff bears the names of two of its owners. It was just the Wittelsbach, a 35.56 carat stone purchased in 2008 for $24.3 million by famed diamantaire Laurence Graff. The stone, now known as the Wittelsbach-Graff diamond has been recut to 31.06 carats to showcase the color and up the rating to internally flawless. type IIb, deep blue.

The stone has a long history dating back to 1664 when it was given by Philip IV of Spain to his daughter, the Infanta Margarita Teresa, upon her engagement to Emperor Leopold I of Austria. The stone was later passed to the Wittelsbach family, part of the ruling house of Bavaria and takes its name from them. The crown jewels of the House of Wittelsbach were sold at Christie's in 1931 but the blue diamond was not among them. It resurfaced in Belgium in 1951.
The Wittelsbach-Graff diamond will be on display at the American Museum of Natural History through January 2nd, 2011. via

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

PRESS: SHARART DESIGN in STYLE MAGAZINE

STYLE MAGAZINE JULY 2010
CHEDI: PERIDOT, PINK SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND RING

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Cross Processing of Charming Kyoto


More cross processed images. Above: taken while crossing over from the Old Kyoto town to the modern side. K & I at the Sagano Bamboo Forest@ Arashimaya on the western outskirt of Kyoto. Learn about how to create that here.

Monday, 25 October 2010

That Vintage Feel....

Before Effect/ Original Image.


CinemaScope Effect

Cross Process Effect - a serendipity! It is an effect discovered independently by many photographers often by mistake when processing negatives in wrong chemicals (resulting in an orange base). The effect has been well known since the 60s. Model wearing Sharart Design. (Earring: Pink Opal, Aquamarine & Diamond. Necklace: pink Opal, Aquamarine, Blue chalcedony, Cultured pearls and diamonds.)


1960s Effect
This weekend kinda flew by me although i had a 3 day break. I was calling hotels, searching for makeup artists, florist, photographers etc. K has been looking at car rentals. I realize im so drawn to images that have that vintage feel to them. Reminds me of my grandparent's old pics, they have kept for ages, stained with that old patina. I love it. i love the look, i love the smell. I googled to check out cameras that are capable of creating that old charm and of course, lomo is one of my fav. i have a few lomo cameras but u know it's quite tricky to get those pics to all look good. It takes 10 to get one good shot. I chance upon an amazing site that has all the tools to create that FEEL :Picnik is a great site for lazy people like myself. Love the classic, vintage images:

Saturday, 23 October 2010

The search begins....

I heart these weeds....

Love that pose

wish i can get a shot just like this one above

Wedding bouquet















Love these





It's a long weekend for us here in Bangkok since Monday is Rama the 5th's birthday. K and I are surfing the net for the most par- looking for rentals. flowers, venue, themes for the wedding. Some pics caught my attention while searching for hand bouquets. I love these desert flowers so much maybe because of our recent trip to Palm Spring. some pics via

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Missing SoCal


So much to blog about after my trip back to the US. Attended an intimate wedding in key west florida, Caught up with great friends in California, spend some quality time with K, reminisce the good ole' times, visited our usual hangouts, enjoyed Eggs benedicts almost every single day, drove along highway 1 (PCH), caught a few sunsets by the pacific ocean and had a fun photo session with 2 photographers @ Santa barbara. Will blog more about it very soon.!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Antique Diamond Cuts


Rose cut diamonds, first introduced in the 1500s have much fewer facets than the modern brilliant cut. typically, up to 24 facets, it has this smooth appeal, less fire or blink than a modern cut. The bottom of the diamond is flat while the top is domed shaped and the facets meet at a point.




Another antique cut, OLD MINE cut is cushioned shaped diamond with a high crown, deep pavilion,and large culet.


Old european is the fore runner of the modern cut.


rose cut diamond ring
Another piece of rose cut diamond. Facets just like the petals of a rose.
And a more modern version by Tiffany. Garden collection is one of tiffany's new collections.
pair of earrings embellished with rose cut diamonds found via.

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