Archive for February, 2010

Rainy days

It’s been rainy here all week, so I got inspired to make some rainy day plushies! Introducing…Mr. Cloud and Little Miss Rain Drop.


Sake the sock monkey

Have you seen this Kia commercial featuring a giant sock monkey and his buddies? I saw it last night while watching the Olympic women’s free-skate program and I thought of my sock monkey Sake. Ten years ago, I took him with me on my semester long study abroad program in Hanoi, Vietnam and he ended up in most of my photos (kind of like that garden gnome in the movie Amelie).  So I dug through my photo albums and scanned in a couple of my favorites. Left photo: Sake in the northern town of Sapa. Right photo: Sake with his friend Gorpy, the duck in Mai Chau. My next craft project: more sock monkeys!

Warby Parker

Do you subscribe to Daily Candy? If you haven’t, start now! This little gem popped in my inbox this morning and I was in eyeglass heaven. If you are also of the four-eyed breed, you know what I’m talking about. Warby Parker is an online eyeglass shop where you can get stylish spectacles for cheap. Only $95 a pair (includes shipping!). AND, for every pair sold,  they also donate a pair to a someone in need! I think eyeglasses are the new accessory.

Oh Liberty!

Um, hello?! Liberty of London is doing a line with Target. Debuting March 14! Cannot wait.

James Castle

Last week, over on A Fine Little Day, I  read about self-taught artist, James Castle. I was immediately fascinated by his work, reminiscent of Henry Darger. (Side note: Rance got me this book for V-Day. Awesome!) A quick search on Google resulted in a visit to the Berkeley Art Museum on Friday night (lucky me!). James Castle: A Retrospective is on exhibit there until April 25th.

A Valentine’s Day hike in Woodside

On Sunday, Rance and I rented a zip car and drove down to Woodside for a Valentine’s Day hike. The morning started off foggy and overcast, but as soon as we got to Huddart County Park, the sky was bright blue with the lots of sunshine. We chose the Dean/Crystal Springs trail, an easy 4.5 mile hike. The trail was a bit muddy from all the rain last week, but it also made the redwood forest seem extra lush. Among all the flora, we also spotted Mr. Banana Slug and also a young deer (but she ran off before I snapped a photo).  Afterward, we grabbed lunch at In-n-Out, a perfect ending to the afternoon!

My new friend Orly…


A belated birthday package came in the mail from Lisa on Friday. In it was this cute little thing named Orly. Here he is sitting amongst his other owl friends on my mantle. What are those cute little accessories stuck on Orly you ask? Why, Owlette Accessories or course! Check it out on Lisa’s blog here. PS: If you’ve noticed the difference in quality of this photo, it’s because I shot it with my brand new Canon G-11.


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