February 22, 2009

EMBLEM: Flameworked Glass

URL: EMBLEM: Flameworked Glass

My dear friend Amara's husband Jake makes beautiful handmade glass jewelry, wine glasses & goblets, oil burner, pens, etc... He currently sells his pieces on Etsy and boutiques stores around town in San Diego.

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December 4, 2008

Z-GRADE Animals

URL: Z-Grade
RELATED LINKS: Eco-Monster Puppets

New Z-Grade creations!
We attended the holiday boutique sale event at TBWA/Chiat/Day again this year.

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November 25, 2008


URL: Totokaelo

Juicy high-end online boutique store, Totokaelo.
Judy sent me the link a while ago, and I've been a member since then :-) All their showcasing clothes are very selective and well edited.

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November 21, 2008

Ohayo (1959)

AKA: Good Morning | Yasujiro Ozu's Good Morning
YEAR: 1959 COUNTRY: Japan LANGUAGE: Japanese
GENRE: Comedy
DIRECTOR: Yasujiro Ozu (小津安二郎)
WRITER: Kôgo Noda (野田高梧) | Yasujiro Ozu (小津安二郎)
CAST: Chishu Ryu (笠智衆) | Kuniko Miyake (三宅邦子) | Koji Shitara (設楽幸嗣) - older brother "Minoru" | Masahiko Shimazu (島津雅彦) - younger brother "Isamu" | Yoshiko Kuga (久我美子) | Keiji Sada (佐田啓二)
COLOR: Color
RELATED LINKS: imdb | goo 映画

Lighthearted Japanese family film from Showa era.
The set mainly takes a place in this small Japanese community outskirts of Tokyo.

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November 19, 2008

Sori Yanagi

URL: Sori Yanagi
RELATED LINKS: Sori Yanagi Design | Bookendless
SHOP @ Tortoise | Amazon | Chatchada | Tendo-Ply
CAFE: Menya Sou

When I first saw Sori Yanagi's cast iron sauce pan at a small Japanese boutique stand at Manhattan Village Mall called Uzu in person, I fell in love with Sori Yanagi. And I've been discovering more of his products, and I'm always amazed and surprised with his genius design and sensitivity for usability. It's rare that product itself makes you think and smile.

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November 17, 2008

Asa Ramen


Overall Rating (+++++)
food (+++++) | ambiance (+++++) | service (+++++) | price ($$$$$)

18202 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
PHONE: 310.769.1010
RELATED LINKS: Yelp | Go Ramen | Chow

Finally found a good ramen place in my neighborhood!
Asa is located in the small strip mall on the corner of Western and 182nd (same lot as Sen Nari Sushi and Sanuki No Sato). And they're open till 2am!

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November 14, 2008

Shuu Our Baby Kitten

URL: Check out Shuu on YouTube

We have a kitten now :) Her name is Shuu. Shuu means fall in Japanese (that's when we found her)... and she also has white paws which makes her look like she's wearing white shoes :D

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November 13, 2008

El&Abe: Mossenger

URL: El&Abe

Cool post found at QBN on El&Abe's first collaborative project of Eco Graffiti called Mossenger.

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November 11, 2008

Create your own store with Amazon


URL: 302 Amazon Store

I decided to create my Amazon store just for fun :)

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