To celebrate Spring time, we are giving away our Confetti Notebook and Pencil Set from our Spectrum Collection! 2 lucky winners will be selected randomly.

 

To enter, simply do the following 3 steps:

 

1. Like Pei Design’s page. Click Here

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3. Comment on which item you would like to win – Choose either the Confetti Notebook or Pencil Set. Comment Here

 

 

Contest ends Wednesday, May 01, 2013. 2 winners will be chosen randomly. Good luck!

 

(*Sorry, limited to US residents only.)

 

Gold is the it color in recent years. It used to give people the impression of age, but now it’s about a touch of glam & sparkle. Check out our fabulous foil cards & some of my personal favorite everyday objects.

 

Bangle   |   Table Lamp   |  Foil Thank You Cards   |  Glasses   |  Watch

 


Dear readers, I am so proud to announce that Pei Design will be debuting at this year’s National Stationery Show in fabulous New York City! Since last August, I’ve been working non-stop to prepare the launch of my stationery line. Now, it’s only a few weeks away from the show and I am super nervous…but doing my best to get everything done! If you plan on attending the show, I’d love to see you at my booth, no. 1676. If you can’t make it, I welcome you to take a peek at our fun new products on our website www.pei-design.com. Our online shop will be coming this fall!  Please help us spread the word. Thank you!

 

Electra Amsterdam Alexander Girard Bike, Yakkay Helmet, Axiom Urban Basket

Recently, my son started preschool, so it’s given me more time to do things by myself and help focus on my career. Always a daydreamer, I like to paint pictures in my head of how poetic life could be… one of those pictures being able to ride my bike to a cute local cafe or a bookstore to work on my projects and be inspired by the surroundings – mixing business with pleasure!

 

So a few months ago, I started the hunt for that perfect bike. Although I have owned a few bikes in my life, I never felt comfortable riding them and they just didn’t match my personality. Finally, I decided on this Electra Amsterdam Alexander Girard Madonna bike. It is a match made in heaven! Look at the colors, the details and the adorable graphics! All the artwork is created by the iconic architect/textile designer - Alexander Girard. Everything just screams “That is so Pei!” I also like the fact that it is a Dutch Bike, so that I am sitting in an up right position, which makes it more comfortable for my back. Plus, there is a chain guard and skirt guard on both sides. It’s perfect for a girly-girl to wear her sundress while riding the bike on a beautiful summer day. It’s a relaxing and casual ride down the street. Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Now come the accessories:  since my bike has a front headlight, I can only put a basket in the back, so I am looking at the Axiom Urban rear mont basket to hold my bag and lock, but also debating on using a faux wicker basket (Unfortunately, there are not many options out there. If you know anything cute, please let me know!) As a safety precaution, I could opt to wear a helmet, but in Pei’s world, it is not the most ideal thing to put on my head. Therefore, if I were to wear a helmet, it must look as discrete as possible. I need to roll with style at all times! Ladies, you know what I mean. Currently, the only helmet I would consider wearing is by YAKKAY. You can buy the helmet and a cover that looks like a normal hat to put over it. There are many different styles to choose from, so you are not stuck with one hat, which I like. The only catch is that it costs more than your average helmets – but sometimes you’ve got to pay a little more to get what you want or need.

 

But really, it’s great and fun to ride the bike! You get to burn some calories, take your time to look at things on the streets and stop to smell the flowers. Finally, let’s not neglect that it is a much more earth friendly way of transportation. These are all the benefits of a great little bike….that’s actually bigger than it looks, but so much fun!!

 

[source: Electra, YAKKAY, Axiom]

 

My dear readers, sorry for not posting anything for awhile. Life has been crazy busy lately…but good. So, 7 years ago when I went back to Taiwan, my sister took me out shopping and we had afternoon tea at this lovely place, which happened to be named Afternoon Tea. Although it was in Taiwan and although it had an English name, it was a Japanese tea room inside a Japanese store. Sounds funny, huh, but it’s common in Taiwan. In all fairness I’ll bet in did have its name in Japanese also but not being able to read Japanese, I just don’t know. Anyway, aside from thoroughly enjoying their great tea, I was wowed by all the adorable kitchen gadgets that were on display on the shelves next to the tea room. I love all the thoughts that were put into the design behind each piece that just seemed to add more poetry to the commonplace items of daily life as you can see above .

 

You may already be able to tell why I liked the design…it has my favorite color palette, poppy red and light blue, of course!! Haha… but what I really love is the use of typography on the kitchen gadget designs. On top of that, the use of a bold color like poppy red on a pot handle and cleaning gloves- very unexpected. I am especially in love with this beautiful digital scale and the little pot icon is just so sweet. It totally makes cooking all the more pleasurable. These little fish sponges are way adorable; they look like they are taking bubbles bath while you’re doing your dishes. Of course, Afternoon Tea offers other really cute stuff, so please check back and I will hand pick my favorites for you.

 

[source: Afternoon Tea]