I love graphic design and typography, architecture and interior design, fashion and photography. I studied design at the Academy of Art and occasionally do work with my partner maiki who builds community websites. For ten years I was a pre-school teacher and now have the opportunity to stay at home and teach my own growing child. I enjoy watching anime, being car free, cooking as much as I can and traveling around the Bay Area with my little family.
There are so many things that inspire me! I love autumn, Sigur Ros, dark chocolate, Makoto Skinkai, calligraphy, snail mail, drinking coffee, Etsy, riding bikes, Honey and Clover, printmaking, every museum, Naruto, thrifting, drinking lots of tea, NGT, making soup, Sherlock Holmes, riding on trains, persimmons, reading to Emma, old jazz, Sandra Juto, wearing scarves, Yann Tiersen, woolen knits, Hayao Miyazaki, my Kindle, Yo Yo Ma, walking everywhere, Kinokuniya, toast, my friends artwork, film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, almond butter and strawberries, music from Samurai Champloo, linen napkins, red wine, Wes Anderson films, Natsume Ono, chocolate malt, Miette caramels and shortbread, music on my headphones, fairy lights, living next to Lake Merritt, Moss & Roy, having a pint, libraries, Kumail Nanjiani, wooden toys, Emma Clover and maiki.