minä perhonen pin

May 2, 2014

The first collection of minä perhonen of mine, a little pin for autumn and winter days. minä perhonen is always an inspiration brand for my painting, the beauty and subtle thinking.

Hopefully in the near future, I can go visit its shop in Japan.

レター 01 by mina-perhonen

December 21, 2013

a Sunday morning dream of Bananafish.

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June 11, 2013

Various style brands from the site Ambidex.
Summer with colors! Imagine they could be my style references…

I hadn’t been blogging here for a long time. It has been nearly 3 months since my husband left home for training in Shanghai in the end of March. At the very beginning I thought I would not get used to the life without him. Well, you know, it turns out I am not. The intimacy between this little boy and I is getting denser and denser day by day which relieves me from missing of Wei. Sad as it is?

hia, hia, Love can only focus on one person!

The best time

May 19, 2013

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

March 19, 2013

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

_William Wordsworth

from here: Poetry Foundation_A child’s garden of poetry.

Weekend

January 25, 2013

A food photoblog: http://honig.tumblr.com/

Room and Room

December 19, 2012

My all-time-fav website Room and Room begins to repost its site and blog recently (after a long time waiting). I feel a sense of happiness and inner belongings to have it back to my life. To my surprise, it came out a little zine about it 48 rooms, a collection of rooms.

I always wonder why i am so obsessed with this website. Since when? Which could be dating back to the first beginning at the time when I constantly accessed to the internet in the year of 2006. An addiction to other people’s sometimes neat and most of time messy rooms, is the call of the recalling. I missed the days when I lived by my own. Since when I had a relationship with Wei and finally we got married, I lost something. Some hints of self-consciousness, to be the most important among those, that can clear myself towards real life.

Losing substitues missing.
I love old days.

Daily

March 23, 2012

个人,社会,与艺术。艺术,说到底就是一种修养。社会,是要去参与、观察、评说,如果可以,甚至是微小,微小地改变。个人,你是怎样的人,做怎样的事,说怎样的话,要有一种胸襟与视野。同理心同感心。感性并不是纯粹的感情用事,而是一种穿透力。穿透了就能感。透过能感而能看见,看见那些看不见的。理性也不是纯然的客观分析与思辩能力,而是能抽离,能看见限制,以及限制以外的可能。-陈宁

Just finished March Zine a few days ago, I can take a break from the busy routine of publishing and bookstore. Since the beginning of 2012, we set a new goal for the whole studio, I feel like working in Bananafish as working for a magazine. Each issue is in a monthly frequency and each month is fulfilled with the same procedures. That is good. Really really stable and comfortable life in Dalian. By the way, I am learning how to share loads of work with my assistants.

Ningville is one of my favorite authors and admirable female friend. From her words, I can always feel tranquility and sensation. That’s what I always lose when I am busy. Ning, Thank you so much for you and your words.

Her blog: http://blog.tianya.cn/ningville

Quote

February 25, 2012

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『 如果不是在一种理想中来考察我的生活,那么生活的平庸将使我痛苦不堪,而在我还有这种念头的时候,我们碰见了,你走进了我的生活。你是我最优雅的朋友。这并不困难,因为一看到你我就知道了,你和我站在世界的同一边。更何况,我们还有那一次彻夜的长谈。但是我们的关系里仍有不纯之处,它不能以愉快和不愉快而论。我只想生活得强烈一些,这个态度在你和我的关系里再明显不过了。因为有些时候,情况显然是我把自己的心意强加于你了。欲望受到轻视,行动定要受阻。就是在爱情裡我也体会到这一点。根本不存在出路,只存在幻想…幻想…这致命的东西… 』_《頤和園》(summer palace)

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安房直子

February 3, 2012

I love reading her stories these days, when I am staying in the bookstore, sometimes after the work leaning on the coach, sometimes on the bed. I paint my imaginations on the paper, thinking of her in my mind. I came to know that someone’s fairy can be so beautiful while melancholy. Impressing on your heart and on the way home. The following texts are what she said about color inspirations for writing moments. I am so addictive to that:

如果有人问起,为什么那么喜欢蓝色呢?我会回答说因为蓝是海和天空的颜色,是最深、最具幻想性的颜色。然而今天想来,那不过是后来想到加上去的理由,所谓喜爱的颜色,和吃东西一样,不可能那么恰当。

喜欢深蓝色的我,凡属于蓝色体系的故事,我好像总能写得很轻松。也许是“蓝”的神秘之力帮助了我。这样说起来,也是属于蓝色体系的故事的《北风遗落的手绢》《蓝色的花》,我也是写得相当顺利,写完之后也一直非常喜欢。 不过最近,我变得有点贪婪起来了。

除了蓝之外,也开始想着各种各样的颜色了。 比方说,像浅绿色的落叶松的林子啦、鲑肉色的朝霞啦、一片油菜花田啦、躺在夜路上的鲜红的毛线球啦……

现在,最让我感兴趣、最让我迷恋的是被称之为“红”的颜色。 红的确是一种不可思议的颜色,既有看上去是明快、温暖的颜色的时候,又有看上去是阴沉、悲哀的颜色的时候。也有让人感到不吉的时候、妖魅美丽得让人不寒而栗的时候。早晚有一天,我要吃透了这种种心象,写成一个吸引读者的红色的故事。 不过,即使是被红色给吸引了,但我好像是不会沉溺其中的。选择自己的东西时,不论我遇到多么美丽的红色,也只是眺望而已,我仍然还是会选择与过去一样的深蓝色的东西。 比如说,我喜欢染成蓝色的棉布,喜欢得都想紧紧抱住。还喜欢看女学生穿水兵服式校服的样子。 而且,一穿上深蓝色,我真的就会长长地舒一口气。一旦被最平凡,但却最深、最神秘的颜色裹住,我的心就特别安详。

Some classical fairy stories you can read from Dreamkidland

一个早晨的诗情

December 27, 2011

牛和无花果树都不认识你,
马和你家的蚂蚁不认识你,
孩子和下午 不认识你
因为你已长眠。

石头的腰枝不认识你,
你破裂其中的黑段子不认识你。
你沉默的记忆不认识你
因为你已长眠。

秋天会带来白色小蜗牛,
朦胧的葡萄和聚集的山,
没有人会窥视你的眼睛
因为你已长眠。

因为你已长眠,
像大地上所有的死者,
像所有死者被遗忘
在成堆的死狗之间。

没有人认识你。没有。而我歌唱你。
为了子孙我歌唱你的优雅风范。
歌唱你所理解的炉火纯青。
歌唱你对死亡的胃口和对其吻的品尝。
歌唱你勇猛下的喜悦的悲哀。

这要好久,可能的话,才会诞生
一个险要的如此真实丰富的安达卢西亚人,
我用呻吟之词歌唱他的优雅,
我记住橄榄树林的一阵悲风。

One poetry by Federico Lorca I recently read and learn by heart. I wrote it down from my memory. The poetry was translated by Bei Dao, my No.1 poet in the world. Some of the sentences in this poetry touch me so much.

Rainy

June 15, 2011

Wet weather in Shanghai these days.

Little crying tomato is having a high fever from last week. This is the first one the little one got sick. Grandma and grandpa took him to children’s caring massage doing a physical therapy other than a hospital with medicine. After five times massages, Lele is getting better now. The fever goes down. We all feel released.

It maybe only one month we will live in Shanghai. Wei and I decided to move to a seaside city.

May 10, 2011


image from here

May 5, 2011


@eris

也许是因为身体的变化,也许是因为身份的变换,也许是因为天气的莫测,也许是产后的抑郁症尚未完全消散开,我一直处于内心疲惫的状态中,将自己所有的思维埋没打压,丢入隐隐作响的大海深处,耳边是无法遏制住的咆哮声。

我无法顿时醒悟,要真正放自己进入到循环行驶的日常轨道中,该是怎样的转变。每晚杂碎的噩梦,醒来酸痛的细胞,渗入的空气中,无法睁开眼,无法深呼吸。

我甚至不敢回忆过去的那个我,试着去,模糊却能体会的内心。我必须信任,相信自己能够走多远,就走多远。

Morning

April 22, 2011

安娜

Natascha Libbert

April 7, 2011

Works of Natascha Libbert

Fog Linen+New Home

October 15, 2010

Made from high-quality materials like raw linen from Lithuania, the integrity of the materials makes Fog Linen Work’s pieces long-lasting. Their simple, natural designs also mean they won’t go in or out of fashion. Anyone who appreciates craftsmanship will love Fog Linen Work.

First knew this brand occasionally from browsing on websites, I definitely fell in love with its simple design and soft feeling. And one day when I was alone in a cafeteria shop near Jing’an Temple, I grab September issue of Ming(明日风尚9月刊)magazine. The feature of September is Handicraft. There was a specific introduction about Fog Linen which made me love Fog much more, we call it Addict!

I am dreaming  to decorate my new house all with fog linen works.

All this meets my another 2-year life goal: I plan to be the distributor  of  Fog linen in China  in the next two years! wish me luck :  )

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We have such a messy week ’cause we are moving to a new place, after more than one-year’s staying in one apartment. This time, we found a nice and cosy apartment for the whole family (while is also very expensive renting for us, nearly cannot afford it). Wei and I hope to give our coming baby a comfortable living from the beginning of his life.

The new house has a small working place, therefore, we are also planning to make this small working space change to an  interior bookstore exhibition space for our Bananafish Books.

I am sure to show you some pictures when everything is ready. Another weekend is just around the corner now. Hope you have a nice weekend. See you later~(with a new start…)

Weekend+Rubble Stamps

August 16, 2010

Happy weekend with wei at home. I was making something while he was fixing his  MBP (maybe bad luck for him…)

My dear sister came to visit me this week for dinner. We haven’t seen each other for a long time. I cried over the phone saying I miss her so much. I told my babe, though my elder sister is not my soulmate, she is the one I love so much, admire and respect deeply.

Magnetic Bookmarks

August 12, 2010

Little magnetic bookmarks made by me. When you use these bookmarks to your books, you may recall the laid-back life of the movie Megane and the sound of blue sea. The attitude of life we all want to have in the whole time.

Two small soft magnets inside the bookmark to keep them closed. It won’t lose from your book and easy to open the last  page you just read. Six as a set and images from the movie poster.

I am making more styles from my own drawings!

Good Morning!

August 8, 2010

Good morning breakfast from here.

Save the earth

August 3, 2010

the earth we had before…

the earth we are living now…

a few things I can do:

1. no air-conditioner when I am alone at home;

2. drink as much as water, do not buy soft drink and ice-cream;

3. eat fresh vegetable and healthy rice;

4.we always ride bike to some places;

5.eat all food I cook;

… …

what are your daily habits to save this planet?

little baby beans

July 24, 2010

It’s been one month I began writing crying tomato now.  I think I have made good friends with my rotten tomatoes. They smile sometimes, yes, I know it!

And for the whole month, I draw pictures and play with different watercolors everyday.  I am trying to do some funny projects with my drawings. for example, imagination on rubber erasers…and absorbent paper…and paper printing tech…and paper cuts art…

I love paper.

花椿/Hanatsubaki

July 20, 2010

今天去参观了资生堂在上海美术馆举办的首次企业文化展,首先是带着想要一览《花椿》这本资生堂内部杂志的渴望。进入展览大厅,呈现在眼前的即是从2009年往后延伸至1950年,《花椿》60年杂志封面展览墙。

就从其封面来看,《花椿》把西方的简洁明快与东方的雍容典雅的融合作为设计的指导思想,使它洋溢着古典神韵和现代潮流,创造出一种东西合璧的风格。和一般时尚杂志一样,它也用时尚女郎作为封面人物,但是又有其自身的特点。封面上有日语刊名、罗马音刊名、期号以及本期的主要内容。而从这些女性的妆容,衣着,仪态上展示的是女性发自内心的自信和优雅。

这两年对独立刊物的关注和研究也是让我对这本杂志产生好奇心的一个起始点,我喜爱并崇拜的日本女主编及艺术家林央子在退休之前是《花椿》的编辑,退休之后她才开始出版了Here and There (Published and distributed by Nieves)。在采访中,林央子说道,Here and There的zine风格很大程度上受到《花椿》的编辑方式影响。在没有广告和销售压力的情况下,《花椿》编辑们从女性自身获取灵感,结合西方的前卫和日本的典雅,设计传统而明朗,没有一般时尚杂志的鲜明特征却魅力十足并充满着生活气息。在此熏陶下的她,做出来的“一个人的杂志”同样散发着这种味道,在偶然的换季情况下,我会选择用资生堂的护肤品,实在算不上是追随者,去看这个展览,大概完全是因为她的魅力吧。

展厅里其他藏品和印刷品也让我有所启发,这种启发以后也会应用到自己的独立出版工作室中,去试验,去探索,去体验真正的梦想实现的过程。另外印象深刻的是来自日本老牌艺术家三名文夫的图稿,简单的一笔线条就能出神般地勾勒出女性的身形美与妖娆态,散落周围的四瓣樱花图案与圆圈装点了柔美和温顺,让人不禁心跟着美好了起来。

做个美丽而自信的女人。展览23号结束,没有去的同学抓紧了哦~

四季本子

July 18, 2010

works from https://www.baileydoesntbark.com/shop/Notebook set of 4 (1 winter, 1 spring, 1 summer, 1 fall)

Take a Breath

July 2, 2010

The weather is so dull and hot!

If I could swim like them…(click the image) I miss everything in the season of deep autumn.

flower babygirl

June 26, 2010

found these cutest clothes from lutterlagkage’s flickr. Are we going to have a babygirl?

蔬菜妖精纽约沙拉

June 20, 2010