Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Love

We're leaving in 2 days for a much need vacation, flying into LA and driving up the lovely PCH1 to San Fransisco. (This also explains the lack of posting- planning takes lots of browsing every website in every city, nook and cranny being visited!) I am SO excited for the following.....
Eating at, and viewing the current art installation at above Royal T cafe, unfortunately missing this Hello Kitty 35th bday exhibit by 3 days!!!!

It makes me and hello kitty cry....

my photo of Tom Sachs sculpture in NY

pic via Lance Bangs, from We Love You So
Seeing Where the Wild Things Are!!!!!! I am an enormous Maurice Sendak fan, not to mention Jonze, and got to see both speak at the MoMA about the film and see the debut of Jonze and Lance Bangs documentary, Tell them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak which premiered on HBO tonight- and I HIGHLY recommend!!! I cried and we all gave him a standing ovation.

that's right...just a casual chat with Sendak and Jonze...

Visting printing goody shop little otsu in San Fransisco and getting this Apak panda card!

Seeing this Irving Penn exhibition at the Getty museum

picture via The Getty

Going to the brand new giant Japanese mall, New People and visiting the Baby the Stars Shine Bright the gothic lolita look and hope the mall will be filled with cute stationery/food/accessories!

AAAA!!! I had to amend this post because I'm most super SUPER excited about finally seeing Katy, of Daughter Earth fame, after wayyy too long!! yay!

quilt via Daughter Earth's Etsy site

See you soon!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Good Harvest!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to wander on just the right street in Korea town - in the middle of Korean harvest day parade no less!- and stumbled upon the most amazing shop, um, called "The Hello Kitty Shop" BUT WAIT!! This is not a Hello Kitty post - Why I'm obsessed with this store is for the beautifully illustrated Korean stationery lines they carry. I discovered whimsical fairy tale illustrator, Kim Minji, who has series of both Alice in Wonderland and The Little Prince and paints in washy watercolors.

all pictures via Kim Minji

Then!!! All the fashion illustration stationery I could ever dream of! The stickers with young red riding hood-looking girls saying silly phrases (quite reminiscent of Yoshitomo Nara's work) are by a company Pony Brown, and you can see more of their line here at Cotton Candy Island-soooo cute!

These 2 large sheets- titled "m.ray's boyish look style" and "Trend Report from Tanya" say "written and illustrated by okun", but I can't find anything on this illustrator- any suggestions are welcome!

The last find- a set of 2 little notebooks with the cutest outfits front and back! Same story with the illustrator here- in the corner it says "illust by RUA" but no luck in searches.

They also had great tote bags- similar to the Coach ones I blogged about...maybe next time....