Sunday, February 28, 2010

fahrradtaschen für frauen.

how great is this po campo bicycle bag?
*thank you, stilsucht.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

the big picture.

the boston globe/ has an awesome photo blog called the big picture. this website has done an incredible job capturing the images of this years' winter olympics in vancouver. the photographers are unbelievable--see for yourself!

alexander tretyakov (russia) finishes the men's skeleton event by wiping out (i think this is hilarious).
photographer: jim young
haavard van petersson (norway) gets ready to curl (am i the only one who thinks their pants are super cool?).
photographer: robert f. bukaty
taihei kato (japan) competes in the ski jump.
photographer: al bello/getty images
megan sweeny (usa) shoots down the luge track.
photographer: shaun botterill/getty images
happy friday & go usa!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

blake's works.

check out blake: a painter from atlanta. his paintings just brighten up my day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

mumford & sons.

my new crush = mumford & sons. this folk rock band from london has wooed me with their vocals & instrumentals (hello, banjo!). hear there story here & listen to a few songs here. do it!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

garage sale, anyone?

this online art garage sale is marvelous. you can find various pieces of art from all different mediums: jewelry, pottery, home decor, paintings, printmaking, fashion & more. i've found some very unique pieces at great prices. check out the site & support these talented, independent artists.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

never again.

date inserted: 2.18.2010
i am so grateful this day will never repeat itself - ever again.
guerilla art (above) is by the wonderful keri smith.

Monday, February 15, 2010

oh my gooooodness.
you must make fav4 your new start up page: four simple buttons for the websites of your choice. without any sign ups or annoying alerts, this page is the gateway to your internet browsing. there are also keyboard short cuts! just hitt 1, 2, 3 or 4 ... & viola! you're taken to the website. this is awesome.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

gruyere & havarti.

its a cold and rainy morning in fuji city. i'm snuggled up on my couch, hot tea in hand & surfing the world wide web for my daily creative boost. one of my favorite websites, where the lovely things are, just posted about the awesome kilroy & maw print shop. this duo creates flat or screen printed posters, which are so great! as soon as i move back to america, i will definitely purchase their cheese poster (cheese is my favorite food ever!!!). i can't decide which i like better, the grey or the white?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


i'm just returning from a weekend getaway to japan's most northern island, hokkaido. my friend, sandy & i went to the sapporo snow festival, which is one of japan's most famous festivals. we saw amazing snow & ice sculptures, went on crazy rides & ate the most delicious ramen! it was definitely an incredible experience! here are a few of the photos from my winter wonderland weekend:

sandy & i in an igloo:
a temple made entirely of snow!
fish & crabs in an ice house?
sandy & i about to go down the snow slide:
ramen! my new favorite japanese food!
... as usual, i miss you all & think of you every day. i can't wait for june!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

owl always love you.

my obsession with owls has become a problem. during my lesson planning this week, i caught myself doodling owls: owls with bow ties, owls with dresses, owls with glasses & owls holding umbrellas. i simply can't stop drawing these adorable, big eyed birds.

anyways, as many of you know, i absolutely love making cards for birthdays, get well wishes, missing you notes, etc... well, my favorite cards to make are: valentines day cards! as valentines day is just around the corner, i thought it fitting to incorporate my latest owl drawings on my valentines day cards. i finally finished the cards last night (i made 25!!) & can't wait for my loved ones to receive them. they're some of my best valentines cards yet... what do you think?

Friday, February 5, 2010

the boat that rocked.

i finally got around to watching the unbelievable film, pirate radio. not only is this movie hilarious, the soundtrack is outstanding. if you haven't seen it yet, watch it this weekend. it will put you in the greatest mood... trust me!