Author: Laaiqah Aslam

Warped photography

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Photography

There is a growing number of photo editing apps out there today, and the Play Store (on Android) and the App Store (on iPhones) are full of them. Some apps promise to ‘beauty-fy’ your face and give you ‘the perfect selfie’, while others allow you to further enhance your photography with various filters, stickers, and overlays. However, the recent craze is the Tiny Planet app – which lets you warp any panorama image into a little tiny island and the results are quite mesmerising. (more…)

french bulldog dog having nice breakfast or lunch in bed, reading the newspaper

Millenials and the climate of newspapers

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Media & Advertising

Developing young readers should be a priority for the newspaper industry as millennials make up the largest living generation. They are becoming more reliant on digital and online forms of news, such as; BuzzFeed, Vice, and Huffington Post. Newspapers need to reach this audience through a medium that they already use, and to do so media companies must invest in inventive ways to reach a younger audience. (more…)

TV: Last 10 years vs Next 10 years

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Media & Advertising

TV is universal. It is ultimately considered vital for the living room. However, it is important to understand that the way it is being consumed has changed considerably over the past 10 years — in terms of how it’s viewed, where, and when. Today’s TV viewing experience is more interactive, shareable in real-time, and more consumable. (more…)

Love and hate – Facebook and brands

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Media & Advertising

Facebook has more than a billion users and has crawled up the attention ladder, which has benefited them as more resources and money have been allocated to it. In the world of brands and social media, there is a common misconception that social media is free. With that said, Facebooks’ News Feed algorithm changed recently. Doing so meant that Facebook now focuses on providing a news feed that is user friendly, which ultimately makes it harder for brands to reach their target audience, and paying to boost posts was the only way to do so. (more…)

Rustic gift wrap in under 5 minutes.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in DIY

New year, new you!

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that the season of wrapping presents is over! Nooope. If you love wrapping presents as much as I do, then you’ll understand the feeling of utter satisfaction when you’ve successfully wrapped an impromptu present. And there are plenty of occasions to do so every year – baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings – Yay!


DIY Part 2: creative gift wraps & cards

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in DIY

My best friend and I, for the longest time, have never been able to give each others birthday presents on the day of their birthday. Her birthday is in April, and mine is in September. So far, the worst it’s got is me giving her present a week before my birthday! However, we have never gone beyond the actual year – i.e we get our presents on the same year of the birthday, 2014’s present would be given sometime in 2014, and never in 2015. This year, however, was very close. Its currently the beginning of December, and I haven’t got my present, and she hasn’t got hers. Yet. (more…)

DIY Part 1: Decorative Frame.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in DIY

Having had some free time on my hands lately, I’ve been keeping myself occupied with a lot of DIY.  For the longest time, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect picture frame for our bathroom. But, I could never find the right amount of shabby chic on online stores. So, deciding that I had to probably fend for myself, I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. Pinterest never gives you simple, easy to make ideas. So I had to be a bit creative and figure something out. (more…)

Over the years: Part 1.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Memories

I was browsing through my Google Photos and found I had a bunch of pictures that I had taken over the years – mostly of sunsets, the sky, beaches, flowers, architecture, scenery, and other things that happen to catch my eye. Some aren’t of the greatest quality, some are of acceptable, or good quality as these have all been taken by my phone camera lenses over the years. And obviously, the camera quality a few years ago wasn’t exactly the best – so there’s a noticeable difference between the old and new pictures.

Since there’s way too many pictures to post in one blog post, I’ll be posting them once a week. Here are the first 10!