Tea Time with Noisette & Kate Osborne

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

For a while now, I've been wanting to get together with Noisette baker and creator Megan Whittaker, and pair my dishware with her delicious treats and macaroons. Enter Kate Osborne, who is able to capture light and dark moodiness in her work perfectly, and we've got a terrific trio.

This shoot was so great- and not only because we got to eat everything during and after, but also because we had free-reign over how and where these ideas were going to go. I drew up some backgrounds and illustrated about 30 different languages onto a sheet of paper with the words, "I am hungry", along with a big happy yellow hungry woman, and a ink-worthy cat (see top photo background). With a few hours to spare, Kate happily got to work and we danced around her, arranging, and talking, and tasting.

Our vision in the first few photos was to capture my Asian background and the influence that is seen in my dishes and illustration work. I love how they turned out because they remind me of those moments in Hong Kong or Beijing when I would stop with my mother in little apothecary shops or stores, and there would always be newspaper strewn about loaded with some sort of herbal remedy. Usually with a large mug of tea steeping beside them. We wanted these darker and moodier. I loved that we were able to utilize my darker studio room for these. (The wallpaper you see in some of them is the original that came with the house).

The rest we deemed lighter, and fresher, with the whites and blue table in the other, lighter side of my studio, where we paired my Parisienne map and the macaroons easily and obviously. That's me drawing on the macaroons, but not with marker- with edible pens! Who knew they would be so easy to work with! Give me an edible pen every single day and I will write and draw on everything I eat. Sandwiches... pizza... lettuce! (apparently those are the three things I eat often...)

But seriously guys. Megan has some of the most unique types of macaroons and they are so flavorful. I told her that hers and the ones from Ladurée in Paris are probably the best macaroons I've ever had. They are that good. Her Earl Grey will make you die. I love it so much. And her chocolates and sweet sugar cookies- oh so charming!

Check out more by these ladies and Bon appétit!

Photography by Kate Osborne

Treats & macaroons by Noisette 

Dishware, gloves & illustrations by Me

Dreamathon- The Dream Press Art Exhibit

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Dreamathon hosted by The Dream Press Publishing Company opens TODAY at 5PM-10PM. You must go. They have recruited over 100 different artists to transform the old historic abandoned Granite High School into inspirational environments, murals, and rooms for kids and adults alike to tour and do activities in. This school is seriously incredible. I loved exploring it and seeing all of the old architecture and rooms. It was eerie how quiet it was- the library had books strewn all over. It was like the ghosts of these children were still walking the halls, but silently.

I was in charge of the Story Room, and did a 25 ft mural for it. This is just a small part of it. I also paired with artist Josh Sherman, who did another mural in the room as well 
(you'll have to come and see.. it's pretty rad)

Tomorrow night (Tuesday May 20) is also when all of the artists will be in their rooms from 5PM-10PM so you can come and meet them and even buy some of their work. 
I'll be there, so stop by and say hi if you can!

Please come and support. Read more here for more info. It's going to be a really cool week.

May 19 - 24
Granite High School
3305 S. 500 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Also this video shows you some cool footage of the school.

Mother's Day Sale

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TODAY ONLY 20% off everything in the shop! Today is the last day you can order in time for Mother's Day! Use coupon code: FETEMERE at check out.
Get on it!

Page Boy Phone Cover + Free Shipping

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

So I have this new iphone cover available with my lino-block printed page boy face all over it. And guess what else- you'll also get FREE SHIPPING on all phone covers this week until Mother's Day. Buy that phone cover for your mom. You know she wants one. 
Like us on Facebook for the coupon code.


Red Hair is Dangerous

Thursday, May 1, 2014

8.5X11 inches
They say that red hair is a recessive gene, and soon there won't be many left. So red-heads- embrace your unique hair-color! And that fiery personality that I know a lot of you have. P.G. Wodehouse is one of my favorite British authors. He wrote Jeeves and Wooster and I grew up with his books and the show. 
Love it.


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