Monday, February 26, 2007

star ferry in hong kong

i need to find out why they call the ferry the 'star'. this is a star design punched into the seats on the star...

it is fantastic public transportation. efficient, gorgeous views, not too crowded. excellent.

more tomorrow when i am feeling more coherent ;)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


an attempt to draw a self-portrait sketch in Illustrator:

i don't recommend trying to draw your own face. ever. it is just far too easy to make one look like a dope or way worse. in the above, i am supposed to be winking - with the existing eye. i tried drawing the other eye and that is where i started looking really stupid.

i do like my hair b/c it is how i imagine my own hair looks a lot of the time. kind of crazy and all sticking up. i know that isn't true, but that is how i FEEL it looks.

update: ok, i just took a look at this and my orange hair is turning out BLUE and there is no left eye! only the chesire looking grin. going to try to fix that. if you actually click on the image. you'll see how i meant it to be. i think it worked. i figured out how to optimize images for Web in photoshop and, as a result, am feeling pretty fancy.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Proenza Schouler @ Target

this is a close-up of the silk dress i got yesterday at target. that's right 100% silk and an intense, beautiful color too. it is proenza schouler (for target, that is). not only it is gorgeous in color, i think it looks good with my hair and my skin. i am growing to like the pairing of orange (again my hair, a notebook, a golden retriever) and jewel tones (a la this dress).

above photo is fuzzy on purpose, but here's a better look at the dress.

as everyone says, target is really changing retail - i think they are one of the only chains growing their apparel business due to partnerships with small designers like Proenza Schouler, Behnaz Sarafpour, Paul & Joe. they are onto something here. Also, if they are GROWING b/c of sales of well and creatively designed clothes from independent designers - then it must mean the American public is interested in this sort of design. whether we all knew we (coast dwellers and middle of the country folks alike i imagine) were interested in it to begin with or not.

now of course my dress will probably fall apart after one wearing, but i have plenty of fancier, less well designed dresses, that I've worn only once. i look forward to seeing target's next partners.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

v-day designs

thanks to belle epoque , i've been upping my crafty-ante. she invited us over to make valentines and, while i didn't exactly make valentines, i did come up with these:

i also stopped by flax art today where they are having a massive in-store (not on web, i checked) sale on ribbon - satiny, grosgrain, all the super deluxe kinds. 50% off!

now back to figuring out my 'scanner darkly' technique...