Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy weekend, y'all! (Did you notice my new favicon? :D )
+ 25 ways to wear a scarf! I have a collection of summer scarves that I can't wait to try this on!
+ Interesting and strange: How would it be, if typefaces could be tasted?
+ NASA goes pink.
+ Artist Kyle Bean's portraits made out of pencil shavings.
+ Their Good Morning/Good Night poster is quite brilliant!
+ The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England. Also watch: Copyright, explained.
+ Take a look at Shinichi Maruyama's amaazing photographs!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Take a look at this project here. A Study in Flora, by Miles of Light, is a recording of dried, lifeless flowers. Isn't it stunning? I'm sure the reason I'm attracted to it is none other than my own dabblings in drying flowers.
Still. I saw her sun-flower-dyeing tutorial, and I'm hooked. I'm definitely following her blog, Miles of Light. So inspiring. :')
p.s.: I don't know why, but her work reminds me of my favourite new textile designer, Rosemary Milner!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thank you, Ponciks, for following the blog! :-)
+ Bracelets made out of dental brace parts. Um. Ew?
+ Oh wait, that's not Frodo Baggins!
+ The trick to applying nail polish.
+ The magic behind the magic: a tumblr full of Disney concepts (they've stopped posting now, but they have an amazing library of concepts)!
+ Egg Watchers: to get the perfectly boiled egg. This is actually really useful!
+ I need this: A clock designed to help procrastinators.
+ This is super: Pick your own pendants! I'm planning to make something similar... it's part of my personal campaign to get away from the computer!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I warn you. This is a post on jelly beans.
My friend Libby and I visited an awesome candy store last Friday. I was feelin' brave and bought a pack of Jelly Belly beans called "Bean Boozled". It has some crazy flavours. And I mean Bertie Botts' Every Flavour Beans crazy. Booger, Rotten Egg, Mouldy Cheese, and Vomit are just some of them. Here is what I thought of the gross/weird ones:
Booger: Almost tasteless. A little sweet-and-salty, though. Really weird flavour.
Toothpaste: Mmm, very nice, felt like I'd brushed my teeth. Haha. I would eat this jelly bean again.
Rotten Egg: Yuck. Sulphuric and sweet (what the what what!?).
Buttered Popcorn: Felt like I was at the movies! Haha, it really did taste like popcorn. Wonder how they make all these flavours!
Vomit: Stomach-churning-ly repulsive. Euck! I got the acidic (don't really know how else to explain it) taste of vomit, and I had to spit it out. I'm dreading eating one again.
Mouldy Cheese: Oh God. I could almost smell the mould. :S
Black Pepper: The jelly bean contained black pepper. 'twas alright.
Baby Wipes (?!): Imagine smelling baby powder. Then imagine eating it.
Pencil Shavings: Alas! I didn't get this flavour in my pack. Maybe next time?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Juuust testing out this typeface. After years of using Trebuchet, I think I'm now leaning towards using Courier for this blog. I don't know. You really don't have to read this, because I'm just writing to fill up some text space.
Gosh golly, isn't it a nice day? This here is a photo of Muir Woods, from the U S of A. Why is this photo here? Well, just because.
And, as I've never actually been to Muir Woods, there is no way that that photo is mine. I took it. From here.
p.s.: Did I really post this post at exactly 11:11AM? Well, no. No, I didn't. Did I schedule this post? Why yes. I sure did.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Drying flowers for the first time... let's see how this goes!
The first bouquet has roses, gerberas, and some purply pink flowers that I cannot identify. Edit: They are Statice flowers.
I love how this one looks as if they're levitating(!):
The other day, while wandering, I saw a bunch of these gorgeous antique pink roses at a dairy.
They came home with me, and are now hanging in my closet:
I've hung the pink roses for two days now, and the outer petals are starting to go brown. I had hoped the pink would stay. :-(
Friday, November 11, 2011
Pssst. It's 11:11pm on 11.11.11. Awesome!
+ RAW is still on (till tomorrow)! Are you visiting?
+ Take a look at this beautiful light calligraphy.
+ Things 90s kids realise. I stumbled across Full House episodes earlier this year, and I fell in love with them! Then my friend Morgan told me about Danny Tanner. :-\
+ Love this list: 20 Things I Wish I'd known at 20. (I turned 22 last month, and I think I still have time to pay attention to this list)
+ Life is too short (campaign).
+ I can't sew to save my life, but if I could, I would sew this.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Recently, while blog-hopping, I came across this amaaazingly talented artist, Shay Aaron.
Shay Aaron makes miniature food. Like. Doll-house sized. The food is so realistic, that I wanted to gobble up all the breads and the cakes. And when I found out from the photos that he starts making his tomatoes and bananas from the inside out (creating teeny tiny seeds first, then the flesh, then the skin, and so on), I cried a little.
Then I found out that there's this whole new world of miniature foodstuff. Some people use them for doll-houses, others use slices of fruits and veges as decoration on nails. All mind-blowing stuff. (To be honest, I don't have the patience to make miniatures, so I'll just look for now. :-) )
My friend Chloe, knowing my newfound obsession for miniature food, send me the link to this ingenious ring:
So anyway. This post is just to record this awesomeness in the blog. So I can come back and click on the link and goggle at all the talent again. And again. And again.
p.s.: Comment, please, okay? It literally makes my day. :D
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
We're almost there. The AUT final year exhibition is in a week! We're all busy with preparing the rooms, sending invitations, and creating our work, of course! I'd been to the AUT graduation exhibitions since before I started my degree, and I'd taken it all in with awe. And now, it's my turn to be part of it! It's almost unreal.
The student exhibition is open from the 10th of November till the 12th of November, from 10am—7pm. It's an exhibition of not just Graphic Design work, but Digital, Fashion, Product, Spatial, Textiles and Visual Arts also.
If you are in Auckland, do come. It will be amazing. :-)