• Nov
  • 02
  • 2009

card // eid mubarak 1430

Eid Mubarak 1430 Card


  • Aug
  • 01
  • 2009

bombonniere // east meets west


Bomboniere

This post is part of this event. ‘East meets West’ was the theme. The bride is a Malaysian and the groom is a true blue Aussie. A revert mashallah! This bomboniere casing is an authentic Malay ‘Songket’ material and the gift itself is a Partylite candle, which by the way, smells absolutely amazing (both bought by the bride herself). I designed the wedding tags inspired by the Malaysian/Indonesian ‘Batik‘ and we (my sis and I) packaged them off in some lovely organza material. This makes a sweet little door gift.

Phtography courtesy of Fairuz Izman. Edited by Iva Izman.





  • Jul
  • 29
  • 2009

tiramisu ‘wedding’ cake

A close family member wedded on the 24th of July2009. So the night before the special day, my sister and I stayed up making these tiramisu shot glasses aka the ‘wedding’ cake. It was topped with an edible  ‘thank you’ chocolate that I purchased from Cake Deco for $2.  Check them out as they are Australia’s largest baking retailer.

Making the chocolate moulds would have to be the trickiest part. That took a few hours alone. I had to pour in the dark chocolate first and refrigerate then pour the white chocolate mixture on top. You need super steady hands or else you won’t be able to read the message. But the end result is so worth the effort put in, especially when the bride-to-be is someone very special to my heart. Try out the recipe below. They really do look impressive and elegant for any kind of event you’re hosting.


RECIPE FOR TIRAMISU

Makes: 6 dessert glasses
Prep time: 20mins
Chill time: at least 6 hours

Ingredients

250g Sponge Fingers (Lady Fingers)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, for dressing

For the cream mixture
1.5 tsp of boiled water mix with 1 tbsp of coffee
3 tbsp caster Sugar
250g mascarpone cheese
250ml thickened cream, whipped

For dipping the biscuits
1.5 tsp of boiled water mix with 1 tbsp of coffee
1 cup Milk


Method

1. To make the mascarpone cream mixture, beat sugar, mascarpone and cream with an electric beater. Once thickened, add the coffee flavouring and give it a final beat to coat evenly.

2. Dip the biscuits into the coffee milk mixture and lay it out on the tray. Put a dollop of cream mixture right into the bottom of each glass, then cut the biscuits so they fit inside. Put a layer of cream ontop and repeat this process 3 times for all 6 glasses.

3. Sieve through the cocoa powder as final dressing. Clean around the rim of the glass, glad wrap it and refrigerate overnight. Best eaten the day after.




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  • Jan
  • 03
  • 2009

2.1 | thesis’08 | veils of visibility

“You immediately are lost in space and that makes you anxious. But at the same time, there is a sense of euphoria that you are almost free of the body whilst being returned to it in a new way”. Anthony Gormley

This is a quick post as I just came across one of many experiments I did for my final year thesis in 2008. I am slowly uploading my thesis. Click here to read more about it.


  • Dec
  • 31
  • 2008

0.2 | thesis’08 | introduction

To be veiled is, to some degree, to be unseen; a condition of both great attraction and repulsion. It is one of the most visible parts of a religion practiced by more than a billion people around the world, and increasingly in western countries. Hijab, the Arabic term for a Muslim womens dress, refers to more than just the headscarf. Many think of it as an infinitely visual thing-a piece of cloth, without understanding what it truly means.

The veil has always been a huge part of my life. By drawing upon my interest in veils, this thesis seeks to  explore further into the realms of veiling in its broadest context in hopes to understand, analyse and critique it in relevance to design. ‘As much as the veil is a fabric or a garment, the veil is also a concept. Veils can be beauty, architecture, deception, transformation, dream, metaphor, hallucination, silence and holiness. Veils may as well be ethers beyond consciousness, a sense of spirituality.’ 1

I wish to investigate the hidden dimensions and potentials of veiling through symbol, performance, materiality and surface. Veils will be looked at as a tangible and/or intangible; static and/or in motion phenomenon that teases our senses, our eyes in particular to shape perceptible shifts in the way we perceive and encounter our environment.

Essentially, this body of research will examine the veil as one that alters conditions of visibility to reveal and conceal relationships between the artificial & the natural and mundane & sublime to highten the sense of the viewer. The mini projects undertaken are categorised individually to form an area of interest within the topic of veiling, all, strongly related to each other.

By exploring the possibilities of veiling as a methodology for the production of space, the aim of this thesis is to produce interiors that promote a sense of shelter/belonging, where one can ponder in realms of ethereal to encounter sensorious moments in a state of separation from the everyday world.


1. Heath, Jennifer. ‘The veil, visible and invisible spaces’.





P/s: I am slowly uploading my thesis. Click here to read more about it.

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