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Can you spot my cool new A1 bluetooth portable speaker from Bang & Olufsen on my desk?

I love that it is portable, and the design is just so elegant. It comes with a strap, so I can carry it anywhere and hang it up too. Let’s zoom in a little shall we? See my portable bluetooth speaker now? I’ve been playing this all day today and the sound quality is amazing.

It really does pack that punch beyond its weight and size.

With true 360 degrees sound, the music really disperses to wherever you are in the room. portable bluetooth speaker How beautiful is this sleek Aluminium design? It’s a dome that is dust resistant, light, rigid and protective.

From what I’ve read about this model, it’s polymer base is able to withstand the great outdoors – think grass, sand and water splash. portable bluetooth speaker Another cool feature is that there is an inbuilt microphone for making calls.

Once charged up it has a battery life of 24 hours, so you can carry it with you on long car journeys too.

We will be doing some long road trips in Canada during the Summer, so this will come in handy. I love how it has blended in with all the things on my desk. All I can say, is that I’m so happy with this new portable bluetooth speaker. As I’m writing this post, it’s playing out my favourite music and it’s just such a wonderful feeling.

Shame Christmas is over, but I say you deserve a portable bluetooth speaker too, I’d highly recommend it. Good design and happy vibes is all we need for this new year right?

Whilst talking about happy design, did you spot that art print at the top right of my desk? It’s an illustration of my styled sofa space, created specially for me by Sabrina Brugmann of  Elebea. So a big thank you to her too.

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. Wishing you a great week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I was kindly gifted this speaker by Bang and Olufsen. All views in this post are my own).

My pink evil eye charm to scare away all things spooky on Halloween.

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I’ve been busy styling rooms and doing photoshoots.

I haven’t re-styled my upstairs workspace for a while, so I thought it was the perfect time to change a few things around, and add a few new pieces.

Can you spot them? (the title gives it away doesn’t it?) One of my absolute favourite new additions is that pink, gold and turquoise evil eye charm in the centre of the wall.

Isn’t it beautiful? It was kindly sent to me by Umasqu.

It’s made of American walnut, Veneer and MDF, with a wide variety of colours to pick from. evil eye charm Call me superstitious, but I totally believe in the power of the Evil eye charm.

Of course, it could all be a coincidence, but I will forever associate good and protection with this charm. evil eye charm Most evil eye charms are in the traditional blue, white and black.

I think Tzachi Nevo, the designer and founder behind Umasqu has definitely hit the jackpot with this idea of beautifully designed evil eyes as home decor.

Umasqu do lots of different wall wooden decor too, so do check them out. We all need an evil eye charm in our homes don’t we?

In fact, I will be giving one away on Halloween.

Keep an eye on my instagram for that day. Maybe together we will deflect all things spooky on October 31st right? Anyway, back to new things in my workspace. Did you spot my 2 new art prints?

That gorgeous Liberte, egalite and Sorite art print is from the lovely Stacey at Black and Beech. I love the inspirational saying and the colour palette is just perfect for my wall.

The print just above it is called Bloom by Particular People. It reminds me of a fairy ( another good sign, in my eyes) and I love the pastel pink and olive green hue. I also have a larger version, which you will be seeing soon in a new styling at home. Finally, did you spot the new Geometric Emerald carpet from my friend Lorena Canals? I absolutely adore her collection of machine washable rugs, and even better sales contribute to her Sakula school project in India for poor and deprived children.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my little home updates.

Don’t forget about the instagram giveaway on Halloween to win a Umasqu evil eye.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The products were gifted by those listed and the collaboration with Umasqu is a paid partnership ).

Valspar color match How to stay organised and tidy with home storage solutions from Curver.

You may have recently seen this, my newly decorated work studio.

If you look close enough, you will notice that I don’t have much storage.

The messy piles of papers and props that usually crowd this room, has just relocated to the hallway. In other words, the problematic mess is still there.

Now that this room has been redecorated, I can now focus on home storage. I needed something that was accessible, stylish, but mobile.

Why mobile you may ask? Well, I use my studio often as a styling space, so I need to be able to move things around easily. home storage ideas Some of you may have seen me using Curver home storage for my wardrobe, kitchen and fridge  makeovers in the past. I really do love the functional simplicity and minimalist aesthetic of Curver products.

So it’s probably no surprise, that I’ve decided to use their Curver storage again for my work studio. I usually have a lot of paperwork. This could be invoices, bills, contracts, expenses and tax related documents.

I used to keep everything in a folder, but that folder was soon bursting at the seams. I’ve now organised all my paperwork into separate Curver Infinity drawers, each with special labels created for me by Nutmeg Wall Art. It’s really made my life easier, especially when doing my tax returns.There’s no more last minute searching for documents and receipts. Here’s a closer peek inside one of the drawers. I’ve also used curver dividers to organise my stationery. home storage with Curver As I do a lot of styling work, I have a huge collection of props. They normally look quite messy on the shelves.

I decided to categorise and group them into large Curver Infinity boxes. Again thanks to Nutmeg wall art for creating these beautiful labels for my storage. home storage Now I have boxes for art supplies, tester paint pots, china props, metal props and the list goes on. Here’s what it looks like inside one of the storage boxes. Doesn’t it just look so neat? So easy to move around too. Here’s what the boxes look like without labels. The larger Curver Infinity boxes on the floor are used to house my art prints and frames.

I’m so happy with my Curver storage boxes. It really has helped my home feel less cluttered.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Stay tuned as I’ll be back with some exciting travel posts soon. Have a lovely day.

( All photography and styling are by myself, this home storage is a paid partnership with Curver.)

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