Some new items I just posted in the ol' etsy shop. Check 'em out.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Hello. I feel like I've been away for a very long time. I haven't checked my daily blogs or posted anything to my own blog. The reason for that is that I was in Hawai'i for my cousin's wedding. It was fun! I got to hang out with my family and extended family and go to the beach and eat delicious Hawaiian pastries and sushi. But I have missed being an active member of the online community. Now I'm back and am currently updating my etsy store.
Also, here is a picture of a vintage dala horse plate that I purchased off of ebay awhile ago. I haven't hung it up on my kitchen wall yet, but don't worry I will. Dala horses are really cool. So is all of Swedish design.
Posted by Keiko / Small Adventure at 8:21 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This is another book that I want. Badly. It has directions on how to bind together books using all kinds of traditional techniques. I’ve held off for years trying to properly bind a book because all the directions in the books I looked at appeared to be just slightly unclear. So I guess I didn’t want to put in the extra effort to try to figure it out. But now! There is this book! And it looks awesome. And includes super easy looking directions for me to follow.
Posted by Keiko / Small Adventure at 5:37 PM
After many years of collecting image after image of cool looking apartments and houses, this remains one of my top favorites. This is the two bedroom apartment of the band, Blonde Redhead. The two main singers are married, I believe, and were featured in Domino awhile back. I tore out and pasted these images into the very first pages of my inspiration notebook and not much else has topped it yet. I wouldn’t call their apartment amazing in any design-related context, but I really love that their apartment is clean, yet very casually put together with the use of such soft colors (even though I do enjoy brighter colors, too, and are probably more naturally attracted to them) and really awesome antiques and old wallpapers. Someday when Malachi and I get a bigger place I will try to emulate the feel of this apartment.
Posted by Keiko / Small Adventure at 5:31 PM
This is the new book that I want. Garden Anywhere. It’s from Chronicle Books. Maker of fine books everywhere. The lady in the pictures, who is also the author?, dresses way cool in it. The printing is beautiful and the photographs are neat. It will teach you how to create gardens in tiny spaces. Like mine! You should pick it up at your local bookstore.
Posted by Keiko / Small Adventure at 5:29 PM
Today is the second day that I am sick and staying home from work. Although I hate being sick, I started thinking about the good things that occur when I am sick. Hot tea with honey in a mug that I’ve had since I was a little kid, a nice husband to take care of me, an overcast day to make me feel homey, and, of course, not being at work! I will put on a tv on dvd show and probably do some cross stitching or something relaxing. Thanks immune system!
a print my friend anna gave us for christmas! it is SUPER sweet and beautifully illustrated/designed. not the best picture of it as my apartment is quite dark today and my sister stole my better lens. anna works for hello! lucky, an awesome letterpressing studio that you have probably already heard of and love.
Posted by Keiko / Small Adventure at 5:24 PM
i made these valentine’s day pins for my family. dad, mom, hollin (sister), and eric (soon-to-be brother-in-law). they are my version of this project by the purl bee. there is a present for malachi (husband) also, but i can’t post it yet otherwise he might see it.
Posted by Keiko / Small Adventure at 5:14 PM