August 20, 2006

✿Pretty Entrance

Folk and knif on the side and plate in the middle.

What a unique entrance for the house!  It was near the Haight Street and Masonic, S.F.

August 18, 2006

✿Cafe Cacao

When we park our car at the parking lot, we could already smell the cacao blending with sugar and milk at Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory in west Berkeley.  The factory actually makes their own chocolate at this site and they also give a factory tour to learn how they make their chocolate.  There is a chocolate shop to purchase their sweat to bitter very dense chocolate and the best part is that they have a cafe/restaurant called Cafe Cacao next to it and all the chocolate cakes are made by their Scharffen Berger Chocolate.

While I was deciding what to have for a desert after the sandwich, I went to the cake display case twice to pick what I wanted... It was hard decision to make because they all looked so good.

Like I said, it was hard decision to make and we picked chocolate pudding. You can't see the chocolate in this photo but there were tons of chocolate chunks on the bottom and it came with not too sweat caramel (just how I like it).  This pudding was amazing !

We experienced the best hot chocolate here...

August 17, 2006


My friend told me that even the small dog like Ren needs at least 45 minutes of walk everyday, and I don't really walk with her that much everyday... I felt so bad for her so I took her to the park. I just kept saying "something good for Ren-chan today..." We spend enough amount of time at the park walking, playing on grass and looking around kids playing... I think (hope) she had a exciting day...

While she was having a great time, I took tons of photos of her. She loves being photos (I think) and she poses so cool. I used to think so serious that she needs model agency because she is so cute and she takes good poses... She will be perfect for a magazine's cover girl!!!  (O.K. I know I'm too much... hahaha)

August 13, 2006

✿Monsieur Hippopotame

My friend, Mayuko is reading the book Sophie game me while I was in Paris.  Sophie works at book store near Opera, Paris and she found this book at her work.  
This book is written in French and Japanese.  She gave me this so that I can study French !  Merci Sophie.

Monsieur Hippopotame  考えるミスター、ヒポポタムス
By, Tanikawa shunntaro  谷川俊太郎
Illustrations、Hirose Gen 広瀬弦

August 05, 2006

✿Sneaker Pimps


I decorated on the Adidas shoes for the Sneaker Pimps event which those shoes travel to many cities around the world.  I made high top part with quilt and it's nicely stays up.
Displaying with official Tourist bandana.

"Sneaker Pimps" that's the name of the event! My sneaker was displayed in such a great spot!

Sneaker Pimps is the worlds largest touring sneaker show featuring over 1000 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, artists collaborated sneakers and a collection of sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography.

Sneaker Pimps has visited more than 62 cities throughout the globe visiting countries such as Australia (three times), New Zealand, USA (three times), Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, China, Thailand, Canada, Belgium and The Philippines, making it the world largest cultural street-art lifestyle exhibition.

Sneaker Pimps has developed a global following, with thousands of people attending Sneaker Pimps shows world wide.

My friend, Asa's work.

I love this work!

There were just tons of sneakers but I think these were my favorites. This artist made the actual sneakers from scratch and it seems so comfortably soft.  Perfect as room shoes.

kamau and I were standing in front of Futura's art work which he did at the event.

Kamau dancing with his converse.