Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Anything eggplant at Cafe Maharani, please.

Dyeing with beets, purple cabbage and onion skins.

A lilikoi! Oh, and my EPIC bracelet find from a little Thai store.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Sigi Pineda, circa 1950's - 1970's

Antonio Pineda, circa 1950's - 1960's

William Spratling, circa 1940's

Erika Hult de Corral, circa 1968 - 1977

Los Castillo, circa 1950's

Sigi Pineda, circa 1950s - 1970s

Silver Huntress

Friday, September 25, 2009


Friday afternoons

Inversion top from Take Off Your Clothes

Checking off the list with Holly

Sasha just finished her first film and commercial and is now going to be in her first play



No pudge brownies = pseudo chocolate mochi

Le Baron rides

Loafing life <3

slip and slide

One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move. -

Also, who knew cracked mud could look so pretty and cobblestone-esque?

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Plastic trash vortex TWICE the size of Texas. Floating in the Pacific Ocean between Hawai'i and California.

Reduce people, REDUCE.

(Since this is mostly a fashion blog, you'd think I'd be a wasteful person, especially with my last post of just STUFF, but I'm really not. I hardly shop and buy only what speaks to me and what I can afford.)

gianni barbato

Gianni Barbato

It's so wrong that I don't eat land animals, but I wear them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

knits in my VPL

Aran Baik, who has her MFA in Fashion and Knitwear Design from San Francisco's Academy of Art, created these knitted wonders for VPL's Spring 2010 show. Her cream and gray pieces cradle and climb around the body in such an awesome way and pretty much need to be on MY body. Let's hope Aran does a Urban Outfitters capsule collection like VPL's go-to jewelry designer Lizzie Fortunato did.

s/s 2010 accessories - new york

rag and bone | Cynthia Steffe

Dennis Basso | Doo.Ri

Tory Burch | Willow

Marchesa | Prabal Gurung

Karen Walker | Vena Cava

Alexander Wang | Tory Burch

Thom Browne | DKNY

sporty spice

Alexandre Herchcovitch | Alexander Wang

Thursday, September 17, 2009

albert paley

Recumbent (forged and fabricated steel, stainless steel, glass)

Hunter Fence (forged and fabricated iron)

Sideboard with granite (formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel, copper and granite, glass top)

Albert Paley

Bend and twist me in ways I can't force myself to.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

google yields great results

Awhile back I wanted a tattoo of a lion with octopus tentacles for its mane because I'm a Leo and I love the number eight. My brother was too lazy to draw it for me, so I Googled 'lion octopus' and this amazing creation was brought to my attention.

And because I love this fine illustration so much, I'm leaving it up while I'll be away in Los Angeles and San Diego! See you in a week, dudes.

Monday, September 7, 2009

with these hands

Knotted up this skinny scarf in the car on the way to eat sushi. Spur of the moment creations are always the best. After sushi I felt like making jewelry so I laid my findings out and put this necklace together for Sasha. First time using actual tools! All necklaces before that were forcibly linked and knotted haphazardly together when chains were lying around. It was not good for my nails.

Friday, September 4, 2009

put a rubber on

Not a material you'd associate with jewelry or comfort, but rubber creates an interesting texture when molded as a chain like the Eddie Borgo bracelets at top and appealing juxtaposition when paired with chains as seen in the Oak cuff in the bottom image.


Summer was nice and lazy, so having to do lists makes me feel productive.
Though I'll probably be biting my tongue in a few weeks.

Also just realized that was my last full Hawai'i summer I might get in awhile.