Nov

05

Zipper Belt

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If you’ve noticed nearly all of my things are designed quite literally for myself, the mental process behind how things are created goes like “I want this, it’s not available anywhere else.” More stream of consciousness…”Designs just for people like me…”. I am contradicting myself a bit here because in the past 5 years I’ve […]

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Aug

18

Pho Sandwich

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PHO, pronounced PHUH, or FUH, the go-to hit-the-spot noodle stew for the urbanized folks. You know it doesn’t have to stay that way, you can always take the ingredients inside Pho and turn it into something more “street” friendly. So PHO is great and all but I have my phases. Sometimes I’m addicted and I […]

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Jul

29

Open source design

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I recently collected a set of images here gathered to show a set of designs ranging from jewelry to furniture, even ad campaigns, and it dawned on me that they all have one thing in common. I’m attracted to them simply because I walk away feeling like I could tackle this project. For example, the […]

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Jul

26

The future already happened?!! What do you mean…

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There are two fashion journalists I read, their names would be Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes. Cathy Horyn is my favorite because she is the only Alpha at New York Beta Times: a paper where you get the feeling that they want to give you the red pill, but can’t handle the consequences. Cathy Horyn […]

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Jul

23

After 7 PM Oxford …

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I can’t even believe the stupendous fact that most of these photos were taken nearly 2 years ago. Yes again, believe it or not…I’ve actually had content to share. I’ve been not sharing, partially because I mean, it just got so boring. The comments were nice, sure, very supportive…but even then you start to get […]

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Jul

23

Cinderblock Orchids

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I may know how to cook and sew but one thing is 100% true and that is I know nothing about gardening. Wake up and talk to plants in the morning? I can barely remember to water them! I’m too busy worrying about my dog’s watering cup being filled … Anyway recently I saw t […]

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Jul

23

Stacking it from scratch …

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I think this idea of doing this “bracelet” stack is so cheeseball. But in case you want to do it yourself, here is the instructional. Despite the stacking look being so 2005 in my opinion, this one actually looks enticing.

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Jul

22

Setting goals and sticking to them …

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It’s true. I am obsessed with sewing on this machine, it’s an industrial machine and it’s quite like driving. Sometimes it does not cooperate with me, and other days this dear little engine is very nice … Either way I always pray a little beforehand because sewing leather is hard enough, I don’t need more […]

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Jun

30

Makeup Stand, another suggestion…

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Okay, so you have your essential collection of makeup..personal to you, authentic to your facial shape and unique features. Yada Yada. You can tell a lot about me from my selection. I love mascara, I choose to go matte on eye shadow, I love a smokey eye, and I love to get dolled up. Lately […]

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Jun

30

Mobile Bar Cart

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I start this post, again, with my uncontrollable urge to defend myself against the pitiable man, the restauranteur who, a while ago, called me Lazy. He also said, via instagram, that I “fend off wood”. His next few instagram snaps? A photo of his dumb Miami treehouse being built. He casually says “Dreams come true” […]

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Jun

19

Cucumber Face Mask…if you’re interested…

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This may sound like an abnormal proposal but we do this all the time in Korea. We take fresh cucumber and grate it, we squeeze a bit of it’s juice out, then we pad it all around our face. I love to go for thirty minutes long, if you do this every night I guarantee […]

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Jun

17

Handkerchief Wrist Watch

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This should be an easy weekend project for you, or even something to do after work today if you’re up for it. I love this combination of tying a piece of fabric around your wrist with a watch right at center. It gives you some technology with an easy earthiness that’s perfect for summer. I’ve […]

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Jul

25

Korean Tacos

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Okay so Korea and Mexico are different countries but one things for sure, we enjoy a similar style of serving food. A medley of meat and vegetables with some sauce wrapped up in thin shells. So the more technical term here is “GooJeolPan” which is a dish consisting of 9 different sauteed vegetables and crepe […]

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Sep
18

Luxirare Shoe Repair

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These shoes that I had gotten from Etsy were pretty worn out when I first received them, but after a good 3-4 months of wearing them nearly every other day, straps finally slipped loose from the base and the shoes were rendered un-walkable. It happened to me on the street and after that night for […]

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Jun
05

Exotic Skins

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Inspired by several skins right now in varying textures. I came across a few stingray skins, they have this interesting pebbled texture and these two pieces I got had a natural white mark in the center. These would be perfect for a clutch since they are rather small. Assorted genuine crocodile skins. Cow Hides

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Jan
21

Black Suede Ankle Boot

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Learning how to make shoes is a mind bending process, especially if you’ve never made them before. It took me three months to figure out everything I needed to, acquire all the tools needed and etc. Actually gathering the materials and tools took up half the time. The other half was the execution. Also, …

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Nov
12

Chain Jacket

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Today’s post provides a little sneak peak through the process of making a Luxirare Chain jacket. It all starts with a shoe, some messing around, some drawing, some muslin fitting, and then onto the final prototype. YSL CAGE BOOTS Out of all the shoes I’ve seen through a couple of seasons now, these YSL cage […]

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Jun
17

Clown Town

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Contrary to popular trends, I’m actually hardcore into ruffles. Christopher Kane’s ruffle collection was actually my favorite of his so far. I’m into looking at them, making them, and attaching them. Don’t ask me how many yards I used. I had to buy a whole roll (60 yards). Muslin. You can see its only half […]

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