Tuesday, December 16, 2008

my first digital dslr

Finally i got myself..... the nikon D90 ^.*

Sunday, November 30, 2008

macy's thanksgiving parade

It was pretty cold that morning, but thats okay because i got to see hello kitty on the parade. yay!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

rainbow over the city


after a lil' rain and snow in the morning...

Friday, August 8, 2008

picnik... whole year round~

This photo editing website, picnik comes handy when you need a quick personalized touch-up for your photos. I really love the 1960's effect. Have fun with it!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

dokuro!

I got myself this 'dokuro' from murakami exhibit shop @ brooklyn museum and really really LOVE it alot!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

turn the wheels around

Kaleidoscope @ Louisiana Children's Museum, its' pretty fun to play with colour wheel on the left and image wheel on the right.. spin spin spin and this is what i got...
video

doors of french quarter , n.o. - la

i snapped some of these doors around the neighbourhood from my recent visit to new orleans..., they are ancient-timeworn-classic-historic yet vibrant!

The blue-white door with yellow wall was the hotel where i stayed. It's called St. Pierre.

Monday, May 12, 2008

thank you~

Thank You cards, available soon at etsy

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

happy birthday~

Birthday Cards, available soon at etsy.

hello hello~

Hello blank cards, available soon at etsy.

Monday, May 5, 2008

hanami.. no, not in japan


To welcome Spring, Brooklyn Botanical Garden celebrates Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherishing each moment of the cherry blossom season from April 5 - May 11. There are about 220 cherry trees at their peak bloom. On May 3rd -4th, the garden held Sakura Matsuri Festival. Here are some snaps during the festival


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

london loves hot pink

I guess hot pink is a popular colour in London. I snapped these pictures last year [spring 07] because noticing so much of it all over the city.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

view from 66th

The company whom i work for is located on 66th floor and having the whole floor, so we get the 360degree view of the city from up here ^_^

Monday, March 10, 2008

children's portraits, with a message

A series of children's portraits by Australian born-Paris based photographer Vee Speers, these kids dressed up in costumes and definitely showing some characteristics. Even though the title is The Birthday Party, where everybody 'supposedly' having fun and happy, these children do not look happy at all. Their expressions showed that they can't wait to leave and go home. As openly as they look at the camera, the children reveal very little of themselves, the reason for their desolation. These are exactly what makes these portraits so magnetic. "I'm interested in the psychology of human nature - what we really are beneath the surface," Speers once said. Yet she creates her art in the certainty of never being able to expose what lies beneath.


The childlike game of dressing up, of putting on costumes, reinforces the surreal tone of the series. Boxing gloves alone don't make a boxer, a helmet doesn't make a Roman legionnaire. That's what Vee Speers tells us through these pictures.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

the brilliant backward heels

A definite creative and ingenious work of art! This brilliant backward heels were designed by Zeynep Baran, a friend of mine and an innovative designer just completed her course at FIT majoring in Fashion Design and Menswear Design. While doing her major, she was also taking interests in shoe and handbag design, toy design, and typography.

These shoes won a 2007 award from Arts of Fashion Foundation, is a non-profit public organization dedicated to international cultural exchanges through a variety of events meant to facilitate critical thinking among artists, designers, scholars, and students. The competition was born in 1982 in Japan and was sponsored by Air France.
As the reward, Zeynep will be interning at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for 2 months in Paris. Watta a great achievement!

She submitted 3 designs for this competition and her theme was 'confusion'. Here are her sketches; water and fire, flat shoes with heels, and the winner backward heels.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

capturing nyc in a french way, totally romantic!


I flipped through this little book, New York City - A State Of Mind, at Barnes and Noble sometime last year and was very impressed with these sort of romantic-artsy and over exposed-ish photographs. I think this book should be in the photography section rather than in its tourism section, even though it features touristy landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Grand Central Station, the Flatiron Building, F.A.O. Schwartz, and Central Park-as well as local favorites like Balthazar, Spring Street, the Puck Building, and the Southern-style bar Live Bait. It is definitely not a regular travel photobook. But anyway, the French photographer, Bruno Moyen took all of these pictures to woo a lover to come live with him in New York City. A great love letter!

Below are some of his pinhole pictures of New York City, taken with camera obscura. These photographs look like very old and vintage and yet they seem timeless.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

timeless inspiration


Alphonse Maria Mucha [1860-1939] is one of my favourite artist of all time. His works are phenomenally beautiful and never cease to amaze me. Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters, advertisements, and book illustrations, as well as designs for jewellery, carpets, wallpaper, and theatre sets. He is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French art, known as the Art Nouveau style.

The Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of this world-acclaimed Czech artist is housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague. A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.

sweet pretty treats


Cupcakes ! So pretty, so adorable ! Wrapped in a cute delightful packaging. The pictures talk for themselves ! They are made-to-order by cottoncandybakeshop to suit any occasions.
A terrific kick to amaze your guests on your special event or simply a treat for yourself to cheer up your day. Made in Singapore.

Monday, March 3, 2008

dress up your wall !


As much as I appreciate minimalism, I can’t bring myself not to adore these amazingly awesome patterns of wallpaper from a German based company, wallpaper from the 70’s [Tapeten der 70er]. They have a wide range of pattern and colour combo to choose, grouped in 6 different themes; floral, baroque, glamorous, surreal, romantic, and abstract.
Can be used to dress up the whole room or just partially, or to add some accent colours to bright up the area, or you can even try to mix and match the patterns. Let your imaginations run wild, it’s totally inspiring and fun to play with. Priced between Euro 24 – Euro 60/roll. The A4 size sample is available for purchase at Euro 0.50

Friday, February 29, 2008

shine.. shine.. go away

I have a very-super-duper oily skin, which annoys me a lot of times and have been in a long and tiring quest to search for 'something' that could really help to reduce, or at least to control the shininess on my face. I've tried many different products but they don't seem to help at all, until i finally discovered taa daa.... Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion , spot treatment for oily-prone area from Kiehl's.

I m very happy with the result, because this lotion had proven worked really well for me and took the shine away! Highly recommended! Also try their pineapple papaya facial scrub, calendula herbal extract alcohol-free toner, and the lightweight sodium pca oil-free moisturizer.
About the company itself, Kiehl's, is an American cosmetics company, founded as an old-world apothecary in New York City's East Village in 1851. Their commitment to make the earth a better place to live is pretty impressive. Kiehl's teamed up with NRDC to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on Greenland, they donated 25 cents to NRDC for each of the first 500,000 clicks on Click on Greenland project. In May 2005, Kiehl's sponsored a team of explorers who completed the first ascent of peaks rising from Greenland's ice-covered glaciers.

I feel good to know, the company that I support has such commitment for the well being of our own communities and environment.

Below is the interior of Khiel's' store at 109 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003. I LOVE the chandeliers.

j'adore le cirque du soleil

Alegria's theme soundtrack grabbed my attention the moment i heard it from the advert on TV for their upcoming touring show in New York City, Spring 2004 and stuck on my head. The trailer looked really captivating and i decided to see the show. I m really glad i did it even just by myself, i had a GREAT time!

It was totally the whole new levels of entertainment show, which brought the audience to a different world during the mind-blowing 2 hours show. It is so impressive, whimsical, and a dreamlike. This bundle of perfection of surreal art performance contents an amazing acrobatic acts, beautiful music arrangements performed by live bands, and the most ultimate reason for me to come is to see their top-notch costumes ( by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt )
that give a fanciful notions. They are so well-made, inspiringly creative, and details oriented. Since then, j'adore le cirque du soleil !!

I've been up to 7 shows so far [Alegria, La Nouba, Varekai, Corteo, Love, KA, and Wintuk] and looking forward to see all of them. Watch out for their touring shows coming your way or come to see their resident shows in New York, Orlando, and Las Vegas. It's really worth every penny spent to get such an experience.

Something extra, I got myself an adorable diabolo figurine from KA's souvenier shop [MGM Grand, Las Vegas]. These series of whimsical figurine designed by artist and designer Kate Church. The figurine is movable, and can be positioned in a variety of ways to recall a memorable performance, reflect your inner mood or just to cheer up your day!

oh-so-charming!

Spotted from etsy, these dreamy-vintage photographs that highlights the dust, scratches, and interesting bits make them oh-so-charming! Really LOVE the soft hues in it. Snapped by Alicia Bock. They can be purchased as prints, on canvas or as notecards.




i need a new watch


I first saw this buckle watch by Patricia Urquiola for Alessi while browsing on MoMA Design Store and really like it a lot, but not sure about the red. I googled it and voila! It comes in other colours too, white and black. I love the white one ! The battery-operated buckle watch features a leather strap, a steel case, and a mineral crystal dial. The dial features two, distinctly diverse, hour/minute hands to add interest, and sensibly, there is no 12, just a zero. A clever strap design makes for easy on/off with a simple, thread-through and snap-in-place design. Price at $130 with free shipping from lumens

The designer, Patricia Urquiola, (1961) was born in Oviedo ( Spain ) and now lives and works in Milan in the field of design, exhibitions, art direction, and architecture. She has created some interesting pieces of furniture shown;


















‘antibodi’ chaise longue for moroso, 2006;













‘clip’ bed for molteni, 2003















‘flower’ armchair, design by vico magistretti with patricia urquiola for depadova, 1996