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A Rumination on Early Design Influence Fong Style

December 23 2011




Maybe it’s self indulgent but I sometimes wonder where the clean-lined design obsession began - pre RO bags ? It’s fascinating to think about these things…or maybe it’s just me being overly contemplative and analytical... My immediate family was not particularly artisticly inclined or modern design-minded. My parents’ passion while I was growing up was travel, food/wine, different cultures …Of course I love those things too and they shaped me in a huge way as well. I suppose our life’s passions are a mix of different experiences that resonate with us - nature and nurture combined. This brings me to my long and rambling point about the nurture part of my childhood design influence. Just earlier this year via Facebook I re-connected after 20 years with my long lost elementary school best friend Tracy Fong. The reunion brought back so many amazing and happy memories of spending time with her family at their house. You can see the picture of 1500 Lombardy Road in Pasadena posted here on my blog. This is the house that Tracy Fong’s father – architect Miller Fong designed and had built for his family in 1977.



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My Recurring Nightmare: I Lose my Clingy Wallet and ro Bag…

November 07 2011




It’s the oddest thing: Whenever I am stressed the same dream recurs – the setting might vary but the theme is the same. Last night I dreamt I was walking around on vacation, shopping, and I somehow lost my handbag. The fact that this recurring dream is one of the worst scenarios my subconscious can drum up is somewhat telling of the modern day neurosis.



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