5.25.2010

mia liu's papercraft

Check out these amazing paper creations by Taipei-based artist Mia Liu. Stunning, right?







(found over at Design for Mankind)


5.21.2010

recent fashion finds



I'm super excited about this dress that I scored on Bleubird Vintage yesterday! It will be perfect as my belly gets bigger this summer. Maybe belted.

What else am I excited about? These adorable green Chie Mihara sandals I found at Maribel this past weekend.


I also found a great Marc Jacobs purple cotton tent dress, a Steven Allen short silk shirt dress, and a pair of sweet black patent leather mary janes (which don't sound cute, but so are). Photos to come.

Happy Friday!

5.18.2010

miso street art

I am in love with the street art of Miso's Stanislava Pinchuk. She's young. She's 21 and lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Her work sways between pasting hand drawn
portraits in city streets, to intricate drawings and installations in gallery spaces. She has just completed writing a book for Thames & Hudson, and had her street work bought and archived by the National Gallery of Australia.
"Miso is really taken with the idea of art , and especially street art, as being something which binds us as a community. It functions in a very old fashioned way, in that it becomes a way of telling and sharing stories and images, embedding them within the city. Like folk art, it comes to have a very particular, practical function. It brings us together as makers, viewers and consumers, finding new pieces and exploring the possibilities of our cities. In this sense, a lot of Miso’s work deals with telling stories. it is heavily inspired by the Ukranian folklore she grew up with, alongside sharing stories from Eastern Europe today, as well as from her new home in Melbourne.”








(found over on Design for Mankind)

5.17.2010

5.13.2010

kitka's japan



I stumbled upon Kitka's photos from their trip to Japan, and have been dreaming about a trip to Japan for the past two hours. Maybe next year...


Here's a shot of an indoor/outdoor donut cafe they found called Hara Donuts.


Wooden spoons and tasty eats.

See more photos from their trip here.

f market

I LOVE this shot of the F Market train that my friend Christina took with her Holga. Just love it.

5.12.2010

magno wooden radio



We have been coveting this old timey wooden radio by Magno ever since we laid eyes on it at The Curiosity Shoppe a few weeks ago.

5.04.2010

a long long way



Last night I started Sebastian Barry's A Long Long Way. I am already so enchanted with Barry's writing style. Here's a passage that I read before I fell asleep; I reread it 3 times, struck by the beauty of it.

Such a singing voice he had. His mother, who was a blunt woman enough, one of the Cullens herself, daughter of the coppicer on the Humewood estate in Wicklow, got only good from it. She set him on a chair to sing like any woman might, and he threw his small head back and sang some song of the Wicklow districts, as might be, and she saw in her mind a hundred things, of childhood, rivers, woods, and felt herself in those minutes to be a girl again, living, breathing, complete. And wondered in her private mind at the power of mere words, the mere things you rolled round in your mouth, the power of them strung together on the penny string of a song, how they seemed to call up a hundred vanished scenes, gone faces, lost instances of human love.
Heading back into the story now.
Good night.