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{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

Broder is a local Swedish restaurant and one of our favorite breakfast + brunch spots in SE Portland. The food is amazing and although sometimes there is a bit of a wait it is competely worth it. The photographs above are from two separate visits to Broder. Some of our favorites include the baked eggs, baked scrambles, aebleskiver (Danish pancakes) with housemade lemon curd and lingonberry jam, apple fritters and potato pancakes. A bit of sweet and savory is the perfect combination in my book!




Bonpoint never fails to deliver a classic and beautiful collection each season. The Fall/Winter 2011 collection is no exception. I love all the neutrals and layers for boys, girls and babies. I can see my boys wearing any of the outfits above and I can envision myself, oh I mean my nieces, wearing the pretty grey wool jackets or black polka dot blazer. The metallic totes are my favorite. And I also love the gender neutral outfits for babies which are simple and sweet.



{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

We only have two more weekends left of the summer before school starts. And although I'll be sad to send the boys back to school we're trying to squeeze in as much fun family time as we can. Before I sign off I thought I would share a few things that made me smile this week.

+ Thank you for all the SHIMTOKK love. Joke and I are super excited to bring some packaging love in to the blog world!

+ Martha of Uniform Natural is one of my favorite creatives out there and I loved reading about her creative process (especially the part about looking for "happy accidents").

+ I also loved reading about how Sugar Paper got their start in the stationery world. Seeing how Chelsea made her dream into a reality is incredibly inspiring. [I met her last month in LA and she is the sweetest lady ever.]

+ I fell in love with the photography blog London vs. Paris. I adore how Irene and Xanthe have captured their worlds in London and Paris. Makes me want to visit both cities!

+ If you love food and beautiful photography then you'll like Spoon Fork Bacon, a new food blog by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park. I've already bookmarked the recipes for bacon, gruyere and green onion scones and cherry hand pies.

Have a wonderful weekend!!



{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

I love using simple white or kraft boxes to package gifts. And with a little bit of twine you can make this simple Rainbow Twine Box. Instructions can be found here.



{Selfridges & Co.}

I'm not a huge chocolate fan but I do appreciate simple + clean branding and packaging. I love the kraft paper wrap and beautiful colored foil used on Amelia Rope Chocolate bars. 



{Photographs by Bonnie Tsang}

Hello, Friends! I'm excited to share some fun news with you. Joke and I just launched SHIMTOKK, a collaborative blog. Each week we will be posting about our packaging projects, workshops and tutorials. If you love pretty packages then we think you'll love SHIMTOKK. If you hop on over there you'll find photographs from our first PACKAGING 101 workshop at SUMMER SCHOOL PORTLAND [a big thank you to our dear friend Bonnie Tsang for the lovely images!], tutorials on how to make a pretty Rainbow Twine Box and Paper Popcorn Holders and a peek at some of our favorite packaging supplies. And if you're the tweeting type you can follow us on Twitter [@SHIMTOKK].