December 13, 2012


Geometric shapes and facets are so fun and they are also my inspiration to come up with new and fresh designs! DIY paper facets are all over the internet these days. I think they would make really cool Christmas ornaments and home decoration, don't you think?

Images via Carpenter stool by Jethro Macey , Geometric trays by Hay , Geometric Advent Calendar , Christmas paper ornaments

December 06, 2012

Smitten x Seventy tree

These cute posters are from a shop named Seventy Tree. I love simplicity and pretty pastel colors! Geometric shapes are super fun!

November 29, 2012

Cosette's first giveaway

Hi there! It's been amazing one year at Cosette. I'm having end-of-year thank you giveaway.
You are in with a chance to win round faceted stud earrings.

For a chance to win,  'LIKE' Cosette's facebook page, here or 'FOLLOW' me on twitter, here. Visit this post on style-imported and leave a comment telling your favorite piece from Cosette.

The winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, December 2. 

**UPDATE** The giveaway is extended until Friday, December 7!!!

Good Luck!


November 28, 2012

Mood board for website

Hello! How has your week been treating you? Mine has been a lot of late nights and tons of work!
I have to admit, I'm tired, yet so thankful for the support and love I have gotten :)

Anyways, some updates on shop and blog. If you notice Cosette's logo on my blog,
 you might notice a little something different. That's right, I added some colors to the logo and I'm loving it!

I have been inspired with color combinations of pastel pink, grey and black.
I use these lovely pictures from my pinterest and put them together using picmonkey collage.
 It's also my current desktop wallpaper! I love mood boards, I find it helps to get my ideas moving.

What about you? Do you find mood boards helpful?


Tips for creating your mood board via Decor8.

November 23, 2012

In the mood for minimalist christmas

Only a little more than month left and we have to say to bye to 2012. How do you plan to decorate your home this year?

I decided to go minimal this year with little ornaments and decorations.

Here are some of my favorite minimalist Christmas ideas.

Check out a cool DIY faceted vase to hang Christmas ornaments here.

Images via:

 Table decor / Noel / Christmas tag / Minimalist wreath / Holiday greenery packaging

November 15, 2012

Cross Crux Cross

This pair of Crux stud earrings was born from an inspiration of my new interest in Scandinavian interior design. I've been secretly in love with the simplicity and modern of Scandinavian decor, classic black & white color contrast, Scandinavian flags, and cross pattern blanket by Pia Wallen....just to name a few.

A darker (oxidized) version of Crux stud earrings will be available soon at Cosette. I'm sure you will love them! Please stay tune.

Thanks for all the love and support as always :)

Images: A . B . C . D . E

November 14, 2012

Holiday gift guide: For your awesome husband

December is just weeks away. Are you ready for Christmas and holidays? Today, I put together some really cool gift ideas for the awesome husband!

Herschel backpack . Leather coin case . Leica silver camera . Ipad mini felt case

November 13, 2012

Life is fun!

Today's favorite quote.
via here.
True that!

November 07, 2012

black & gold

I'm currently obsessed with black and gold color combination. It's such an elegant combination. Oh La La DIY cushion cover is so far my favorite. Check out the tutorial here.

Paper mache black & gold bowl , F. Scott Fitzgerald hardback classic , Big heart stamp , DIY cushion cover

October 24, 2012

Smitten x AO Apothecary

Today I'm loving AO Apothecary shop on Etsy. The packaging caught my attention right away. I'm a huge fan of clean and simple designs.

I love how they put "Smile" on the packaging. You can visit the shop here.

October 06, 2012

Leather bracelet

Bracelet is one of my favorite accessories of all. I have always wanted to work with leather and silver charms I have in the shop. So, I played around with leather cords and here are my results.

I love that they are simple and casual. They come in two colors (for now), Sand and Ocean, with triangle or square pendants of your choice. Find out more at my shop.


October 03, 2012

Cube houses

Today I'm loving cube houses from the famous Muji home and Betsudai design company in Japan.

I'm obsessed with cubes, blocks and geometric shapes. When I found these cube homes, my heart skips a beat!

September 24, 2012

Tokyo fashion in illustrations

My sister, Fern, visited me in Japan last month. She's got an idea of painting street styles fashion during her stay. Oh, boy aren't the Japanese fashionable?

Funky Guy on Metro Subway, Chiyoda Line

Girl on Seibu Ikebukuro Line

 Shop Staff at CA4LA (カシラ), Harajuku

Staff at Bonjour Records, Lumine, Shinjuku

You can visit Fern's blog and website here and here.

Have a fun Monday!


September 21, 2012

Simple things about Fall

Fall is coming soon in Japan as the night gets colder each day. Although not as cold as Toronto, I'm pretty excited about season changing and colorful leaves. Here are some simple things I love best about Fall.
I love living in a comfy sweater like this one.

Wearing a scarf and learning how to wear it in 25 cool ways.

Drinking hot chocolates or try this pumpkin spice latte!


and reading a good book.

What do you love best about Fall? Care to share?

Images via 1. 2. 3. 4

September 17, 2012

Famous people in strange poses

Today I'm loving famous people in strange poses from Thomas Krone's pinterest.

Can you guess who they are?

Have a great Monday!

Mick Jagger. Audrey Hepburn. Joaquin Phoenix. James Dean. Johnny Depp. 

September 14, 2012

Pretty lights

Today I'm loving these pretty lighting decor. I love the idea of using Christmas lights and glitter balls to decorate your home. It's so magical!

Hope you have a happy Friday and a fun weekend!


via 1. 2. 3. 4

September 12, 2012

Bird Apartment

Ever wonder what would it be like to peek inside a bird's home? This bird apartment is design by Nendo design firm for Ando Momofuku Center in Nagano.

I love the idea of peeking into the holes to see inside! Fun and exciting!!

Via: Spoon & Tamago

September 06, 2012

Washi tapes

Today I'm loving washi tapes. I picked these up from a stationery near my house. They come in many pretty patterns and colors. Seafoam happens to be one of my favorite colors.

Since I'm renting an apartment, I'm not supposed to pins or make holes on walls. Washi tapes come so handy. Easy to peel off and they are pretty too!
More washi ideas here, here and here.


August 30, 2012


Baby breaths from a friend's wedding last weekend.

Droplet earrings inspired by shapes of diamonds. Still in a process. I will post more soon. Please stay tuned :)

For times when you doubt on what you are doing. Smile and keep on going. Drawn by my sister.

Feel free to follow my instagram @cosetteonline

August 18, 2012

Lemon Mint Cooler

Summer in Japan is so hot these days. So, I'd like to introduce one my favorite drinks using just a few ingredients. Lemon mint cooler is refreshing and satisfying on any hot summer day :)

Enjoy! Give me a shout in case you need a recipe.