• Jul
  • 09
  • 2013

ramadan mubarak 1434 | 2013

The team at In My Studio, wishes everyone a happy Ramadan Mubarak. May Allah make this a month of barakah and mercy to all of us, ameen!




  • Jun
  • 27
  • 2013

Eid & Ramadan Greeting Cards

We are so excited to launch our new range of Eid & Ramadan Greeting cards!

This will be our first Greeting Card project and we are so over the moon with how it turned out, Alhamdulillah.

These cards are part of a collaborative effort between in my studio and The 114.Remember a couple of months ago I said that Aida (from the 114) and I are collaborating on something? Well here they are!


LIMITED EDITION DESIGNER EID & RAMADAN GREETING CARDS



There are 4 designs this Eid, and one of them is a Ramadan card (featured above). The Eid Cards come from the Geometry Collection(rectangles, circles and triangles) and the Ramadan is part of the Pastel Collection.

Playing with geometrics and a cool colour palette, the cards translate perfectly our inclination to clean and contemporary aesthetics. Nothing tacky or over the top, in fact they are so contemporary and modern that it fits in with our way of life now. This is what we are about-clean designs, and thats it!

Printed in Australia on 100% recycled paper, rest assured your purchase is truly an eco friendly product! We do hope that these cards will be finding their way to homes around the worldl, In Sha Allah!

 

 


  • May
  • 30
  • 2013

review + giveaway




Assalamualaikum!

My friend Amnah over at This Little Life of Mine has done a review on a couple of my prints and in conjuction with this, in my studio is giving away an art print of your choice – free shipping worldwide! Please read her review here on her blog for your chance to be in the winning. All the best!



  • May
  • 15
  • 2013

being featured on the 114!

 

Assalamualaikum!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Aida, owner of The 114, who wanted to do a feature on us! She teamed up with her hubby, Karim, and has recently launched the 114 all the way from Dubai! Their work is absolutely amazing.  Aida and I are currently collaborating for a cool project due to launch before Ramadan/Eid inshallah, so watch this space! In the meantime, do check out the feature published on her blog, The 114 daily.

 

 

 

 


  • Apr
  • 03
  • 2013

{competition} Win an Islamic Art Pack worth $60!

Hello all! I am running my first every Facebook competition in collaboration with Islamic Moments from UK.

We will be giving away an Islamic Prize Pack worth $60 to one special fan! Entries are open to everyone around the world, postage paid!

This giveaway starts 1st April and ends 7th April 2013 at 12am AEST. Winner will be announced via email, on In my studio‘s facebook page as well as on this blog on Monday 8th April and must make contact within 24 hours or prize will be redrawn.

*Item #1&2 can be customised in your choice of colour.

You can enter here using the Rafflecopter app below

Or

Mobile & Web friendly link: http://bit.ly/XDw7GP

Or

Enter via In my Studio Facebook page tab “Giveaway”

ALL THE BEST!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Mar
  • 27
  • 2013

Shaynna Blaze judged my room and I won!

A few weeks ago (thanks for a friend who mentioned it to me), I entered a competition run by The Interiors Addict blog, “Impress Shaynna and win a course at the International Institute of Home Staging worth $500″. Yes, Shaynna Blaze from The Block on channel 9 is judging, who am I kidding?!

So the nature of competitions are… that there will probably be hundreds or thousands of entries and what would the chances of winning be? But this morning as I scrolled down Facebook on my phone in bed, I saw my photo posted by Interiors Addict! I was shocked. Surprised. Happy – 0f course! I’m very happy to announce that I was chosen as the winner for this amazing competition. As part of this win from Interiors Addict, I am posting this makeover on my blog to show you more photos of my toddler room transformation and how you can achieve amazing results with a minimum budget using recycled materials, found objects with lots of research, passion and determination!

This is a typical 60′s house. Very retro, lots of patterns. It can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to the eye. When I was pregnant with my second, I told myself I needed to finish off the spare room. At the time, it was being used as an ironing room, a computer room, a storage room and what not! So when my morning sickness slowly faded away, I got myself together and started planning for this room. My first borns’ room was a very girlish room. This time I wanted something different. I opted for a unisex look incase I was expecting a boy.

The room is a work of art in itself. All decorations are DIY from salvaged items and recycled materials. From the wall art down to the cushion details & baby mobile, all are handmade! It took me a few months to research, gather and create these beautiful items.

This baby mobile was created with paint chip samples. I have a box of them in the shed so all I had to do was cut probably about 30 of them using a heart template I made. These are then sewn using a needle and a thread, attached onto tree branches that I cut off a tree in our backyard. They are finished with a small bead at the end just to give each string-piece some added weight.

What is a room without cushion? They are ridiculously overpriced in stores, $30-$60! I have made these adorable cushions for only a few dollars!

I have most of the fabrics at home so it was just a matter of buying some felt.

The bottom cushion was made from an old granny jumper! I will put some photos up in another post of how I made this cushion. The table was an old IKEA table that I repainted. The timber tray was bought from a second hand store for $3, again repainted in the same colour as the feature wall. The lamp was bought from Salvos (second hand store) for $10, it even has a chip at the bottom, yes, and I love that it has a chip to show imperfection! Another IKEA product which is the rug, RRP is $49 but I got it for $25 from Gumtree :)

This is a digital artwork that I have created and now am selling in my Etsy store.

The picture below is a breakdown of what in the room is second hand and DIY.

Side view of the room. The bed belonged to my sister in law, 15 years ago. My in laws managed to keep it well in their garage. Its now time for my children to benefit from it!

My hand painted ‘bird silhouette’ oversized canvas.

I am absolutely in love with this no 14 chair! Its an original chair (still has the stamp on it!) Its by Thonet and made in Czechoslovakia! I was pretty lucky to have found this chair after months of searching. The owner didn’t know it was an antique, so she was happy to give it away.


  • Mar
  • 25
  • 2013

{interior design} kitchen mood board

Here is a little teaser of something exciting that I am currently working on. Mood boards are often created as a basis for designing, ie- the research part. Once the designer and client have agreed with the theme/feel/look of the space, then the work begins! Design proposal, design documentation and design construction will take place one after another. So stay tuned!

 

 


  • Feb
  • 19
  • 2013

DIY Wall art for living room nook

When the husband wants something, he just has to say the word and then I’ll take care of the rest. This time he wanted an armchair, for more comfort.

I wasn’t exactly sure where else I could put this extra armchair seeing that our living room isn’t a big room, so I had to compromise some things and move around. The photo below was the old living room decor nook, where the floor lamp is. And this is where the new armchair will go.

So when we put the new armchair there and moved the floor lamp to the opposite nook (gotten rid of the magazine rack), the walls behind the armchair looked rather plain. I decided to DIY some art from the stuff we already had and picked up a couple of things from the junk yard. I got this timber tray for $2.50 each.

Above: Sanded timber tray (before)

Below: During the process of painting

The picture below are the 3 DIY wall art.

1- Exsiting Ikea MALMA mirror that I stencil and painted with a quatrefoil design.

2. Junk yard timber tray turned wall art – digital design print.

3. Junk yard timber tray turned wall art – hand painted.

For the quatrefoil mirror, I cut out a stencil and traced it all around the mirror with a pencil.

Then using acrylic paint, painted it with love and care.

Here is a close up of the timber trays, they are painted to make it look a bit rustic

As for art #2, Its a digital design art that I made in illustator and printed it out. I’m also selling it in my Etsy store.

The cushion was purchased online from eBay.

 

 

 

 


  • Jan
  • 15
  • 2013

{sponsored} A gift for someone special

Every December my parents would be in Malaysia for their annual holiday except for last years December 2012. So my sister and I decided to throw a family getaway. We went to Bright.

What makes a perfect getaway for you? For us its, FOOD! Glorious food!

I decided to surprise my parents with this wonderful hamper, ‘Simply Delicious’ from Interflora. It is packed full of goodies to munch on; on our way there, during our stay and on the way back. We had honey coated peanuts to keep us entertained in the car on our 3 hour journey; for our afternoon teas we had those soft melting moments (which are to die for); for our movie night we had chocolate coated honeycomb and caramel popcorn; as for our picnic in the park…we enjoyed chilli & garlic marinated olives with some savoury cheese biscuit straws, wafer crackers dipped in mild chunky salsa and apricot & macadamia dip. This had us pretty much covered for the entire trip. Except of course one hamper wasn’t enough, it was more of a tasting platter for the 7 of us. I did mention that this hamper was originally for my parents, right? Of course it was too good to resist so we all digged in!

There were a few things that I loved about Interflora online. One, their website is very user friendly. The theme is so easy on the eye, navigating through categories and browsing at my own pace was very relaxing and enjoyable. As a designer myself, I find this point really important. The first look is what matters the most – to attact your customers, not push them away from being overwhelmed by products.

Secondly, I liked how they incorporated a few ‘extras’ to complement your purchase to make it even special. I added an extra teddy bear so I could hand it to my daughter during our trip. You can add a flower, balloon etc.

And lastly,Interflora delivers internationally! By a click of a button, its on its way to being delivered without having to worry. This is a big bonus for us as we have a lot of relatives overseas.

Unfortunately I am not able to share any personal photos of the hamper content as my camera phone was stolen! *sigh*

However, hop on over to Interflora and be amazed by what they have to offer. You will surely find something that will suit your needs and budget.


  • Oct
  • 31
  • 2012

modern islamic art print {prayer}

I have just recently launched my Etsy shop. I design modern and contemporary art prints for the home, suitable for adults & kids, some are Islamic based too. Below are just a few samples of what I offer. They are Islamic Kids Personalise Digital Art Print  – Daily Prayer – 8×10 (20x25cm). You can customise the colour to suit your decor. I can even personalise them to add names, or if you want it in a different language…it can be done inshallah. Just let me know. Each print costs USD $12 (without frame). If you need it framed, I am happy to accomodate your needs. For more information, please click the images below or visit my Etsy shop.

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