Saturday, February 28

Quote: Carl Sagan

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
-Carl Sagan, astronomist

Friday, February 27

Quote: Bertrand Russell

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

-Bertrand Russell, mathematician, philosopher, pacifist.

Maira Kalman

Normally I shy away from illustration. Not today. I discovered Maira Kalman. I found her first through her New York Times blog, And The Pursuit of Happiness...

There I saw a drawing that reminded me of a TED talk, so I went and looked it up and it was miraculously hers...

Then I went to her site, and discovered she designed something I have wanted for a long time...

She's been with me for a long time, but I just discovered her. And I love it...

Oscars Fashion

I don't watch the Oscars; I only watch the Red Carpet to see all the dresses...

I loved Freida Pinto's dress. It was definitely my favorite. I want to see Slumdog Millionaire!!!

Marisa Tomei's dress is stunning. Everyone was wearing white on the Red Carpet!!!

Anne Hathaways dress is so shiny and mermaid-y...

Everyone (E!, TMZ, etc.) hated Jessica Biel's dress, but I think it is soooooooooooo beautiful.

Angelina Jolie looked so serious but elegant in this dress.

Monday, February 23

Think Different

UPDATE: Found the text...

Super busy..

Oh, my God!!! I've been so super busy with school that I have forgotten to write a blogosphere review (well, maybe two...). Those are truly what I enjoy most about reading blogs: looking for something to post. And people seem to enjoy them, too.

But one is coming your way. I have been piling cool stuff for about 3 weeks, and they are finally coming out. It's a lot of inspiration and coolness if I may say so, but the format's gonna change a bit to accommodate all of it.

Phew... got it out of my system...

Sunday, February 22

Loren Nelson

I first found Loren Nelson through a photography magazine, and I loved his work. His collection of plastic covered buildings is amazingly beautiful.

Tuesday, February 17

Quote: The Japanese

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
- Japanese Proverb

Monday, February 16

Featured EtsyBlogger: DonnaPool

I seriously had never heard about DonnaPool until her name came up as this month's featured blogger, but upon further examination of her shop I knew the EtsyBloggers have good reason to feature her. She makes quite a variety of stuff, but I like her vintage image buttons and pocket mirrors. Of course, her photography is impecable, as well as, her ACEOs.

Here are some of my favorites:

Overdue shout out...

In my going back to school mood, I totally forgot to give a shout out to Storybeader who featured me in her blog's Etsy Artisan Interview segment.

So sorry story, and thanks again!!!



I joined Etsy because I wanted to sell my craft, but I also loved the sense of community. I appreciate Etsy a lot because it is quite a marketplace for us sellers. It really makes my day when someone hearts me, compliments my work, or buys something. I appreciate the human contact, and of course I also appreciate the extra income. I've made some wonderful friends.

However as I spent more time on the site, I started noticing how all those details that sellers always complained about in the forums were really true. I hardly list anything because it is so time consuming. The checkout process is not really clear for buyers. I can't pay my bill with PayPal (yet, but I hear its coming). It took artfire to release stats, so that Etsy could do it too. Admins do shameless self promotion.

But all in all, I enjoy selling on Etsy. I am doing some changes to the shop already. I'm gonna concentrate on the vintage aspect, and leave the crafting a little aside. So that means more glasses, more vintage, and less brooches and some or two crafts. Between you and me, the brooches never sold really well anyways but I insisted on keeping them because I actually opened the shop for them.

But hey, change IS good...

Friday, February 6


OK, I'll have to take back what I said about street style blogs because I couldn't resist this guy.

Pencil Skirt

When I still had dreams of being a fashion designer, I asked my mom to buy me a sewing machine. After a few projects it got shoved to the darkest corner of my closet. About 3 weeks ago I started a project to alter a denim skirt to make it into a beautiful pencil skirt. I started and then managed to procrastinate until today. See, I get back to school on Monday, so I'd like to wear that skirt on the first day. And today I finally finished it. It's a gorgeous one, and I'm so proud of myself. It's custom made!! But the thing is I made the bottom part very tight for it to have a nice effect on the hips and I can barely walk!!! I'll fix it though...

Since I have no camera to show my craftiness, I opted to make a treasury to show the beautiful pencil skirts on Etsy. It's calledWhat a pencil (skirt)!!!.

Oh, and Smitten has a real good article about pencil skirts too...

Thursday, February 5

Quote: Joshua Glenn

Idleness is not the opposite of working hard, but is instead a rare, hard-won mode in which your art is your work, and your work is your art.
- Joshua Glenn, from The Idler’s Glossary.

Wednesday, February 4


Cubeecraft is a site that makes paper toys available to you for free. There are bunches of character you can download and put together on your own with only a pair of scissors and some folds. Here's my fave: a Mario Bros. Mushroom!!!

Tuesday, February 3

Alejandra Laviada

I became attached to Alejandra Laviada's work the other day I went to an exhibition by Mexican female artists. The guard wouldn't let me take a picture of her photographs not even without a flash. I managed to take one with my cellphone though. Here's the rest of the beautiful things she's photographed...

"Pink Symphony"



"Blue Hole"



As always, it is a pleasure for me to do this blogosphere reviews. As always, there are some amazing things in the web. If you'd like to see more of this beautiful things go over to any of the sites in the blogroll. I bet you'll be amazed.

Resurrection Fern features Mary A. Wakeley

features Mark Weaver.

features Resurrection Fern's new work.

Please Sir features Tara Donovan.

Kafferepet shows her hair-do tutorials.

Today and Tomorrow
features Lisa Oppenheim's Multicultural Crayon Displacement.

As always, great photography over at Smosch.

An Ambitious Project Collapsing photographs typewriter ribbon tins.

Yesterday was dramatic, today is ok is another blog with beautiful pictures from India.

We Make Money Not Art shows us the amazing transformations of Chinese cities.

The Year In Pictures streams what was hip 40 years ago: The Beatles Rooftop Concert.


I will probably be making myself scarce for the next few weeks. Nothing too important though, but I don't feel like blogging lately. Will be back when I need to. I will be posting blogosphere reviews though. One will be up soon. Meanwhile here's a very beautiful video and song.

Oren Lavie's Her Morning Elegance
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