Thank you everyone for totally getting into the spirit of our paint-a-couch family project. The response was so enthusiastic it really surprised me. You guys are the kinds of friends a girl needs.
Today was another glorious day in Southern California. I spent it at the beach with good friends and our kids. I collected more heart-shaped rocks, the kids caught a horrific looking sea cucumber and a crab. We saw dolphins in the distance, yummy surfers and a whole lot of pelicans. Life is sweet.
Here, I've been whistling this tune, which I do regularly when I'm in a jolly mood. Or, somehow, when I make spaguetti with tomato sauce, which is often one and the same.
Don't forget to turn on the sound on the youtube screen below for that vey sticky jingle, 'Tarako, tarako' you will be humming the rest of the week-end :-))
Update. Okay, the earthquake wasn't so bad. It wasn't the Big One.
Thank you to so sweet and so cold for introducing me to those berets. They are made out of felt, then died and embroidered. Aren't they completely original? they are the creation of Etsy seller Dadaya.
Because she is a lovely artist that’s why. If don’t know her name, or her nationality it's only because I don’t now how to navigate LiveJournal to find that information (and/or I’m too lazy.)
Aren't you glad you don’t rely on me for the facts.
I am so totally charmed by her work, though. So kawai, so cûûûte I can hardly stand it. But smart too, take a look.
I know she answers to the name of Christina. She also creates dolls (Some Blithe and some made from scratch) that are adorable and for sale on the Japanese online art gallery and store JunieMoon. Orrietacat, if you read this, tell us more about you. The world needs to know.
Here are pictures I grabbed hungrily from Love Forever, which has to be my absolute favorite blog at the moment.
Love Forever just posted about the latest from Jeu de Paume, not the Parisian museum, but the fabulous home and décor Japanese site? I know I did, right here. But here is more, so much more. This is Scandinavian design as filtered through Japanese sensibility. This is the palette that is the most seductive to me these days. White, lots of beautiful white, punctuated with splashes of pastel everywhere. There is something unassuming and fresh about this. Nothing pretentious, nothing luxurious, only prettiness. We need more prettiness in this world.