Archive for February, 2008

Nancy Drew Notebooks / Kara Walker Exhibit

Just made two Nancy Drew notebooks! One is already listed~ I’m also going to list a couple of lomo photographs soon πŸ˜‰

workonprogress.jpgOn another note, those of you who are in Southern California should really check out Kara Walker’s exhibition at the Hammer. It opens this weekend! If you’re unfamiliar with her work, she does black paper cut-outs intoxicated with sexual, violent, cruelly humorous images in reminiscence of slavery’s history. Go check it out! It’s up until June 8th, but if you can’t make it by then, the Hammer’s website shows selected works from the exhibition.

A Work on Progress, 1998



February 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Deer Card

deer.jpgCamille has been super busy with her activist puppetry… boo boo 😦 So meanwhile, I’m making yet more cards as a reward for finishing my homework.

Everything is finally listed on our etsy shop, so check it out!!


P.S. Thanks for all those who left comments or showed support! It means a lot πŸ™‚

February 25, 2008 at 7:08 am 3 comments

Keyhole Card

keyhole.jpg Apparently, I have caught the x-acto knife cutting addiction, which means, another card! Inspired by The Secret Garden. πŸ™‚


February 22, 2008 at 9:48 am 4 comments

Card in the making!

rabbit1.jpgHi! I just semi-finished making a card πŸ™‚ Camille’s supposed to be the expert at paper cut-outs, but I decided to give it a try. It’s dedicated to all those wonderful rabbits out there, from the Velveteen Rabbit to Alice’s White Rabbit. For rabbit lovers: If you’re in the L.A. area, you can adopt your very own rabbit at If you’re not, well, you can still check out the cute pictures!

x-acto knife + paper


February 21, 2008 at 1:40 am 4 comments


Hello! We’re proud to present you our very first post!

In case you’re wondering, mimi et vivi is tiny store run by Camille Villanueva & Vivian S. Chen. Both of us are art students at UCLA. We met in our first studio class: sculpture, with the wonderful Donald Morgan! Anyway, we’ve been buddies ever since, practically taking all our classes together. (Currently, it’s Fairy Tales & the Fantastic πŸ˜‰ !) We’ve always talked about opening a store in the future, and now, well, the future is here! We’ve opened a shop at Now, I know, I know, there’s nothing there yet. Well, we’re planning on selling miscellaneous goods, ranging from small notebooks to hand-painted umbrellas. We make everything in our tiny dorm rooms. The funds will help our future art projects, so please support us! We’ll keep all our updates on this blog, so keep checking in! πŸ™‚

Thank you!

mimi et vivi

February 21, 2008 at 1:17 am 2 comments


In case you’re wondering, mimi et vivi is tiny store run by Camille Villanueva & Vivian S. Chen. Our shop can be found at It's growing slowly, but we have many plans ahead! Everything in our shop is made in our tiny dorm rooms, and the funds will support future art projects. Thanks for stopping by!


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