Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Very Brooklyn Christmas

1. homemade mini pancakes with apple compote on christmas morning 2. gifts for a friend
3. winter in Brooklyn view from the G train 4 & 5. christmas tree rescued from the curbside,
tiny gnomes and mushrooms from ikea.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mike Kelley

Friday we took a trip out to Long Island City to MOMA PS1 to see the Mike Kelley retrospective, here are a few shots from the show and of PS1:

Mike Kelley
through February 2, 2014
Take G to 21 st sta or 7 to Court Sq

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bust Holiday Craftacular this Weekend!

This weekend is the long awaited Bust Craftacular that I've been working my little butt off to make all sorts of goodies for my table on Sunday. Please come by if you are in town this weekend. It's Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th, from 10am to 7pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion. I'll be there Sunday. There will be over 200 vendors including food vendors, so you don't have to worry about going hungry while shopping. Also check out my partner's, Debra Ziss, stuff that I'll be hosting at my table Dandy Horse Press, beautiful greeting cards all dog themed and lovely prints too. Here's a little peak at my booth preparations:
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Yayoi Kusama-I Who Have Arrived In Heaven

On Wednesday I stood on line for almost 3 hours to see Yayoi Kusama's exbition at David Zwirner Gallery. The line is for Kusama-san's installation "The Souls of a Million Light Years Away", an ethereal 3-D experience inside a small mirrored room with thousands of little led lights floating in the air ,reflected in the mirrors and the water surrounding the standing platform. Its like that game 7 minutes in heaven, except you aren't making out and seeing stars you are in a room bathed in tiny stars for 45 seconds. THe room feels like it stretches out into infinity, giving it its nickname, the Infinity Room. Kusama-san also has two other installations in the gallery plus a collection of brilliant paintings. The other to installation, one consist of Kusama-san in a self-video singing a song called "Manahattan Suicide Addict", also the name of the video installation. Kusama-san also has added giant mirrors making the video repeat into infinity. The third installation is called "Love is Calling" and it's another mirrored room this time much larger where multiple viewers can participate and its filled with giant psychedelic polkadot tentacles. This room was a little like a fun-house but slightly more disturbing. I loved the whole show including her paintings, I would recommend if you are in New York stand on line and see the installations its well worth the 3 hour wait. Show runs until December 21st.

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Getting There:
David Zirner Gallery
525 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-2070
Take the A/C train to 14th Street Sta.
Walk west to 10the Avenue, and hang a left at 19th street.
You can also cut through Chelsea Market (16th street on 9th Avenue)
and pick up a sandwich for your long wait on line.

Monday, December 2, 2013



1. Mew, Japanese Izakaya, K-Town. 2. Yayoi Kasuma show at David Zwirner Gallery. 3. Grafitti, Brooklyn. 4. Hollow Nickel, sweet bar in Brooklyn. 5. Printer Matter, the original home of the zine, Chelsea. 6. Tour les Jour, Korean Bakery, K-Town. 7. Nevins subway station, Brooklyn. 8. Huge line at David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea. 9. Delicious BLT pizza at Barbaccino, Crown Heights.

My apologise to everyone for falling behind on my blog posts, I'm wrapping up my contract at Oshkosh and the Bust Craftacular happens in less than two weeks so things will start to slow down and I can be more diligent about posting, for now please enjoy a bit of my November on Instagram.


Monday, November 18, 2013

This weekend on Instagram

Instagram grid
1. Ping Pong at Brooklyn Night Market, Greenpoint. 2. Van Leewen, Greenpoint. 3. At home, cozy with warm beverages and crochet. 4. Practicing for the maker faire, Bust Holiday Craftacular. 5. Brooklyn Night Market, Main vendor area, Greenpoint. 6. Hoola Hoop vendor, Night Market, Greenpoint. 7. Alley way on Lafayette street, NYC. 8. Corner of Great Jones and Lafayette, NYC. 9. Old School grafitti on Bond Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The little elves are working hard

The little elves are working their fingers to the bones making stuff for the Craftacular. Well there's only one elf, moi, and my little fingers are working feverishly to make all sorts of good stuff for the Bust Craftacular. Here's a peek: Usagi por moi-nightbird bag usagi por moi usagi por moi usagi por moi usagi por moi usagi por moi usagi por moi 1.Margot: nightbird cross body leather bag 2. Polka-dot leather bow ring 3. Rabbit leather belt ring 4. Vintage suitcases for my display 5. Curly cozy pom pom collars & peter pan collars. 6. Alice: little fox cross body bag 7. Pearl: Leather crochet wallet.
Come by December 15th at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Usagi Por Moi at the Bust Holiday Craftacular!!!

Dear friends, I have great news! I was chosen to be a vendor at the biggest craft fair in NYC, The Bust Holiday Craftacular. My little zakka shop will have an array of accessories and stationery goods, please drop by on Sunday December 15th. Until then I will feverishly be working on more stuff for my shop, so I apologize for the slow down in posts. I will try to make some posts keeping you up to date on all the crafty goodness I will be making.

Here are the details:
Bust Holiday Craftacular
December 14-15, 2013
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY
,/br> Please come my table :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

South Side- Analog Photography

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I am so sorry for the lack of entries, I have a few these going on that are really taking up my blogging hours. I have lots of news coming up. I started a new freelance design job, for a very fun client. Plus I have some extra exciting news, drum roll please.......stay tuned to the next post!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Little Covers

I made these yesterday for my little leather bags in my shop. Its a little protective draw string pouch made from vintage fabric and a hand stamped leather label sewn onto the front with my label's name Usagi Por Moi.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New in the Shop: Leather Mini Bags

New bags in shop
This past week I've been working on a project that is what I am very familiar with small leather goods. I just finished the first batch of mini purses/wallets on a chain. These precious little bags can be used to just carry your super essentials, some cash, mirror and lipgloss. I also have one extra extra teeny mini which can be worn as a necklace with a little secret inside. Stop by the shop to get one, hurry these babies will sell fast.
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