Friday, January 29, 2010

let there be... muffin?

today marks the exact day when i went to get the business license, and made the studio all official. so i've decided that today is the studio's anniversary. for me, anniversaries and birthdays are important. it gives me a reason to stop for a minute, look back, and pat myself on the back. with a young company, always in a time crunch and trying to catch up, this is a true luxury. 

also, i'd liket to say thank you for all of your support. this year, i've received a 900+ fans on my facebook page, opened up shop, and started this blog. of course, in between, i've designed and produced series of items. so i think today i will sit down, and have a cocoa hazelnut banana muffins to enjoy the hour. then back to the grind. there are many things that didn't go through last year, and many things planned for this year. as always, i'm looking ahead with a bit less of a naivete and a bit more optimism.

happy friday!

image: courtesy of here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

my obsession

top image is taken from the anime bokura ga ita (we were there) by yuki obata. middle image is taken from hachimitsu to kuroba (honey and clover) by chika umino. and lastly, bottom image, (and my most obsessed with) is taken from NANA by (my most favorite manga author) ai yazawa.

all three animes and mangas that pushes me to think and design better.

on that note, i've been itching to stop by NEW PEOPLE, a 3 story japanese experience where they have a rotating art show, in san francisco japantown. with projects piling up, having one of delica's bento sounds like a brilliant idea.

happy friday! ^^

Friday, January 15, 2010

cuteness overload

i just got back from my supposedly vacation turned to a whirlwind trip to asia for a week. while the jet lag is still here, i can't wait to share with y'all cuteness overload i found on my trip. so enjoy, and have a good long weekend.

announcement: etsy store will close indefinitely. right now i'm concentrating on separating the shops to 2 distinct shops. my direct shop is currently open, and this is where you find more stationery items. my goal is to turn etsy store to be a more of my experimental handmade limited edition items kind of store. more announcement will be made when the store re-opened. you can still convo with me via etsy.

images: top: heart donut from dunkin donut. snapped at incheon airport. middle: from prints singapore. bottom: from artbox, korean based stationery company. link is for their uk online store. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

the last remnants of 2009

Let's talk shop!

The 2010 calendar will be discontinued on January 15th. Without a discount, it's still a bargain! All of 2009 Holiday cards will be pulled from the etsy store as well as the shop on January 15th also.

I have added a special section on shipping at the shop.175designstudio for an easy single stop to find information on when the purchased items will be shipped, as well as order announcements.

Lastly, I'm taking a much needed break on January 5th to January 17th after a flurry of studio and shop related activities during the last 2 months. Etsy store as well as shop.175designstudio will be open during this time. All order placed on these dates will receive free standard domestic and international shipping.

The new year has started off with a bang for me. Hope it's the same for you!