Friday, December 28, 2012
Wow. How f*cking insane is this house? Designer William Sofield masterfully renovates this 8,500 square foot (approximately 790 square meters), six-bedroom residence into a harmonious balance between modern and traditional styles.
I can totally see myself enjoying a bowl of cereal, wrapped in that throw which I can only imagine must be cashmere, while getting lost in the mountainside view.
Credits: ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gregg Gelman and Joey Hershberger transform this 167 square meter space in SOHO into a classic and timeless domestic habitat filled with warm open spaces bathed in natural light.
I suspect a modular kitchen hides behind those wooden cabinets as I can't find a picture of it anywhere. And where the heck is the bathroom?
Credits: CASA DA ABITARE
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
After several years of worshipping their heavenly salted-egg mantis prawns, I was finally able to get the name of this restaurant worthy of my annual pilgrimage.
Restoran Sin Lai Ping is located at Lucky Garden in Bangsar. Even as the Bangsar landscape has changed through the years with the addition of high-rise apartments, shopping malls, and watering holes catering to expats, places like Lucky Garden continue to hold their own by serving fast and good food that won't burn a hole in your pocket.
While the salted-egg mantis prawns are my perennial favourite, one can actually order salted-egg versions of anything (fish, squid, etc). The easy and casual coffee shop atmosphere makes food preparation highly flexible. I insist you try the prawns with the chinese sausage fried rice, stir-fry eggplant, butter chicken (or butter prawns if you must), crispy pork, string-bean omelette, and fried tofu with minced meat. Afterwards, down all that seizure-inducing goodness with a nice cold glass of kumquat lemon juice.
Ahh Sin Lai Ping, I miss you already.