Mood Board : A Play With Colors and Materials

The idea of mood board was very fresh to me when we started running our own shop, not so much for Amethy as she came from a design background. Later on, after I learn more about how useful a mood board can be, Amethy and I started a color palette board on Pinterest where we pin all the color combinations we find appealing. These inspirations fuels a lot of different ideas behind misterrobinson. We think it may be a fun topic for us to share with you how we put together our mood board behind various projects. 

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A Fun Light Read That Leaves You Wanting More Mysteries - The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

Props to translators around the world, we can all enjoy a good book written in another language, thus getting a glimpse into the great minds behind the carefully strung words. I had been on a short mystery-novel-break until last month, it was Yukito Ayatsuji who brought me back because I wanted to reread the whole Murder House series from the start. The first book being the Decagon Mansion Murder (or the Decagon House Murder), which also happens to be his debut novel published in 1987.

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Wax Seal Troubleshoot: How to Clean A Wax Seal Stamp When Sealing Wax Is Stuck In the Engraved Lines

I may be very familiar with wax seal now, but I sure wasn’t when I first started a couple of years back. I had had the frustration of making a couple of seals, and starting from the third seal, the stamp becomes gradually harder to release from the sealing wax to a point where the wax is jammed in the engraved lines of the stamp.

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Why Is Self-care Important And How It Can Help Us Mentally

I had previously talked about how we can be very prone to unhealthy lifestyle, which is us not taking enough time to care for our own bodies. Aside from our physical health, our mental health should receive the same amount of attention. Our brains process a whole lot daily - work, family, future plans or as simple as what to eat later. Without taking a pause to wind down, stress can build up and become overwhelming.

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Why Are We So Prone To Unhealthy Lifestyle

I have often heard about people wanting to go on a diet or change to a healthier lifestyle in general, but that usually does not last for too long. Unhealthy lifestyle is like our own version of bad lovers, we know it is bad for us, yet we keep coming back to them. If you try to think of why, the answer is most likely that we gave up. However, when I think more about it, giving up is not the root of the problem, the factors that leads to us giving up are.

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The Millennial in Me Demands Plants

With me working from home, I seldom really have the motivation to go out unless it is work related or I actually have something planned to do. I can sit at home all day long just facing my laptop working and finding entertainment online. It ain’t healthy, I know, but I will admit that I have grown tired of being surrounded by lifeless and emotionless technologies.

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Behind misterrobinson: the Hassles We Make Ourselves Go Through (but Can Hardly Complain)

On our 3rd anniversary on March 14, we were blessed to receive a lot of warm messages from you guys, but I thought since we as a business have went through some ups and downs, I can give you a bit of our “behind the scene”, more specifically how we had put ourselves through somewhat questionable hassles in the past 3 years. This will most likely be a fun read for you on our expense.

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Sealing Wax Colors For Marble Wax Seal

In the past 3 years, we have seen and tested a lot of different color combinations. Most are okay, some are exceptionally eye catching, and the rest can be less than appealing. There are definitely a couple of colors that excels in making your marbling wax seal pop than others.

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Piece of Mind: the Virtue of Cleaning

As we approach the Chinese New Year, I cannot help but feel uneasy looking around the mess that I call office/work space/where all you guys’ orders get packed, because Dec 28 is THE Cleaning Day. Traditionally, this is the day to really dive in all your cleaning skill for the biggest clean out of the year.

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misterrobinson Christmas Gift Guide 2018

While it is s-l-o-w-l-y transitioning to autumn outside, I am sitting here, in my summer clothes, blasting “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” as Michael Buble emerges from his cave, convincing myself that Christmas is just around the corner while I scroll through websites looking for Christmas presents.

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