Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I've finally jumped on the Pintrest bandwagon. It's been a great tool for me to visually collect all the images that reflect my architectural preference.

Interestingly enough, my sense of fashion and architectural style is somewhat becoming a lot more obvious even to myself: simplistic forms with high quality details, much what you would call a Bauhaus Modernism.

A few visuals I hope you will all enjoy.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

late nights.

There never seems to be enough time in the day. Wrapping up in two weeks an incredibly busy working schedule and at the same time, attempting to plan my holiday, in which I am leaving in less than two weeks!

As a result, late nights at home have now become rather common. Found myself playing with some new decor reflecting pretty patterns on my wall. Flicking through the Moleskine's and Wallpapers City Journals of New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles, whilst enjoying the aromatic smell of Meyer's Soy Candles.

If late nights were like this always, I'd gladly welcome insomnia any day.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

new york: smyth hotel.

Went to a friend's grad exhibit today, showcasing her works from her photomedia degree at SCA. Along with it saw SO MANY more creatives and suddenly the way I look at the world around me is different. More inspired and driving my architecture to an even deeper conceptual focus than before. Lately all that is on my mind is NEW YORK. Excitedly trying to put together archi-tours/walks for my stay there. I'm not just interested in the infamous structures like the Guggenheim by Gehry, but also projects that are on a smaller scale that somehow changes the quality of a space or interiors with personality. Are there any New Yorkers out there that would suggest any places to see?

I'll be staying at the Smyth in Tribeca and am so very excited to be doing so. It's design embodies classic neighbourhood history fused with contemporary and very much quirky spaces.

Source: Smyth Tribeca Hotel

Three posts in a week, must be a new record for me. Finding myself fusing more of my of interest for fashion with architecture.


Monday, November 12, 2012


Spent an amazingly gorgeous Sunday up on the northern beaches with the lovely Aprilia and the boys - Xavier and Sniper.
Decided I needed to take them for a long day out in the sun where they could shake of the staleness of staying at home all week.

Awesome laughs, especially some of the racial comments that was unintentional, but somehow made everything that much more funnier!

Nothing dressy today, just plain casual for a long days' stroll by the water with a few of my favourite things.

(Top: Yesstyle, Jeans: Kids Jeans, Loafers: Boutique in Korea, Sunglasses: Sportsgirl)

Photos by Aprilia

Hope everyone had a great weekend and had as much sun as we did!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

new york: architecture.

Yeah, I'm done =)

And what a relief it's been. Besides work, I'm actually spending my days lounging around the house playing with my somewhat emotionally neglected puppies.

Blogging is starting up again =) as I actually have more time. First post will kick off when I see Aprilia for a LONG and OVERDUE catch up over Sunday breakfast!

I'm off to Melbourne next weekend and then soon after that NEW YORK CITY awaits!

One thing on my to do list: see Steven Holl's conversion of this typical NYC corner space into something functional and transitional breathing life into a street corner. Oh yeah, also noted to self, wanting to see and experience all the other amazing architecture that NYC seems to play host to.

NEW YORK CITY, not long now...


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

in review.

Funny how back in school there were the pointless compulsory study skill classes, delivering everything that was not useful for the course of studying, until just about now.

I had an epiphany on the weekend. Realised from the current state of stress and the impending achievement of a milestone. My biggest problem, I realised, is if something in my life isn’t working, I’m too stubborn to let it go.

That was a bit of a two paragraph tangent of thoughts for you, right there, but bear with me, there is a reason for it all.

I made a big decision on the weekend and I don’t know if my previous actions have already stuffed me for good, but I finally made the choice, which I should have made a long time ago (try 4 years). Finally I have decided to let go and pursue another avenue. For the last few years, I’ve realised I was never serious enough to get through it but in review, it’s time to get VERY SERIOUS.

It was and still is something I still would like to be involved in the future, I just think I went the wrong way trying to achieve it. Taking the next steps will hopefully help me alter my strategic steps into reaching a bigger picture kind of thing.

As a result, study skills, I guess have come in handy after all. Finally taking a leaf from the good old high school days and set myself a series of goals for myself.

Little steps first, to reach the big steps later...

Source: wit + delight

Thursday, October 18, 2012


With all the frantic-ness going on at the moment, a bit of retail therapy was inevitable. After MONTHS of lusting, finally these perfect Acne Pistol boots are on its way into my wardrobe, thanks to Net-a-Porter who currently have free shipping!

Get your fix at Net-A-Porter now!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hey guys,

I must profusely apologise for my lack of update. Things have been getting rather hectic on my side and slowly building up and will be so for another 3 weeks. I just need to get past October and I promise outfit posts and all sorts will be more regular!

Having a short hiatus from blogging until I cross off all these never ending dot points that are building up on my TO DO List.

Until then, leaving  you guys with pictures of the latest addition to my family: Sniper, our new mischievous and very cute Samoyed puppy.

I'll see you all at the end of the month!


PS: Thanks all for sticking around and still reading the blog, tweeting me and having instagraming chats! Follow me on instagram @deviousstudios and twitter @deviousstudios to hear and see the endless rants of #architorture!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

lost at sea.

Came across this video by Thomas Stockwell of Clever Kids.

One Word: AMAZING.

Lost at Sea
from Thomas Stockwell on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

step back.

Sometimes, things in life just don't go as we plan, essentially that's what life is, I guess.

Taking a step back and reminding ourselves that anything can be achieved if we just dare to dream and believe. Hoping these things happen for a reason and that it all goes towards somewhat of a better and bigger master plan.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

hong kong photo diary.

While my recent blogfeed is filled with posts from the start of New York Fashion week, I myself am looking forward to a most probable family trip there at the end of the year. Meanwhile, this post has been over due for a while now, but I can find myself reliving the few days I spent there about two months ago.

Rick and I went to Hong Kong for a short four day work trip. Short meetings meant we had three full days (two of which were weekends) to spend exploring the city.

Last I went to Hong Kong was almost 6 years ago, and it left me with a pretty bitter impression as everything went wrong! The hotel stuffed up our reservation, with the snobbish staff, NOT apologetic at all, but changed our rooms everyday for the week we were there, we had our luggage stolen and the whole visa debacle getting back into China, not only stranded us in Hong Kong for an extra day, but was a complete nightmare to re lodge.

This time around it was a completely different feel. The city was more vibrant, welcoming and sparked a lot of excitement. Despite the thick humid air that left you pouring with sweating as soon as you stepped out the door, the city was an amazing cosmopolitan hub full of culture and elegance.

Shopping was pretty amazing too! Access to almost all the brands you can think of. Pricing was pretty much on par with what is available online, except cosmetics. I went a bit crazy in MAC and did a major lipstick haul. Despite this, all the wants on my wish list weren't actually available in store, and MAC cosmetics was the only thing I came home with.

I did splurge a bit on loved ones, including a pair of Ferragamo flats for Mum, cuban cigars for Dad, chocolate fondue and skin care for the sister and a brand new spanking 70-400mm Sony lens for Rick.

I'd definitely be taking the opportunity to go again, this time with a full shopping list and plenty of coin for those obligatory but totally compulsory splurge purchases.

1-2: Watching the World 2012 Dragon Racing Championships on Victoria Bay
3-5: Spending a sunny morning on the shores of Stanley, just before the storm.
6-16: Spending the afternoon at the Peak, starting at the city and watching it turning from light to dark. 17:Enjoying the view and food at the Forrest Gump Shrimp Restaurant.
18-20: Night falling at the Peak.
21-22: The cityscape below at night
23: Catching the sun down, before the long flight home.