Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Friday!!

I wish you a very very happy weekend and I leave you with this great photo.


If I were to list a few fellow bloggers/artists  who have inspired me and shaped the way I think and look at things, Maria will certainly be at the top of the list.  I'm pretty sure you've heard the news about her lovely blog.  I will miss her amazing space but I am sure her journey doesn't end here. 

Thanks for the inspiration MAV!

{From MAV}

Thursday, December 18, 2008


This reuse/reduce/recycle photo documentary project proves to me that sustainability can be beautiful. Don't you love all these white shirts?

{from fiftyrx3 via montmarte}

Aya Brackett

I love the light and the softness of these portraits by Aya Brackett

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The colors of Bangkok ..on film

The day after I got back from Chicago, I took a walk around town and drove to the nearest beach town with my wonderful AE-1 and I remembered how much I love my city.

Scenery Resort

I've moved back to Bangkok about a week ago. I love the city but I find myself looking forward to getting out of town.

This resort in Ratchaburi (about 2 hours from Bangkok) just got me.

{from The Scenery Resort, Thailand}

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I have a thing for pastel colors, especially when they come in small and adorable pieces like those above.
My colleague's sister owns this wonderful shop and she has such a sweet collection of cupcakes, wedding cakes, favors, and many more.

{from Riya Shoppe Bangkok}

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jerry Yoon Photography

I am all for goofy and groovy wedding photography.
I found Jerry Yoon's amazing work from the lovely Joanna's blog.

{via Joanna}

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Yes, I am still thinking about the card!
I bought this card from a small stationery shop in Pittsburgh some years ago and that's how I got to know Bellamuse.
I love their simplicity and great choices of typography.

{from Bellamuse}

Delicious Design League

Delicious Design League also makes such cool posters.
This one is my favorite..pretty icons and muted colors...I'm simply smitten.

I'm thinking screen printing, I'm thinking Jason Munn

Given my deep deep love for screen printing. I think I am very likely to make a screen printed wedding invites.
But who knows, letterpress is so tempting too. 

I am looking beyond the wedding invitation category for an inspiration. I love these simple icons on Jason Munn's posters.
I think he's amazing.

{from Jason Munn}

Something exciting

My boyfriend and I got engaged last week. Just the day before we left for Japan.
Our Japan trip was a blast and I will post about it very soon, but now I have so many things to be excited about

-The theme of our wedding
-The venue
-The dress!
-The invitations!!!
-The favors and gifts
_The cake!

It feels good to be a bride-to-be :) I especially can't stop thinking about the invitations!! I will share my obsession on this space in the coming months.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The ones we love

There's so much love involved in this amazing project.
This is what happens when you take photos of people who mean the most to you.
Love and emotion really did shine through.
{photos by Sasha Borodinova}

Proud Mary

These are already on my christmas wish list.
More goodies here.

Little things

The day after thanksgiving I took a walk in a garden and found this little red berry.
Little things, especially round things like polka dots always make me happy.
There is something calming about their round shapes. 
And when it comes to polka dots, no one does it better than Lisa Stickley
Her random placement of these dots seem just right to me.
Happy monday to you!! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Choshiho Photography

I am going to spend Thanksgiving in Michigan with my boyfriend and his family.
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

I'm leaving you with these great photos from Choshiho photography.
His picnic series really speak to me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

INTERVIEW: Montmarte's Sketchbook

8 more days before my trip....

I am so excited to share with you this little interview I had with this stylish lady. Renee's famous blog is an amazing space that stores an extensive collection of fashion, prints and patterns and photography that catch her eyes. I love her ethnic style and color choices and have been a long-time fan of her blog. When I found out that she just went to Japan recently, I knew I needed to snatch her for a little interview. So here I bring you a brief Tokyo city guide in Renee's very own version.

10 things about Tokyo with Montmarte's Sketchbook

What triggered you to go to Tokyo?
Lately, I've been admiring japanese style, presentation, and food so I thought it would be an interesting place to visit. I hope I can go back one day.

Which book(s) were you reading on that plane to Tokyo?
The Audacity of Hope, The Kite Runner

Favorite place to shop for clothes
Muji, Sally Scott, Mina Perhonen, Tsumori Chisato, Journal Standard.

Favorite place to shop for arts & crafts
Asakusa neighborhood for traditional crafts and sweets

Favorite place to shop for books
+ Kinokuniya (it's six stories high!)
Cow books

Mori Art Museum

Favorite restaurants or caf├ęs
+ En-Ya
+ Bar Ricardo
+ The food market located in the basement of Takashimaya.
+ Bento boxes from the train station

The one dessert that you will never forget from this trip
Black sesame ice-cream

Favorite place to take photos

this might sound a little generic--but there is so much beauty just about anywhere you go.

MOST favorite photograph from the whole trip (if you only have to choose one)
this photograph of my friend kelly. (Editor's Note: Renee picked the top photo as her favorite, but the other two are too pretty not to share)

Any other fun random thoughts or suggestions about visiting Tokyo?

Other places to check out:

The Messengers exhibit at the Mori Art Museum.

Claska Hotel at Naka-Meguro (hotel/bookstore/gallery)

Daikenyama neighborhood (boutiques)

Yoyogi Park for a picnic and nap
+ Tsukiji fish market

Thanks so much for sharing with us Renee!

P/S Renee has lots of great photos on flickr too. And she has some new hand-printed designs available over here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tres Bien Shop

Ahhh I just checked out the new arrival section of this Swedish shop.
Too many lovely goodies!

Cocca and an upcoming interview

You probably could tell from my previous posts that I am quite a fabric addict.
I am on a constant hunt for great patterns and fabrics and this store has just been added to my current faves. Check out their furniture section too!

P/S Talking about pattern and fabric, Renee from Montmarte's Sketchbook has been one of the talented bloggers who inspired me to start this blog. She definitely has an eye for great pattern and design. I have a fun interview with her about her recent visit to Japan coming up tomorrow!

{From Cocca}

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yossi Milo Gallery

I wish I had a window sill like this.
Happy friday to you.
Photo by Kelli Connell.


Jodii is a shop run by Sophie, the lovely lady from Germany. 
I had a hard time picking my favorites, but here are the top three :)

{from Jodii}