Category Archives: TimeOut


Inspiration can come from anywhere, literally. These amazing rocks forms a little part of the beautifully tranquil Cataract Gorge in Tasmania. I can feel a bubble of rocky pieces forming in my (sometimes) wildly imaginative brain!


TimeOut: Longing

It has been a while since my fingers touched the rough, unique textures of semi-precious stones, since my eyes seen the light reflected on the surface of smooth, glossy gold-plated chains, since my creative brain is working at full force.

My heart is longing to create, yet I am unable to. I shall wait for the time when I can re-open that part of my life, to pursue my crazy ideas and start creating again. In the meantime, looking at what was created offers inner peace to this restless soul.

Tia <ring>

TimeOut: Earth Hour 2011

The Uni held a little event to celebrate Earth Hour on Sunday. It started in the last few hours when the sun was still up, and ended with the symbolic action of switching off the lights followed by a whole hour of beautiful fire show.

This girl danced so beautifully to the rhythm of the African drums, we were mesmerized.

Have you gone beyond the hour this year? Do you switch off the lights/water/electronics when not needed? Share with us how you have/would like to contribute to make our little world a happier, eco-friendly place to live!

TimeOut: Colouring the Sky

While everyone I know were gushing about the supermoon last Saturday, I was busily admiring the colours of the sky. It was the annual Skyfire in Canberra, and most of us were perched around the lake to enjoy the spectacle.

These moon-shaped fireworks came around the same time as Katy Perry singing about the moon (no, I wasn’t paying attention to the songs nor the lyrics, but later heard this from the radio broadcast).

TimeOut: Old Bus Depot Market

The Old Bus Depot Market is something that I have wanted to do since last year, and I finally got the chance to go last Sunday! There were loads of beautiful jewellery, arts and crafts, clothes (which I sadly didn’t get a chance to look through ’cause we came quite late), furnitures and plants! I also got my crystals from the previous post in the market. Definitely coming back for more.


TimeOut: Bag Drool

Tod’s Shirt Bag

Imagine the scenario: you’re in the middle of doing something important, when you find yourself wondering ‘aimlessly’ through the web. I say ‘aimlessly’ because you actually KNOW where you want the web to take you (yes, those websites), but chances are, you won’t respond to your innermost urges anytime soon.

Last week I found myself in this situation. Somehow, it has become a habit for me to pay a visit to my ultimate favorite site for leather goods, Tod’s. As always, I successfully found bags/shoes that  made my heart skipped a beat or two. This is one of those moments where my heart skipped at the sight of these slouchy leather beauties. I can feel them calling my name. Sooner or later, I am going to respond to my calling.

>Handmade Love From Me to You


The super woman behind Posie Patchwork got me hooked on this concept of handmade pay it forward.

“I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!”

Now, I know that I love me some handmade goodies *making AND receiving them!* and am so excited to start making these 5 gifts. So start writing up your post (and no, you don’t have to be a craft genius to join in the fun), leave me a comment with the link to your post and the first 5 people will receive a piece of Aglaia on their doorstep. Let’s make this a fun start to 2011 🙂

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