friday pic & pin

friday pic & pin by Anamu 34 Happy Friday, guys. We have just a few more weekends to go until we head out to the states and I cannot wait to get my fill of Mexican food while in LA!

I did whet my appetite in Ubud at the Art Kafe. Random yes, but it makes complete sense that there's Mexican food there since Aussies love a good burrito and Bali is full of Aussies.

Good food and awesome wall decor - too much to love.

Have a great weekend!

Ubud, Bali

(image left: Painted Grass Wall by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin)

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friday pic & pin by Anamu 33 Happy Friday, guys. Today is a holiday here so we're headed to Bali for the weekend (even after a year I still can't believe that words like that come out of my mouth!). Specifically we're going to Ubud so if you've been there and have any recs, please send them my way!

Now for the giveaway winner from last week's post....drum roll please...bbbrrrrrrrrrrrr......Kendra Nordt, the Sapa zip pouch is yours! Congrats, expect an email from me soon. Thanks to everyone who shared what they'd use it for, I'll see what I can find for ya in Bali ;)

Have a great weekend.

(image left: Cooling Off, Singapore by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin)

friday pic & pin + special giveaway

friday pic & pin by Anamu 32 I'm kind of obsessed with the bright pinks going on here. Maybe it's because I have Ring Cozy on my mind (I used a pink in the logo) and I'm all "thinky thinky" as Joe would say.

It's the final three days of the Kickstarter campaign and while I'm not giving up hope that anything can happen from now until Monday morning, I am working on how my plan B will roll out. I'm both a dreamer and a realist so I need to be prepared to keep the dream going!

Along with being thinky thinky I'm also feeling givey givey. I fell in love with the textiles from Sapa North Vietnam (talked about it here) so I made sure to buy an extra zip pouch to share with you!

sapa pouch giveaway

It has a combo of embroidered and applique styles and the naturally dyed fabric gives it a gorgeous muted tone. Some pieces look like they might even be vintage ... it's a fascinating little pouch and I can't wait for one of you to call it yours!

To enter to win, comment below with what you'd use it for - make up, keeping small items inside of a bigger bag, on it's own, whatever! It's approximately 5x7in so there's wiggle room to play with. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on next Friday's Pic & Pin.

Have an awesome weekend!

(image left: Patron prayer leaf, Saigon, Vietnam by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin)

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friday pic & pin by Anamu 31 Hi guys, Happy Friday! I had every intention to share photos from our Vietnam trip this week but I forgot to change the camera RAW settings and iPhoto isn't too pleased with the big data (hint: laptop is definitely due for a spring cleaning).

Will work on them this weekend but in the meantime here's a pic from our eco resort, Mango Bay, in Phu Quoc and a Pin of shorts that I'm desperately drooling over. They're by a Vietnamese designer, THU THU, who incorporates the beautiful textiles of the H'mong women of Sapa. Though we stayed in the South and Sapa is in the North, I managed to pick up a few handmade goodies while in Saigon, one of which I'll share with you next week and by share I mean give away ;)

If you haven't checked out the Ring Cozy Kickstarter yet please click on over, pledge if you like it, and tweet, facebook post, and email the heck out of it! There are only TEN more days to reach full funding (Kickstarter is all-or-nada) so every bit helps. Thanks for all of your support!!!

Have an awesome weekend.

Oh and a BIG thank you to Jamie of KAYU for having me on her blog for a Q&A!

(image left: Palm and Sea, Phu Quo, Vietnam by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via A Boy Named Sue)

friday pic & pin + happy mother's day!

friday pic & pin by Anamu 30 Happy Friday! Will you be celebrating the weekend with your mom? If so, I'm totally jealous! I would give anything to be with my mom and sister (mom of two) this Sunday to toast to their ever present courage, support, inspiration, and love.

We're staying put in KL and have plans for a fun night out on Saturday with dinner and a concert. It's been too too long since we saw a show so I'm really excited. If you still haven't checked out the Ring Cozy Kickstarter project - what are you waiting for?! Go go go! There's only 17 days left to make it happen so please pledge and/or share however you can (thank you!).

Have a good one and cheers to all of you beautiful and amazing mamas out there!

(image left: Bougainvillea, Pereira Colombia by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via CUYANA)

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friday pic & pin by Anamu 29 Blogging is strange but wonderful. You put your thoughts, ideas, and creations out into the world without really knowing who might come across them and whether they'll care about them or not. I blog for fun and don't have any big blogger status ambitions but I feel incredibly lucky to have awesome readers who take the time to let me know how much they enjoy sharing in my adventures. I recently received the sweetest email from Emily in response to this post. In it she mentioned that her favorite series was Friday Pic & Pin and I have to admit, it's my favorite too. So, this post is for you Emily. Thank you for inspiring me to keep at my favorite photo-play despite thinking that I could live without it. My Pins and photographs just wanna play together too too much.

And that dress, I wish it were going with me to Vietnam next week; perfect for being on holiday or staying local and feeling like you are.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

(image left: Brick Wall, Kota Kinabalu by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin viaPlumo)

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friday pic & pin by Anamu 28 Happy Friday, guys. It's been a productive week so I can't wait to treat myself to the last remaining pieces from this awesome recipe. I didn't have parchment paper to create the "chocolate bark" it was intended for so I improvised and used silicone cupcake molds instead. They make nice little "chips" don't they? Aside from indulging, I'm hoping to finalize our plans for a mini Christmas break here in Malaysia...home sweet home :)

Have a great weekend!

This week's three rad links:

• my latest girl crush and her cool LA home

rituals to follow for more productive and happy work

• awesome new screen prints by my dear Hey Jo! Designs


(image left: sweets by Ana Maria Muñoz, recipe via Camille Styles, right: Pin via The Marion House Book)

friday pic & pin

friday pic & pin Happy Friday, guys. Are you looking forward to the weekend? I'm hoping to make mine a good balance of work and play. There's a new Mexican restaurant in town that I'm dying to check out and if it's not raining, I'd love to spend some time outdoors.

I hope you have a festive one!

This week's three rad links...

•  a former colleague's new business/product that makes tough times a little brighter

•  a good LOL parody song about our obsession with instagram

•  this chocolate treat should probably happen in my kitchen soon


(image left: riad window shutter, Marrakech by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via Vosgesparis)

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friday pic & pin by Anamu 26 Happy happy Friday. We've been getting some awesome thunder and lightening storms lately and every day I look forward to their shows around 3 or 4pm. They're pretty predictable around here, more so than London when I'd often get stuck outside! I know, shame on me for not always having an umbrella with me.

We don't have anything planned this weekend but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless. I hope you have a good one!

This week's three rad links...

• KL food bloggers get the spotlight in the New York Times (and I have some serious eating to do)

• so *now* you decided to open up shop in London, J.Crew....have you any idea how much i missed you there??

• if i were in LA this sat & sunday i'd be doing this and this - you should too, fellow Angelenos

(image left: train station, England by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via The Design Files Open House)

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friday pic & pin by Anamu 25 Happy Friday, guys. For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving - are you still totally stuffed? Can you please overnight some yummy leftovers? Pretty please?

As you can probably tell, I didn't have much time to plan a feast of our own but maybe we'll come up with something over the weekend. If not, I will definitely be getting crafty and will start decorating for Christmas. A little DIY I did for autumn was a flower votive using a ball of cotton twine - I know, so stupid simple but I love it!  You can see where I got the inspiration + more photos over at Poppytalk (plus check out their Black Friday & Cyber Monday handmade deals)

Cheers to the holiday season, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

This week's three rad links...

• tips for flying with a toddler

• get over your DSLR camera freight and get the holiday photos you really want

• a gift guide that gives twice + i'm now officially obsessed with LemLem. love the way they're making Ethiopian textiles look and feel so current.

(image left: autumn centerpiece DIY by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via Honey of a Thousand Flowers)

friday pic & pin

friday pic & pin 24 Happy Friday, guys. We're off to Australia today (!!!) with Melbourne first and then Sydney. With all of the traveling we've been doing I'm thinking that we should probably get a globe to commemorate our adventures. Wouldn't this bamboo one be a good contender? I can't wait to be in the land down under, AKA my birth place. I won't be blogging while there but I will be instagraming my little heart out so be sure to follow along to see what we get up to. If you have any favorite spots for either city, I'd love the hear 'em!

Now, let's give out some photo prints from the new shop! The three readers, picked at random, who will receive a 5x7 print of their choice are...

Tanya M.,  Shauna W., and Whitney L. - Congrats ladies! I'll be in touch via email soon to get your details. And thanks to everyone who participated.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!

This week's three rad links...

• an easy and tangible way to help those affected by Sandy • a clever and silly bookmark DIYamerican-made goods in one perfect website: this link will get ya 5 buckaroos off. well done Made boys

(image left: sunset reflection, Las Vegas by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via the designer pad)

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friday pic & pin 23 Thank you all SO so much for all of the love on yesterday's print shop launch! Feels great to have it up and open for you to enjoy. I think I'm going to frame a bunch of them and create a gallery above my desk; both as reminder of the things and places that inspire me and as tangible evidence that I can do anything that I set my heart on. I have some fun ideas for future print series so this is just the beginning!

Have a fantastic weekend.

This week's three rad links...

• 101 ways to make ideas happen
• pretty and understated personalized goods
• the most perfect apple picking day
(image left: Penang pattern window, Malaysia by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: Pin via the glossier nerd)