Wednesday, July 14, 2010

before & after pt.1


my shop is closed for summer!
for first project of update my house is change the curtains.
i was printing all day yesterday, i bought a beautiful white linen 100% fabrics.

i printed with rain drop design with light colors.
i put 90% extender in the inks, so it looks really transparent.
i think i will use this one for my new bedroom, since colors are not screaming, it goes well with my new wallpaper and bedding.

i also upholstered 3 stools.
these are for my 2 nephews blue one and niece pink one when they visit here. :)
there are 6 dining chairs that i wanted to upholster, but they have fabrics on back side that there is no way i could do that. so i send them off to pro.
its coming tomorrow and cant wait to see it.

i wish you have a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

elephant magazine!

im so happy that my work was featured in english magazine elephant with other talented designers like hitomi of kalla and heather of skinny laminx and many other. what an honor! im so thrilled.

thank you so much ana at elephant mag!

*in the article, it says im a male! but just in case you dont know im a woman!! :)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

PataPri is taking a summer off.

its july, hot and humid! ugh.
it has been 8 months since i came back to japan, longer than i thought.
but, i decided not to go back to chicago.

it was a hard and big decision for me to make since chicago is my second home town and spent most of my life after high school.
just a year ago, i never imagined that i live here, but now i am and loving it.
as much as i miss chicago, maybe this is meant to be.

living here alone surrounded by nature with lots of time in my hand gave me time to think about my life and business, not too serious but i did thought about it.

im happy with my decision.

so now that i really decided to live in japan,
i want to make my house to reflect who i am.
and i want PataPri to have a fresh start with new towels.
so im closing my etsy shop for the summer and come back with new towels, new website, and just fresh start from japan!

here is my plan for summer.

+ update my website

+ print towels with my new imabari towel

+ prepare for wholesale business (finally!)
+ paint my studio and change things to make it way i like!

+ renovate bedroom and living room

( all my furniture except ikea furniture and my stuff are shipping from chicago, which cost me more than cost of furniture! but i like my furniture and there is no room & board (my favorite furniture store )here.....

i will update how things go during the summer time, and post before and after of my rooms, it will be diy style, hopefully i wont mess up!

so PataPri will be closed from july 14th to end of august.

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