Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Know What You're Thinking

3 wonderful artists have (had) their opening of their "I Know What You're Thinking" show tonight at Sloan Fine Art in New York City. I have been a fan of Caroline Hwang since I saw her show at Giant Robot here in San Francisco a couple of years ago. We were looking to buy one of her pieces but it was sold at a previous show so that was a bummer.

I have not heard of Seonna Hong prior to learning about this show but looking through her work, it looks like it is right up my alley. I am loving the little girls in her Viscery Loves Company series.

And of course, I am already a fan of Saelee Oh ever since I bought the Jill Bliss/Saelee Oh calendar in 2007. Look at the painting she did on her dad's laundry mat. I think it's lovely! Maybe this'll make me do more laundry. Maybe.

If you're in the area, this is definitely a must see!

'I Know What You're Thinking'
Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang and Saelee Oh

Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street
(corner of Norfolk)
New York, NY 10002

Opening Reception: March 18th 7-9 pm
Show runs from March 18th - April 11th

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Wear green, be green and drink some beer! Here's some green from a few of my favorite etsy sellers. Cheers!

Apple Martini Millinery, $725

All Natural Laundry Detergent, $9

Evil Apple, $18 necklace

The Gardner Print, $18

Green Guilmore Heels, $22

friday favorite!

Yay! Just a quick post cuz I'm at work ;)

Mixed Plate blog Friday Favorite - flowery yoga mat bag.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm writing this on Monday March 9. My staycation actually ended last week, I just haven't had time to wrap up this series of posts. I had a great time exploring the city I call home. I've lived in San Francisco for about 12 years and I am still not done exploring this lovely city. I don't think I'll ever be done. There are always shops to look at, restaurants to try, trails to hike, food to eat, markets to explore and people to meet.

I {heart} San Francisco.

Staycation Day 4: Bernal Heights

It's only appropriate that I spend the last day of my staycation in my wonderful neighborhood of Bernal Heights.

Cortland street is a vibrant little strip lined with fabulous restaurants, a grocery store, a library (which is under construction), a pet store, a yoga studio, a butcher, a couple of cafes and a few shops. There's Heartfelt and Venus Gallery and of course there's the newest of the bunch, Ladita. Ladita focuses on green and organic merchandise. They carry labels such as Stewart+Brown, Sophia Costas and Dagg and Stacey. They have a good selection of jeans, lingerie, kids clothes, lotions, jewelry and cards. They also just started taking consignment, I brought a Diane von Furstenberg dress there and it sold in a week!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Staycation Day 3, Part 3: Fleur*t

The other store on this street that I definitely had to visit was Fleur*t. It is mainly a floral design shop but they also sell handpicked housewares and antiques at the Inner Richmond store front. I really love the aesthetic of this store. Aside from the gorgeous flowers and plant trimmings, there seems to be a lot of lovely unexpected items in every tiny nook from glass bottles to art to body lotions, they even sell chocolates - it just never ends.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Staycation Day 3, Part 2: The Richmond

I lived in the Richmond for years. The thing I miss the most about this neighborhood is the food. It was hard to decide what to eat but in the end, I had to go with Mandalay, I just could not get the Mandalay Noodles out of my mind, the craving needed to be satiated.

After lunch, I walked along Clement street to look at the cute shops between 3rd and Arguello. My first stop was the store and art gallery called Park Life. They have a huge selection of books, thy even have books that they publish themselves, the latest one being a book about Brendan Monroe. They also have some of Brendan's work up in the store and they are gorgeous.

They also have a great selection of cards, art, t-shirts and other home accessories.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Staycation Day 3, Part 1: California Academy of Sciences once again

I wanted to visit the academy again because we didn't get into the planetarium the last time. Good thing we decided to buy membership so we can go back anytime we want. I planned to get there early-ish so that I can make sure I get a seat and also to still have time to explore the Richmond afterwards. I also planned to stop by Arizmendi on my way to the Museum to grab their cheese bread. To my disappointment, Arizmendi is closed on Mondays. Bummer! Super bummer! Anyway, I sorta got over it and proceeded to CAS. I got a planetarium pass for 11:30, nice that leaves me time to grab a quick breakfast at the cafe.

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The empty cafe with it's red Eames chairs

After eating I still had some time to kill so I went around to see the exhibits. Interestingly, I noticed a lot things that I didn't see the first time around. I ended up snapping a ton of photos again. I'm quite disappointed though that Claude still wasn't around. Will I ever see you Claude? Hope you feel better soon.

Stomach contents of a tiger shark

I am absolutely taken by these dioramas. I just had to post all the pics here.

The planetarium was awesome, I haven't been to one since grade school and it is truly fascinating. I also took the opportunity to see the Bugs 3D movie. That was fun too and I watched it with a bunch of kids!

I spent more time here than I thought I would but I had a blast! All this walking around has gotten be hungry so I'm off to the Richmond.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Staycation Day 2: Spring on Polk

I've been to Spring once before, maybe a year ago and I remember being amazed by the layout of the store. They have really high ceilings and they definitely take advantage of this. I also love the uncluttered but not unfriendly feel.

Spring focuses in eco friendly products for the home, body and the kids. There was so much to look at so I took my time. The manager, Victor, was very kind and answered any questions that I had.

Do you see ceramics by Sarah Paloma on the upper left corner? :)

Someday, I wil treat myself to one of these bamboo or Coyuchi blankets. They were so soft and felt so warm. Sigh.