Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

As I have promised long long time ago....

I know...I'm adorable.... And my mom is awesome.

Roommates-1: Max, Hippie, Alice, Jackie, ArtistDean was a guy from the iPod commercials.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z +Alicia Keys

This just makes me want to go back to New York right now. I might just skip town. Just drop school and go back to New York. I love it I love it I love it. The first thing I will do when I get there, is ride a cab, purchase a grand piano and a hot New York appropriate outfit, and then head over to Times Square and play the piano standing up in my hot New York appropriate outfit.

And then I will eat yummy food.

And of course hit up all the sweet stores and design studios.

Forget about the tinsy little tiny minor detail about not having enough money to live there.

And of course I have been listening to the song over and over and over again, all afternoon. Why even ask?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I want this...

I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately but I really do want this. No not the wooden alphabet blocks. The awesome calendar! Check out her etsy shop: Lisa Rupp.

I also want this:

Also, I promise I'll post my halloween pictures soon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Future Home Part 2?

And that girl in the black will be me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A little sneak peak...

My sister sent these picture to me. It's a little sneak peak of my costume. I cropped the pictures so you won't be able to see the whole thing just yet but I promise I'll post the whole thing up for Halloween. My brother Kanji is modeling the costume. Sorry I don't know why the image quality is so poor.

(May or may not be the side-view of the head piece)

(what? the gloves have claws?)

AKA: My mom is awesome.

My Library...

So, in my new room, I have a little secret room. It is this little tiny space that happens to be right under the stairs. Just imagine Harry Potter's little secret room under the stairs. That's kind of what it feels like. I decided to turn that room into a little library/art gallery. I store all of my pretty glass bottles and vases. It really looks pretty in there. And when the sun is out and it hits the little secret room at the right angle, it looks gorgeous. I have placed 1/3 of my book collection in the room (mainly art/design/architecture books). I love it. When I have a little more time (maybe Thanksgiving week?), my goal is to go buy some foam to make cushions and place battery-operated lights in there so I can actually read and look at my books.

I was just blogging and came across this. I want a library like this in my house when I grow up.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


What have a I been doing since Friday night?
-Listening to the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack.

Was the movie awesome?
-Seriously? Why do you even ask? It was the best thing ever! I loved it! And I would go see it again. I would even purchase that movie when it comes out. It was just amazing. (Let's just say...I may have...shed a tear or two...or three....) If you didn't like it, don't even bother talking to me ever again. If you're even questioning whether you liked it or not, don't even bother talking to me until you decide that you loved it.

My mom finished the costume yesterday!!!! She's sending it in the mail today. If the post office/mail man loses my package, I will personally go after them. And don't worry, I will be more adorable and happier than this little boy. (Although I do admit, he's pretty adorable).

Great Finds: Now, I will let you in on a little secret if you promise me to get ME something from this store for Christmas...or birthday....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

6 DAYS!!!!!

Dean comes over today and tells me he has a surprise for me. He holds out a piece of paper with a receipt from Fandango for 2 tickets to Where the Wild Things Are. He beat me to it! He's so on top of things. We always play fight about whether I get to pay for things or not. I lose 99% of the time. So I thought this time, I would win for sure! I space out for less than 24 hours and of course, he wins. The receipt is now on my fridge.

My sister and I were talking on the phone today. My mom is making me a Max Wild costume. Unfortunately it won't make it for the opening night but I'll still get to wear it for Halloween.
Miya: you should wear it when you go see the movie.
Me: yeah but I won't have it in time because I'm going to see it this week.
Miya: oh, well you should still wear it the second time you go to see it.
Me: Don't people usually only dress up for the opening night?
Miya: Oh yeah, but that's totally something I would do still. Even a few months later when it's out in the dollar theater.
Me: too. I would totally do that.

According to this one article my roommate made me read, creative people are very well aware of the social norm. HOWEVER, they still do things against the social norm. I'm a creative = the above might happen. Come look for me at the dollar theater opening night in a few months.

Also, everyone knows that I've been excited about this movie for a VERY LONG TIME.
Miya: I keep listening to people talk at school about how they just saw the trailer to the movie and wanted to go see it. I keep wanting to tell them "Well, whatever, my sister's been wanting to see that movie waaaaaaay longer than you have."

hahahaha. C'est vrai.

I've been visiting this site at least 4 times a week for the past 6 months.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's been awhile...

I was blogging and came across an illustrator Stephanie Levy featured on MINT. I visited her etsy shop and look what I found! They are illustrated designer chair cards!

And yes, I immediately purchased them. They are on their way from Germany.

Also, if you're in my letterpress class, you know I used these as inspirations for my project I'm currently working on. My favorite SeeSaw Design did them. To be honest, I was secretly hoping they would do a giveaway like they sometimes do. And now they are!!!

Update: I didn't win :(

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I literally want everything on HERE.

Will someone please donate $13,275 + tax to the yooms foundation?

(And yes, I went and added up the price of all the boots on there).

Friday, September 4, 2009

Halloween 09

I would like to be this for Halloween

But I need to find a white onesie or have it made for me. If you know where I can get one cheap, let me know! Please!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another one...

I'm excited for this one too:

BUT why oh why is it coming out in March 2010? Please don't release any movie trailers to great movies if they're not being released until 7 months later.

And there's another trailer for this movie:


Found these on TheDieline.

I think I'll actually start taking my vitamins now.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I am often told that I like things that are nice and unique. It's a blessing when it comes to designing something. It's a curse when I walk into a store. I usually don't like to take a lot of time shopping. I know what I want when I see it. I remember in Italy, I used to tell my friends that when I walk into a store, the items will speak to me. If there's something I'm going to like in a store, the moment I walk in, I can sense it. I also have this mentality that anything that I love and will love for the rest of my life is worth getting it regardless of the price. (Of course, it still has to be within my bank account limits). Dean often teases me for buying a necklace from Banana Republic that he thought wasn't worth what I paid for. Well Dean, I've worn it almost everyday since I got it and it's a timeless piece ok?

So this is how I generally shop:

I'll walk into a store and if they're lucky I'll stick around.
I'll usually take about 2 minutes to look around the entire store.
By this point, I would have already picked out one or two items I am interested in.
If it requires for me to try it on, I will do so at this point.
Then I would proceed to walk up to the cash register to purchase it.
It's at this precise moment that I'll realize that I haven't checked the price tag yet.
I will do so praying that it would be within my price range.
If it is, LUCKY ME. Usually, it's not. Because of course, (and this is the curse part), I eye things that tend to be the most expensive in the store.

It's not that I like things that is or look expensive. (Well, I do hate fake/fake-looking things). It's just my style and my taste. I can't help it.

So anyone? It's almost my half-birthday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Teen Vogue

I'm a little ashamed to admit that when I saw this, I wanted to be a teen vogue model for a split second: (and yes I am aware that I am no longer a teen). But really, you get to wear some amazing clothes and be surrounded by vintage/British things. Have you noticed that I've been looking at clothes lately? I made a vow back in May that I would not go clothing shopping until my family gets here. I have been very strong. But now, I think my time has come to go splurge.