sunny blue omusubi

March 31, 2011

Sunny-Blueever since i went to hawaii i've been in love with omusbis. an omusbi is a japanesse rice ball(triangle) wrapped with nori (japanese seaweed) filled with different types of meats/veggies. i read about sunny blue and was excited to try the place out. located in santa monica the restaurant is small and cute. i tried the spicy salmon, tuna mayo, chicken curry, miso mushroom and the miso beef. the miso beef is hands down my favorite and for only $2-$3 each you can't go wrong! - they also serve yogurt too if you need a sweet treat!

olive and thyme

March 30, 2011

Olive and ThymeOlive and Thymelast weekend in celebration for my friends 27th we had a little food tour in la. one of the stops on our food tour was olive and thyme in toluca lake. we ordered an assortment of things to share including the salted caramel croissant and the forager panini pictured above. oh so amazing – absolutely love this place and wish it was closer to me so i could go there more often!

PHOTO BY JCHONG

{heart japan} support

March 29, 2011

in addition to the atlanta benefit event there will be a san francisco event on april 9 at 8pm at kaleidoscope featuring music by morning commute and the soonest. hope you west coast friends can make it out!

if you're unable to attend either event but want to support {HEART JAPAN} you can do so by purchasing a t-shirt, calendar or donating here.

TSHIRT DESIGN BY JCHONG / CALENDAR DESIGN BY JCHONG FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY BY ESTHER JULEE PHOTOGRAPHY

the {heart japan} benefit

March 28, 2011

Heart-Japani know i've talk a lot about japan the last few days, but i think it's important for us to remember how fortunate and lucky we are. i've teamed up with a group of creatives to put together the {HEART JAPAN} benefit. the first event is in atlanta on saturday april 2 from 5-7pm. there will be a silent auction with lots of great items, t-shirts, calendars for sale and live music by the fu. 100% of the donations raised will go to direct relief international. if your in the atlanta area – i hope you will come out! if your not and would like to donate you can do so here.

roasted heirloom carrots and sprouts

March 25, 2011

the other day while i was shopping at whole foods i spotted these beautiful heirloom carrots. i thought the colors were so pretty. i roasted the carrots with some brussel sprouts and added some garlic and salt – simple and delicious!

PHOTO BY J.CHONG

wanted / ona camera bag

March 23, 2011

ONA-Camerai'm on the hunt for a compact hiking camera backpack for my trip to peru, but it seems like i am always in search for the perfect camera bag for every occasion. perhaps ona camera bag insert will be the solution to all my problems. available for purchase on onabags.com and photojojo.com

TOP PHOTO FROM ONABAGS.COM, BOTTOM PHOTO FROM PHOTOJOJO.COM

pinkberry lychee

March 22, 2011

Lychee-Pinkberrya new summer flavor has arrived at pinkberry... and while i've never been a huge lover of pinkberry im definitely all for lychee pinkberry. go go now and get some!

PHOTO FROM PINKBERRY.COM

diy cards w/ paper swatches

March 21, 2011

DIY CardsDIY Cardshappy monday to you! the weekend weather in los angeles went from a sunny saturday to a really windy, rainy and chilly sunday, but i really enjoyed my rainy day.

i've been collecting a pile of old paper swatch books that i've been meaning to do something with. so this weekend i tapped into my crafty side and make some temporary business cards. i cut up the old swatch books to 3'x1.5' cards used some japanese tape, and this stamp to add the type. i love the way they turned out!

PHOTO BY J.CHONG

for japan with love

March 17, 2011

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i am coming together with fellow bloggers tomorrow and participating in the bloggers day of silence to pray and remember those in japan. the ladies of utterly engaged and ever ours have brought together the blogging community and so far have raised over $23,000 please donate and read more about it here for japan with love

zakka-nouveau

zakka-nouveaui stumbled upon the work of satsuki shibuya from zakka-nouveau recently and absolutely fell in love with her creations. she is the designer behind these beautiful wedding invites and these adorable tea towels pictured above.

she has also started a project called stich+connect where she is creating 30 limited edition items where 100% of the sales will be donated to a charity from her selected list. check out her blog for the updates on her limited edition items and her etsy page for other items!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN MILLER + SATSUKI SHIBUYA / ZAKKA-NOUVEAU

wanted / carpenters lamp

March 16, 2011

Carpenters-Lampi've shifted around the office space in my apartment a bit and now want to replace my old black ikea lamp with something a bit more fun. loving this carpenters lamp from cb2.

IMAGE FROM CB2.COM

praying for japan - donate too

March 14, 2011

Japan
it has been a few days since the japan quake/tsunami and i hope that everyone is finding their loved ones and getting help where they need quickly. japan is on everyones mind and we are all praying and hoping for the best. please help donate if you can.. text REDCROSS to 90999 for an automatic $10 donation (the amount will be taken off your phone bill), purchasing a print from W+K, or donate lifesaving supplies via shelterbox. every bit counts!

ILLUSTRATION BY NATASCHA ROSENBERG

thinking of japan

March 11, 2011

JAPANi am deeply sadden by the news of the earthquake and tsunami that hit japan. watching the videos of the tsunami was heartbreaking. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected.

DESIGNED BY J.CHONG

helveticards

March 10, 2011

helveticardshelveticards! neat cards but i wonder if it would be confusing to actually play with these?

PHOTOS FROM CB2

wanted / serving spoons

March 09, 2011

Serving-Spooni definitely want a set of these serving spoons from anthropologie in my kitchen. the wood and pattern mix are really cute.

IMAGE FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE

vintage cameras

March 08, 2011

there has always been something about vintage cameras that make me smile. to my surprise i got two vintage cameras from a friend this weekend as a very belated (lost in the mail multiple times) birthday gift. not sure if either of them work... but looking forward to testing them out! pictured above is melody's grandfathers rolleiflex we were playing with over the weekend.

PHOTO BY J.CHONG

kelvin kuo photgraphy

March 06, 2011

hope everyone had a good weekend. i started my weekend in a photo session with kelvin kuo photography - you can see a few photos arthur and kelvin took of me on his website kelvinkuo.com

PHOTO BY KELVIN KUO

better half

March 04, 2011

betterhalfim loving this package design created by VSA partners that was created for a valentine's day exhibit. i can't drink any alcohol but if i could i'd try this.

IMAGE FROM VSA PARTNERS VIA LOVELY PACKAGE

you love it

March 03, 2011

You-Love-Iti do love it! beautiful poster created by critter and ketchup n mustard for an exhibition they had.

PHOTO BY TWODUMBS

bookshelf fun

March 02, 2011

eventually when i own a home i'd love to have a wall of books - this video has lots of fun ideas of how to organize your books. my favorite is by color.

via apartment therapy thanks t!

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