Archive for August 2011

A sky print dress

August 25th, 2011 — 10:07pm

Last month I saw a shop girl in Tokyo who was wearing a sky print dress and she looked so striking. I walked extra close by her to have a good look but I didn’t think I could possibly own such a look. As soon as we left the shop Chris said “That dress reminds me of Prince in the Raspberry Beret video” and that’s when things got a little complicated…


Raspberry Beret has always been my most favorite Prince song but I only recently discovered how sweet the music video is (and it made me like him even more). In the video Prince looks just perfect wearing a sky print suit that also enables him to become part of a very sweet animation.


Now I’m sighing like a chimney thinking I should have at least asked the shop girl about her dress. I can’t believe I missed my chance of possibly owning the same magical look and playing on a blue screen somewhere.


The sky is for everyone.

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Strawberry on top

August 17th, 2011 — 9:37am

Two years ago our friends Ryan and Sanae got engaged in front of Claes Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge & Cherry in Ryan’s hometown of Minnesota. I was so excited to hear their good news – I mean, how can you get any sweeter than being proposed to in-front of Mr Oldenburg’s big cherry?


Not long after our friends sweet news Chris and I went on our regular neighborhood walk where Chris showed me his recent discovery of a gigantic strawberry shaped building. I was just speechless. The huge strawberry house with a mushroom facade is the legendary Sanrio shop I used to dream of visiting when I was little. It definitely put a strawberry on top of my walk!


Strawberry seed portholes!

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Spring smells

August 12th, 2011 — 10:41pm

Our garden is filled with sweet sweet spring flower scents including jasmine and daffodil. I’ve been wondering if there’s any way to capture these good smells to share them with my friends, family, and all the kind people who check my posts.


Please rub the bubbles, you can smell the flowers. (...I wish this worked!)

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Down Under

August 8th, 2011 — 6:02pm

Last weekend I arrived in Australia.


...and I think I'll be here for a while.

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Just like our little neighbour

August 7th, 2011 — 8:06pm

Every April or May we had a swallow couple move into our garage. It was always a joy for me to observe the swallow family grow from two to several in their tiny tiny nest. I often saw myself in them because we both lived in a small flat in the same apartment building. After a few months they’d always leave their nest for good in the few days I’d forgot to check on them. Thinking that this summer it was our turn to leave the apartment made me really sad.


A family of five swallows who used to live underneath us last year.

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