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 :(