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Tuesday
Sep062011

[DESIGN] CHIHIRO TANAKA

{Chihiro Tanaka}

When Appah and I were in Tokyo a few years ago we came across the Light Couture exhibition by Chihiro Tanaka. I was mesmerized by the beautiful handmade lights with all the intricate folds. I love the idea of one of these beautiful light sculptures hanging in a room in our house.

Monday
Sep052011

[TRAVEL] TOLOVANA BEACH / OREGON / DAY 2

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

After such a fun day at the beach I decided to take the boys back the following day. I surprised them the next morning by having the car all packed with our beach gear. They were so excited and happily made the hour plus drive back to Tolovana Beach. I always seem to forget how close we are to the beach. It is such a beautiful drive out there that the time flies by so quickly. It felt like a repeat of the day before, we ate clam chowder at Mo's, picked up some baked goodies from Waves of Grain Bakery and camped out at the beach for the day. The weather was typical Oregon beach weather [which I love], cool and windy. The boys spent hours digging in the sand and creating rock forts for their dinosaurs. We created pictures with rocks and I squeezed in a little nap. I really miss living in Busan where we lived right by the East Sea. There is something so calming about watching the ebb and flow of the waves. We're already looking forward to our next trip to the beach!

Monday
Sep052011

[WRAP] PACKAGE 015

{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

A simple date stamp gift tag is the perfect gift tag to make when you're in a hurry. Details here on the SHIMTOKK blog.


Friday
Sep022011

[TRAVEL] TOLOVANA BEACH / OREGON

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

There are four more days left of summer vacation. So of course it felt right to take the boys to the beach for the day. It was a last minute trip so I thought we could pick up some beach buckets and shovels at the store but they were sold out so we improvised with Halloween buckets and plastic ladles. Before we hit the beach we fueled ourselves with clam chowder and fish & chips from Mo's and grabbed cookies and pot de crème from Waves of Grain Bakery. We spent the day digging in the sand, had contests on who could stack the most rocks and laughed and told silly jokes. As the boys get older these last days of summer are getting more and more bittersweet. 

Thursday
Sep012011

[EAT] TERRAIN 

{Terrain}

Terrain has a beautiful selection of home goods but of course I'm drawn to the food! They carry many yummy treats with amazing packaging [because we all know packaging is very important in my book!]. I love the simple container of sugar candies, the lovely label on the Elderflower Presse, the Tru Bee honey branding, the McClure's pickle jar and the handwritten-like kraft label on the Pink Himalayan salt. Good Food + Good Packaging = My Weakness!

Wednesday
Aug312011

[WRAP] PACKAGE 014

{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds + Clear Bag + Sticker Paper = Treat for a Sweet Friend