Tag Archives: custom-made

things you can do with your kid’s artwork

I don’t get excited about too many new businesses out there, because I feel like most are not very original. But I think this one is totally brilliant. Child’s Own Studio custom makes soft toys out of children’s drawings. So … Continue reading

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bakery war in korea

When we used to live in Korea, we were regulars at a mom & pop bakery called Ewhadang (이화당). It was located near my brother’s primary school, and my bro, being the manipulative little imp that he was, would stop … Continue reading

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it’s a fake, fake world

i became a lot more aware of intellectual property issues since The Husband went to law school. now i notice infringements everywhere — fake handbags, DVD copies, celebrities’ faces on random posters,etc., etc., and once you start seeing them, you … Continue reading

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stick a fork in me, i’m done

i am never getting clothes custom-made again. that’s it. chinese tailors, you have pushed me to my limit, and i am done. i don’t want to waste money anymore, i don’t want to waste my precious closet space anymore, i don’t … Continue reading

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happy cyber monday!

oh, hello! sorry i’ve been MIA. i’ve been too busy traveling around the world and spraying money in four different currencies. the consummate consumer is making a major comeback, y’all! i have lots to talk about, but i need time to … Continue reading

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custom-made clothing in china

in case you missed it, The Husband and i went to Luohu many many weeks ago to get some clothes custom made. i had been looking forward to this forever, and i was blogging about it long before we ever … Continue reading

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a black hole called Luohu

a couple weekends ago, The Husband and i finally made our way to Luohu Commercial City, a magical 5-floor mall full of counterfeit everything. it was… i don’t know… like being in a casino, where you lose all sense of … Continue reading

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faking it: part 2

ooh, interesting. it seems i’m not the only one thinking about designer knockoffs these days. A new legislation seeking to grant copyright protection to designers has been introduced, and Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have been in … Continue reading

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shopping pre-china : to do or not to do

ok, so for those of you who are unfamiliar, i am headed to china for a year with The Husband because TH got a one-year fellowship in Shenzhen. it’s exciting, it’s a chance of a lifetime, blah blah, blah. anyway, … Continue reading

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