My Interiors part 2

Next up for your viewing pleasure is my bedroom, which is very oriental, and all black and red. We have a four poster balinese teak bed, upon which we’ve draped a black mosquito net – what else would goths sleep under?

At the back we’ve hung a japanese quilt with geisha design, again in red and black, for a quilted headboard type effect. It is juxtaposed against an Indian carved screen, Chinese style doona cover and a presumably french inspired Cancan dancer lampbase – all very eclectic!



Again there is a Cambodian touch with a wooden Bayon face near the wall, near part of my shoe collection:

and generally there is a lot of wood, for a sense of warmth:



Unfortunately my dresser with all my jewellery on top is just too cluttered to show, so I’ll finish with a shot of the bed from a different angle 🙂 Although we’ve loved it, the four poster really makes a room seem smaller, and we will definitely be changing to a new bed when we move.

What’s your bedroom like? How would you like to change it? I think I might have  a more restful colour scheme next time 😉

Yumumu – Japan inspired Singapore fashion designer

It is no secret that I love South East Asia, and discovering designers from the region who are less known in the west. I especially love it when these designers show us that clothing for hot climates needn’t be boring, and case in point is stunning label Yumumu. Designer Lu Yilin is intrigued with the cut-out shapes and layering of paper doll’s clothes, and shows she is a constructivist master with Yamamoto and Pugh like tendencies.

The “East Asian Misfits II” collection has obvious references to japanese tradition with the intricate origami folding, but has a clean, modern take that is very now.

Restricted to a neutral pallette, the excitement derives from the treatment of the fabric: folded, pleated, assymetrically draped and impeccably stitched.

(Photos from hair stylist on the shoot, Andy Razali of Andy and Weave)



On the leggings, Japanese shibori dyeing technique is used to great effect

Yumumu is stocked at Singapore’s cult stores Blackmarket and Antipodean as well as its Flagstore in Parco at Marina Bay and Eclecticism on Orchard Road.

About her label, Yulin says: “Yumumu is Mandarin for ‘Rain, Wood, Wood’. The three Chinese radicals come together to form the ‘lin’ character of my name. Their elemental nature echoes the undated appeal of the designs. Also, I like how it sounds like the mumblings of our universal language – babytalk.”

Worth a look when you’re next in Singapore, or you can check out the Yumumu facebook page or enquire at