Monday, November 29, 2010

i love it all.

a tally of two cities.

i miss my sister terribly. i wish i was in france with her: indulging in cheese, wine, lavender, shopping, the sea...hmmm.

as i was longing for the parisian life, i clicked on a fabulous parisian blog: paris vs. new york. the blogger is a graphic artist & ever so creatively couples the clichés of nyc & paris together. the ideas behind the colors & layouts are brilliant! you must visit to website to fully enjoy.

la décoration

le chanteur

Monday, October 25, 2010

color pallet.

i'm decorating my new apartment & getting quite carried away with colors... how could i not be with these awesome rooms as inspiration?
...thank you, solid frog.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

buddy holly.

i wish this was real life.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

nobody's perfect.

... for real.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

table top letter press

i'm ready to go out & buy all the supplies needed to create my own letter press. with the help of ready made's 13 step by step instructions, anyone can execute this project. i can't wait to get started!!!
... by the way, if you have a project you're proud of, why not post it on ready made's blog? just become a member & share your creations with others. if you don't already subscribe to the magazine, i suggest you do pronto. i love this magazine for many reasons. it never fails to inspire!

Friday, September 3, 2010

it was the third of september.

happy september 3rd!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


travel itch.

so, i moved to texas last week. i'm jobless & bed-less but i'm surrounded by friends & handsome, southern gentlemen. however, i can't help but scratch my travel itch. ever since i left japan, i've wanted to do nothing but travel, travel, travel. speaking of scratching & traveling... how awesome is this scratch map? i'm seriously considering buying this for my new apartment (which i'm moving into next week - eeek!).
if you had this map, which countries would you have scratched away?
*thank you, a cup of jo.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

in ruins.

fol chen is so great!

Monday, August 2, 2010

whitelines paper.

do you remember my apartment wall in japan? the one i covered with ticket stubs, post cards, drawings from students, letters from home, etc... ? well, when i moved back to the states i decided to keep my favorite things from that wall & use them in a memorable way. last weekend i bought a whitelines® paper notebook (a must have) & covered it with my favorite keepsakes from my japanese apartment wall. every time i use this notebook it brings back happy memories of my amazing time in japan. i love it!

Friday, June 18, 2010

shore weekend.

i'm going to the shore & i can't wait to:
*drive the turnpike with my bestest friend
*smell the ocean
*eat everything bagels from my favorite bakery
*hear horrible new jersey accents
have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

book jackets.

check out the wonderful work by leanne shapton.
*thank you, wit + delight.

tourists vs. new yorkers.

* thank you, a cup of jo.

giving up the gun.

this just made my night.

missing you.

its only been a week since i left japan & i already miss it terribly!
here are the things i miss the most:

fuji san.
the food (are you surprised?).
my precious students.
trees, moss & bamboo.
beer (& kuni...).
the people.

Monday, May 24, 2010

so long, farewell.

so, this is my last week teaching in japan & therefore, a week of constant sobbing. i am absolutely heart broken to part ways with my precious students & say goodbye to their mommies. a while ago, i decided to make all my students farewell cards with our picture & a personalized note inside. i figured this was a perfect goodbye/good job present, & also a great way for them to remember me... forever!