NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest!

Are you someone who can’t begin your day without that dose of caffeine in the morning to kickstart the day ahead?

I didn’t use to have a coffee habit (I’m making it sound like some drug now lol) but but but nowdays, it’s really strange cos I’ve started craving for coffees more frequently, especially when I know I have a long day ahead, or tiring hours of back-to-back work! Sometimes I think it’s more of a psychological thing, but having a mug of coffee in my hand somehow makes me feel better instantly!

The NESCAFE Dolce Gusto brings to me gourmet-style coffee and beverages, right in the comfort of my own home! And it’s so super easy to use, with only a few presses of a button. Seriously, getting my caffeine fix has never been easier, and further more, right in my own kitchen too! ^.^

Just so you know, the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto doesn’t just make coffee as it’s a multi-beverage system making café style beverages. You have coffee, hot chocolate, teas like Green Tea Latte, Chai Latte and cold beverages like Cappuccino Ice and Ice Peach Tea!

Look at all the goodies that NESCAFE sent over to me, together with the Dolce Gusto Genio® machine! Just looking at the brightly colored capsules makes me excited to try them all already 😉

I love it that so many different flavours are available for the Dolce Gusto! Ranging from coffees like Cappucino, Chococcino, Mocha and Expresso, to others like Chai Tea Latte and Peach Tea!

The capsules are extremely easy to use! You just have to pop it into the machine, then adjust the dial to set the level of water, before pressing the button for either a hot or a cold drink! 🙂

Here’s some exciting news for all you Dolce Gusto-loving coffee freaks out there! 😀 NESCAFE is bringing to us an uber exciting contest that will definitely put those caffeine-soaked brain cells and creative juices to work: The NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest!!

Here’s your chance to win a trip to Japan (I WANT!!!) and up to $18000 worth of prizes and cash! @.@ And of course… The winning design will be produced as an exclusive limited edition Dolce Gusto Genio® machine in 2014! How cool is that?!

Yes you heard me right! A TRIP TO JAPAN! Because the selected two winners will be representing Singapore to take part in the Asia-wide finals that will be held in Tokyo, Japan!

It’s really easy to take part too! Head over to NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest Facebook App here, where you can choose to do one of the following:

1. Design via the online tool on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto ADC App.
2. Download the template from the app and upload it via the app after designing it with professional design software.

Now, I tried using the online tool on the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest App, and I gotta say, it’s really fun to use, with a huge variety of graphics and tools that you can play around and have fun with! 😀 😀 😀

This is what the online tool looks like!! So easy to use, and addictively entertaining! 

Of course.. I had to make myself a cuppa whilst brainstorming and thinking about my submission for the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest!

As some of you would know, I have some background in design/illustration, so I wanted to put my illustration skills to use, by creating a design that’s based on a character/concept! I’ve always enjoyed creating whimsical and quirky drawings, so I decided to base my NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest submission on the character that you see here on my blog, who is supposed to be my alter-ego! 😀

This alter-ego of mine is called 淑清 (my chinese name!), has got bunny ears (because I’m born in the year of the rabbit) and is obsessed with weird flying thingamies and always eager to explore her fantasy universe.

One of my favourite storybook illustrations I painted in Photoshop! 🙂 I was meaning to paint an entire series of them, but didn’t get around to actually doing it.

Back to the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest… I wanted something cute and fun and colorful, so I decided I’d do an illustration right on the Genio machine!

After a few hours of scribbling and coloring away on my computer…. Here’s what I came up with!


It’s my character, who’s in her fantasyland where she’s flying in the sky, in a giant coffee cup that’s being held aloft by balloons! My initial idea was to draw a giant coffee cup hot-air balloon, but it didn’t fit so well onto the shape of the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto hehe so I decided balloons would be nicer! And the color theme is also very in-line with the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto, so I chose the bright and happy colors of the capsules as my color scheme!

I hope you think that my Genio® machine design is cute and happy!!! Because drinking such awesome beverages from the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto should make you feel very happy and lifted indeed.

If you like my design, pleaase please please please vote for me with a cherry on top on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest App page? I honestly think… my submission is one of the cutest. HAHAHA.

And just so you know, voters also stand a chance to win cash and prizes!!! 

It’s only a few clicks of a button… SO HELP ME… PLEASE? 😀 (PS. You need to like NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest page before you can vote! And you can vote once a day!)

Or… Maybe you think you can do better than me! And all the other submissions! And you think you’ll stand a super high chance of winning that fabulous trip to Japan and getting your design featured on a Genio® machine… Please go and take part and submit your own awesome designs on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest App Page!!!

And when you win that trip to Japan… Please remember to buy back some Tokyo Banana for me. (Really.) Or treat me to some more NESCAFE Dolce Gusto beverages. ^^

This is me trying to look dainty sipping on coffee. Hahaha.

And this is me smiling at you so that you’ll vote for my design on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest 😀 😀 😀

Head on down to NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Asian Design Contest to submit your own designs and vote for your favourite designs (like mine! I’m so hard-sell)! 😀 And really the app is so fun to play with so it’s really simple to create your own designs. Go go go!!!


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