Monthly Archives: May 2011


My dear friend Nat, architect, furniture maker, dave matthews band fanatic, occassional climbing partner, poo enthusiast, basically a Nat of all trades, made custom end tables for my birthday! They are amazing and I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful lover friend (Don’t worry, Anna’s ok with it).

If you’d like some custom pieces (and who wouldn’t?), you can contact him at

Nat just finished his last architecture class (Columbia Grad Alum what what!) so help out a semi-starving artist…maybe he’ll even let you pay him in M&Ms and kosher franks and beans? (don’t ask)

I can’t wait to stain these to match myheadboard…or not. I kind of like them bare too. Thoughts?



Aren’t they lovely?



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Imitation Ann D Necklace

Before Gu Housekeeping, I had another blog, which I sorely neglected…but I want to take the time now to reintroduce one of my favorite creations during that time.

Meet the Ann Demeulemeester Epine Woven Leather Necklace (whoo, that’s a mouthful). Who wouldn’t want a black leather necklace that doubles as a headband? No one, you say? I’m glad we agree.

BUT…who doesn’t want to shell out $$ for a black leather necklace…that would be me.

Left to my own devices, I created my own version using leather scraps & metal closures.

I started with 3 strands of leather; I’ll call them strand A, B and C. I twisted strand A around strand B (from M&J Trimming). After that was complete, I twisted strand C for the finishing touch. I used metal clamps to finish the ends.

And tada! A new bracelet & necklace!

I still wear it to this day and am happy over the $ I saved.

Why spend when you can craft?


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Spice It Up with KIMCHI

My friend Yehua started incorporating kimchi into her everyday food (and I do mean everyday). 

I like to think that I contributed to her fascination when I made us ramen with kimchi and a fried egg…which Angela made me went I went home with her for Thanksgiving…yeah, kimchi for Thanksgiving…you wanna take it outside?

All of these fateful events led to one of the easiest, quickest and most flavorful omelettes I’ve made to date…and I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m pretty skilled when it comes to eggs…you can even call me an eggpert (yes, I know, it wasn’t funny when I first said it here, and it’s still not).

Step 1: heat up olive oil in a medium sized frying pan

Step 2: crack 2 eggs into the pan

Step 3: add as much or as little kimchi as your heart desires

Step 4: keep turning the egg & kimchi until it’s cooked evenly

Step 5: scarf it down in 5-8 bites

If you don’t like kimchi, then you’re a prude. Yup, I said it! And if you got all huffy because of my comment, then I don’t even know how we became friends in the first place!

Love you! 


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