A year in pictures

/ Sunday, December 30, 2012 /
As usual, since I didn't update anything since the last post, I hope these pictures make up for my M.I.A. 

You folks have a great New Year! X



Haji Rashid & Hajah Salimah Annual Family Day at Teluk Gorek, Mersing, Johor.
My happiest few last days in Malaysia before going back to UK :')


My cousin & I are back in London mate!


A week spent at Ariane's place before settling in to my new home.


Yayoi Kusama takes London! . My first time at Tate Modern. Ahhh-mazing.


Ballgown Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum London . Site visit for our final project at Fort Amherst. 


Endless weeks at the studios - fooling around.


My essential project: Me as a barber. It was realllllly hard to find the braces!  
My first Potato & Cheese at Borough Market. yummers!


A weekend well spent with love.



My first saltwater taffy experience! . And look who's here? SNOW!


Made new friends from Brunei! 


Final week of Autumn term. Sleepless nights, multi-tasking. Glad that was over.


Final installation at Fort Amherst. Lakeisha's & Josh's cult room.


Final model for Guys & Dolls theater for Paul's module. 


Spent winter holidays in London with +Dalila Khairi . Had a bittersweet experience feeding the squirrels.
And we met all kinds of purrrrrdy birds at Kensington Garden.


Went to Winter Wonderland and I met my nutcracker and here, the moose TALKS! haha

Hope you guys have a great year. Mine was great Alhamdulillah. May all of us be blessed with one more great year! Here's to a new adventure!

Love, Mira.


What I miss about home.

/ Thursday, November 8, 2012 /


This was our family day in Teluk Gorek, Mersing, Johor. Always so much fun with these people.


Till then! X


Find answers.

/ Wednesday, August 1, 2012 /
We just have to:

Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look bright to see the signs
We can’t keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise.




Designer vs Decorator

/ Friday, July 13, 2012 /



I can understand the confusion. Even I’m confused. It appears to be simple. A designer is someone who has the education and experience to make structural changes to a building, such as moving walls, determining where plumbing should be located, doing technical drawings and construction plans. A decorator is someone who puts on the finishing touches – where the Ottoman goes, what kind of floor lamps we want to use, and as far as the furniture goes, etc.

There is more formal education for a designer. If they want to become a certified interior designer, there are certain educational requirements depending on your previous schooling and experience. For example, I did a Diploma in Interior Design at UiTM Perak and currently reading a degree in Creative Events, so I think I complete my school portion of the requirements for me to have basic knowledge about design. A decorator has no real credentials as far as education, however, there are lots of people who have done their Interior Design diploma or degree who go on to be a decorator. I did a little research and salaries appear to be the quite similar whether you’re a decorator or a designer, which is kind of surprising to me.

Designers generally work more closely with architects and contractors because they are involved with the development of the entire space, while decorators generally work solely with their client to create a customized space. Which I love, you know me, with being my own boss and all :p

So here’s where my part of the confusion comes in. What do I want to do? Right now I am doing a reeeeally small decorating project and it is a lot of fun. I enjoy doing more of the finishings because that is what gives the space character. Working with the trades and contractors is just not as much fun as picking furniture, putting together accessories for the space and creating a concept for the entire space. Some designers (just SOME) don’t even do the decorating part, so they hand an empty, but beautiful, space to a client and the client is left to make it feel how they want it to. Almost all of the time, the space never feels complete to them and it ends up looking disjointed. They needed the help to see the vision through to the very end.

I really like to be the person who make the space beautiful and at the same time for them to feel comfortable entertaining family and friends in the space. That is also why I took up Creative Events, because I like to jazz up an empty space and make it a memorable place/space for people. Hope this makes sense. hehe

Til then,

Smile always! XX

Stuff

/ Monday, June 11, 2012 /

Alhamdulillah. Everything worked out just great. Once that you accept the fact that Allah SWT always have something better planned out for you, and you never imagined this kind of things can happened to you, but it did. Although I reeeeeeealy want that other job so badly, but because there were few inevitable situations, I can't do it.

But this other job, it's fantastic too! Thank you Allah. 

Have Faith and Have A Lovely Week!

Love :)

A Quick Update.

/ Thursday, May 31, 2012 /
Hiiiiii! As some of you guys may know, I'm back in Malaysia for the summer break! How I miss my home, you have noooo idea. So here's a little update of things I did before my flight back to Malaysia, during my flight, and  current events.

PS: Actually, I've been back for a month ++ now, but only got the chance to update. Bear with me :D

All pictures via my instagram : amiraafarhana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hope you lovelies had a great week! See you soon! 

XX



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