Wednesday, September 29, 2010


stonehenge remains a mysterious site that we are still seeking the puzzle pieces to, yet continually draws us in because of that very enigma. i read this article about "the boy with the amber necklace" today. it is fascinating how scientists are able to trace back origins from this boys' amber necklace and teeth analysis. i've always been amazed by artifacts and the stories scientists can uncover. it always made me wonder what sort of stories would be told about us, thousands of years from now....

stonehenge photo courtesy of raf chan
boy with amber necklace photo courtesy of wessex archaeology

UK pavilion

my cousin had the opportunity to visit the World Expo in Shanghai this year! i was in awe that she actually got to experience the UK pavilion in person. what an amazing experience!!

photos courtesy of Carisa Nakano

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

at the beach

usually i imagine sun, sand, and surf at the beach...but this summer i unexpectedly stumbled across this detail while walking up a flight of stairs from the sand to the street level. it never ceases to amaze me, seeing a little plant growing and thriving out of a dark fissure in our man-made constructions...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

big bold ring

this large oval ring is etched, hydraulic pressed, and fabricated out of sterling silver. it was a lot of fun to make and a one-of-a-kind piece. it sold at the Craft and Folk Art Museum earlier this summer.