The Weekend | Jan. 22-23

JOURNALING: We’ve been rescheduling Teppanyaki night with a couple of friends for several weeks now, which is pure agony for me because I dream of  Tokyo’s hot mustard sauce. And the food too, of course (but mostly the sauce). Tom didn’t have to tell me twice to just make a reservation – we don’t need anyone else anyway. The whole idea of bringing an entourage, though, is to avoid the ever-so-awkward “other dinner mates” that will inevitably be seated with us, and I don’t know if it’s just our bad luck or if we’re exceedingly picky but we always seem to wind up with at least a couple of people who rub us the wrong way throughout the entire meal. The food has been amazing every time we’ve gone, but on this particular night we had the owner, Yoshi, as our teppanyaki chef and he prepared chicken in a way I have never experienced. It literally fell apart in my mouth, defying all the natural laws of chicken. Yet another Teppanyaki memory, cemented into my brain, appearing in my dreams and ensuring that we will be seated around that grill again, sooner rather than later, annoying dinner mates and all.

MATERIALS: Dialogue by Paislee Press & One Little Bird (available 1/27), Modern Dates by One Little Bird, Handkrafted Alpha (available 1/31) by One Little Bird

About This Project: A Year of Weekends is an ongoing album project that embodies my desire to stay grounded in the everyday unsung moments that make up the weekends of my life while also giving me a playground to express myself through design and storytelling – without any pressure to be poignant or a trendsetter. My goal is to always design these pages around products I already own or designed myself, which allows me to revisit some of my favorite kits and products and either use items for the first time or see previously used products in a whole new light. Sometimes the pages will be irreverent, other times they’ll be serious or emotional, but all of them are created in celebration of the extraordinarily ordinary moments that fill the 48 hours of each weekend.

Feel free to join in and post links to your own pages in the comments. Don’t worry about what products you use, all stories are welcome.