Monday, September 04, 2017

Coco Rico @ Mount Austin Johor Bahru

After getting my car's water pump fixed in a workshop at Mount Austin, I passed a shop with a familiar sign board. Memory is a strange thing. I don't remember eating Coco Rico's cakes but I find the logo very familiar.

So I stopped to share a slice of cake with my little boy.

Definitely must have chocolate. Absolutely good.

Their cake selection.

Their signature cotton cheese cake. We will come back for this.

Prettiest cake slices I've seen.

It's very rare to find a good Japanese cake shop in Johor Bahru, so if you're in the area and love cakes,  this is the place. Enjoy!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Joy Design Studio - Scandinavian Mid Century Furniture

You know that feeling when you keep seeing this cute dude/chick but never felt there was a chance to say hi? And then one fine day you finally sum up that courage and commitment to do it?

Yep, it was exactly like that.  After passing by from the main Jalan Skudai numerous times, we decided to turn into Jalan Danga Utama one quiet Thursday night.

It was 8pm, and as we were pulling over, the Joy staff were preparing to close the shop when they noticed us and quickly reopened the shop. The lights swiftly turned on to welcome us. How nice of them! Two of the staff who were in their car about to go home, got down and welcomed us in. AWWWW! (can hear the heart telling the wallet to open up already)

So in we went! It was like a private tour. The studio occupies 3 floors in a shoplot at 76, Jalan Pertama 1, Danga Utama Commercial Center, Skudai.

OK less words, more photos!

We bought something in this picture. Post coming soon.

Love the colour!

Gorgeous rugs!

Our goodie bag containing some ang pow packets and a really nice notepad set.

It was truly a JOY :)

Joy Design Studio
Facebook page

Mid Century Scandinavian Furniture in Malaysia

I blogged about my crush with mid-centurian furnitures in January 2014. At that time, I was looking high and low for the senget-legged tables and consoles. I had even went to almost every furniture shops in JB but alas, they all gave me the quizzical look. That was in 2014.

Well guess what puppy, it's everywhere now.

I've seen the mid-century sofas and dining tables at a few furniture shops already, like iBenz and ANZ, but the majority comes from Facebook Suggested Pages and Ads.

Here are a few I kinda like.

Ah I covet... 

Anyways, here are another few links you can find this trendy furniture style now:

RecroFurniture at TTDI, KL.
CommuneHome in KL.

And then last week, after passing by Joy Design (Facebook page) numerous times, admiring it from my car seat on Jalan Skudai, finally we visited the shop on a quiet Thursday night. It was 8pm and as we were pulling over, the staff were about to close but they picked up our interested-vibes very sensitively and reopened their doors and gestured us to come in. Already scored brownie points!

So, obligingly, we went ahead to check out the store. And this deserves a post on its own, riiight here.

The hunt continues...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

HomeDec July 2017 @ Persada Johor International Convention Centre

We had the whole morning to spare while the boys were in school, on Sunday. Yes, this is Johor.
So I dragged the husband to HomeDec at the Persada Johor for educational purposes. One must keep abreast of the latest home appliances and furnitures, no?


Here we go.

The exhibitor list.

We weren't looking for anything, really. Just wanted to check-it-out.
Sorry I can't really provide photos of the appliances and what-nots that we saw. I was there to check out furnitures actually. Nothing caught my fancy until I saw this...


Adorable footstools.

This furniture shop is from Muar, called Mandy

I've seen this Ethnicraft page on Facebook and this was the reason why I came to HomeDec. 
Yes, to touch the wood. Solid. 

After our 'educational tour', we proceeded to have one of your favourite lunch at Jalan Dhobi. The popular nasi padang. The chicken rendang is the best. And this is ALWAYS my combo.

Quite a nice way to spend Sunday morning!