Archive for March, 2010


Remember Esprit, specifically circa 1986? I used to love their clothes (and shoulder bags!) back when I was in junior high. My older sisters and I would ditch class just to go to their semi-annual blow out sales at their outlet store in Potrero Hill. The company is still around but don’t think their stuff is available in the US. No big loss though because I doubt they can beat their rocking style from the 80’s. All photos from Lady Greyer’s flickr set via Nothing is New. Thanks Rance for the nostalgia! Sometimes I think you should be blogging…


So lucky…

…to have a friend like Lisa! Look at this awesome package I got from her in the mail today. That USPS box is filled with all my favorite things (felt, fabric, handmade cards (with clouds!), a pink bunny for Orly, a fun June West sewing kit, and Chai tea!) I even love the fragile sticker on the box. If you’ve never checked out Lisa’s blog before, head on over there for some real eye candy. She always takes amazing photos of her projects. Her creativity is inspiring and infectious! Thanks Lisa, you’re the best!

Froggy Pillow

I finally finished up this fun little froggy pillow for my friend Rebecca. The frog is cut out of lime-yellow felt and hand embroidered onto chocolate brown corduroy. It is backed with light blue polka dotted cotton. This time, I even made a little hang tag to go with it. Gonna deliver the pillow this weekend, then I’m off to Big Basin in Boulder Creek for a weekend of camping fun!


Spring is finally here and we’ve had gorgeous sunny AND warm weather in San Francisco! I had a great weekend enjoying the warmth, worked on a new pillow and made some veggie potstickers (pictures to come soon!). I love this song, Spring by St. Etienne (remixed by Air France)…makes me happy just like the sunshine. (sorry there is no actual video to watch,  just close your eyes and start dancing!)

Zhou Fan

zhou fanI was browsing ffffound this afternoon for some inspiration and came across the work of Zhou Fan. I love the fine details and use of bright colors in his paintings. He says this series of paintings was based on dreams he had as a child of many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. That sounds just magical and lovely.

Outstanding in the Field

The official 2010 tour dates are here! Outstanding in the Field is  a traveling culinary feast, bringing diners together with food that is locally sourced from farms in their area. I missed last year’s tour so I am so excited there are a bunch of bay area dates to choose from this year. Going to round up some foodie friends to join me for this food adventure. I already know it will be one to remember. Check out all the photos on their site and prepare to drool. All photos from Outstanding in the Field.

Alphabet Drawers!

It’s gray and pouring rain outside and not helping my already blah mood this afternoon. But when Rance sent over a link to this amazing piece of wood furniture awesome-ness, it immediately brightened up my day. I love letterpress, especially large woodblock letters. Combine that with a storage unit….even more love! This chest of 26 drawers by Kent and London would be perfect to keep little treasures in or to hide the little random knick-knacks in need of a home.


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