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02/19/14

Dolly Llama Rag Doll

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Dolly Llama Rag Doll

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Dolly Llama Rag Doll

Meet Luna’s little vintage inspired Dolly Llama rag doll. It’s the sweetest little thing and oh so cuddly! This one was custom made for her but you can get them pre-made from their online shop. These are 20″ tall and are all handmade. Even the eyes are hand embroidered!

It’s amazing how many dolls Luna has collected throughout the years and toys overflowing in our house. When Luna was a newborn, her room was filled with wooden toys and vintage inspired dolls. Then as the years went by, more and more toys filled our house from birthdays & Christmas presents. There are those toys that come and go. But there are those beautiful well made toys & dolls that you want your kids to keep forever. They’re well made and they look beautiful in a home. This is one of those. There’s so much love and care put into making every single one of these.

Thanks Dolly Llama for making our little girl very happy. I love it as much as she does! You can grab one of these for your sweet little girl here.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Dolly Llama Rag Doll

 


Domestic 2.0 / Kids2 comments — Posted by: Nerissa
01/15/14

Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Happy new year everyone! Sorry I haven’t been on top of my blogging since Christmas started. We were busy with so many Christmas festivities that I didn’t have much time to sit in front of the computer. But for those who follow me on Instagram, you would have seen what we’ve been up to.

We started off the new year with a trip to Palm Springs to get away from the cold and to start the new year right with quality time with the family. Just the 3 of us, together everyday exploring a new place was what we wanted.

We stayed at the beautiful Viceroy Palm Springs and we loved it. It was perfect from day 1. The first thing we did was settle into our room, changed into our bathing suits and went straight to the pool. That first splash in the pool was heaven. We would start each day with a breakfast by the pool and a morning swim. Then head off with our rental car and explore the desert for the rest of the afternoon. Our evenings were spent back in Palm Springs dining at one of the restaurants in town. Our favourite restaurants from the trip was Tinto (Basque style tapas) at Saguaro hotel, Cheeky’s for breakfast, Lulu’s and Las Casuela Terraza for mexican food. We actually really liked our poolside breakfast at Viceroy as well.

In the next little while, I will be posting more photos of Palm Springs. Each post will be dedicated to each place we explored: Pioneer Town, Noah Purifoy, Anza-Borrego, Galleta Meadows, Salton Sea & Salvation Mountain. Each and one of those places were amazing so they deserve their own story.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Palm Springs Getaway


Domestic 2.0 / Palm Springs3 comments — Posted by: Nerissa
12/10/13

World Reclaimed – Home & Garden Goods

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : World Reclaimed   Home & Garden Goods

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : World Reclaimed   Home & Garden Goods

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : World Reclaimed   Home & Garden Goods

For the past few months, I’ve been busy working on branding World Reclaimed – a home & garden goods from the talented duo Caitlin & Owen of Aloe Designs. It’s been their dream to start up their own online shop with goods Owen makes from reclaimed wood. He recovers materials from Aloe Designs projects and makes beautiful things out of them.

It was a fun project to work on. I was responsible for creating a brand for the products (logo, typography & colour expolorations), photography & styling and web design. Caitlin and I worked closely together bouncing ideas from each other & gathering so much inspiration from all things that inspires them. I really love working this closely with clients especially when I know I’m helping them visualize their dream and helping them make it happen.

Check out their beautiful goods here.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : World Reclaimed   Home & Garden Goods

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : World Reclaimed   Home & Garden Goods


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12/07/13

Back in Stock : Handpainted Tiffin Carriers

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Back in Stock : Handpainted Tiffin Carriers

Our Handpainted Tiffin Carriers are back in stock! Thank you for your patience. For those who pre-ordered, we are sending out your Tiffins early next week!

Just a reminder, to all US customers ordering our Tiffin Carriers, we are offering a 3 business day shipping upgrade “on us” until December 17. This is our way of saying ‘Thank you for your patience!”.


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11/27/13

Winter Sale!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Winter Sale!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Winter Sale!

We are celebrating the colder days with a winter sale on our Coziest Wool Slippers & Khadi Blankets! Wrap yourself up with our beautiful hand spun & hand woven cotton khadi blanket while wearing the softest coziest wool slippers.

Khadi Blankets now on sale for $119.00 (was $136.00)
Coziest Wool Slippers now on sale for $34.00 (was $38.00)

Grab them while they are on sale. These make perfect Christmas presents for your dearest friends or for yourself!


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11/25/13

Tiffin Carriers – Temporarily Sold Out

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Tiffin Carriers   Temporarily Sold Out

Our Tiffin Carriers are temporarily sold out! It’s been such a popular item in the shop that we ran out of stock sooner than expected. But good news – we have a shipment coming week of December 9! So pre-order yours now. As soon as the shipment arrives, we will package up all the orders as fast as we can and will send it to you right away.

Bonus: For all US customers, we are offering a 3 business day shipping upgrade (on us!) to all  pre-orders on our Tiffin Carriers from now until December 17. This is our way of saying Thank You for your patience!


ShopNo comments — Posted by: Nerissa
11/22/13

Rifle Paper Co.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Rifle Paper Co.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Rifle Paper Co.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Rifle Paper Co.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Rifle Paper Co.

I am obsessed with Rifle Paper Co. I love everything about this brand. Rifle Paper is a stationery & Gift brand located in New York city. Their handpainted illustrations are so beautiful and whimsical. I recently bought their Rosa Print and when I received it in the mail, their beautiful lookbook was neatly tucked in the box. I had to share some of the pages from their lookbook as I am just in love with everything they do.


Art / Design2 comments — Posted by: Nerissa
11/22/13

Giving Back – A Simple Shoebox Project

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Giving Back   A Simple Shoebox Project

Every holiday season, Luna and I participate in the shoebox project organized by Samaritan’s Purse. We’ve been doing this since Luna was two and we look forward to it every year. We always choose a child the same age as Luna as it teaches her the concept of giving in a fun & hands-on way. What I love about it is that Luna is really involved when choosing the items. She’ll pick something out and say “I think she will really love this!” and “oh mommy, I think she will love these sparkly socks!”. I know that whatever Luna picks out, the child she is giving it to will love it just as much!

We have a lot of fun filling up the box with all sorts of things. Our box contained a pack of underwear, a dress, clay making toy, small art tote bag with markers for colouring, a bag of santa chocolates, candy, toothbrush, snowman stuffy and a bar of soap.

The dollar store & Walmart is a good place to go for filling up your box. But Old Navy is also an excellent place for finding really cheap shirts or dresses. I go straight to the clearance section and have always found a dress on clearance for $4.99! In the past, we’ve also included a pack of socks, simple white tshirts, notebooks, pencils and tutus we’ve found at a dollar store.

I always wish Luna and I could be there to see the joy in the kids faces when they receive their presents. But back in 2011 when I did a blog post of our shoebox project, a teacher named Patty left a beautiful comment and it’s nice to get a little glimpse of the joy & excitement that happens when the boxes are received by the children. Here’s Patty’s comment:

“The children in the school where I teach receive shoeboxes like these…I’m not sure which organization sponsors the ones they receive…but I’m quite sure that wouldn’t change the reaction the children have to their treasures. They are so thrilled and excited by every item. We spread all around the room so treasures don’t get mixed up. They just bubble over…”come look, come look, look what I got.” It totally makes my Christmas year after year. I feel almost selfish to get to share such excitement with them…those of you who are filling these boxes are doing a wonderful thing…for your own children, for the recipients, and for those of us who get to share that joyful occassion with grateful, excited children. Thank you…do not get too busy to continue this celebration with your child!” — Patty

There are several organizations that do this but we do it with Samaritan’s Purse. You can find out more about it here.


Domestic 2.0No comments — Posted by: Nerissa
11/13/13

Our Goods

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Our Goods

Home owners: Daniel & Alexandra
Source: Marion House Book

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Our Goods

Home owners: Maria Tchajkova
Source: A Beautiful Mess

It’s always a nice surprise when I see a little piece of The New Domestic in peoples homes. Recently, I was doing my usual blog reading and was admiring the house of Alexandra & Daniel via The Marion House Book. As I was scrolling down to see the rest of the house, I was happily surprised to see our Bon Journey bag displayed in their room.

Then awhile back, I found our Trees, Bees & Teepees Print in Maria Tchajkova’s beautiful home via A Beautiful Mess. It’s lovely to see our goods in other peoples homes.


Interior / Shop4 comments — Posted by: Nerissa
11/06/13

Splatter Painting

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Splatter Painting

At Luna’s Jackson Pollock Splatter Art Birthday party, all the kids had a chance to create their own splatter art on a 9×12 canvas that they get to keep. The kids couldn’t take them home the day of the party as they needed a few days of drying time. When I finally picked them up, I was blown away. For 4 year olds, they did quite well. I secretly wanted to keep them all! For such little people, I sure was inspired of their work!

So I documented each and one of them before packaging them up to give back to the kids. Each of their names were written on the back of the canvas so I would know which art belonged to who. Their painting acted like a loot bag, though, it was just a week late. We packaged them up, added a couple photos from the party for them to remember and another piece of art that they did and wrapped them up with bakers twine. Voila, a masterpiece for them to keep forever.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Splatter Painting

Similar Topics:
Luna’s 4th Birthday Invitation
Luna’s 3rd Birthday Party
Luna’s 1st Birthday Party
Handmade Goodie Bags


Domestic 2.0No comments — Posted by: Nerissa
11/01/13

Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

Our beautifully hand-painted three-tier Tiffin Carriers are now available in the shop! A perfect way to bring homemade food with you wherever you want to go. The three individual tiers keep meal components neatly separated. For example, separate your sauce/meat, grains and veggies to keep things crisp or use the tiers for different salad ingredients that can be freshly mixed together when you’re ready for lunch.

These Tiffin Carriers bring back childhood memories while growing up in the Philippines. My parents used to pack homemade food in these and take them with us to a picnic. It was a great way to separate the rice, meats & veggies. The food wouldn’t be piping hot anymore, but at room temperature, we enjoyed them all.

My sisters and I each had our own. Every Saturday mornings, we would go to our kids cooking class and learned to bake with other kids our age. After class, we get to take home all the yummy treats we learned to make. So we would carefully store all our baked goods in our Tiffin Carrier and proudly take them home where our parents & brothers were eagerly waiting to taste what we’ve made.

These make perfect Christmas presents. Don’t wait too long as our stock is limited. It takes a couple months to make & paint these. Our next batch won’t be coming until early next year as winter is coming and it snows in the small village where these are made & painted which takes longer for the paint to dry.

You can purchase your handpainted Tiffin Carrier here.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

 


Domestic 2.0 / Shop5 comments — Posted by: Nerissa
10/31/13

Luna’s Art Splatter Birthday Party

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Lunas Art Splatter Birthday Party

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Lunas Art Splatter Birthday Party

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Lunas Art Splatter Birthday Party

To celebrate Luna’s 4th birthday, we decided to have a Jackson Pollock Art Splatter Party!  It was a success and the kids had so much fun. This year, I made Luna in charge of her guest list. She told me the names of all her best friends at preschool & daycare and so those were the friends we invited.  She’s at an age where she now has best friends and we wanted her to be surrounded by her best friends at her party.

The party was held at 4 Cats Art Studio in their Steveston Village location. It’s such a great art studio for kids and a great space for a party. They offer different types of art parties but I thought the Jackson Pollock Art Splatter Party would be really fun. Though, it took the kids a little while to grasp the idea of splattering paint onto a canvas and that it was ok to get paint on their hair, face and everywhere! By the time they loosened up, there was paint everywhere!

The kids first started off working on their own 9×12 canvas. They were taught to splatter the paint onto the canvas – a technique Jackson Pollock became famous for. Then, they moved on to work on a 6ft x 3ft unstretched canvas for the birthday girl to keep. This was so fun and the kids went wild!

Also, the kids get to go home with their own 9×12 canvas painting they worked on. Luna gets to keep the unstretched 6ft x 3ft canvas which her and all the friends worked on together as a group. You also have the option for the studio to stretch the canvas but we plan to do it ourselves.

I love these teacher led parties. It’s easy for Peter and I. All we have to do is show up with snacks & cake. The first hour and a half was teacher led so Peter and I didn’t have to run around entertaining the kids. The last hour was snack and cake time. Then the party was over & we didn’t have to do any clean up. Luna was happy & her friends had a blast. Perfect.

Yay for four!

Similar Topics:
Luna’s 4th Birthday Invitation
Luna’s 3rd Birthday Party
Luna’s 1st Birthday Party
Handmade Goodie Bags


Art / Design / Kids1 comment — Posted by: Nerissa