October 29, 2013

✿Lauren Mcintosh

~ Innocent And Urban ~

Madame Lauren is having her art show at Oakpolice in Oakland right now.  I visited at the opening night.

Lauren is someone I admire a lot as an artist, as a business owner and as woman. 
I love her art work and the way she decorates her shop, Tail of The Yak as well as her beautiful home.  

My favorite shop, the fantasyland, Tail of The Yak has been there for 41 years and has so many funs from all over.  Lauren and other owner, Alice has such an amazing sense of finding the rare things and decorating the shop in magical way.

Lauren is such a beautiful person in and out.  
She always makes me feel that she cares about me and  share her thought and time with me.  I am so happy that I met her and I feel close to her.  
Lauren, I am so grateful that you are in my life, you are such an inspirational person to me.

She was wearing a linen dress that had her art work printed on...  so lovely...

Go see the show and enjoy her world !

How about visiting when Oakland Art Murmur on First Friday or Saturday Stroll day !

Oakopolice Creativity Center
447 25th Street
oakland, CA 94612

October 22, 2013

✿Anandamayi Arnold

This is  Anandamayi who makes the surprise balls for Tail of The Yak.
She was wearing crepe paper dress she made and making netted balloons in front of the shop on the day of Elmwood Street Fair.
I was also selling my hats next her as well.

She even made this paper mache goat which is displayed at Tail of The Yak.


Asian Pear Surprise balls... 

Muscat Surprise ball...

Fig Surprise ball...

Melon surprise balls...

All these Surprise balls are warped with many yards of crepe paper and has 10 different little surprises inside.  It's one of the most popular items and only sold at Tail of The Yak.

October 14, 2013

✿Hemp Apron

I made these aprons for the Ippuku Japanese restaurant in Berkeley.
The owner of Ippuku ordered these aprons for all the waitress.  I put all the girls initial on the pockets. 
I love Ippuku restaurant because my friends works there as waitress and chef.  They have many tasty dishes and owners are very nice people.
My favorite from Ippuku is squid ink fried rice !!  Teuchi soba is yummy too !

I haven't gone there since I made these aprons and I can't wait to see them wearing them.
I will visit soon !

This one is for my friend who works at the bakery in San Francisco.  She wanted a full length apron.
She also wanted a little removable pocket to put Iphone so that she can listen music while she is at work but when she is near hot oven, she wants the Iphone pocket to be put away.

I have been making lots of hemp fabric towel lately.
It dries quickly in the bathroom and I like the feeling of it.
Hemp fabric is so wonderful !!

October 05, 2013


I made a special order of indigo cotton Happi to a customer, Pauletta who is interested in Japanese culture.
" Happi " is a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat that artisan and fireman used to wear. 

I did lots of free style Sashiko stitches.
I think red and white curvy and straight lines of stitches are complimenting each other.

Pauletta is traveling Paris right now and wearing it while she is there.  I can't wait to see her photos of Paris.