September 23, 2010

Evelyn’s Bike Ride!

January 18, 2010

Valentine's Day Buttons!

May 19, 2009

Racing to Save Lives – Sam Louie’s TNT Fundraising Page

April 7, 2009

April 3, 2009

Belly belly Funnnnnnny!

March 29, 2009

From Montana with Love!

Evelyn from Montana!

March 23, 2009

March 22, 2009

Studio Bento Collections

Available here!

March 19, 2009

Been there. Know what it's like

A wonderful email from Randy David - a friend of Byron -

Hey Byron and Friends-Made-of-Gold,

I think I'm qualified here to speak from experience (patient-side) about Leukemia, Breast Cancer, treatment (operations, chemo, radiation, medication) consequences and the complete spectrum of associated emotions. I understand and will never forget "that deep abyss" and complete feeling of helplessness and sadness after a cancer diagnosis. Those first silent trips to the hospital always lasted an eternity. Everything seemed so black.
Let me assure you though, even though the battle has just begun, that you as parents, your family and friends are doing ALL THE RIGHT THINGS! After the initial shock, BUILDING and STRENGTHENING your support group is what will get everyone through this. Please don't make the mistake of blaming yourself or trying to solve all problems by yourself, which is a natural (guy) reaction. Allow yourself to FEEL pain and sadness, but don't let it overwhelm you. And when you're feeling weak or down, LEAN and RELY on those closest to you. That's what we are here for.
One sobering aspect of dealing with someting like cancer is confronting a mountain of information and having to make decisions. My tip here is to listen carefully to your doctors, but double check everything for youself with resources AWAY from the hospital. Ask Aggie, jump on the internet and trust your instinct as a parent. Do your best to become an ACTIVE (not passive) PARTICIPANT in this battle. Don't be embarassed to ask lots of questions, even the simple one like "Doctor, WHY do you recommend this?". Sometimes this is easier said than done. It's like having to motivate yourself to learn a subject in school that you didn't choose, but Byron it's important. Not just for Lauren, but knowing that you've done everything in your power is something that brings you peace of mind.
I'm also pretty certain that Lauren will often surprise you with how resilient and good-natured she can be despite some pretty rough times. I often DREW STRENGTH from these unexpected moments and connected them in a mental chain to get through the toughest phases.
We're all here for you. Though we can't all physically be next to you through this, know that we collectively are your SAFETY NET ready and willing to catch you WHENEVER you need us.

Be strong.
Love and prayers to you all,
Randy, Carmen, Paul and Philip

First milestone for Lauren's chemo treatment

Lauren had her chemo last week and she’s home finally!

March 13, 2009

Lauren the little fighter!!!!!

My roomate at design school, Byron Lee, has a 3-year-old daughter, Lauren – who’s just been diagnosed with Leukemia. As they live on the west coast, and I’m on the east coast, there's not much I can do in terms of being there personally. But I’d like to do what i can to raise money for her fund. I’ve created some buttons and t-shirts in honor of this tough little fighter, and all net proceeds from sales of these items will go to that fund. Let’s give the thumbs down to Leukemia, and fight it together with little Lauren all the way!

Products available here.

March 12, 2009

I need a new scanner!

Katrin Wiens just sent me this great website

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Indian Desi Styles

March 9, 2009

Studio Bento Outdoor

Kalbi Korean BBQ Karaoke!

Pretty funny - from Flight of the Conchords.

March 7, 2009

Stand Burger on 12th Street – it's all about KEWPIE mayonnaise!!!!!

I went to Stand Burger for the 1st time last night. LOVE the burger LOVE the french fries! One of the condiments -- KEWPIE MAYONNAISE - the best mayo in the whole world! I would go back just for that!!!!

March 6, 2009

March 4, 2009 is here! Finally!

The website is finally done! THANK YOU BEN, FAIYAZ, ALI, JIN, EUDIE and SOREN for all your help!!!

March 3, 2009

Mexican Bento – hola hola!!!!

From Laura Bento. Recipe here.

March 2, 2009

French fries and rock n’ roll

OH MY ----- Toilet restaurant in Taiwan

Dinner anyone???? Read the article here. (from

Japanese Dinner a la Matrix Style


February 28, 2009

Homemade dumplings by Mrs Liu

Mrs Liu - maid of the Paks - made these from scratch this afternoon!!! That was our dinner --- and lunch tomorrow!!!!

February 26, 2009



February 25, 2009

Rubik’s cubes Pac-Man and Space Invaders in NYC!

Invader, one of my favorite street artists from Paris. He has already invaded many many cities around the world. His website

February 23, 2009

Bicycle Tees to go with your “LV” bike!

Nice tees from Freeman Transport – they go very well with your bike! Aeon!

I like to babysit!

Cooking with Coca Cola!

February 22, 2009

Mr Ryo and Soren in FUN-NY tee!

FUN-NY tee for kids from Studio Bento! Available here!