Entries in READ (16)

Monday
Apr152013

[I LOVE KOREA] CASA LIVING

Casa Living is one of my favorite Korean lifestyle magazines. It has a nice mix of home interior, food, beauty, and lifestyle features. Although I don't buy many magazines these days (going through two international moves and 3 domestic moves in a 3.5-year time frame will make you think twice about having extra "stuff" around the house), I always flip through the pages of Casa Living when I'm at the book store. I love the styling and photography in this magazine. Speaking of international magazines, I need to get my hands on the latest Milk Decoration. It looks amazing!

Images 1 & 4-Lee Jun Geun / Image 2-Lee Jun Geun, Moon Sung Jin / Image 3-Kang Jin Joo.

Tuesday
Apr092013

[READ] THE LITTLE BOY WHO LOST HIS NAME

The boys are bookworms and if they are not playing with their Legos they can be found curled up somewhere around our home reading a book. So when the folks at lostmy.name contacted me about their personalized story books, I could not wait to see them in person. 

 

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Tuesday
Nov132012

[READ] Minä Perhonen 1 Textile

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY J SHIM

I love this beautiful Minä Perhonen textile book that my friend Mariko gifted me with last week while she was visiting Busan. She picked up the book at the Minä Perhonen shop in Tokyo. The book features 98 different textiles and there is a brief description about the inspiration behind each textile, which I found so interesting. You can also find the book here.

Monday
Jul162012

[READ] KNOT THREAD STITCH

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY J SHIM     BOOK PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW PAYNTER

I am thrilled to share with you my dear friend Lisa Solomon's new book KNOT THREAD STITCH: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media. Lisa is not only an accomplished artist, crafter and art professor but she is one of the most genuine people I know. We met many years ago via our blogs and I've had the pleasure of spending time with her offline (I only wish we knew each other back when I lived in the bay area). Lisa's new book is a wonderful collection of projects created by Lisa and many of her artist & crafter friends, myself included. The project I came up with for the book are some simple coasters which incorporate basic sashiko stitching. There are so many fun projects in the book that I cannot wait to try out and I think if you know how to thread a needle you will love this book, too! If you would like a chance to win a copy of KNOT THREAD STITCH please leave your name in the comments below and I'll pick one lucky winner on Friday, July 20.

UPDATE: Allison (Commenter #4) is the winner! 

Tuesday
Jan102012

[READ] TARTINE BREAD

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY J SHIM     BOOK PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC WOLFINGER

I love bread and I love Tartine Bakery so it is no surprise that I love Tartine Bread, written by Chad Robertson. The kind folks at Chronicle Books sent me the book and it was love at first sight. The book teaches you how to make different types of bread and takes it a step further and shows you how to use the breads as the basis for delicious sandwiches, burgers and salads. If you're a baker or dreaming of becoming a bread maker then I think you will enjoy this book.

Thursday
Dec222011

[READ] RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY J SHIM

I was happy to receive a review copy of Right Where You Are written by Lisa Mantierth and illustrated by Ashley Burke. This beautifully illustrated bedtime story book takes the reader on an adventure through geologic time. Although my boys are six and eight years of age they enjoyed the scientific aspect of the book. I think this book would make a great gift for any adventurous little girl or boy.