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kim family

i've decided to take a blog moment of silence today in light of yesterday's sad news. the design and technology community lost a wonderful person and i would like to send my thoughts and condolences to the kim family. i thought we could all use a break from products and perhaps take a minute or two to think about the friends and family in our lives. posting will resume tomorrow.


Blogger Another Shade of Grey said...

That is so sad. I was holding out hope but feared this might be.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Grace, no. I had felt so hopeful this morning, because of reports that he was leaving a trail. What a tragedy, yet we must be grateful that Kati, Penelope and Sabine survived. Oh dear, this is so sad.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I was really hopeful they would find him alive and well. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and I hope that they are able to find comfort in each other and in their community.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

People that love one another will come back to reincarnate again and again. They will see him again.

May he rest in peace.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very sad. I am truly sorry for the family. Al we have to think is that it could have been worst.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Erin T said...

I was heartbroken to hear this news today as well. Such a brave husband and father - his selfless act of love for his family will stay in my heart forever.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grace - we are all just so heartbroken. Kati & James have been so supportive of our business and our littlest ones are two months apart, and they are truly kind and wonderful people. We know we'd all sacrifice our lives for our little ones, but rarely is one actually put to the test. What an amazing daddy and husband. He has touched so many people and he will be with us forever. I know there will be a shrine outside of Doe and their other store in Noe Valley, Church Street Apothecary, as well as the CNET offices. Our collective prayers are with Kati and the girls, the incredible network of friends, volunteers and rescue workers who all came to love James, even without knowing him personally. Thanks Grace.

Jen and Family, SF

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

terrible news :(
Our thoughts are with them.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world's hearts are with you...

6:02 PM  
Anonymous susie ghahremani said...

hi grace, i'm organizing a gift basket for kati and her daughters if any of your readers might be interested in contributing. all the details are here: http://boygirlparty.livejournal.com/164525.html

7:18 PM  
Anonymous kelly sperbeck said...

grace, thank you for your touching post.
my heart is broken. james was such a gentle soul. i remember the first time i met him at doe. he was holding penelope's hand while she skipped down the street. they were coming to pick up kati at the shop. i'll never forget his smile. kati and james have been a true inspiration to my business. he will never be forgotten.

james died a true hero and a legacy. the kims have touched so many from all over the world. kati, penelope, sabine and their family have so much love around them that will carry them through this. our prayers are with everyone.

we have decided to turn our december holiday event to honor james at "relish at home" on saturday, december 16th. if readers are in the neighborhood and would like to offer the family a donation we will be collecting on their behalf and donating 10% of the evening's sales to them. lots of hugs and apple cider for all. more information to follow soon. thank you grace.

berkeley, california

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of my thoughts and prayers are with the Kim family during this extremely sad and difficult time. Words cannot express how sad I was to learn of James' passing. My heart goes out to Kati, the girls, and the rest of the family. I especially wish Kati all the best wishes, encouragement, and strength during this ordeal. The little ones are so fortunate to have such a brave, selfless, and loving parent, who will always be a part of their lives. What an amazing, heroic act of love by someone who clearly would do anything for his family. James is a modern hero who we can all look up to and respect.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Charlene said...

My heart goes out to the families and friends. Kati and James have been such champions of small and independent designers. Kelly, it's so nice to see your post about efforts to give back and lend support to the family. We're going to donate $20 of every sale to the Kim and Fleming families. I'm sure there are other businesses who'd like to do the same -- if you're one of them, maybe you can post them here. Grace, if there are a number of us, maybe a list could be posted on design*sponge to get the word out?


12:10 AM  

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