November 30, 2011

Coffee talk

Who wouldn't love aromatic coffee scent? I have recently purchased a coffee/espresso machine to our studio. I had so much fun learning latte art (not a very good learner!) and adding extra something like caramel, vanilla and cocoa into the coffee. 

My favorite is Mocha Latte. What's your favorite? Would you like to share your coffee story?

November 24, 2011

Seasonal treat

Christmas holiday is near and we are more than ready! Introducing Etoile brillante or Shining star.

Purely inspired by starry nights and illuminating stars. It would make a perfect holiday gift!

Please visit the shop for more info :)

November 20, 2011

Kamakura for a day

Got a chance to visit Kamakura for the very first time. Everyone had a great time. Including this puppy above who is new to Japan :)

November 16, 2011

Behind the scenes

Would you like to know how we make your necklaces? Today we are taking you to behind the scenes at our studio!

 Sketch of the Etoile brillante (Shining star) necklace
Shape PMC into desired shape. In this case, we are going to flatten it.
Once the clay is dry, we filed and re-shaped it.
 After being fired at 600 C for 20 minutes, We gave it a rough polish. You can see that it really is metal!

November 10, 2011


What kind of music do you listen to while working? Here's what we play in the studio.

Foster the people

Jack Johnson

 Foo Fighters (you've got to listen to Foo!)


I'll share more next time. Feel free to share your favorite!

November 09, 2011

More shapes and geometric necklaces to come

The love of shapes and geometric necklaces continued to grow in our studio. Introducing Departure, a sign symbol necklace. Purely inspired by the love of traveling and exploration.

Another is our newest Geometry lesson necklace. Inspired by shapes, mathematics and geometry. It's a perfect combination of triangle, circle and square.

Visit our store for more information!

November 07, 2011

Wilfred in Toronto

I wish Wilfred would setup their shop when I was living in Toronto. I have always love their clothing line. It's so simple, but full of details. It would be so nice if one day they would carry my jewelry in their shop.

November 01, 2011

Weekend delight

Do you like to see behind the scenes of artists at work?  I know I do. While organizing my studio, I found one of my favorite books Open Studio by Lotta Jansdotter that I haven't finished reading since my move to Japan. I love how she covered three of my favorite cities around the world (Brooklyn, Stockholm and Tokyo).

While reading the book, my puppy Cocoa thought by acting cute I would share an apricot danish with her. My sister is currently visiting me in Japan. She brought along my puppy, Cocoa, with her. Cocoa is adjusting to her new life in Japan quite well :)