sale update!

our big lines & shapes studio clear-out sale ends sunday, at 8pm EST. several books have already sold out, so head over to the shop soon if you’ve been meaning to… books are priced at $14 each (down from $23), and we won’t have a sale like this again until next january. this is a good chance to stock up on presents!

thanks to everyone who has already made a purchase. we appreciate your support!

artists from top to bottom:
gracia & louise, volume three
jessica williams, volume four
hanna konola, volume six

sigh…. the mociun fine jewelry collection is so beautiful! playing with all of it was so fun… like a treasure chest. i bought a pair of cube stud earrings (not pictured) and i’ve worn them every day for the last month. each piece is available for custom order, in solid 14k gold or silver. the three rings at the top would make an gorgeous wedding band set. these are just my favorites of the collection… there are many more.

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it’s time for a BIG sale! we need to clear-out our shelves to get ready for our exciting 2010 projects, so for one week only (january 25-31) all of our books are just $14 each.

AND, we are retiring volumes 1-6 from our online shop, so this is the last chance to get order them!

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i’m really honored to be in a group show at gallery hanahou! the opening is tonight.

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gallery hanahou presents

20/10 VISION

perceptive artists focus on the new decade

January 21 – February 19

Opening reception (with collaborative live drawing!): January 21, 7-9 pm

gallery hanahou /

611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC

Everyone knows that 20/20 vision is good, but 20/10 is even better. This January, gallery hanahou is ringing in the new decade with a group show that doesn’t need to squint to see a better future.

“20/10 VISION” will comprise new, original artwork from more than 40 artists – friends of gallery hanahou and artists local to NYC – with the theme of positive visions for the new decade. The works in the show will be reasonably priced so that visitors can afford to start their new year with new art.

In light of the recent tragedy that befell the people of Haiti, gallery hanahou and artists participating in “20/10 VISION” will contribute 20% of all proceeds from this exhibition to disaster relief efforts in Haiti. A collaborative live drawing created by the artists at the January 21st opening will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to Haiti.

participating artists:

Aaron Meshon

Alice Stevenson

Alison Nguyen


Ben Chlapek

Chris Mendoza

Dean Landry

Emily Eibel

Eveline Tarunadjaja

Fanny Bostrom

Henrietta Harris

Ilana Kohn

JK5 (Joseph Aloi)


Karen Ingram

Kenji Hirata

Kirsten Ulve

Lena Corwin

Marc Johns

Marcus Oakley

Michael C Hsiung

Mike Houston

Mike Ming

Mike Perry

Misery (Tanja Misery)

Naomi Kazama

Oliver Jeffers

Ryan Berkley

Samantha Hahn

Sara Antoinette Martin

Sara Singh

Shane Jessup

Shen Plum


Team Macho

Tina Berning

Uninhabitable Mansions


Vivienne Strauss

WE-ARE-FAMILIA,Jennifer Garcia

Yoh Nagao

Yunmee Kyong

Yuri Shimojo

the beautiful new klala store opened in tokyo yesterday. i have loved the owner tokio’s online shop for years. he sells our lines & shapes books, sian keegan’s dolls, along with a really amazing collection of vintage ceramics. i recently designed a new logo for klala (you can see it, small, in the top photo). i like to read tokio’s klala blog, even if i can’t read the text! it’s sort of fun to piece together and guess what he is talking about. i only wish i could visit the store in person. it really looks like a dream store.

one last post about holiday presents!

in competition (with this) for being my favorite gift, are my new health bowls from my mom. we went to the heath outlet in sausalito when i was home and i picked out a set of five “imperfect” large cereal bowls. i love the colors and the textures so much. i’ve been using them for yogurt, cereal, soup, snacks… they seem to be the perfect size for almost everything.

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there are a couple spots left in saturday’s alteration’s class.
the one-day workshops with cal are always a ton of fun.

email me if you’d like to join!
info (at)


inspired by the article she wrote for BUST (in the aug/sept ’06 issue), cal will show you how to make clothing fit better and look current. taking in side seams, adjusting hemlines, lowering waistlines, and piecing in other fabrics are all techniques that can help you become your own personal couturier. bring in some garments to play with and we’ll give them a new life! some basic sewing experience required.

one 5-hour workshop
11am – 4pm
saturday, jan 23rd
$125 + supplies

(photos above are from apc)