LUMINNEJ Has A New Home

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Hi all, yes, we have decided to make a move. We love both platforms, but there is always some gives and takes in life. It’s never perfect and complete (that’s the fun part about it!). We will be blogging on a new platform. Please do support us! All things are (almost) the same, the same nice feeling, the same beautiful pictures and the most awesome luminous things that we will be sharing more with you (there). Will miss this space very much, nonetheless. It has been a great journey here. Will chart a new course over the other side *_^

So, please visit us NOW! See you all and happy blogging!

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Evian x Elie Saab A Tribute To Purity

elie saab1Evian x Elie SaabHave always loved Elie Saab’s creations! Love the way how his designs are very timeless, with elegant dresses that celebrate the feminine side of women, using the finest fabrics and intricate embellishment, it is dresses that women would fall in love with over and over again.

evian_es_75cl_HDWhen such a beautiful fashion brand collaborate with an esteemed water brand like Evian, one can imagine something beautiful and pure would be created – the Elie Saab Evian bottle! Derived from naturally filtered water of the glaciers, Evian water emerges as pure as nature would have crafted it. Both brands share a similar philosophy. The delicate Elie Saab lace and the refined silhouette of the Evian bottle combine to create a common vision of purity. Just love the lace motive designs on the bottle. Now, this is bliss in every drop!

Check out the videos and you will see what we mean *_^

The Beautiful World of Aerin

aerin1Can style be cultivated? Or it comes from a family with acute sense of beauty that is equivalent to effortless luxury which is transferred down (wired in the genes), I wonder? But I guess it takes a keen eye to “see” what is there, and at times, not there, but understand the aesthetics of what beauty is all about. But then again, everyone has different interpretation and understanding of what beauty is. But I truly believe everyone is somehow attracted to all things BEAUTIFUL in life, and all its aspects – design, arts, music, fashion, film, and other forms of creative work. Beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder (and is pretty subjective).

Aerin2Aerin3The moment I ventured into Aerin’s website, I am absolutely captivated by the way it is designed, its layout, the fonts used, its soft pastel colour(s) scheme and its beautiful images. I am a very VISUAL person, I am totally in love with it. Kudos to the team behind it! Of course, am sure it is the visionary direction of Aerin herself. It is after all, a global lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of Aerin Lauder (from the family of Estee Lauder). I love her premise of living life beautifully should be effortless, classic with a modern point of view! (all pictures via World of Aerin here).

Aerin4I really believe that beauty is in its simplicity, amidst a world of sophistication. Find your kind of beauty that makes you happy and hold on to it, for it is as precious as air itself, that you are breathing, and that is what keeps us alive, every day, seeing the beauty in things (and people) *_^ Happy happy Wednesday (my favourite day of the week!)

Be luminously beautiful. Be YOU!

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[Spaces] Real Living’s 2012 Decor Comp Winner Mel Bradley’s Home

realliving cover smallerI have just discovered a real awesome interior design (home decor) magazine yesterday, hunting through back-dated issues. Real Living (Your Home, Made Easy) from Australia is such a great magazine, with heaps of designing ideas, nice layout and excellent pictures. It finally dawned on me that Australia is full of really magnificent homes! This is one of them.realliving1.1

realliving2.1realliving5.1Home of interior stylist and colour consultant, Mel Bradley and management consultant/musician husband, Chris Bradley, they share this lovely space with their two daughters. They bought over this post-war, faux brick cottage house with no redeeming features because they had it renovated in mind. They were going to create a home that was contemporary yet timeless.

realliving3.1realliving4.1They have decided on their colour scheme for the house – a black house with yellow as an ascent, with textures like exposed bricks, wooden beams and concrete. I totally think that she has created her dream home. For more of the magazine, here for their website. Real Living is also on Instagram @Reallivingmag

Till next time, have a luminous Wednesday *_^

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As White As Dream, That Dream of You

Leaving behind, I stripped away those colours that would define me. Nothing but pure creamy WHITE. Feeling naked and liberated, I crushed into the sand of time, walking along those waves of unbelievably soft and beautiful corners of my mind, … Continue reading

The House of Spirit

From HOME Journal Magazine Hong Kong (February 2012)

From HOME Journal Magazine Hong Kong (February 2012)

No, I am not talking about CONJURING *_^  I am looking at the home of Florence Lopez, an antique dealer who has such great taste in terms of home styling. In Saint-Germain-des-Pres, this home exhibits elegance, modernity with a touch of humour all at once, according to the HOME Journal February 2012 issue (Yes, I like back dated magazines!). According to her, furniture and works of art – provided they are quality pieces – have a heart and are living beings, almost like people (hence the title above for the article, I guess).

This chic Parisian apartment, situated in Saint-Germain-des-Pres, is located on the top floor of a building from the 18th century. Glazed and hyper luminous, it served for a long time as the atelier of a sculptor. (no wonder that creative space and bold colours). It’s definitely a space where you can let your creative juice flow! Home Journal is an inspirational interior designing magazine. More here.

Excerpts from words by Robert Colonna D’ostria, Photographed by  Jean-Francois Jaussaud (re-photographed and edited by me)

Very blue and aqua turquoise feel

Very blue and aqua turquoise feel

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Have a happy Saturday and a great weekend!

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[Instagram] The Week of Falling Behind on IG

ImageDon’t know why, there were less pictures took with my iphone than pictures taken with my camera. Perhaps I was caught up with using the camera these days for the blog:)) But my usual routine would still be browsing through the pictures I follow on IG. Love all of them as they are the windows to my world beyond where I am currently based. So nice and refreshing to see things from others’ perspectives. Hope you had a great week, and an awesome week ahead! I love my sky from my window. They seem whimsical at times.

Stay cool and happy, all the time.

Oh by the way, just bumped into this. An article at Communications by Arik Hanson intrigues me. Now I know the reasons why most of us (and big brands too!) are on IG. Click here to see why! Burberry-IG

Lumi On Flipboard

Imagelumi flipboard2A new discovery, I love the FLIPBOARD, the free magazine app for mobile devices like ipad. It is so sleek and easy to read and browse. Like polyvore, once you have created your account on Flipboard, you can simply +Flipit and add any articles, posts, videos or images you love, or would love to read into your own magazine! Naturally, you can create as many magazines as you like. Great contents.

You can find lumi on FLIPBOARD too, by just searching for “luminnej” or “Jennifer Liew”. I currently have two magazines for now. Click on the luminnej one to view the blog on your ipad.

What great discovery! I personally believe that one must discover and learn ONE new thing each day, in life, for that’s the secret to be a better person, every single day. Love life, love yourself. I hope you have made a new discovery today *_^

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[Instagram] The Week Via IG

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The past week have been pretty busy, basically, getting this new blog up and running, never taken so many pictures in a week in my life! BUT, I am enjoying it. Who am I kidding? I have always wanted to start this, now it has finally come true. I am glad and thanks so much for those of you out there, who have read, commented and followed me. Keep reading and I would most definitely love to hear from you, how to make this space even better.

As always, stay luminous and be happy *_^

Architecture In Style

ImageImageImageImageImageI truly believe everyone dreams of a really nice home, a place where we can always come home to, comfortably and just be ourselves. I, too love homes that have really nice designs and concepts. Of course, everyone’s dream home can be very different. What I love about this home:

spacious, structured, open, transparent, cool, clean lines, modern and yet chic in a quiet way. 

Happy viewing and hope you have found your dream home!

Picstures via The Architecture HOUSE app

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[Places] Lost in Time

ImageImageImageImageImagePenang is most definitely one of my favourite places. It holds great memories for me as I spent four years of my university life there, carefree and adventurous, nonetheless. It has so much to offer, from culturally infused heritage streets and buildings, to heavenly delightful food and sights to visit. Here is one place that I popped by many years ago, while it was being restored. I met a Mynmar worker there and befriended him. He even wrote me letters!

Here, I revisited, with my hubby (tall guy in red) and it still smells of the fresh memories that linger on, in my mind. The intricate sculpting work and design intrigued me the most. A place called Thean Ho Kong (Temple of Heavenly Queen), it was founded in 1860s and went through restorations, but still remain, strong, against the test of time.

Let there be a place, you hold close to your heart and will always visit, again and again.