Friday, March 29, 2013

SNEAKER FREAKER x New Balance CM998SNF ''Tassie Devil'' -I-

SNEAKER FREAKER x New Balance CM998SNF ''Tassie Devil'' will make its debut this 31th March 2013 (Sunday) 11 a.m at CROSSOVER Sunway Pyramid and size available in 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11. Launching globally, this collabo is expected to be a must have kicks for any NB fanatic...So be sure to be among the first to grab the kicks & bring back home a free copy of SF Mag/Poster with every purchase. Better yet, drop by our store in your best NB kicks & you might just bring home exclusive goodies.
*Due to extremely limited quantity, Crossover can only allow 'a pair for a customer only' for the SF x NB 'Tassie Devil'. So it is strictly first come first serve basis.

Image by Kith NYC

Available 31th March 2013(Sunday) at CROSSOVER Sunway Pyramid 

Thursday, March 28, 2013


9 days Onitsuka Tiger "SALE" from March 30th to April 7th, enjoy discounts up to 40% on selected Onitsuka kicks. Massive discount of up to 70% on the first day of Sale (March 30th) only. So grab yours!!

Available on 30th Mar 2013 at Crossover City Square & Tebrau City

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Inspiration for small bathrooms -I-

Since people seem to become more and more interested in smaller homes, whether for downsizing reasons, keeping utility costs low, etc., it's also becoming important to decorate your space in a way that maximizes your square footage.  As my fiance and I are looking at homes, all of which are teeny tiny (about 2 bedroom, and 1 full bath), we've noticed clever ways some people are putting all the amenities of a full bath into what was traditionally the powder room.  These small, full-amenity baths, or Cloakroom suites, as they're referred to in the UK have become an increasingly popular bathroom trend in recent years, with more and more people keen to create a smaller second bathroom.

Keep in mind it's not actually light colors that make a space look larger - it's a lack of contrast that keeps a space looking airy...

There are a number of techniques available to ensure that you do not have to sacrifice the luxuriousness of your bathroom due to the lack of space on offer. Many of these choices revolve around bathing options, with shower baths a particularly popular option for those with a smaller bathroom.

A shower bath ensures that every bathing option remains available to you, while freeing up enough space in the suite for other essentials such as the toilet and a bathroom basin. There are several different choices of shower baths available, meaning you can be sure that your shower bath matches the overall style of your bathroom suite.

This tub is narrow, but deep (which I think is actually better than the shallow, wide tub most of us have...), and it saves space!

I am an avid bath taker, so I can't imagine only having a shower.  Even if it meant my toilet would only have an inch between the sides of it and the sides of the tub!

If you are planning on a small downstairs bathroom, cloakroom suites could be the ideal choice. A cloakroom suite is a bathroom significantly reduced in size, usually containing only the absolute essentials. While you would not usually include any form of bathing option in a cloakroom suite, they can ensure that your main bathroom is left free, ideal for busy households where several people live together.

A cloakroom suite is also ideal if you often have guests over, providing them with access to a bathroom without the need for them to feel like they are intruding by venturing upstairs. Cloakroom suites are therefore the ideal accompaniment to your main bathroom, with many extremely helpful functions.

Not only does this small bathroom have a shower, it also has a mini soaking tub!

In addition to a shower bath, a corner bath can also help to save a great deal of space within a bathroom. By dedicating your bath to a single corner of the bathroom, a significant amount of space is saved and can be filled with additional bathroom necessities. As with shower baths, these corner baths come in a range of different styles and designs, meaning the overall theme of your bathroom will not be impacted.

Bathroom furniture can also help to create the illusion of space and prevent your bathroom from appearing cluttered and untidy. As well as covering up unsightly pipework which may be present, this bathroom furniture also creates a great deal of additional storage space. This can be used to store deodorants, shower gel, makeup and the various other items which are traditionally stored within the bathroom.

Wall hung toilets are another way to maximise the space in the bathroom, especially when combined with the above recommendations. With these aforementioned techniques and many more, it is no wonder that the popularity of small bathrooms continues to expand. Whether you are replacing a small bathroom or are contemplating the creation of a cloakroom suite, there are a number of trends which can be employed to ensure that the result is not only functional, but extremely aesthetically pleasing.

1,2,3,6 Houzz, 4,5 Fresh Home

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NEW BALANCE ML574 "Windbreaker Pack" -I-

The new Windbreaker Pack consists of overall 4 solid colorways of the M574 running shoe, available in grey, red, yellow and black made of an awesome nylon, inspired by the classic jacket. Rip-stop material all with that New Balance comfort you have come to love. Each pair has nice hits of 3M reflective and speckled contrasting laces. The line-up includes great color combos to look out for. 
New Balance "Windbreaker Pack" 
ML574-WBG in Grey
New Balance "Windbreaker Pack"
ML574-WBR in Red
New Balance "Windbreaker Pack"
ML574-WBO in Yellow
New Balance "Windbreaker Pack"
ML574-WBK in Black

Now available at CROSSOVER


Rounding off a year since its inception, today holds the release of our fourth issue of the Hypebeast Magazine. Titled ‘The Archetype Issue,’ this latest edition looks at all the facets that contribute to what makes a creation longstanding and looked upon for inspiration — staples in creativity, design, function, ideology and more. A perfect ambassador of this is our cover feature, fashion designer and current creative director for Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane. Following on with the theme are other individuals that have paved a path within their respected industries that follows their originality. These names include the likes of Sir Paul Smith, Aitor Throup, Adrien Sauvage, J.W.Anderson, Daisuke Obana of N.HOOLYWOOD, Hermès’ Véronique Nichanian, A$AP Rocky, and more. The issue also holds a stunning array of styling shoots from a wide range of brands, product news and further editorial on a number of other subjects.

Bedrooms from glamorous to sweet -I-

It snowed yesterday in Maryland. snowed! {displeased face}

Such a gorgeous balance of glamor and ease.

gold+ aqua+peach=♥

Too much red and pink for me, but a younger me would have woken up smiling every morning!

Perfect pretty spot for little ones to read...

So maybe not a bedroom, but still a beautiful place to dream.

1,2 via This Is Glamorous, 3,4,5,7 Sweet Home Style, 6 Roco Mag

Monday, March 25, 2013


Dr. Martens 
 5 Eyelet 3989 Brogue Shoe in English Tan Analine Leather
Dr. Martens 
7 Eyelet Affleck Brogue Boot in English Tan Analine Leather
Dr. Martens
Creepers Johan shoe in Black Suede
Dr. Martens
3 Eyelet Creepers Emery shoe in Black & Grey Suede

Now available at CROSSOVER

Saturday, March 23, 2013


United Arrows’ Beauty & Youth has teamed up with New Balance to bring the "Beauty & Youth" 1700. An upper made almost entirely of rich navy suede with a mesh vamp, the sneaker features textural and tonal contrasts with hits of 3M and tan leather. The cream leather lining plays off the grooved midsole with hits of navy all around. A graphic collage inspired sock liner commemorates the collaboration. The limited collaborative sneaker is available at Crossover Sunway Pyramid only. 

Available Today (24 Mar 2013) at Crossover Sunway Store only


Here is a strong project between New Balance and Herschel Supply Co. with this collection that features the 420 running shoe. Produced in black, red and navy, each design is highlighted by Herschel’s signature lining, usually seen on the brands bags while custom branding on the tongue and insole creates a nice effect.
Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance
U420-HSN in Navy  
Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance
U420-HSR in Red

Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance
U420-HSB in Black

Exclusively available at Crossover Flagship Store only


Tart Optic Trunk Show

Exclusively at CROSSOVER Sunway Store. Highlighting Tart Optic full range, with all models & all colorways. Special price will stand for 1 week only. Don't miss out!

Available from 23 Mar to 30 Mar 2013 at Crossover Sunway Pyramid only

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Quietly stunning: Dining rooms with glowing repose -I-

I've been having a huge dining room crush lately, and I think it's because I don't have one, and it's not likely that our first home will have one either. These dining rooms also reflect the style I've been loving lately - not too shabby, not too chic, but a lovely mix of clean, sensible design with a touch or two of glamor.
This dining room is quiet and peaceful, but the pink sofa adds a little wink.

A sunny spot to eat breakfast is the best!

I want those chairs so bad!!! Anyone know of something similar thats affordable?

The white "leather" bench is actually faux leather vinyl - great for kids (or me!).  This owner recommends Grain de Cuir by Nobillis.

1. via BHG, 2. via Lonny, 3. via Laura Ashley Advertisement, 4. via Interiors Porn, 5. via Lonny, 6. via Southern Living.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How to easily mix decorating styles -I-

Whether because you and your partner have different styles, or because you love furnishing and decor from all eras, mixing styles does not need to be a battle.  In fact, I often find transitional and mixed interiors to create the most satisfying "oooohhhhh" moments in someone's home.

There are a few guidelines to keep in mind though, when mixing styles.

A. Choose sides.  Don't give styles equal love.  If you have an equal amount of mid-century mod pieces mixed in with your Victorian antiques, the space will not look harmonious, but rather just poorly designed.  Pick one style to have more presence in your space, and use the other style for accent furnishings or accessories.

I believe the dining room above is by SFGirlByBay

3 images above via Houzz

This dining room is a perfect example of the perfect "imbalance." The room is predominately mid century modern, with what appears to be a Japanese antique buffet, and Japanese prints on the wall.

How cool is this Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Ægget Stol in an otherwise traditional/country room?
image via Houzz
Different styles can get along!
(the tufted club chair is on sale at  Joss & Main)

B.  Change.  An unusual paint or reupholstery job can transform a drap victorian antique into a truly stunning contemporary piece.  That doesn't mean you need to go kitschy with hot-pink for the wooden legs and arms or your wingback, but a glossy coat of lacquer and a more modern, bright fabric can make more traditional pieces a wonderful addition to a room dominated by modern furniture.

image via Houzz

How gorgeous is that settee and wingback?  The modern lucite coffee table and modern lamp don't distract because they aren't fighting for attention with the traditional elements of the room.  While the picture frames are traditional in shape, the presentation and color is modern.

C. EDIT and KEEP IT SIMPLE Some adages and rules stick because the work! Too much clutter and too many knick knacks are going to have your space looking dustier and mustier than a cat lady's, no matter how beautiful your accessories and furnishings.  If you want one of your favorite antique lamps to shine, the worst thing you could do would be suffocate it with too many other accessories, especially of mixed styles.

image via Apartment Therapy

image via Apartment Therapy *disclosure: this post in partnership with

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Tattoo culture can be traced back thousands of years, and in the modern era the craft of ink on skin has become an art-form in itself, a creative calling card for alternative thinkers.Using a tattoo exclusively designed in-house, the Applique collection offers the bold and brash Tattoo Sleeve Print 8-Eye Boot and 3-Eye Shoe boast iconic tattoo emblems such as skulls and flower detail. This collection directly reflects decades of personal customisation by Dr. Martens' consumers. 
Core Applique 3 Eyelet Marcel shoe in White Tattoo print leather
Core Applique 8 Eyelet Louie boot in White Tattoo print leather
3 Eyelet 1461 shoe in Acid Tie Dye
8 Eyelet 1460 boot in Acid Tie Dye
Windsor 5 Eyelet Alfred brogue shoe in Oxblood
Windsor 7 Eyelet Bentley boot in Black/Black
Core 8 Eyelet 1460 Pascal boot in Acid Pink, Cheery Red & Black

Now available at CROSSOVER