Tuesday, April 27, 2010


My favorite piece by the incredibly talented and eloquent Kiwon Wang that highlights one of the sexiest parts of the human body.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

oozing from the ears

A little over a year ago, I asked my readers whether to buy octopus tentacles or claw earrings. Most said the octopus tentacles and I didn't listen (which I do often when it comes to any kind of advice). I bought the claw earrings about a week after that post and haven't taken them off since, not even to shower or sleep. Lately, I've been itching to switch out my staple jewelry items (see previous post), so these earrings were the next obvious choice:

Curvaceous and Legs Up To Here Earrings by OctopusMe

While I was searching for my earrings, I saw this artist's newest ring style:

My brain immediately told me that I need a new go-to ring, NOW.

I wish I could say that this story ended happily for all, but I just got the earrings and passed on the ring. Maybe a year from now it'll be mine.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My go to chopsticks necklace is starting to feel old.

I need some woodsy CHUNK in the form of Terhi Tolvanen

Friday, April 16, 2010

twinkly toes

I almost didn't walk into Daha Vintage because the interior was a little too sterile for my liking. So glad I retraced a few steps and gave it a try because now I have two new pairs of spring shoes! I was so psyched on my buy that I proceeded to walk 70+ blocks. Not only am I really picky about my footwear, but I have bitty feet -- so finding two pairs for under $100 was, literally, an instant pick me up! Just hoping that the feeling in my big toes will return soon.

luzia vogt

elfenbeinweisser Kamm, 2005. Plastic comb, gold 750.

Floraison II, 2008. Synthetic material, gold 585, silver 925.

Rings, 2003. Wood.

Luzia Vogt

Friday, April 9, 2010

going bananas

Back home, I ate an apple banana with peanut butter everyday. If you've never had an apple banana before, you are missing out on the Best Bananas. They're sweet, slightly tangy and firm; none of that mushy crap. I refused to eat any other banana variety, even if they were cheaper by the pound. When I lived in Oregon for a year, I got used to eating 'regular' bananas, though never by itself (that's just gross). I always kept my eye out for apple bananas, thinking that I'd stumble across a booth at a farmer's market selling these short, fat bunches.

After a few years (and lots of apple banana gorging at home in Hawai'i) I'm living in New York City and am pretty certain that I will never come across an apple banana on this side of the continent. I still eat a banana with peanut butter everyday (I'm so predictable when it comes to breakfast), but it's just the regular kind.


Two weeks ago, Holly's parents mailed us not one, but THREE, bunches of apple bananas from Hawai'i!

They made sure to buy them extra green, so they wouldn't be brown by the time they arrived in New York.

No matter, because apple bananas are awesome in all forms of color. You can eat them green, yellow or browned.

How I missed their slightly pink insides.

The last two.

Now, it's time to return to normal living.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

circle of life

Again with my living jewelry.

Vice, The Fashion Issue 2010
Death Becomes Her
Photographer: Ellis Scott
Stylist: Aldene Johnson
Jewelry: Dominic Jones

Saturday, April 3, 2010