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August 2015

Best Day of the Week

Finally!

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Felt like this Friday took forever to come this week, with all these lame weekdays dragging along.
But alas the weekend is here and the excitement will last me all day carrying me through work.
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Currently my plans involve recording videos for this blog, eating wings, and meeting some friends to go
dancing at some bar in the mission.

Anyone else have anything more interesting going on?

Art

Wednesday

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Happy Wednesday. I wish I had the day off to head to a beach and relax but instead I have my regular dailies.
Before I left for work I wanted to post some cool photos I found on this awesome vintage stock photo site.

The site is New Old Stock and all of the images are public domain and free for people to use.

Here are some of the ones that wowed me this tired Wednesday morning.

Lions Ballerina

Could you imagine training Lions? I can’t even train my regular cats and would probably
just cower in fear in the presence of these huge ones.

The Ballerina image is a bit eerie but still quite beautiful. I always wished that I could become a ballerina,
but I’m pretty sure the dream of that happening for me is long dead.
Considering that I’m 24 and have never taken a ballet class. I think my main motivator was the gorgeous outfits,
so I’m okay with that vocation slipping. I’ll stick with graphic design.

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Best Day Ever

Friday!

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Starting with this Friday and continuing every friday I’m going to start posting simple designs/animated
gifs to celebrate my favorite day of the week.

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Enjoy your Friday everyone and get excited for the upcoming weekend!

To quote a fantastic 80’s band

“I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday I’m in love”

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Sailor Moon!

This past weekend was the first International Sailor Moon Day celebrated all over the country. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to participate in the San Francisco meet up, but in honor of the Sailors Scouts and my childhood super heroes I have a few photos to share.

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Here are some of my favorites from my sailor moon playing cards. They make me miss those holographic stickers I would buy for a quarter from machines outside of stores in Chinatown.

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Design

Whats in my Inbox?

Happy Sunday everyone, here are few snippets of well-designed emails spamming my inbox this week.

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1. Cute, bright, summer-inspired banner by Birchbox.
If you follow the link you’ll see that it aligns with the design of this month’s box.

 

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2.  Unique typography by Anthropologie.

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3. Mixing a bright and eye-catching photo with clean headlines works great for Brit + Co.
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Fashion

Scarves!

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I love thrifting and collecting beautiful vintage pieces, whether it be jewelry,
a peter pan collared shirt or a fancy silk scarf.

Here are a few key pieces from my scarf collection. All vintage except for the blue one,
which is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art store in NY.

 

 

Art

Artist Spotlight: Kristen Liu-Wong

As a recurring post series, I’ll be reaching out to artists and designers that I think are bomb-diggity
to ask them questions about their work, life in general, and for advice.

The first artist to join me on this blog/interview journey is Kristen-Liu Wong.
Kristen is a 23 year old painter/crafter/illustrator that paints with the burning awesomeness of a thousand suns.

Her style is distinct with bright colors, intricate details, and a subject matter that is undeniably interesting.

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1. Astronaut v. Alien 
2.Still Life with Pineapple

Me: What projects are you currently working on?

Kristen L: I’ve got a couple of things going on at the moment! I’m working on a piece for a group show I have coming up in Brooklyn called City Girlz. All the artists featured are women and it’s focusing on representing more realistic experiences of being a girl in a city. I’ve also got to do a bunch of work I have coming up for a show in SF that’s going to be in September called Candy Paint 2. A bunch of other things like working with Mike over at Strange Cessation on releasing some prints and I was recently asked to do my first comic for an anthology which I’m REALLY excited about! So much more but listing all this work is making me nervous haha.

Me: Who are some of your favorite artists/creatives?

Kristen L: So many to name! Alex Katz is by far one of the best portrait artists in my opinion. I enjoy Ken Price’s interiors and Grandma Moses is a HUGE inspiration. My sense of pattern is really influenced by Gee’s Bend quilts and Native American pottery though recently I’ve been drawing on old 90’s Nickelodeon cartoons like the Rugrats for specific patterns. I could keep listing people but it’d get ridiculous so I’ll stop here haha. Continue Reading