A CHARM OFFENSIVE

Influencing your appreciation for wordly delights.

AIRSTREAM CUISNE
In an ideal world every  7/11 and Starbucks would be replaced with one of these.
KOREAN TACOS // ULTIMATE FUSION
Tex Mex with Korean cuisine. What a marriage.

POLLUTION SOLUTION // 10  AIR PURIFYING PLANTS
Dripping Guanyin滴水观音:Dīshuǐ guānyīn : Can clear dust from air. Make sure animals and children don’t eat it.
Clivia (Gentleman orchid)君子兰: Jūnzǐlán  : Very effective in absorbing large amounts of air and releasing oxygen, even at night.
Rubber Plant橡皮树: Xiàngpí shù : Good for eliminating many harmful substances including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and other harmful gases as well as reducing indoor dust.
Asparagus Setaceus文竹Wén zhú :Asparagus’s aroma has antibacterial ingredients, so can clear the air of bacteria and viruses. The roots are sometimes used as medicine. Silver Queen (Chinese Evergreen):银皇后: Yín huánghòu:  Very suitable for dark rooms with poor ventilation as it can clean air with high concentrations of pollutants.
Adiantum (Type of Fern)铁线蕨:Tiě xiàn jué : Good at absorbing formaldehyde (20 micrograms per hour). In addition, it can also inhibit the release of of xylene and toluene from computer monitors and printers.
Spider Plant:吊兰: Diàolán:  Effective in absorbing high amounts of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde under low lighting. Can also decompose benzene and nicotine from cigarette smoke. Known as the green indoor air purifier.
Aloe:芦荟: Lúhuì: :  Can absorb formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and other harmful substances. Can kill harmful microorganisms in the air and can absorb dust. Spots will appear on Aloe leaves when the air is hazardous, so more plants should be added.
Monstera:龟背竹: Guī bèi zhú:  Evergreen vines. Clears formaldehyde better than other plants, as well as is good at absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during the night.


 

POLLUTION SOLUTION // 10  AIR PURIFYING PLANTS


Dripping Guanyin
滴水观音:Dīshuǐ guānyīn :

Can clear dust from air. Make sure animals and children don’t eat it.

Clivia (Gentleman orchid)
君子兰: Jūnzǐlán  :

Very effective in absorbing large amounts of air and releasing oxygen, even at night.

Rubber Plant
橡皮树: Xiàngpí shù :

Good for eliminating many harmful substances including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and other harmful gases as well as reducing indoor dust.

Asparagus Setaceus
文竹Wén zhú :

Asparagus’s aroma has antibacterial ingredients, so can clear the air of bacteria and viruses. The roots are sometimes used as medicine.

Silver Queen (Chinese Evergreen):
银皇后: Yín huánghòu:
Very suitable for dark rooms with poor ventilation as it can clean air with high concentrations of pollutants.

Adiantum (Type of Fern)
铁线蕨:Tiě xiàn jué :

Good at absorbing formaldehyde (20 micrograms per hour). In addition, it can also inhibit the release of of xylene and toluene from computer monitors and printers.

Spider Plant:
吊兰: Diàolán:

Effective in absorbing high amounts of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde under low lighting. Can also decompose benzene and nicotine from cigarette smoke. Known as the green indoor air purifier.

Aloe:
芦荟: Lúhuì: :

Can absorb formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and other harmful substances. Can kill harmful microorganisms in the air and can absorb dust. Spots will appear on Aloe leaves when the air is hazardous, so more plants should be added.

Monstera:
龟背竹: Guī bèi zhú:

Evergreen vines. Clears formaldehyde better than other plants, as well as is good at absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during the night.



 

(Source: healthandsafetyinshanghai.com)



SMELLS FISHY // LOOKS GREAT
Fish sauce stinks.
But this bottle design doesn’t.
 

ASIA POP ARCHIVE // THE FABULOUS ECHOES

This band.

These album covers.

ZIC JOENG // STICK OFF TRADITION

Red envelopes be gone!

Designer, Zic Joeng is clearly bored of traditional mediums.

So he created some snazzy stickers to give to his mates for  Chinese New Year.

TOKYO DOES THE TWEED RUN

When hipsters do this in london, it tells you they’ve never seen the countryside.

When Japanese people do this in Tokyo, it tells you they’re the best people EVER.

(Source: citizencouture.com)

WHO HAD THIS STROKE OF GENIUS? // HELLO KITTY AIRWAYS

A little bit bonkers. A little bit amazing.

I just can’t wait to see the passengers.

NEW GRANNY COOL // XIAO LI KNITWEAR

Nicking stuff from your grandparent’s medieval dressing up trunk has been cool for a while now.

But recent RCA grad Xiao Li has crafted these brilliant pieces of knitwear that are fresh and exciting.

They are wonderful sculptures that no longer make me want to dive into smelly vintage shops any more! 

Up yours mothballs!

(Source: dezeen.com)

THE ART OF PLAY // HOW TO TERRIFY A TODDLER // JAPAN

Japanese architects TORAFU  have designed a haunted playhouse for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.

It’s a creepy hall of portraits and a secret space that kids can enter to manipulate and distort the paintings themselves.

Beats my Kingfisher playhouse.

(Source: torafu.com)