Wednesday, December 29, 2010

some shout outs

Several months ago, someone called 'peach tutu' added me on blogspot. I appreciated the add but they didn't have a blog, so I assumed it was a stranger.

Now I check back, look at the blog and who does it turn out to be?

My sister. HAHA LOLWUT

Here is her blog:

Another shout out I would like to make is of a graphic designer I know, Lisa who just finished her degree:

It's a small site but full of clever typography stuff and fun with colours.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


As nice as some of these outfits are, these people do not look rugged up enough for below zero temperatures. I couldn't manage even 10 degree weather in some of these 'winter fashions'. @_@

tights do not warm the legs, trust me I've tried...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

sorry about my hiatus (whoever's reading this)

I have been in Hong Kong for the past month or so, working as a 'supply teacher' with little kids at an after-school learning centre, mostly aged 4-10. Which is pretty interesting to say the least, if not a bit tiring. It's definitely more fun than an office job-I mainly just do a bit of English phonic practice, check their homework, and try and keep them from running around throwing toys at each other. Lol.

This place (Hong Kong I mean), while a hub of activity, has an interesting effect on me. Visually, what with all the people, ridiculous amount of street fashions, signage, and other things going on, can be overstimulating and do the opposite of inspiring after a while, so one has to unwind and rest one's mind a bit. Anywhere spacious enough to stretch out your arms without touching anybody is an oasis, and any patch of greenery is a miracle. Libraries are a sanctuary; borrowed a small stack of books at the local one today. They have a lot of social science and psychology books which is swish, and play beautiful piano pieces over the PA when it's time to leave (probably not a good idea since it makes people want to stay).

In somewhat relating to this blog's news, I will be seeing Tron sometime since it looks all sexy and futuristic and stuff. I also want to see Black Swan despite the twist being sorta obvious from the reviews.

Mhmm. I'll do a post with actual aesthetic content later maybe.

Monday, October 4, 2010

some recent (and semi-recent) doodlings

Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim
A deer/goat girl

Friday, September 3, 2010

iumazark on deviantart

I really should be doing homework, but am blogging instead, lol. I recently discovered this awesome artist on DA, iumazark, whose gallery can be found here: . Above are some of his images.
His art has a sometimes rough around the edges, but delicate and ethereal quality to it. Kinda fey, a little cartoony, a little scratchy here and there. The image at the top reminds me of the Klaxons video for 'Its Not Over Yet' which features similar black geometric shapes.

In unrelated news, I want to go to this place.

Also been trying unsuccessfully to lucid dream lately. But then again, sometimes it's fun just going for the ride.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

rick owens interview

I was looking up stuff on the fashion designer Rick Owens (known for his fashion label's dark, apocolyptic presence on the runway) and found this interview:

I have to say that it was definitely refreshing to read such a down-to-earth and light-hearted interview with someone in the high fashion industry, where you would assume it would be all too easy to get pretentious. Reminds me, in a way, of model Elyse Sewell's similarly refreshing attitude that contrasts so much from a stereotypical catwalk model.
If you're interested, her blog may be seen here:

It's been abandoned apparently, but a book is in the works. I do wish her the best with her writing ventures; from what I've read of her blog I feel that she'd have more than a fighting chance of success with her brand of humour.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Currently loving rococo architecture. So grand, so pretty. Must visit Europe someday.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

new blog

Just thought I'd let you know that I created a new blog at, this time as an open forum for the discussion of various issues. Kind of a sociological blog but hopefully more accessible. :) Hope to see you there!

I'll still be updating this one, though.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

camilla d'errico.

I can't believe I haven't posted about her already, but I will now...
For the past couple of years, Canadian-Italian artist Camilla d'Errico has been an inspiration of mine, with her innocent looking girl characters pictured with cute animals, soft yet vibrant colours, and mingling of cyberpunk and nature. She has the cute-with-an edge aesthetic that's so popular in the modern art and illustration scene (pop-surrealism?) but infuses it with her own painterly style. There's a warmth in many of her paintings, with their sunny colour palette and dappled lighting, but considerable angst in other works.

She was also involved in pop singer Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes, a comic published by Tokyopop and a sort-of-promotional project for the singer's album. It's more than just advertising, though, and is darker than what one might expect for such a venture, the plot involving a pact made between a small devil and the main character.

More of her work can be found here:

She also has a shop full of lush and shiny goods including her comics and apparel (which I might buy from in the near future) here: