Ladies & Gentlemen Studio:

For the love of all things vintage, clever, designed, and/or delicious, we celebrate objects and rituals in all their glory!


Goodbye to this & Hello to more!

The time has come and we have to say goodbye to this blog....we've loved blogger for the fact that it was the first blog I've started! But there comes a time when we have to end one thing in order to start something new....

Like starting a tumblr page (

We hope to share more visuals of our process, findings, and inspirations...and more frequently!

Lately I've been bad about posting on the blog only because of how time consuming it is for me! And yes...guilty as charged, I've had my share of back posting!! :P

So I think using tumblr will be really good since it'll force me to do short & sweet updates!

But for those who likes to read more in general, we'll still continue to post on our website blog especially for times when sharing just one sentence or one photo doesn't do justice on the subject....or for when I absolutely need to ramble and share all my nonsense. :)

So...long blogger! We've had a good run!!

....and HELLO to ALL these other ways to stay connected and follow us!






Wild Things

We went to a really fun opening for Stacy Rozich's show at Flatcolor Gallery yesterday.

All her colorful and intricate water-colored prints are filled with humorous and rich narratives of the strangest-looking folklore creatures doing random things and acting like ironic hipsters....standing around nonchalantly... smoking, drinking Rainer, playing music, cards, or causing some sort of mischief. 
They look wild and crazy and each seems to have their own personality.... and all the while incredibly endearing at the same time. 
I couldn't help but to create mini conversations (with different voices and all) in my head as I looked at every print.......
Rabbit guy: " I'm a little worried....I think fluffy is not feeling very well...."
Pipe guy: (playing music) " what?... you said something?"
Rabbit guy: "oh...nothing, I mean....I was just trying to say that fluffy looks a little looks like she's loosing a lot of weight...."
Pipe guy: (inhale pipe and puff out smoke) "uh...hmmm...its probably the dogs stealing her food or whatever"
Rabbit guy: "ohmygawd...really??  you think they'd do that?!"
Pipe guy: "uh, yeah. they're dogs....they'd eat anything."  (resume to playing his music)
Dogs: "grrrr...."

Tree guy: "gawd....why da hell did you make me steal this tree from your neighbor's yard?"
Gun guy: "cuz she always up in my biznezz and wouldn't shut up about everything I do"
Tree guy: " you steal her tree?...what's the point exactly?"
Gun guy: "I don't know...just so she'll learn to not F with...wait a minute....I didn't kidnap you so you can ask me all these damn questions!" (spit)
Tree guy: "all right...fine."
Bug: (in little voice) "heeey!! get back here! You guys have no rights to move the tree, I was living under there! It says here on my lease that I have every right to sue you guys! I'm a bug lawyer and I can get you guys thrown in jail!!...uh....guys..did you hear what i say!!"
Birds: "KAAAAH!"
Big guy: "WOOOO!!!!   NO HANDS MOTHERF*#%ER!!" 
Little green guys: (with tiny high voices from left to right) 
"heeeeeell yeeeeah...rager paarrrtaaaay!!"
"ah maaaan...think i'm out of beer..."
"damn it! give me back my cigarette!! stop hogging it!!"
"what, you mean this? what? you want it or something?? I thought you said you're quitting? really shouldn't smoke, you know...especially if you want kids and all"
"damn it, shut up, and just give me the damn cigarette!" a little carried a way....maybe I'm crazier than all those creatures combined...anyways...moving on....

MUST SEE this amazing stop-motion illustrated by her for Fleet Fox that totally made my heart stop... I even teared up a bit at the end. It's insanely beautiful and magical.... it's almost like the song and the animation were made for each other.


L&G at Sight Unseen Shape Shop Popup

We're excited to have some special new necklaces for Sight Unseen's (one of our fav design blogs) upcoming popup shop at Creatures of Comfort!
 These are times when I wished we lived closer than the total opposite side of the states. :(

But if you're in NY, go check it out!  The shop will be up from from April 9th to May 6th.
See more event info and RSVP HERE.

D A Y N I G H T Magazine Launch

On top of Charlie Schuck's photography studio, he opened an amazing shop in Seattle, and now is launching this visual photo journal tonight...
AND he always throws the best parties....
AND he can fix broken iPhones. No joke.

Sometimes I wonder if this guy ever sleeps...


Best Golden Day EVER!!

I'm still floating on clouds thinking about my epic golden day last Friday!!

Here's how the day went...

Dylan woke me up by bringing me breakfast in bed with some coffee and treats from Besalu pastries. Then I got kicked out for the rest of day, since Dylan had to take over the house to decorate. But I especially don't mind in cases like this. :)

I met up with Ashley for some new ideas we're collaborating's a SNEAK PEAK!

Then I met up with my sister and got some play time with my niece, Yvette! Awww....look at her adowable worry eyebrows!

Then it was time to put on my outfit for the evening with a gold rope necklace with materials I found at Joann's of all places! 

Even the sun came out to say hello....

Then bunch of friends and I went to Belle Clementine for a delicious community coursed meal.
This was one of best dinner experience with good food, good drinks, good friends and people at the restaurant. (more details about the dinner later!)
Here's a teaser photo....a glass of Lillet, some lightly pickled green olives with orange zest,  and sheep's milk feta cheese over saute nettle forged from the Northwest.

Then after dinner, we went back for more partying at our house withe the whole place decked out in all sorts of gold decorations!

Even got this special giant gold gobblet to drink out of!

and then totally stuffed my face with more homemade treats & special cocktail drinks from everyone.

Thanks Dylan & everyone that came out to celebrate with me on my birthday! I had the most amazing time...and I really couldn't have asked for anything more!!


I'd Like to Tap That: Smith Tower...Again

Check out this amazing photos essay that our friend  Kyle Johnson who did a piece for Kinfolk Magazine Vol. 3!! Kyle proposed the project and shot the story while Ashley Helvey styled the shoot at the top pyramid loft space of the Smith Tower.
When the NYT feature of the space came out about 2 years ago,  I wrote a blog post about that space and about how my life won't even compare to the 3 year old kid living there!! But that was the past... now the NEW me, is little bit more optimistic knowing that I'm less than 6 degrees separated from the people who lives there.  I'm getting SO close I can taste it!
But seriously though....I'm SUPER excited for Kyle & Ashley that they got to do this (and of course, equally jealous!) It looked like such a surreal hang out in the space, see the view of the city & the water from the 40th floor, while eating a homemade meal by Molly Wizenberg (of Orangette) and Brandon Pettit ( of Delancey)!

Yah, I know, can it get anymore ridiculous than this? I would very much like to shut the front door on them, too.

Someday....I'll get to a point where I don't have to pay $35+ just to see views like this on a day-to-day bases.


Golden Beats

All this awesome goldness in the air gots me thinking about how we'll need some party beats like a little Santigold....

A little Goldfrapp...

and a little Kanye's Gold Digger....

AND of course.....The Golden Girls!!

NOW LET'S PAR-TAY~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Golden Day!!!

So....this is sorta kinda a big deal....well, not as big of a deal compare to the golden year...
BUT still...this year, 2012, this month, March, tomorrow, the gonna be my golden birthday!!!!
Damn right.. I'll be turning 30 on the 30th!
But I'm WAAAAAAY more excited about the GOLDEN part than some silly insignificant number!
For anyone who knows me, I'm not the type of person to make a big deal out of my birthdays...(except when it involves kareoke) 

Dylan is being a TOTAL sweetheart and is planning the event and all I know is that we'll be having an nice group community dinner at Belle Clementine, which I can't wait!!!
So all I have to worry about is how I can make myself look golden for my big day!
Yah... I know...I sound like I'm 16, but it's been awhile.  :)
(Gold image and tassels above from Confetti System)

I'm not one to go all out and cover myself gold from head to toe like getting some fancy gold evening gown, sexy gold heels, and flashy gold tooth (they all go hand in hand, right?)
...BUT I'm always up for some tasteful gold accessories!

I was looking for a button up shirt with gold accents of some sort and ended up finding THIS gold collar necklace!....that's not available anymore! Bummer!!
But I think I can make something up by sewing a gold collar to go on a simple white dress shirt to classy it up!

I also really want gold polka dots tights, but can't find it anywhere!...I guess that means I'll need to make my own polka dots on my black leggings!! :P

Of course....I would need some solid dancing like THIS pair of amazing gold & black stripped shoes from Totokaelo. DROOOOOL!
Also would love this classy Gold Cambridge Satchel (and the neon yellow,too!)

I've also been wanting a gold casio calculator watch for years now.....and I ended up finding THIS 70's vintage Casio on ebay going for about $600!'s unbelievably awesome....

Aaaaaand while we're at it, I might as well add THIS special edition Gold Hasselblad camera going for $5,000+ to the of all the things on my list on how to look golden. Why not?

Well...actually I can think of more than a doezon of reason why I shouldn't get all that! But hey...a girl can dream right?!
But, hopefully I'll be able to get at least one of those things before the REAL golden year birthday!


Cat Vision

Yes..I've becoming one of those cat people....but how can I resist this...


L&G in Monocole Magazine!!!!!

Sorry to have to play favorites , BUT this one deserves a few EXTRA exclamation mark!!!! 

We LOVE this awesome UK magazine and was more than stoked to have BOTH our Chalk Piggy bank AND Perimeter Tray be featured in the April issue!!
Reading this magazine is like having THE BEST worldly European friend with phenomenal taste to hang out with you.....I just automatically feel a bit more awesome and well-informed about all the current events around the world.
On top of all that, I get to meet the most amazing people, see the most incredible spaces and places, AND learn about  the best places to eat & shop!!!
Now if ONLY that friend was REAL.....
But I guess that's where Monocle comes in!
Hurray! my life is saved again!  Monocle, you're the BEST!! We're gonna be BFFs  for, like, ever.