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Opposites attract…..

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 21, 2009

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Ok. This is just too cute so I had to share. Meet Bessi, a female dachsund, and her new best friend, a five day old baby tiger. The baby tiger looks like she’s whispering some top secret gossip into Bessi’s ear.

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Rainy days….

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 13, 2009

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It’s gloom, doom, rainy city today. Sometimes a blessing when you have a lot of work to do. But enough already! Where’s the sunshine? Hello Mr. Sun, why are you on vacation for so long? So, until you come back, I guess I will have to enjoy these motivational and cheery posters by artist Dazeychic to keep me from shedding a tear. Either that, or a sun lamp.

Hello! And goodbye…..

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 8, 2009

isabelmarantbootsSeriously, these Isabel Marant shoes had me at “hello.” And then I looked at the price tag and I quickly skiddadled the brief obsession out of my mind and said goodbye. Sigh. The love affair was short and certainly not sweet. Did I mention I’m not even that much of a shoe girl? I have foam wedges to prove it…don’t ask. But these beauties are enough to convert anyone. If only it wasn’t 1,050 bones.

Train de Nuit

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 6, 2009

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Chanel No. 5’s short film is reminiscent of one of my favorite movies, Amelie. Not surprising since it stars Audrey Tatou and was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The cinematography is beautiful. She is too! She’d definitely rock a Toki piece with cool elegance. How do I make that happen? Thoughts?

To watch the short, click here.

KYOPO PROJECT

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 5, 2009

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Talented photographer Cindy Hwang is the eye behind the lens for this unique project, Kyopo. Kyopo is a photojournalist depiction of the Korean diaspora. Over 200 individuals of Korean descent from various backgrounds were photographed in her New York based studio. Some well known individuals include, author Chang-Rae Lee, actor Daniel Dae-Kim (of LOST fame), MTV’s Suchin Pak, and Survivor winner Yul Kwon. However, it is the truly diverse backgrounds that Hwang’s subjects come from (ie. practicing monk from Seoul who lives in Harlem to an architect born in Seoul but raised in Denmark by her adopted parents) that makes this collection of work compelling.

To make this project come to life into a book, funding is needed. If you’re in the San Francisco area, check out the fundraiser benefit for Kyopo. In support of the event, the oxidized silver wing Toki piece was donated for the silent auction! If you’re interested in purchasing this item to help raise donations for Kyopo, email kyopo.project@gmail.com
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And here’s a fun fact….my friends and I were photographed for this project as well! It certainly was an honor to be a part of this experience.

For more info on the Kyopo Project, visit the site.