Wednesday, June 29, 2011

happy summer


just being honest, i feel like i'm the only person in southern california NOT down with summer. particularly the heat. you will not find me at the beach in the summer, as i tend to burn rather than tan... but i do love summer evenings...when things cool down and the light lingers. i also love the cool refreshing treats/drinks :).

(photograph from nikole at herriott grace, text by me)

Monday, June 27, 2011

colin dunn: it ain't easy being super



colin dunn's work is fantastic, clean and charming. he's still in the design program at MICA, which makes me more excited to see what kind of stuff he'll produce once he gets out! the second image is from a super cool project he started where he illustrates a story from the news every week.

(as seen on grainedit)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

living sculptures

some here and theres i am loving this morning while i sip my coffee and eat my peach yogurt (and don't really want to spread out for a few months time):

-- (top) jillian tamaki embroidered covers
-- via kitka shop!
-- exploration of shapes and color
-- spring breakfast tart : i am LOVING asparagus right now.
-- these polaroids by grant hamilton
-- "smelling the books" project

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

letter to a burglar

Saw this note on facebook written by an acquaintance. No, it's not art/design/photography related, but I thought it was pretty hilarious.

Dear Mr. Burglar,

We have never met in person, but I am sure that you know me very well. In the process of rifling through my personal affects you have, no doubt, seen the ubiquitous pictures of my smiling face, deduced my living habits and learned many other things about me that only friends and family know. You are now one of the fortunate few whom I can count on as my proverbial "inner circle".

Is it not amazing that you have gotten to know me quite intimately in the short span of a few hours? I am, by most accounts, a fairly shy person. Therefore, it was a great relief to me that you have taken the initiative, cut the screen, and stepped into my life (read: house under fumigation).

However, it pains me to admit that I have not made the same efforts as you had in order to make this relationship work. So to make up for it, I took some time to admire and document your handiwork. You certainly did a fine job, but I would like to offer some critique so that you can refine your technique for the next time you visit.


Let's examine a few items you have converted to your own possession:

  • My collection of "Excellent Student" and "MathemaGenius" pins from elementary school:

You should have taken my piano and track/cross country trophies too. The ones with my name engraved on them could have fetched quite a bit more than the others.

  • Can containing Canadian coins (say this fast 5 times)

I'm not sure how you missed it, but right next to this can was a very conspicuous piggy bank brimming with U.S. quarters. This piggy bank is a polished white color and sits on a dull wooden shelf. You must have been reaching for the piggy bank, missed and grabbed the can containing Canadian coins on accident.

  • 2 pairs of glasses:

Wow, I didn't know that you had a need for prescription glasses. I also didn't know that you have a head the size of an organic melon, which was the size of mine at 12 years old.

  • A Single Pillowcase

While I appreciate your resourcefulness, it may be wise to bring an extra bag.

  • Half-Stolen TV

You successfully moved the TV from the living room into the back yard. But by the time you got this far, you suddenly remembered that you don’t have a car and could not actually take the item you extricated. Embarrassed, you covered up the TV with my bed sheet and hoped that no one would notice you hadn’t actually stolen it.

  • Bicycle

Now I can understand the appeal of riding a purple cruiser towards the horizon. Speeding along the road. With the wind in your face. Pillowcase in your hand. Poison gas in your lungs.

But, practicality takes precedence over predisposition in your line of work. My longboard skateboard would have been a much better platform for your car-less getaway. You could have strapped my monitor, desktop, and speakers onto the board and still leave enough room for you to stand. This would also leave both your hands free to hang on to a pillowcase each as you roll off into the night.

  • Stack of Textbooks (Climatology and C++):

I regret to inform you that newer editions of these textbooks have been published.


Yours Truly,


Monday, June 20, 2011

81 poppies


totally digging the pieces from 81 poppies (recently seen on the eclectic life)! i especially love the yellow dress and top right shirt.. would be really cute for a trip to palm springs.

too bad i can't afford any of their items... so poor. :( too bad my birthday is over... um... end-of-june-present? :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


geronimo balloons knows how to have a good time, and a good time always involves giant, oversized balloons. :)

(found from cynthia martyn)

Monday, June 13, 2011


digging this stop motion video concept by erin jang for the may 2011 ipad issue of martha stewart living. i really just like the bright colors and simplicity! all you need is squares of paper to make some eye-catching wall decor. (spotted on upon a fold)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

little winter: house party

okay, i'm a little late...but.... i'm pretty much OBSESSED with the window display at the little winter market from november, hosted by chealsea fuss from frolic and abby from abby try again. isn't it so whimsical and delightful? the fun folks over at my house party are responsible for this genius... if only i was rich enough to buy a whole neighborhood...or just one house. haha.

maybe I will try to make a sad cardboard version. i'll fill you guys in on the progress if it ever happens. also, i wish i was simply AT the little winter market! chelsea and abby (and all their wonderful vendors) simply pulled off a very lovely event.

check out these photos from the event:

(photos from here)

Monday, June 6, 2011

you are my favorite

totally loving how simple and awesome this is. felt + negative space + rod. can't wait to use this for something!

from max wanger's tumblr.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

getting hitched!

Nope, not me :). Recently, I went to a wedding down in temecula at a winery for a sister from college. It was a really beautiful wedding and very surreal because...she's the first from our class to get married!

Times are a'changing...

yeah that light blob on my face bothers me too, but this was the only picture i happened to take with someone that day!

My bestie in the red!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


a couple of the birthday snaps from this weekend i posted on my photo blog. super low-key memorial day birthday for T, just how we like it.

more over here .