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, chocolate, wool, Makoto Skinkai, snail mail, riding bikes, Honey and Clover, printmaking, visiting museums, Naruto, thrifting, pots of tea, shortbread, NGT, persimmons, Playing House, Sherlock Holmes, riding on trains, Tove Jansson, hand lettering, Miles Davis, coffee, Sandra Juto, Yann Tiersen, Emma’s story telling, Hayao Miyazaki, concerts in the park, redwoods, Norah Jones, walking everywhere, Kinokuniya, bakeries, Johnny Flynn, my friends artwork, The Librarians, old jazz, film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, almond butter and strawberries, Nujabes, cloth napkins, Natsume Ono, California olive oil, Travel Man, music on my headphones, fairy lights, living next to Lake Merritt, having a pint, libraries, Kumail Nanjiani, wooden toys, Emma Clover and maiki.