A COLLECTION OF

Month: June, 2011

A N I M A L

From Extremely Loud and Incredible Close, one of my most very favorite books, written by Jonathan Safran Foer.

T H I N G

Recently some friends and I went on an adventure foraging for foods in the wilds of Altadena.  We met in the morning at the Cobb Estate – once a mansion, home to Charles H. Cobb, a wealthy lumber magnate.  We then took a leisurely stroll for about 2.5 hours through the chaparral – through mustard, […]

P L A C E

I recently had the opportunity to visit Dia:Beacon, a museum located in the Hudson Valley, 80 minutes from Manhattan. The galleries at Dia:Beacon house the Dia Art Foundation’s art collection from the 1960s to the present. The building itself is a retrofitted Nabisco printing plant first built in 1929. I was particularly enamored by the windows […]

P E R S O N

I am so stoked to start the week off with an interview with Derek Erdman. Perusing his website, I found myself lost in the dialogues I created when looking at his different portraits.  He offers many services, like having a custom drawing done (thank you Derek for the portraits above!) or my favorites, the revenge […]

I D E A

From Tinkers by Paul Harding, a beautiful book about life and the passage of time.

A N I M A L

The Pekingese breed is over 2000 years old, originating in China in the city of Peking.  For centuries they were only owned by members of the Chinese Imperial palace, and during those times if you were caught stealing a Pekingese, you were punished by death.  The most common legend about the Pekingese goes: A lion […]

T H I N G

CoachArt is a great organization based in Los Angeles that pairs volunteers with children and adolescents between the ages of 6 – 18 who have a chronic or life-threatening illness for weekly lessons in the field of art or athletics. Once you sign up, CoachArt pairs you with a child who is interested in a […]

P L A C E

There are so many interesting things to know about Sweden: – Sweden has not declared war for two centuries. – Sweden is slightly larger than California. – 9,088,728 people are currently living in Sweden. – The conventional long form name is Kingdom of Sweden. – I K E A was founded in 1950 in the […]

P E R S O N

Ye Rin Mok Hi Ye Rin! What are 3 of your favorite things? ballet, photobooks, shoes Where do you turn for inspiration in your work? I’m not sure if I have a particular place I look for an inspiration.   I think it just happens, mainly fueled by boredom and an urge to make or try something out. Tell […]

I D E A

The days are the longest during summer which makes for perfect trips to the beach.  I can hear the ocean now, see my makeshift fort for sun relief and taste the sweet fruits of the picnic. My two Southern California favorite beaches are Crystal Cove and Leo Carrillo.  These two spots feature beautiful California coast […]