Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cafe Cafe in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

8401 3rd avenue

Get the French-pressed coffee. Oui!


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

M.P. and Pixelgirl Shop!



Pixelgirlshop.com is now carrying some of my handmade pouches and stationery items! Go check'em out :)

Beautiful photos by: PixelGirlShop

Monday, January 29, 2007

Time saving tip of the day:



My bf bought me a book on CD called "Getting Things Done" for Christmas. It's about managing your time efficiently and blah,blah,blah.
Yes, I think I've slowly but surely developed A.D.D. from surfing the internet hours and hours each day. Now if I could only get paid for surfing the internet in search of cute stuff- life would be grand! Anywhoo, as I am listening to the CD I think to myself, "How can I get more free time out of my day?" and then it hits me... WEAR SWEATPANTS 24/7! I can just wear them to bed, wake up, roll out the door, roll back in the door and back to bed. No showering even necessary! The bonus is after a few days of not showering you will smell so bad no one will want to associate with you! That's at least another 3 hours of "me" time each day!


"Walk this way please"


Timmie 82, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

My first ebay listing!


I am selling this adorable plush San-x coin purse . I never used him, so I feel bad just having him around when someone could be enjoying his company! HERE is the listing.

Tip of the Day

Do not iron anything on top of a plastic cutting board. Not good.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

So Softies in Japan!!!!!

!!!!Japan!!! and some more- !!!

2 of my Softies are on exhibit at Gallery LELE in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. If anyone is in the area can you do me a favor and take some pictures for me? Check to see if they arrived safely, push Timmie's arms down (they usually end up in the air like he is exasperated), pat them in the head, a little smoochie maybe :), and then take a pic for me so I can see the show, pweeez.

Here is the info from the Gallery LELE site:

Luv-able & Hug-able-Plush Show with Originality-
January 23, 2007 >> February 11, 2007

The count down to Valentine's day has begun! That special time when hearts start to pound with anticipation and plotting begins about how best to celebrate your appreciation for your one special person. To help make the hunt for a perfectly unique Valentine's Day gift easier, gallery LELE presents "Luv-able & Hug-able: A Plush Show with Originality".

Participating Artists:
Angel Oloshove, Junie Moon, Kei Kobayashi, Mamechiyo, Yuki Hatori, Ayumi Uyama, Akiyoshi Chino, Keiko Kawahara, Noriya Takeyama, Keiko Miyata, Devilrobots, Yuriko Sera, Betz White, Yamie, Miyuki Dodo, Saki Yamashita, Jenny Harada, My Paper Crane, m patrizio, Little Odd Forest, SPOOKS, Anna Hrachovec, MAD BARBARIANS + petite pisseuse, Mana, BAMBI, Kyoko Umezu

Here is a LINK to the directions.

Try this at home.

If you're ever bored you can make-

these from your gum wrappers.

and decals with your clear nail polish.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

shroomy collection


shroomy collection, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Monday, January 22, 2007

The Big Apple Belt


from here

hello, i love u.


Ceramic plate and cup by mountain mountain. I found it for sale here.Ya know my birthday is coming up..ahem...Sal...ahem...oh and valentine's day..ahem..

I can picture some nice green tea in the cup with a few little tea biscuits on the side.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Scooby


Scooby, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I made a custom vinyl mat last night for my new friend "Scooby". I actually used some of my Japanese fabric I'd been hoarding away! [gasp]


Art Toy


I love this! Pull toy by Yoshitomo Nara and Vilac. I need to have a kid so I can justify purchasing this! You can find it here.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

I've been tagged!

by Catherine from the shop Red Shoes! Which by the way if I ever visit her shop in person I think I would pass out from the goodness in there!

Here are the rules:
Each player of this game starts with "6 weird things about you". Each person who gets tagged needs to write a blog post of their own 6 weird things as well as clearly state this rule. After you state your 6 weird things, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you're tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog for information as to what it means.

Ok here are mine,

6 weird things about me:

1. I don't own a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Ipod, car, dog, cat, functional radio, or TV over 8 inches.

2. Drinking out of pre-wet glasses grosses me out.

3. Butterflies give me the heeby jeebies. Butterflies=Insects, Insects=Creepy. Don't throw rotten tomatoes at me butterfly lovers, I know that there are millions of you out there. That would be a lot of tomatoes. Let save the tomatoes for some nice fresh mozzarella brick oven pizza. :)

4. I wear PJ pants for most of the day. Polka dotted ones. The delivery men love it. I can tell by the way they quickly turn their heads away when I open the door.

5. I can eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also pizza, yum pizza.

6. I always think I see "things" moving in my apartment when I am alone. But in fact it is just one of my hairs in front of my eye. :P

I am going to just tag Sal, cause I have no other friends frankly. ah-pooty-pooty. BUT feel free if you actually read this blog and would like to participate please do, I officially tag you!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Clean Green



In an attempt to "green it up" around here, I've invested some cashola in some natural home cleaning products. I just love the vintage inspired packaging on Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products. It's a win,win,win,win situation with this one. Supposedly it smells really good, it doesn't kill you (always good), it is not harmful to the environment, and the packaging is great looking!

Elephant tray


I first saw this tray in a book called Stockholm Kitchens and today I finally came across the way to buy it (via bloesom)! But since it would be $37 plus ship., I will admire it from a distance for now. This pattern is by Estrid Ericson. They also have a kids apron with the same pattern which is pretty good looking. Oh, and matching oven mitts!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

It's finally snowing here!


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

when I grow up...


I want a refrigerator like this! If you have 4,000 extra dollars laying around (doesn't everyone?), you can get one here.
To check out the rest of the line look HERE.

Creatures in my mailbox!


creatures in my mailbox!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My handmade Malota dolls arrived! woot woot! I like how the face matches my wall color! This one is named Xana. I also purchased her partner who is named Brownie.


Polka dot storage containers ♥


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

delicious


delicious, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Let's buy some trees!

Ok, so I watched An Inconvenient Truth the other night, have you seen it? If you haven't, you should. It's a good documentary. So I was looking to donate some money to plant some trees and I found these 2 sites, for just $1 you can have one tree planted! I think that is a pretty good deal!

www.arborday.org

www.americanforests.org (I went with IKEA's program, because I love them)

Click HERE to watch a depressing animation I made.

I found a post-it note...


I found a post-it note, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

on the ground near my place it read," Monday go to bed early,eat breakfast,two sharpened pencils"

OK, I will.


Friday, January 12, 2007

PJ Pig giving Justin some competition

You heard it here first folks!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

pig in pajamas


pig in pajamas, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My mom made the top and I made the pants. He still has trouble sleeping even though we made him this fancy pajama! I guess it is stress from work. He's an accountant. Pigs are really sloppy with their record keeping ya know.


fuzzy bunny brooches!


fuzzy bunny brooches!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

added to the SHOP!


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

So Softies pins


modeled by Sal

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Art in the Bathroom


Parskid Hand Towel
by Kathy Steig

Available at Pixelgirlshop.com
I ♥ functional art!

Monday, January 08, 2007

illustration friday-buzz


illustration friday-buzz, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My entry for Illustration Friday for the topic BUZZ. It is an old illo but it fits too perfectly to not post it!


I won!

This is what I won from the Kim family benefit auction! I can't believe I won, I never win anything on ebay!



photo by creator Shim + Sons

update: The auction raised $16,899.11 !!! Good job organizers!!

where can I get one of these?

I'm not usually into seafood but...click here

Amelie twin? ♥

This girl looks soo much like Amelie, my head is going to explode. I loved that movie so much.

Fashionable Bear


fashionable bear, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Isn't she cute? Did you know that bears were this fashionable? Hopefully this bear doesn't read my blog or she will kill me for posting this :D


Sunday, January 07, 2007

New (ish) Group on Flickr!


trees pleez, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Do you like trees as much as I do? I started a new group on Flickr for translations of trees in the graphic or 3-d form. It is called TREES PLEASE. We already have 395 members worth of beautiful tree images! So come join in on the fun!

No real trees please :)


Friday, January 05, 2007

Breaking News!

Are you sitting? good.

Well tonight my bf and I were walking around Midtown. I had just come out of painting class so I had one of my paintings with me. BF was holding the painting while we were walking and suddenly I hear him yelling "what are you f-ing stupid?". Apparently this little Mexican teenager thought my painting had some street value and tried to steal it!!!! I'm flattered, really, I am. (I wonder what he thought it really was, but let's just make believe he had a great eye for art) I tell the guy to "relax" and he pushes me, well tries to push me (did he not notice my fat ass?). It was almost humorous. After my boyfriend yelled at him again he just walked away. It was so weird. I'm all traumatized now, not because of this guy but because it brought me back to all the other attempted robberies/assaults that I've encountered. Like when I was in Paris alone and some dude in a furry cavemanesque vest pushed me for no reason and I went flying. I can't look at a furry vest the same way anymore. You bastard.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tip of the Day


for my blog, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

a.k.a. Learn from my mistakes.

Save your paint chips and keep them in a safe place so if you have to retouch your walls and don't have any more paint you can go buy more. Seems like a logical thing to do, but I didn't do it and now I have to retouch my wall and I have to go to the store and guess which color it is.

These are all the colors I have going on in my apartment right now. Click on the pic to see the notes.


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

stump,stump,log.


stump,stump,log., originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Allen the Alien Baby


Allen the Alien Baby, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here is one of my latest creations- Allen the Alien Baby! He is available for adoption in my shop!


Kim family benefit auction


originally uploaded by little birds.

Starts today.

Top notch amazing artists have donated items to be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Kim family. Please be generous and bid,bid,bid, it is for a good cause!

more info HERE.


Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!


little cupcake bakeshop, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Hello everybody in blogland! How did everyone's New Year's Eve go?

I spent most of my night with a few friends (thanks NuNu, Brad and Ant) playing an intense game of Pictionary (boys against girls) and testing out the Wii (Sal, feel my wrath!). Yes, sounds very,very wild and out of control, doesn't it. ;) Apparently I am a fierce competitor and I scared many a friend last night. RAWR!

This morning Sal and I started off '07 Gluttooning (verb, to take part in the activity/sport of being gluttonous) at our favorite local bakery Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It is hands down the cutest bakery I've seen in Brooklyn. So if you are ever in the area you should go check it out.