FREE Desktop Wallpaper : January 2013 Calendar

BY Wita | 01/01/2013 | Calendars & Planners

January 2013 Desktop Calendar by Design is Yay

Happy New Year 2013! I hope this confetti calendar wallpaper will brighten up your first month of the new year.
Hope all your wishes come true this year. My wish this year is to discover a whole new and exciting experience from this blog. Keep reading because just as what I’ve promised, I’ll share lots of visually awesome stuff and more freebies, like this free desktop wallpaper : )
Look out for new patterns every month!
January 2013 Desktop Calendar by Design is Yay

click to download DESKTOP CALENDAR WALLPAPER: JANUARY 2013 (1856 x 1161)


Start the New Year with a Blog

BY Wita | | Blog Biz

Whoop Whoop Bear
by Wita Puspita

In September 2012, I decided to move my blog to the self-hosted WordPress. Then I realized that I knew nothing about designing the blog using the editor. After months of tears and head-scratches, I decided to ask for help from a friend and do a little bit of reading. I finally re-design my blog in conjunction with its new name, Design is Yay! So I’m back, whoop whoop.
I know that in the past I haven’t been blogging regularly. I posted only one or two posts a week at most. I actually have so many things I’d love to share and blog about, so this year I want to make Design is Yay ! a full-time blog. I’ll update the blog daily and try to keep on coming up with exciting posts.
What you can expect in Design is Yay ! in 2013:

  • This blog is still, and will always be focusing on design. The stuff you can expect me blogging about are, but not limited to: graphic design, illustration, paper goods, prints and posters, typography, artists and designers with their amazing work, cool products and shops that sell them.
  • Freebies! Who doesn’t love freebies? I’ll try to post one freebie every week.
  • Other than design, I love going to places and discover interesting places. So whether it’s Canberra, Sydney, other Australian cities or overseas, I’ll share my travel adventures and discoveries.
  • I’m planning to start a new project this year that has to do with Canberra and travel. More details soon!
  • Getting to know more artists and designer. There’s nothing more fulfilling than browsing the internet and find work of an artist or designer that makes me go….. well basically, really excited. I’d love to share their work and get to know them better (not in the creepy stalker way). So if you’re an emerging or established artist who thinks that my blog could be a nice place for you to show off your work, feel free to contact me.

If there’s anything else you’d love to see in Design is Yay, let me know in comments. You might give me a great idea (don’t worry I’ll always remember that you came up with it : D)

So today I officially start Design is Yay!
Oh, and Happy New Year 2013 to everyone!


Printable “Spring Blooms” Bookmark

BY Wita | 04/09/2012 | Cards & Stationery

These couple of days have been warm and sunny in Canberra. I’m glad that Spring is finally here. I just hope it will stay this way, and not go back to the depressing painful cold weather it was.

I’ve been reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Murakami is probably the only writer whose book I could read and appreciate. I’m not a reader. My mind drifts a lot when I read. I have no patience and tend to skip to the last part to see what happen. Murakami’s books, however, keep me interested. I love how he always begins with really ordinary characters with ordinary situations, and slowly stir up some extraordinary events in their lives. The way he describes the situations, and everything and anything around the characters makes me feel like I’m there experiencing everything.

So I created this Spring Blooms bookmark that would brighten up any book you’ll read this season, and they’re free to download and print for your personal use.

Printable Spring Bloom Bookmark by Design is Yay

Click on this image to download

Click the image above to download the file. It’s in PDF file which you should open using Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download for free from here. Colour might vary on the screen. And I printed mine using Canon PIXMA MG6250 using glossy photo paper. So if you print using different printer and paper the quality might be different too.

Printable Spring Bloom Bookmark by Design is Yay

CONDITIONS OF USE: The images or files you download in this article (or across my entire blog) are free for personal use only. Please do not use them commercially. If you share them in you site, blog, facebook, pinterest or other social medias, please link back to this post or my blog address. If you would like to use the printable for any commercial projects of yours, please ask for my permission first. Thank You!

All images by Wita Puspita

Have a Happy Spring!


DIY Moustache props and gift tag

BY Wita | 31/08/2012 | Gifts & Favors

Something cute and simple to surprise your man (or old man) this Father’s Day.

This would be my first printable post. I’d love to do more printable posts in the future. Please give me feedback if anything goes wrong with this post or it’s not downloading, etc.

Have an enjoyable Father’s Day weekend!

click image to download moustache props

click image to download gift tags

NOTES: I printed the samples on a glossy Kodak Premium Photo Paper using Canon Pixma MG6250 printer. Quality might be different when you use different kind of paper/printer.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The images or documents you download in this article (or across my entire blog) are free for personal use only. Please do not use them commercially. If you re-post or re-use them in any way for your site or blog, please credit my blog. If you would like to use the printable for any commercial projects of yours, please ask for my permission first. Thank You!

All images by Wita Puspita


Zumbo Land

BY Wita | 03/07/2012 | Travel

I am not a food blogger so I’m not going to review the desserts.

I went to Adriano Zumbo‘s dessert train at The Star last Saturday. As you can see from my photo collage, the theme of the establishment is pretty much what I describe as the bubblegum, neon coloured mini version of Willy Wonka’s factory. I think the colour choices are pretty nice. I’m not really into bright neon colours, but I think what the interior did to this place works pretty well. I love the purple boots windmill.

The interior of this place reflects what Zumbo’s desserts are all about. Quirky and sweet.


The Spot Legian in Bali

BY Wita | 20/06/2012 | Travel

I have blogged before that I was doing some branding design for The Spot hotel in Legian, Bali. I live in Australia, therefore I could not be there during the hotel’s opening. However, I got a chance to visit Bali early this month, so I went to visit the newly built hotel (just opened in April 2012!)

{ Welcome to The Spot }

The kind General Manager, Nathania Regina, gave me a free night stay in the hotel. I got the Monalisa Room, which posters were designed by ME! : )

{ Monalisa Room }

Some of you might be thinking “Monalisa? That doesn’t look like Monalisa at all!” Well, there is a little history about my creation of Monalisa. The owner, whom I have known for quite a long time, before she ventured in hotel business tried her luck in opening a bagel cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia. The bagel cafe was called: “Bagel-Lisa”, and she asked me to design a logo that has cartoonised version of Monalisa. However, turns out that she has a better luck in running hotels than a bagel cafe, so Bagel-Lisa had to cease business and she moved to Bali and has opened two hotels since, and there will be more to come! I am so happy for her.

However, she loves Bagel Lisa character so much (who wouldn’t when it’s so cute) that she wanted to make one of the room in The Spot hotel Monalisa Room, and she asked me to re-design the Bagel Lisa character to make a series of posters. First poster shows Bagel-Lisa (or Monalisa now) drinking coffee at 9 am in the morning; She’s having her spaghetti lunch at noon for second poster; On the third, she’s asleep at 9pm.

The Spot hotel is a funky hotel that shows different themes and color for every rooms. What is interesting is that the themes are often pop-culture themes such as The Simpsons, Friends, Audrey Hepburn and many more. So whatever is your favourite tv show/actress/city, The Spot might have the room for you!

These are two other rooms in The Spot that I got to photograph that day as they were vacant. For your information I also designed the posters for the Union Jack room. Click here for more information : )

When I went into the Union Jack room, the thing that catches my attention the most was the birdcage lamp. How awesome is that! I wanted them for my bedroom, but I didn’t know how to put them up hahaha. Union Jack is my favourite room from all the rooms in The Spot. I’d love to decorate my bedroom in Canberra similar as that room : )

{ The awesome birdcage lamp }

A little bit about The Spot,

The Spot hotel is located at Legian, the heart of Bali’s hottest nightlife. That’s where the clubs and pubs are. So if you’re in Bali for the nightlife, The Spot is where you should stay. The interior is modern, with decent size room and bathroom (don’t expect huge ass room for the price : P), it is in fact bigger than most hotels with that kind of price in this location. The rate at the moment is 70 USD including breakfast at their rooftop bar with rooftop pool, Meet & Greet : ) That rate is for 2 people per room per night, extra bed will be charged extra. For more information, visit their website.

You can also visit their fun blog here!

{ See you at The Spot! }

The Spot Hotel,
Legian is at: Jl. Raya Legian, (Ground Zero), Troppozone Lane No. 8,
Kuta – Bali – Indonesia 80361
Phone: +62 361 854 8990 or +62 361 751 940