Monday, December 22, 2008
I'm off to Nashville, Chad's hometown for the holiday, hope we will get on our flight some time tonight (the snow over the weekend has caused a lot of backed up flights). Have a safe and happy holiday and see you next week! I promise I will post more on my blog next year!
I went to Moma store yesterday and I instantly fell in love with these lacquer pencil chopsticks by Takumi Ishida. Each set comes with 8 sets of chopsticks, 4 white and 4 black. The design is so smart that even people who don't normally use chopsticks would love this as a gift, don't you think???
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I went to Dwell Studio's Warehouse sale earlier this month, where everything is 70-80% off. The sale has been going on for a few weeks now and it ends on Christmas Eve. I bought the Sketch Duvet set that I really love and I'm going back for more, hopefully for the Draper Stripe Duvet set, the coverlet and the Pin Dot sheet set, wonder if the prices have slashed even more since my last visit?! It is at 54 Greene Street and Broome in Soho.photos: Dwell Studio
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I haven't looked at works by other designers/artists lately and I was so thrilled to see such beautiful works by my favorite San Franciscan duo Lab Partners. I LOVE the holiday promo piece that they did for a design studio & wine company, it's a Jack with movable parts (above). I feel kind of like a proud mama when I see their Gocco prints (below), they're doing multi color prints now! I also love the letterpress cards that they did with Hello Lucky (below), good job, Sarah and Ryan! You can read my little interview with them here.photos: LPSF
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We went up to Beacon for the annual print print that I'm in, and my new friend Kendall brought her band Mascott to play that night, it was so great that Kalene of Open Space Gallery put my poster close to the "stage" (in case you don't know, I did a poster for one of Mascott's songs on her new CD. The show was so inspiring, and it features some of my favorite artists like Wayne Pate, Amy Ruppel, Caroline Hwang. One new discovery is this little art star called Bryce Edwards, he did these limited edition of 3 stencil artworks, watch out, this little guy is going to rule the art world in a few years! We bought the black owl print by Wayne, Chad got a zine, and a very interesting print which I will write about later. Beacon is a quiet little town that I've grown to really love, thanks to Dia and Open Space Gallery for the cool art scene, it is very worth a trip if you have the chance. I wish that I went up there for Andy Rementer's first solo art show that ended right before the print show, I'm thinking of getting this shoe print...images: wonting, Open Space
Thursday, December 4, 2008
There's no place more perfect than my own blog to pimp my cards! These are 3 cards sets that are $8 each, what a deal, and each card is hand-pressed 4 times (front twice, greeting inside, and my logo in the back). I'm offering a buy 3 get 1 free special, just contact me to specify which set you'd like as your free gift. The lovely couple one is almost sold out (I have only 3 left), but I have plenty of the other 3 sets in stock, grab them soon before I use them as my holiday cards!!! Get them here or here.
That's the name of the print show that my prints will be in, for the second time, at Open Space Gallery in Beacon. I didn't get to go last year but this year we are going to make fun trip out of it and I am so excited that my friend Kendall of Mascott will be performing at the opening next Saturday, December 13! It's so perfect because the poster that I did for her will be in the show (I hope?) I love Beacon and this is the best excuse to go up there! Click here to check out the list of artists who will be showing their limited-run prints and zines.photos: wonting, open space
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Most make-up bags are too feminine or girly, but this pencil bag by my favorite talented couple TADO is just perfect, it can hold a lot of make-up and brushes, great for traveling. It's super cute and a little nerdy, it comes with a Fat Cap zipper charm. Get it here now, it's 25% off! I also like the flat pouch, it's big enough to hold your travel documents.