Monday, November 29, 2010

one of a kind show

shuyu and i went to see the one of a kind show today.
it was HUGE.. so many things to see.
we walked around for 3.5hrs.... oh my legs..
i bought a tea towel from freshly printed by jen and lauren for a gift. i love it, now i want to keep it for myself.

and here are some of my faves from the show... unfortunately i couldn't take pictures of the works... so here they are from their web.

bookhou by arounna and john

eikam by grace lee

shuyu bought one of these little reds ornament. so cute!

there were really cute photos of the bunnies that carly took. it's always great to see the works in person. they are sooooooo adorable!!!

hard twist 5: chroma!

shuyu's dream a little dream

simply loved the colour combination... forgot to grab the name of the artist tho... ;(

shuyu & me

lovely ladies of hfc craft residence
shuyu, adriana, amanda

i went to the gallery opening at gladstone hotel on friday
hard twist 5: chroma!
it was my first time at the hotel, i've only made it to the cafe downstairs before
i really love the entire building
now i need an excuse to spend a night at the gladstone's one of the artist designed rooms.
congrats to shuyu and amanda for such inspiring installations!

Friday, November 26, 2010

[kotama bouabane]

kotama's meisai is on display at HFC until jan2, 2011
but these i really like his melting words series.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


it's swedish christmas festival this weekend at harbourfront.
among many things to enjoy, this is probably the sweetest thing. really... sweeeeet*
robyn was telling me how delightful it was, and that's when i remembered my encounter with the sweet princess cake last year during the festival. it just melts in your mouth... mmmmm soooo gooooood

ever wonder why it's green?
and the recipe

yum :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

b u g

The new exhibition at HFC consists of various science and arts creations, among them is Life with Bugs by Abigale Miller. I've never been comfortable with bugs in general, not even butterflies. There's three tras full of mealworms squiggling on the bed of oatmeal, pupae twitching from time to time and adult darkling beetles (from what I've seen so far) who like to climb on top of each other and cannot get back on its legs once flipped over (it's quite entertaining to see them trying to get back on their legs). Knowing they are enclosed in a secure case, I feel comfortable seeing them as days go by, but still, it creeps me out.

And then, I saw these.... beautifully preserved bugs under glass by Kevin Clarke. they are not too creepy after all.... probably because i know they are no longer living... but still....

"The idea for Bug Under Glass happened while Kevin was working among the 14 million insect specimens in the California Academy of Science’s entomology department. He was amazed by the extensive and incredible insect collections but disappointed this amazing collection was behind closed doors and the general public could not freely witness and learn about them. Upon learning that he could obtain museum quality specimens in an ethical and environmentally friendly way, while at the same time educating others about insects - a new craft business was formed to express his creativity." -from
Cosmic. Mother nature doing what she does best. (Photo and caption by Patrick John O'Doherty)

simply stunning

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

room configuration

at Harbourfront, there's a small gallery dedicated to architecture where I work most of the time. Dubbeldam Design Architects have put together an installation that allows you to change the room as you like it. here are some creative room configurations of the orange blocks i've seen so far...

my fave is the arch... how did they get it up there?
about two more months to go until the end of the exhibition... i'm hoping many more creative visitors will stop by to reconfigure the room.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

#380 Hearing someone’s heartbeat

While lying on the grass, lazing on the couch, or relaxing in some crumpled sheets, you sometimes just fall into the moment with someone you love. After the conversation dies down and the background noise fades away you smile silently and melt into an arms-and-legs embrace. Gaze into their eyes, push your ears to their chest, and then shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Just listen.

from [1000awesometings]

one of the things i love to do, all day long... for the rest of my life.

it's been a long long long week.
getting ready for the new exhibitions is always exciting and exhausting at the same time.
spurt of energy put into one week and by the opening, my batteries have run out.... but it is worth it after all.
the opening was a great success, and the fog was simply mystifying.
the heavy fog had made everything withing 5m all disappear. felt like i was in enchanted city.
the fog hasn't totally disappeared this morning, so here's toronto's cn tower with out its top half....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

[Jane Buyers]

can't believe these beautiful books are done in porcelain
the texture is amazing
she's a professor at university of waterloo
images from [here]
her earlier works are quite spectacular as well

The Road Into/Out of Town 1982

Monday, November 1, 2010


already it's november
my sister and i took milly out for a walk along indian road and to sorauren park where neighbourhood pumpkins were displayed.. and the farmers market for some fresh baguette!

there were many unique pumpkins to see.. would've been amazing if we went after sunset, for real action, but milly had fun with neighbourhood dogs... basically chasing after her... she's still afraid of other dogs coming to say hello... 

i missed out on some halloween action this year.. not that i did anything crazy for the halloweens before... maybe something fun for halloween2011 ;-D

updated: more awesome pumpkin parade photos at [blogTO]. should've went to see the pumpkins glow at night ;S

my final finished cups n bowls from my first ceramic class
i am happy how they turned out.
last i threw was in high school, so basically i learned from scratch

now i know how much they shrink and how much glaze i have to apply
they are quite rough, but...
this little bowl is my fave

it's glazed with shino and the colour is just amazing
rose said the grey on the rim is caused by carbon trapping
a beautiful accident
love it!