I'm so excited to FINALLY reveal the design for my "OUi ♥ JAPAN" scarf! It features hand-drawn & watercolored Japanese flowers & black stripes on a light green watercolor background.
Samples of the 27 x 60" cotton voile scarf (super light & gauzy!) will be here by the end of the week, and then I'll add it to the shop. 100% of the proceeds from the scarf (and a new candle, coming soon) will benefit the Red Cross in Japan. Stay tuned... xx

You can also add OUi as a facebook friend here. xx


sunday started with a couple of estate sales, made a couple of wooden-bead necklaces, and then cooked a yummy lentil dinner (with crispy-fried onions on top!).
my estate sale booty included a couple of great silver & turquoise pieces, a rhinestone jesus pin, a ceramic bowl, a very pretty costume-jeweled necklace, and a tiny "it's up to you" beer mug. man, i love all the weird little collections of things at estate sales...

necklaces made with goods from our local hobby shop...

sorting de puy lentils on my mom's bauhaus china platter (which i'm conspiring to steal in the dead of night...)


lovely & endless inspiration from japan...
shoes from a détacher, knot ornament from confetti system


working on the march OUi fabric, inspired by japan...


'OUi ♥ JAPAN' products coming soon! i am working on two one special items to help support japan in their time of need. more to come... please stay tuned! xx


a few shots from our recent trip to nyc...

sunday "dinner" with aunt mary in ct.

a trip to bird, w'burg.

i think i've found the best affordable florist in the city. he's on 9th ave (between 51st & 52nd) & does wonders with ranunculus.

ate lots of good food: pho (at cha pa's) & brunch (at five leaves)...

and dessert (at momofuku milk bar).

junky jewelry in hell's kitchen & a stroll thru the old 'hood (williamsburg).

shadows & reflections at marc jacobs

funky mosaics: east village optometrist & dolly parton bathroom (at vinyl).

pink brooklyn sunsets...

fluorescent hay bails at rodarte. waiting to interview the mulleavy sisters (who are chatting with miss tavi).
we are currently looking for a new home (& have been looking for 3 months now)... so, when the day fades, i tend to dig thru my stuffed-to-the-brim "home ideas" folder. here is the fruit of tonight's digging... a little living room to-be mock-up action. :)
couch, rug & lamp: ikea, table: cb2, chair: fake eames lounge chair, pillows: OUi, curtain: confetti system @ c.o.s. nyc, photo: moi...


in the ether: bundled balloons

photos 1 & 2, l-r: national geographic, real-life up house
photo 3: fort standard, caked up! event
photo 4: candelaria via cheri


i've spent most of my evening reading about artist/stylist/designer/felter, ashley helvey, on the interwebs. i've been following her blog for a while now but just discovered the amazing hand-felted pieces she makes from organic & predator-friendly raw california wool. lucky for you west-coasters, she teaches the occasional workshop at various places in l.a./portland/seattle, and of course, i'm now inspired to add felt-making to my list of art-craft to-do's. you can read an interesting interview on ashes & milk in which she describes her fascinating process.

(felted lamps at luce in portland)

her amusing "feet felt" video from her youtube channel:

absolutely beautiful & inspiring work!