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Finally, a hello from sunny California! It’s been such a hectic month of subsisting on coffee and running around the city. As some of you might have noticed on instagram, I left New York City over the weekend. Just as I turned in my Master’s thesis, graduation came and went, and it was already time to pack up my home. I’m here in California for now, catching my breath, unpacking and packing yet again. I’m on the move!

I am almost finished organizing the photos from my final weeks in the city, but for now, I wanted to share snapshots of little wonderful things that have kept me grounded: nature walks, conversations with friends, and warm letters in the mailbox…

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Lovely illustrations by the talented Olga Inoue that make me think of cool spring days.

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I’ll be bringing these prints with me and putting them up in my summer home, Olga!

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A lovely package full of colorful goodies from Japan, from Kat of The Craft Bureau.

*Photo by Kat

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I love the colorful paint splatters on tissue paper and these mt tapes!

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I literally swooned opening up this package. Thank you, Kat!

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“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

P.S. Please be on the look-out, as I will be hosting a zine giveaway in a couple days!

25 Comments

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    Marlou
    May 29, 2013 at 1:40 am

    i’m currently writing my master thesis & (long) walks, conversations with friends and lovely mail definitely are the things that keep me going. i’m happy for you your finished, Sewon! and – as i’ve probably said a thousand times already – i’m looking forward to follow you on your next adventure! enjoy California for now :)

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      Sewon
      May 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks, Marlou! Good luck on your thesis and hope to run into you in Seoul~ :)

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    Lisa
    May 29, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Good to see you again Sewon! I love the picture of you in the red dress in the meadow, it looks so pretty over there… And such a pretty letter you got there. Enjoy your free time :)

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      Sewon
      May 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you, Lisa! :) I’m loving your photos of Pots & Paper~

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    catarina
    May 30, 2013 at 7:26 am

    you seem to be enjoying a lot!!
    so good to see these beautiful images!
    <3

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      Sewon
      May 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      I’m slowly re-learning to relax. :)

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    J Dubbs
    May 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I love all the colors in this post.

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      Sewon
      May 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you, Jess!

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    Angélica
    May 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    What a lovely pictures, ooh how I love foggy landscapes!
    & Those illustrations are absolutely wonderful! :)

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      Sewon
      May 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      The fog started coming in, and it was really magical! :) I love Olga’s illustrations.

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    Sara
    May 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I love the mood of the first photos,your dress and smile :)
    I did not know Olga’s work,thanks for sharing!
    And something left Portugal and is going on your way by the post office <3

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      Sewon
      May 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you, Sara! :) My package to you is headed to Portugal~

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    Rina
    May 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Sewon, congratulations on finishing your master’s thesis thesis! Surely you are enjoying your time in California. ( : Tell me, where else do you plan to travel during the summer?
    I’m excited to read about your future travels!
    ♥&hears;

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      Sewon
      May 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you, Rina~ ♥ I’ll be in Korea for the summer. Ah, the joys of unpacking/packing!

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    Veronica Fish
    May 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Congrats on your masters degree!

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      Sewon
      May 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you, Veronica!

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    Winnie
    June 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Gosh your photos are brilliant Sewon – they are just dreamy! I love the way your little gift was perfectly wrapped up. This reminds me, your zine was beautifully put together too – so many lovely little touches 😀

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      Sewon
      June 8, 2013 at 1:21 am

      Aw, I’m so glad you liked it, Winnie. :)

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    katie
    June 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    moving is draining but also can be so inspiring and exciting. I have moved so many times and loved your Way Home zine because it reminded of me those emotions…

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    Eileen Huang
    June 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    You look so darling in that dress; the colour is amazing! :)

    Also, what a great accomplishment!

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    Bernadeta
    June 4, 2013 at 4:11 am

    My last note in my notebook is the SAME quotation from Vonnegut’s book. ^_^
    Lucky you that you have your Master Thesis behind you. Good luck with the trips!

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    Kat
    June 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

    YAY! Im soo happy you liked everything! You look stunning amongst the nature!

    Kat xx

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    Ceri
    June 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Ooh, New York and California – two of my favourite places. <3 You're looking beautiful, hun. Do try to stay calm and relaxed while moving. I know how crazy and stressful it can be!

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    olga
    June 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    such a beautiful scenary, beautiful you, sewon

    and thank you for keeping the pictures
    in your summer home, it makes my heart warm.

    take care

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    Taylor
    June 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful photos of California!

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