Monday, May 24, 2010


followed the clouds this weekend...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

spirograph and sun prints

Baby-sat my 4 year old nephew today and played with an updated version of the Spirograph. This was one of my favorite things as a child. We also did sun prints from Berkeley's Lawrence School of Science which I had never tried before. The last pic is of his 2 year old brother messing around and whose little hand we sun printed. In their words it was "awesome!"

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Venice Beach

Spent some time in the Venice Beach area this weekend. Quintessential Venice sunglasses, the skate park on the boardwalk, my favorite - the guys who fly the gianormous kites, a nightime shot from the balcony, yellow powder coated table here and this awesome watercolor poster by David Hockney from the window of a shop on Abbot Kinney. Too cold for May, but being by the ocean is good r & r no matter what. Will be back for warmer temps when it's really summer...

Friday, May 14, 2010

photo album and box kits

These last few months, Yuka and I have successfully carved out some "crafternoon" time on Fridays for making these photo album and box kits from Paper-Source. We both realized that we hoarded them (I actually made 2 of those pink boxes a la Lily Pulitzer) way back and needed to bring them to life. The instructions need a little help and it takes some time getting used to the cutting and gluing, but we're seriously pro now. Hoorah!

more around Manila

Picture of my Lola (my grandmother), grade school classroom in Liliw, handwoven paymapay (fan) in Greenhills, hot pan de sal and queso (hot bread and cheese) before breakfast, my uncle's collection of chinese miniature statues, election time banners (update: Nonoy Aquino wins presidency).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

around town...

Doug Wheeler's Rm 669 during one of several jury duty lunch breaks to MOCA, learning to transplant plants from Adam, light fixture made from pieces of a vintage sewing machine at Terroni, photos of tree shadows by Donna Wong at Euro Pan Bakery, and then spotting the Neutra font on the P7 parking structure at LAX, and this beauty on Mother's Day morning at Bottega Louie's cafe.