Wednesday, March 28, 2007

my favorite things (of the moment)

I looked around the house today and took pictures of my favorite things of the moment. Here they are!

My beloved Singer.

Homemade green tea muffins and my new plate from Anthropologie.

Cupcake Girl print from The Black Apple.

Drawer pull from Anthropologie.

Coalport Bone China teacup that I got from a teacup swap.

Bird salt and pepper shakers from Target.

Silver jewelry box from mom.

Monday, March 26, 2007

productive weekend

There was a lot of movie watching and some grocery shopping but somehow I managed to set aside a few hours to create these yoga mat bags. Edit: These are now for sale in my shop!

Friday, March 23, 2007

ode to spring!

1st Sprouts of Spring from esty seller angelinepetalfoot

Hubby and I are going over to the East Bay tomorrow to watch Love For Share we will also visit my favorite fabric store as well as this lovely looking store. I'm very excited about it. I plan to spend morning to noon working on making some yoga mat bags to sell. we're supposed to have warm weather all weekend. Oh, it'll be a fun weekend indeed!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

needs a kick to restart

roots, originally uploaded by hanssolo.

I'm feeling sorta blah these days. Things just doesn't seem to be going my way. I dont feel inspired to create anything, I havent even been making an effort to wear my usual outfits. I've just been going to work with my jeans and a sweater the last few days. I know it will pass and things'll get better but you know that heavy feeling you get when you go through one of these phases? It's just sitting there somewhere inside me.

Was looking through flickr for something to inspire me and make me happy. Found these wonderful illustrations. There's light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

black white yellow

This combination of colors is really growing on me.

Monday, March 19, 2007

de young = vivienne + gold bowl

Went to the De Young over the weekend with some of my girlfriends to check out the Vivienne Westwood exhibit. I have to say I will probably wear be able to pull off only about a quarter of the stuff that she makes. I do however, appreciate the level of detail she puts into her clothes, expecially her evening wear. They were showing a video interview about her work in general. She goes as far as saying that she hopes that the people who criticize her work are only doing so as a reaction to the banality of every other clothes that are out there in the world. After the exhibit, we went over to the museum store. I love museum stores. Its a great place to see hard-to-find items. One that caught my attention at the De Young store is this Brella Bowl from Umbra dsigned by Michelle Ivankovic.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


This is a trend that I'm liking a lot. Clockwise: Spices and Jewels Dress from Anthropologie, Patchwork purse by yours truly, Sleeveless Patchwork Dress by Etro, Patchwork Chair from Urban Outfitters.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

secret sushi

These may be their 10 rules but my only rule is: do not talk about this secret sushi place. So I wont mention the name or the location. If the sign looks familiar to you then you're in the know. Best sushi I've ever had, hands down. Fresh fish, friendly service. A+ !

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


The hubby and I went to Room & Board yesterday and this chair caught my eye. And of course it's called Gigi, named after me.

Monday, March 12, 2007

finished product

I made this bag yesterday, inspired by the 3191 photo. It was a process of trial and error and I learned a lot of things while working on it. In the end, I am happy with it. It will be up in the shop soon, which will also be up soon. ^_^ More photos are available here.

illustration by hannah stouffer

I came across this designer through Daily Candy. I love her style, she is also based in San Francisco, which makes me like her even more ^_^.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

jewelry by polli

I was shopping with a friend on Fillmore street here in San Francisco yesterday and saw these fabulous jewelry from Polli by designers Tess Lloyd and Maja Bartlett from Australia. I love the detail given to each design, and how how each of them are delicate and yet strong at the same time.

Friday, March 9, 2007

jacobs by marc jacobs for marc by marc jacobs

Found this through Love Made Visible. I am a Marc Jacobs fan. I typically don't go for in your face logo branding but this one is too cute to ignore. And too cheap at $12! I think I will stop by the Marc store this weekend and pick one up.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

pretty on the cheap

They were showing the Old Navy ad during Grey's Anatomy tonight and I thought the clothes were so pretty, especially the black navy and white baby doll dress. I usually just shop there to get basics like t-shirts and tank tops but this season they're actually on the trend.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who's addicted to fabric shopping. I recently had to go to Ross to buy a second basket to contain my oh-so-growing fabric collection. I have a pact with myself that I will not buy any more fabric until I sell another bag, but alas I keep "forgetting" about that pact when I step into Britex or Discount Fabric. This article is definitely worth a read and fabric-holics will truly relate.

the object of my fixation

dress is by Anna Sui so beautiful and it fits me so well. But alas there is no way I will be able to ever afford it, even with $75 in Anthropologie gift certificates. Oh, a girl can dream, can't she?

Rojo Abstracto

Rojo Abstracto, originally uploaded by brtsergio.

Flickr photo of the day. I love the simplicity and beauty of this image.

groovy indeed

This is from seller mwilson at etsy. Aren't they wonderful? The prints are inexpensive too. I love the bird motif going on. I have to say, I see birds on a lot of items these days but I don't think I will ever get tired of them.

purple and gray

This is from 3191. This photo haunted me for days, in a good way. It has inspired me to create a bag with these colors. Isn't it lovely? I truly admire how some people can see and show us the beauty in daily life. Bag coming soon. Bag is here