Stacie Tamaki is a full-time miniature origami artist, lifestyle and travel blogger, foodie, girl-gone-geek, glamper, photographer, and nature lover. Formerly based out of the San Francisco Bay Area she now resides in Greenville, Michigan and occasionally travels the country in her tiny glamper (glamorous+camper) aptly named "The Glampette." Tamaki loves to eat, cook, photograph, and write about food. She also particularly enjoys promoting small businesses and local events & culture encouraging denizens to venture out to see and try new things wherever they may live.
In 2006 she launched "The Flirty Blog" which she renamed "I Found the Place" in 2014 after relocating to West Michigan. It was here she found where her heart was happy and her soul belongs. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the suburbs to live surrounded by nature out in the countryside she found she was able to not just survive, but thrive.
In January 2015 she launched "Tinygami" a new brand identity, website, and blog to celebrate her arrival in the Midwest and her new adventure pursuing art as her full-time career.
Apr 7 - Creamy, dreamy Forte High Protein Gelato (SocialKaty)
Feb 24 -
The next Goat Hill Fair antique and vintage show (Goat Hill Fair)
Dec 10, 2013- A new Bay Area hot spot: The Barlow in Sebastopol (Lou Hammond & Associates)
Nov 14, 2013 - Sausalito's fun French restaurant: Fast Food Francais (Wagstaff Worldwide)
Nov 3, 2013 - I tasted Sonoma. . . And I loved it! (Sonoma County)
July 17, 2013 - Celebrate Spanish style at Gloria Ferrer in Sonoma this weekend (Gloria Ferrer)
Apr 26, 2013 - A night of fashion in Downtown Campbell (Simply Smashing)
Apr 25, 2013 - The 2013 Off The Grid Picnic season at the Presidio has begun (Wagstaff Worldwide)
Apr 22, 2013 - Discovering Eastern Sonoma: Wineries, Jack London's Beauty Ranch, and art (Sonoma County)
Apr 4, 2013 - My Sony unedited gallery / review of the Sony NEX-5R micro four thirds digital camera (Sony)
Mar 29, 2013 - My new favorite beers at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View (Steins Beer Garden)
Mar 25, 2013 - Spring is here and Off The Grid Fort Mason is back in action (Wagstaff Worldwide)
Mar 9, 2013 - Capturing the 408 with Sony's NEX-5R (Sony)
Jan 28, 2013 - A first-timer's recap of San Francisco's Fancy Food Show 2013 (Fancy Food Show)
Jan 13, 2013 - I'll be eating more BROOKSIDE Chocolates (The Hershey Company)
Dec 5, 2012 - Indian Event Trends in 2013 (New Delhi Restaurant)
Nov 8, 2012 - A Wine Country Weekend: The 14th Annual Wine & Food Affair (Wine Road)
Oct 4, 2012 - Fantastic Italian Food at San Francisco's Cupola Pizzeria (Wagstaff Worldwide)
Sept 12, 2012 - STYX in concert and a private interview with Lawrence Gowan (Photographer John Wants Answers)
Aug 20, 2012 - And the winners of the 2012 Bridal Chocolate Salon are... (International Chocolate Salon)
July 28, 2012 - Summer flavors are on the menu at LYFE Kitchen (Wagstaff Worldwide)
July 25, 2012 - Where to stay and play in Monterey (Intercontinental Clement Hotel)
July 3, 2012 - A return to Sonoma's Wine Road: Merriam Vineyards, Soda Rock & Hanna Winery (Wine Road)
July 2, 2012 - Wine Country Weddings: Say I Do on Baker Ridge at Thomas George Estates (Thomas George Estates)
May 24, 2012 - Recap of Maker Faire 2012: This is why I go! (Maker Faire)
May 14, 2012 - Wineries, tasting rooms and the beauty of nature in Dry Creek Valley (Wagstaff Worldwide)
May 13, 2012 - The Wine Road Russian River Valley Wine Tour (Wagstaff Worldwide)
May 12, 2012 - Touring the Alexander Valley with the Wine Road (Wagstaff Worldwide)
May 11, 2012 - The B&B to stay at while touring Sonoma's Wine Road (Wagstaff Worldwide)
May 1, 2012 - The spring menu at LYFE Kitchen arrives May 15th! (Wagstaff Worldwide)
April 26, 2012 - Want to take the Santa Cruz Food Tour? (Santa Cruz Food Tour)
Feb 16, 2012 - A surprise ending to my Thirsty Girl Virtual Wine Tasting (Thirsty Girl)
Dec 19, 2011 - A LYFE Kitchen dinner with celebrity Chef Tal Ronnen (Wagstaff Worldwide)
Oct 9, 2011 - Project Pink with Mode Bay Area and Westfield Valley Fair (Mode Bay Area)
Aug 6, 2011 - LYFE Kitchen's Tal Ronnen Taught Me How to Cook! (Wagstaff Worldwide)
July 27, 2011 - I was a Tasting Judge for the Bridal Chocolate Salon 2011 (International Chocolate Salon)
June 17, 2011 - LYFE Kitchen: The Evolution of Delicious, Affordable, Healthy Restaurant Food (Wagstaff Worldwide)
May 24, 2011 - The 2011 Maker Faire was a DIY Lovers Dream Come True (Correspondent for Fired Up Productions)
Jan 20, 2011 - Four Seasons San Francisco Bridal Fair 2011(Four Seasons)
Articles/Photos I have written/taken and photos media outlets have (unless otherwise noted) requested a license to use:
Nov 1, 2013 - M Magazine "Savory Delights" (food feature)
Sept 1, 2013 - M Magazine "Rise and Shine"(food feature)
Aug 1, 2013 - M Magazine "Best Bites"(food feature)
May 1, 2013 - M Magazine "Freeze"(food feature)
Apr 5, 2013 - The Tonight Show "Recycling Easter Grass" (Chia pet photo - no license requested)
Apr 2013 1 - M Magazine "Good Taste"(food feature)
Mar 28, 2013 - Zagat "8 Food Trucks and Carts to Try Right Now in San Francisco" (photo only)
Sept 14, 2012- WIRED "Model Trains, Pope Pranking, and Other Passions of the Rich and Famous" (photo only)
Apr 22, 2012 - Sacramento Magazine "Gourmet Getaways" (photo only)
Feb 28, 2012 - XNET "What's XNet President Arthur Zards doing this week?" (photo only)
Dec 17, 2011- The Jimmy Kimmel Show "Pets Against People" (Chia pet photo - no license requested)
Oct 31, 2011 - Dogster.com "Costume Tips from Stacie Tamaki, Mom of Dogster's Best-Dressed Dog" (guest blog post)
Oct 11, 2011 - BBC Canada "Steve Jobs Tribute Slideshow" (photo only slide #10)
Sept 11, 2011 - Dare Dreamer Magazine "The Power and Benefit of Video Blogging" (guest blog post)
Dec 22, 2010 - Campbell Express "Baked Kale Chips" (page 3)
Dec 1, 2010 - Campbell Express "Volunteering" (page 6)
Sept 29, 2010 - Campbell Express "Backyard Chickens" (page 5)
Sept 8, 2010 - Campbell Express "Bridal Shows: Try Something New" (page 6)
Aug 20, 2010 - SF Weekly "Updated: Man Dives onto Stage in Suicide at Thursday's Swell Season Concert" (photo only)
June 2008 - Dogster.com "Ending Breed-Specific Legislation" (guest blog post)
June 2008 - Dogster.com "Ending Breed-Specific Legislation, Part II" (guest blog post)
June 9, 2008 - Dogster.com "Heat Wave Alert" (guest blog post)
June 6, 2008 - Dogster.com "Does Your Dog Need a Blog?" (guest blog post)
Febr 2007 - Cesar Milan Inc "Newsletter Photo of the Month (photo only)
Oct 20, 2016 - CraftSanity "CraftSanity #190: 10.20.16 Origami Artist Stacie Tamaki" (podcast interview)
Sept 23, 2016 - Facebook Live "ArtPrize8 at the Grand Central Market & Deli" (video interview)
Sept 21, 2016 - CraftSanity "Stacie Tamaki's tiny origami installation makes a big impression at ArtPrize 2016" (blog and video interview)
Sept 21, 2016 - WGRD 97.9 "http://wgrd.com/artprize-artist-creates-tinygami-and-offers-tips-for-beginners-video/" (blog and video interview)
Oct 3, 2014 - Tiny House Magazine "Stacie Tamaki & The Glampette" (ezine interview)Oct 3, 2014 - K9Wisdom "Costumes for Kitai" (ezine feature available on Apple Newstand)
Nov 26, 2013 - The Jennylyn Show "Glamper" (KMVT Public Access television appearance)
Oct 30, 2013 - Tiny Yellow Teardrop Blog Featured Teardrop: Stacie's Glampette
Mar 9, 2012 - John Wants Answers "Bone Marrow" (KMVT Public Access live television appearance)
July 13, 2010 - Life On Your Terms book interview with Shann Vander Leek
May 3, 2010 - Be The Match "New volunteers go "social"
Oct 10, 2009 - YWD Magazine "Our Favorite Blogs"
Sept 21, 2009 - Gentry Magazine "Carpe Diem" (page 63) or view the "Proposal in Paradise" video
Nov 16, 2007 - The Campbell Reporter "Cutest dog ever goes on the Today Show"
Oct 31, 2007 - TODAY Show "Best in Show: Top Dressed Dogs for Halloween" (National live television appearance)
Northern California Bride "Uniquely Custom"
Wedding Channel's Wedding Bells Magazine "Insider's Tip"
Mar 6, 2005 - San Jose Mercury News "Saying "I do" to bridal showers"
- HGTV Crafters Coast to Coast "Tiny Origami Cranes" (National television appearance)
NBC - KNTV Chanel 11 News "Holiday Accessories" (Bay Area live television appearance)
NBC - KNTV Chanel 11 News "Holiday Crafts" (Bay Area live television appearance)
Nov 27, 2002 - Campbell Reporter "After changing the
store name to Leiko, customers walked in"
NBC - KNTV Chanel 11 News "Origami" (Bay Area live television appearance)
Mar 2002- San Francisco Chronicle Magazine "Must Haves"
NBC - KNTV Chanel 11 News "Bridal Veils" (Bay Area live television appearance)
NBC - KNTV Chanel 11 News "Bridal Veils" (Bay Area live television appearance)
Jan 25, 2002 - San Jose Mercury News "Crowning Glories"
Jan 20, 2002 - San Francisco Chronicle "Return
Aug 29, 1999 - San Jose Mercury News SV Magazine "Tulles of the Trade"
Mar 1999 - Cambrian Times "Resident Creates Bridal Veils"