Thursday, December 27, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007


This year we kinda cheesed out on Hanukkah, so I insisted that we keep up with at least one Jewish tradition. Chinese on Christmas (eve)!

take out!

my favorite chopsticks!


last minute gift wrapping too of course!


wee's house:

mom's house:

Sunday, December 23, 2007


2 nights ago I was having a super-after-our-bed-time conversation with Mom and she tackled me and my not-making-an-ass-of-myself issue. It kind of leveled me. She reminded me of the night she came home and found me in bed with my high school boyfriend - dead ass asleep, with all our clothes on. We had a good laugh about that and I told her some stuff (super boring and not of the yeah-we-totally-did-it-and-then-got-dressed-again variety), and then she said, "I know. You never drank because there was no way you would throw up in front of people. You wouldn't drive because you didn't want to learn stick and get it wrong first and gasp, have other people see. You had to be perfect." There was me sitting open mouthed and slightly scared of my uber perceptive mother, on the couch.

* this is an excerpt from a much longer post that sits in my drafts folder titled, "unfinished"

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Last night I had this amazing dream about dishes. Yes, those things in your cabinets. They were stark white and shiny, but the handles of the tea cups and serving dishes were all arms and legs! I woke up and went straight to the kitchen only to be disappointed that I had dreamed them up. They were, so cool.

Sunday mornings are often the only time I have to check in with the blogs I love. Imagine my surprise when over at DesignersBlock I spotted this half way down the page! Pfft!

All of this comes from an egg that is giving me fits this week. On Thursday I developed what looks like an egg shoved under the skin on my right wrist. After 3 days with this thing, last night I was convinced it was cancerous (not just a strange reaction to a bug bite I may or may not have gotten Wed. night) and spent the hour before bed researching metastatic bone cancer. Life after cancer as a designer = dreams about leggy dishware.

This morning it seems the universe is having a good laugh with me. It has also inspired me to sketch out my dishes in the hopes that one day I can make them! Guess it must not be cancer!

xoxo, wee


Look what arrived! My Audrey Kawasaki print of Mizuame came in this week's post. I cannot express how beautiful this piece is. Off to get a frame!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


This really is the world's most exceptional melon, except for the fact that it is a Cantaloupe! My least favorite melon.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Shemmy and D, awesome night! Thanks for dinner and youtubing after! I forgot how good this album is … again soon!!

*good friends are the best.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


the cuteness. must come up. for air.


I love this advert!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I am starting a new section - the How To Do Stuff Like Wee section! Lately everyone seems to want cooking tips. In honor of my California roots I thought I would start with Guacamole! All the ingredients can be found at Whole Foods or a local farmer's market. Note: this contains a lot of raw garlic, make and eat at the risk of your comapnions! He he!!!

one Haas avocado
some onion or shallot

a bit of crushed red pepper flake

3 garlic cloves

10 cherry tomatoes

1/2 jalapeño

lemon juice

plain yogurt or creme fraiche

mexican spices

collect all your ingredients, one large bowl, fork, small bowl (for trash), large knife

clear your work space

look my garlic sprouted! no matter

finely mince the garlic, it will become fluffy

next coarse chop the jalapeño (for less heat seed first)

now coarse chop your onion (I used a shallot because that's what I had)

for size comparison

time to quarter the tomatoes (you can cut smaller if you prefer)

dust with the mexican spices

I use this kind (it's great with lime juice on melon!!)

all in the bowl (don't forget the red pepper flake)

now slice the avocado and remove the pit -- do NOT discard

cut the flesh into small squares and add to the bowl

take your fork and mash, mash, mash (it will remain chunky, for a smoother texture mash avocado separately then combine with the other ingredients)

add creme fraiche or yogurt to improve the creaminess

creme fraiche can be overpowering, add slowly, taste often

you can see the chunky texture

finally, dress with a dash of lemon juice and add the pit to keep from going brown

serve with chips or pita

throw out the small bowl of trash and you are finished! Now enjoy!