outfit: oatmeal again

outfit everlane_4551

Here I am in oatmeal again.  I have two pairs of shorts now and have been wearing this 2nd pair almost daily.  They’re from Everlane; for reference they are a size 4 (they run big and fit more like a size 6).  I like the high smooth waistline and oversized leg opening.  They feel like an updated pair of “mom” shorts (I’m not a mom but sometimes I like to look like one).  The pockets are deep and can hold my iPhone 6+.  With certain tops, I like to fold the hem up; they stay put and the pockets do not show when rolled up. Continue reading “outfit: oatmeal again”

DIY: Framed Decorative Paper

paper presentation

After spending a couple hours in the Muji store on 19th St, I took a wrong turn and stumbled into a huge paper goods store called Paper Presentation.  To my surprise they had tons of decorative paper!  Each only costing about $5.  So on a whim, I decided to buy some to replace the ones in my living room.

wall art before

I drew inspiration from the Japanese natural minimalist designs in Muji, so chose somewhat muted organic patterns.

decorative papers

I cut the lattice bamboo paper in half and layered it on top of the Jackson Pollack esque paint splattered pattern.  Chose black and white versions of the same pattern to have some contrast and continuity.  Cut the edges wobbly and layered it slightly off center, for  a more organic aesthetic.

wall art after

wall art after close up