6.10.14

M.I.A




Sorry for being away from blogging for a whole month! I blame the good summer weather

for being so bright and warm that I wanted to stay indoors as little as possible!



If you're my instagram follower, you might have noticed that I'm having a small show case this month

in Shibuya, Tokyo at Shibuya book publishing. If you are in Tokyo in October or around the

neighbourhood, why not drop by for fun? The bookstore is also a very cool place to visit!



When: October 1-31

Where: Shibuya book publishing

Address: 17-3 Kamiyamachō, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan


Hope to see you soon!


4.9.14

Freelance life




I have been admiring Satsuki Shibuya's works and followed her blog for quite sometime now.

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover her video seminar, here, in 2013.

As a freelancer, I found her lecture so helpful in focusing on what I need to do on a daily basis

and where I should invest my energy into. I hope you find the video helpful as much as I did :)
19.8.14

Pretty





Pretty things I found on pinterest

11.8.14

Around here






Postcard and shop packaging / Lazy Sunday simple toasts / Quartz ring I have been working on
4.8.14

花火 / Hanabi


Last Saturday, I got some tickets to see a fireworks show in Itabashi.

It was my very first official hanabi show in Japan as I usually take-a-peek at them through my windows!

Although the weather was brutally hot and the train was all packed like this (not joking!),

I really did enjoy the show and summer street food! Hope you love the photos, my favorite is the second photo.

I think it looks more like the universe than fireworks :)
1.8.14

Summer favorites






Summer favorites:

I love ugly watch // Curve earrings // Ceylon bubble milk tea!
12.7.14

Concrete projects


Remember my last post about DIY concrete stool? Since I have some left over concrete mix from the last project,

I'm wondering what to do next with the concrete? I found these interesting concrete projects all over the internet.

Concrete coffee table sounds like a good idea!



image sources: concrete table via weekday carnival // concrete candle holders via homesick //

concrete coasters via a piece of rainbow // concrete diamond via a merry mishap

1.7.14

DIY: Concrete side table



You may have seen this DIY concrete stool everywhere on internet, guess what? I finally gave in and give it a try too!

If you follow the link here , you can find that the video instruction is pretty easy to follow.

I used a smaller bucket size than what it was being used in the video,

so I simply used 2 kg of concrete mix with approximately 2 cups of water.

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I found that once you pour the water into the concrete mix, it will become pretty dense and a little difficult to mix,

so I used a small gardening shovel to make sure everything is all mixed.

Oh, and I suggest making a small hole in the middle of the mound, and then add the water into the

hole (as if you were making bread) it will make mixing so much easier!

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The fun part is that once you get the water and concrete ratio just right,

the texture will be very much gelato-like, so easy to sculpt (I hope it makes sense!) and shiny.

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That’s it for now. I hope my tips are somewhat helpful!
12.6.14

Around here








 - New postcard to include in the mail for my customers 

 - Cocoa just woke up from her nap 

- Peony is my favorite flower 

 - I have been making new things lately 

- Jagged, Grip and Luxor rings





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