Friday, February 27, 2009
Another Art show passes thru...At Shojin Cafe in Downtown LA> This time I only did one drawing of my new puppy Vincent.
The show was packed! A lot more people showed up this time! It was a good night! I wore my new polka dot socks and H&M Garcon collabo pants out! It was lovely :)
I also met a girl that told me she follows my blog all the time! How sweet! Ive been getting that a lot recently! Its kinda cool to know that other people around the world are tuning in to this one page at this moment!! ooooo~ the future~!! Loves it!
Endless Dreams by Friedia at 11:33 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
As some of you may know that it was Market week in Las Vegas this past week. Usually it falls on Valentines day but this year it was my birthday. First I was worried that I might have to spend it alone. But before I knew it, all my friends had started calling me up and asking where the party was! SO I made RSVP at this FABULOUS restaurant in THE HOTEL at Mandalay Bay for 25 of my friends!! It was the most delicious best meal I have had in Vegas! THE BEST! The chef is supposedly the Number One Chef in all the world! OHH!! And the table where we dined at was up stairs, it was called the "CLOUD" table. Round Glass balls that where hanging from the ceiling all around us like cloouds and above the table where metallic ones, they called it "rain"
The place was beautiful! I hope to go back again some day!
And after dinner, I had gambled for the first time! We went to play black jack and I didnt feel it...too much preassure.
Then we went over the the Crabs table and had a man named TIM help us. He guided us with patience and was funny too! Well, with his help and all my friends, we one a lot of money! (well a lot for me, I was new)
It was so much fun! We couldnt stop laughing! hehehe I got back to the hotel at 4am and woke up the next morning at 9, like nothing had ever happened!
OH OH!! During the begining of the day, my best friend who had moved away from me about a year ago had come over to visit me for a coffee! And I got to hang out with River again. She is the cutest little thing!!!
I have such wonderful people around me. I really do. Am so lucky to call them my friends. Really Iam blessed.
Thank you all!xxx
Endless Dreams by Friedia at 11:11 PM
There's a show I'm curating at a Japanese vegan restaurant, SHOJIN, in Little Tokyo
opening this Thursday night @ 8pm - 11pm.
Art show by over 25 local artists and a few from Japan.
and music by two of my favorite musicians !
Motoko Honda + Joe Berardi
Hope to see you there.
EARTHWORKS 02 : Transformation opening @ SHOJIN. February 26 @ 8-11pm. 333 Alameda St. Suite 310 (3rd Floor) Los Angeles, CA 90013 www.cafemode.com
WORKS BY MORE THAN 25 ARTISTS* + LIVE PERFORMANCE BY L.A.'S CUTTING EDGE MUSICIANS.
EARTHWORKS started as a bi-monthly showcase of original art created by Los Angeles' leading designers / painters / musicians / photographers / fashion designer / illustrators / performers / dancers / actors + professionals from diverse backgrounds. *Current shows include artists from Japan. The shows' themes are freely interpreted by each artist. The collective experience of fine foods, art and music is open to the public at SHOJIN organic + natural foods restaurant.
FEATURING WORKS BY
AKANE OSADA | BILLY SPRAGUE | ASHKAHN SHAHPARNIA
REMI FEBRUARY | MARINA VALENTINA | SHOHEI TAKAHASHI
PAY KATSUYUKI | TOMOAKI HATA | PHIL HAYES | ALAN NAKAGAWA
KEN TANAKA | STEVE IRVIN | PETER WATKINSON | SHINICHI ONO
MIKA SOMA | MAYUMI TANAKA | JON MEASURES | KIRA VOLLMAN
KIO GRIFFITH | YUKA HOLLINGSWORTH | JOHN URQUIZA | AYA NIIBO
MISATO NAGARE | FRIEDIA NIIMURA | SUJI LEE | MASAMI YOSHIMURA
SHOKO WATANABE | AKIKO HIGASHI | KYOKO KUBO | CAT FERRAZ
JUNA AMANO | GABI MENDOZA | SARAH WILLIAMS | MARI ARAKI
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY
MOTOKO HONDA [keyboard]
JOE BERARDI [percussion]
+ SPECIAL GUEST
Endless Dreams by Friedia at 11:28 AM
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Finally after finding a day within all the rain we have been getting we all found the time to help out a little friend...lil' ol me!
The fame photographer J.B (now wants to be called Puff Jeffy after he saw what Hip hop can do to talented people, such as Joaquin Phoenix) And my new model Algo! She is part Brazilian and part Ethiopian! She is part of my peeps! Loves it!! :)
So I got to style and everything and everyone worked so well with everyone! It went by so fast! The pictures came out super duper cute and exactly what I was looking for! Iam gonna be heading out to Vegas tomorrow , so hopfully we will get sales!
Everybody, cross your fingers!!!
Endless Dreams by Friedia at 11:47 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So living in the U.S there are its ups and downs. Especially around the living situation. You do kinda get more for your money (compared to Tokyo living) Which is nice. And you dont have to worry how far it is from the train station because you dont really walk.Which is also nice that you dont have to worry about. But one thing that hit me hard this time..Is that in some parts of CA there is no Rent Control (Rent control refers to laws or ordinances that set price controls on the renting of residential housing. It functions as a price ceiling.) I had never dealt with this issue before and it hit me now! Right when the economy isnt doing so well...(not a smart move on their side...everyone is moving OUT!) So I get a notice that if I dont move out within the next 60 days they will raise the rent $550!! That would be a mortgage I could be paying instead of an apartment! So, I panic. I move a lot. Ever since I was little. I dont mind the settling into a new city or country. I just mind the MOVING! and the SEARCHING!! argh! For the past 3 days straight I have been driving up hills, and down in parts of Hollywood I never knew existed! My body aches for being in the car so long. OH! And i have met some very interesting people!
Iam sure searching for a new place wouldnt be so stressful if I had time and wanted to move out on my own will....but when there is a limit....eeeek! Not so fun!! So if I cant post for a few more days, just know that Iam house hunting! Wish me luck!!! Iam going to need it! :)
Endless Dreams by Friedia at 12:11 AM
Thursday, February 05, 2009
There was a party last week for a One year celebration for the store and clothing line Joy Rich and also the launch party for this very cool new sneaker line called "Stamp'd" The designer is Chris ( the picture of me and his surprised face) He had drawn on some sneakers(blanks) for the guys at the store Joy Rich. Well, they loved it so much that it became a line. And it was born! I had seen the sneakers at the factory when I was in China last year November.So to see them up the the shelves and everything was really neat! I took so many pictures. These pix were from Yari, he was the photographer for the party! Thank you Yari! The Joy Rich guys are my good friends. Go by and check the store out! They have very Hip things.
And here is the Stamp's site:
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
My friend Eiko started her own Blog! (its in Japanese) But Im in it!! Go check it out!!xxx
Endless Dreams by Friedia at 10:09 PM