Saturday, January 1, 2011


I brought these to a friend's house about a week ago, thinking they were cupcakes and we'd have them over tea. I was terribly mistaken. I’m not sure what they are or what they're meant for, but they are made of solid buttercream, with a very thin wafer of cake at the very bottom. It was a very amusing experience. We are dastardly ones, and we conspired to trick her poor husband into consuming one... and filmed it.

I resolve to be less naughty this year. Or not.

Friday, December 17, 2010

kindred spirits

"Because," he said, "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you-- especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly."
--Chapter XXIII, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

My favourite quote from the book ♥

In one of my second year English literature courses, I was taught to read this book as a story of a woman's oppression and looming entrapment in patriarchy, and I believed that for years until I re-read this book this year. In the time that has passed between readings, I’ve grown, matured, and discovered real love. Under that light, the book reads much differently, and I can identify with much of what Jane feels. To me (and I don't care what my English profs would say about it), this is a story of growth, of perseverance, and definitely of love. It’s perhaps more lucrative to be cynical and force jaded readings into this novel, but I don't believe that was Brontë's intention.

The imagery of this quote is breathtakingly beautiful.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Self-strung (not technically "handmade") necklace from materials at this lovely store in tokyo. Super simple and inexpensive!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"Hanging, swaying, pulsing, the most vulnerable and insubstantial creature, [the jellyfish] has for its defence the violence and power of the whole ocean, to which it has entrusted its going and its will."

--Ursula Le Guin, Lathe of Heaven

Friday, November 5, 2010


Birnel on whole-grain knäckerbrot (crispbread)

I came across Birnel in switzerland. It's a golden syrup made from the concentrated juice of pears. I was happy to find that it's all natural--it has only one ingredient: pear juice. It's light and has a fruity tanginess to it, and tastes excellent on my morning toast or as a sweetener.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


two of my favourite graphic tees from japan-- the top one is from hanjiro (gorgeously designed second-hand store... i absolutely adore it), and the bottom one is one of the 2008 halloween series from uniqlo (once in a blue moon there's something there that i like).

that pink t-shirt seriously rocks