Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

This exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum is the world's largest Hello Kitty retrospective to celebrate her 40th birthday. I've been a Sanrio fan since as far back as I can remember, and even have memories of my mom taking me to "the Hello Kitty store" when I was 4! So it was pretty awesome to come see this exhibit with my own daughter who is 4. 

The exhibit runs through April 26, 2015.

The Japanese American National Museum is located at 100 N. Central Ave in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Inspiration lately

Pom pom headband, via Ship & Shape. I like this for color palette and the abstract designs created within the pom poms.

Yesterday I was driving home, and by driving I mean scooting through traffic for 2 hours, and I was having all these creative epiphanies. If I'm driving and I don't listen to my favorite podcast, my mind starts to wander and it goes to some pretty glorious places. I had all these ideas for things I want to make, and I wished there was a way to take a picture of the picture inside your head so I can remember when I actually have time. Despite all my creative thoughts, I still have to go home and take care of my family, or some nights I go to the gym because I gots to take care of me, too, baby. 

These images are from the Instagram account of a store in Australia called The Family Love Tree. Even though I will probably never actually go to this store, I love all the colorful art and interior shots they post.  The rope baskets a few pictures up are by Gemma Patford who hosted a workshop there, also shown above.

What I need to do is set aside a Saturday to just go buy canvases or make some wood panels and restock some of my supplies that by now are surely dried out. And maybe I should just leave them out somewhere so that I can just do some drive-by creating. What if I did a little tiny something that took 15 minutes every night?

Hand painted beads by Jen Love Kev.

I think it's great that I have a creative job because if I didn't at least get to create something, I wouldn't be as happy. But sometimes I use all that effort during the day and I don't have anything left at night. I ought to do something, though, because I am tired of the same old complaints in my head about time. Get a hold of yourself, self. Nobody likes a complainer. Go to bed 20 minutes later or something.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ceramics by Cathy Terepocki

Really cool work by Cathy Terepocki. Check out her shop!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dear Creatures Autumn 2014

All images via Dear Creatures.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gorgeous home textiles by Karrie Kaneda / Happy Habitat

Oh MyLanta! The uber talented designer Karrie Kaneda has got it goin' on. I love every single thing in her shop, Happy Habitat.