Indie clothing, indie lifestyle and indie fashion

pondering over ethical fashion and indie works 0

Posted on April 08, 2009 by dorischua

Here it’s back to thinking of a niche for this indie blog and I’ve been pondering over indie fashion and ethical clothing since it’s related to the indie concept of free expression and creativity.

These days, people are talking about green travel and ethical practices. Even when it comes to finding the best accomodation deals for a destination, these factors are part of the selection process. Whether you plan to stay in extended stay hotels or holiday homes, green travel or indie travel allows you to meet more locals and absorb the local culture during your travel.

Ethical clothing opens up new channels of fair practices for those with hand skills and good craftsmanship. It may be just the right time for me to launch a new nice on the subject of ethical designs, indie works and artisan craftsmanship.

handmade decorations and artistic finds 0

Posted on November 11, 2008 by dorischua

We are planning to do up our guest room in time for our relatives who will be visiting this Christmas. I started from discount furniture online stores to check out some furniture ideas for the guest room.

Wooden Spindle Wall Clock

I am hoping to find some handmade decorations for the guest room to add little touches to the interiors. One of the great places to find artistic ideas other than etsy would be Supermarket ( and Wrapables. With these online stores, you can pick and choose your decorations and let your creative juices flow as you decide on the interiors. Save up to 60% off on everything at Wrapables.

indie works should be priced reasonably 0

Posted on September 19, 2008 by dorischua

Indie fans and enthusiasts know about etsy and its big list of budding designers, artists, crafters…etc. I mean, if you adore handmade and original products, etsy is a great online shopping marketplace. Some etsy merchants price their stuff reasonably while I find others abit overpriced.

The other day, I was looking for a handmade pouch for my new headphones and I wasn’t sure if I was going to pay $50 for a little handmade pouch :P I do support indie works and creations but I do believe that indie designers should not overprice their creations. This way, they can encourage more people to appreciate indie works!

an indie cafe dream 0

Posted on July 25, 2008 by dorischua

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Sometimes I would sit around and daydream about an indie bistro or cafe. How nice it is to have a concept store of indie gifts and products being sold in a simple cafe that serves natural food and organic drinks. Organize an artisan fair one a month and invite indie designers and artists to display and sell their creations to those who appreciate handmade and original creations.

On top of that, I could get a set of Polk Audio I-sonic ES2 and play some nice music in the indie cafe, tune in to new country music stations and new stations to liven the ambience. I can even display handmade furniture, homeware and artworks in the cafe as per our the cafe’s store, while allowing diners to purchase and take the creations back if they like. Adorn the cafe with fresh blooms every other day and if possible, have an organic and herb garden at the doorway. Wow – what an indie dream that is :)

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