Monday, April 13, 2009



after barely 24 hours of think-through. 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tumblr??? Should I or should I not?

I saw some really awesome Tumblr sites these past few weeks and I must say that I am kinda feeling it. The layout of Tumblr is very minimalist, which I love. And it's very focused on the content. Also, I feel like this blog is heading towards more imagery and less words. Anyway, just want to share some amazing Tumblr sites hat I found.

Maybe next time, I'll see y'all on Tumblr... hmm? =)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Art and design lovers' ultimate pass times

This is purely speculative, but based on what I typically do on a relatively ordinary day as an art and design enthusiast. 

1. I open my email expecting 10-15 newsletter from my favorite trend webzines. i.e. t-shirtmagazine, spotcoolstuff, dailyaphorisms, lostateminor etc.

2. I open my bloglovin' to see the updates of my favorite fashion blogs. i.e. tavi, the glamourai, sea of shoes, style bubble, etc.

3. I open my blog to check visitor counts and new comments. 

4. I open twitter and see fellow design enthusiasts' new links (and I usually spend a lot of time there, and keep coming back every 6 hours: hehehe).

5. And lastly, I spend the rest of the time browsing through weheartit or fffound, checking out the most bookmarked sites and cool images. I love this part because I always get blown away by the size of possible networks out in the internet right now; that there are so much things that so many people don't know about. 

And these are just some of the most popular images bookmarked right now...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Discuss: Paper water bottles

So long cute and chic Smart Water and Evian bottles. The new 'it' when it comes to hydration is paper/boxed water bottles. With aesthetically prudent packaging design, I wouldn't be surprised if one day, famous people would be carrying these around. Just like when canvas bags and Whole foods became a trend. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fashion for the too-young-to-be-woman, too-old-to-be-girl

Inspired by's 10 Must-Watch Fashion Designers for Young People, here is my very own round up of fashion designers that younger audiences like me can relate to, because of their wearable but high-fashion pieces. I know, personally, that I would definitely wear all of these!

Miu Miu's Spring 2009 RTW: print waist dresses, skinny belts and to-die-for T-shoes.

Luella's fun-loving, cheery and girly Spring 2009 RTW: sweet cardigans and coats, floral short dresses and lavender shoes. Sweet dreams.

Lanvin's Spring 2009 imagery is of desire and volume. Love the party dresses and the separates. Lanvin makes anyone who looks drab, look party-ish. 

Beautiful sneak peeks by Design Sponge

A wall with rows of books, shabby chic-style corners and inspiration-filled workspaces are what beautiful dreams are made of. And I found it in one place I could spend hours on: Design Sponge.

It has DIY projects, featured products and travel guides. The ultimate web destination for the design-hungry.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Aphorism [7] - Rest your cases.

take it from one of the smartest man of all time

Creative inspirations tribute

I couldn't sleep last night because thousands of ideas are swarming into my mind. I was at a point that I didn't want to sleep at all and just start doing it all already. I really treasure nights like those when I get inspired to be creative and invigorate myself with spontaneity. But all that happened because of a number of new websites, weblogs and webzines that I found last night. It was so encouraging to see many people unleashing out their creative souls and sharing their works to the whole world. 

A Print A Day is a personal blog by Yasmine Surovec. It features her drawings and illustrations, as well as great downloads such as dreamcatcher list pads and printable labels. Her illustrations are the most worth mentioning because of their sophisticated-yet-cute ambience.

Parasol Magazine is a free, downloadable pdf magazine dedicated to promoting design, art, creative lifestyles and small business. Also by Yasmine Surovec.

Not Paper is a blog that features collages and collage artists. When I took a 2D art class last semester, we spent a good time working with collages. And that's when my fascination with mixed media started. Not Paper is by Aprile Elcich, a Graphic Design student from Canada.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Almost-midnight organic ice cream craving

Rocombe Organic Ice Cream

Sadly, it's only available in UK.
But let's take a moment to admire the GREAT packaging of these products. Truly inventive.

Let's talk (with) paintings

If the Mona Lisa could talk, what would she say? 
If the Girl With The Pearl Earrings would talk, would she stop staring?

Bury to the ground the merciless stares of timeless and icy cold paintings. 
Mona and Pearl girl, move over because these paintings can talk. 

Amazing Talking Paintings by Justin Richel

Keep you apples warm and toasty (figuratively and literally)