Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another nice thing: Ayumi Horie pottery and THIS SHIRT!

I went to school with Ayumi and am quite proud to know her and call her friend. I love her work and drink daily from my (her) favorite cups(s).

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2 in 1 day! (I can't sleep)

I just found this store...too many things but I wanted to make sure to remember the
tenugui - Japanese traditional cloth.

More good stuff at:

Julia Pott

Julia Pott is so sweet. Check out her animation hosted on utube by clicking the square above (someday I'll learn how to properly link.) She also has a blog.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

persepolis: eye of the tigar

I finally got the chance to see Persepolis last night.

Persepolis is the story of Marjane, a young girl born to an aristocratic Iranian family during the reign of the Shah. As adolescence hits Marjane, the Islamic Revolution hits Iran.

The film is a coming of age story about a precocious and independent Iranian girl who becomes a woman...ultimately it is about just trying to fit in: as a woman in a restrictive society or in a western world that hates Muslims, Persepolis allows an insider glimpse into the culture and politics of Iran. Timely and important Persepolis points out that not all Iranians, like Americans, are blindly complacent and following their leaders.