Weekend off

I apologise again for not updating my posts for quite a long time now. I just need some time away from the blogging world to sit down and carefully draft my resumé. The first time I'm writing it, I feel completely nervous. And I'm definitely nervous for job interviews. But don't worry. I'll be back by next week I promise. Well whatever it is, last Saturday my sister and I baked these gorgeous gingerbread men cookies which I dug out from 'Simply Recipes'. Surprisingly, they taste good. I know it's not Christmas but I've been craving for gingerbread men since last year. They don't even sell gingerbread men here for Christmas. I guess it has something to do with the number of Malaysians who actually eats them. Not many Malaysians are in love with gingerbread men anyways. I guess that explains it. But anyways, yeah see you all around soon :)

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Sarah Kane

Wow...the first time I browsed through Sarah Kane's portfolio, I was stunned. She's got some great portfolio I don't feel like I want to get out of there. Featured above is taken from the 'Everything Else' section.

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Wild Wild West

This particular shot from Trevor is a recreation of a drawing scene from a wild wild west movie. Using toys as his props and shooting from the angles that would bring back memories of such "cheesy classic scene", Trevor has managed to bring the picture come to life. Art is after all, wonderful.

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Jeff Kulak

I'm loving the artworks of Jeff Kulak. They can be both charming and humorous.

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Nubrella

The nubrella is an Alan Kaufman invention which is "worn with a harness, and closes around its user like a clear, private cocoon, guaranteed never to turn inside out". Seems like a brilliant idea and it does make the wearer look sophisticated in it. And it is effective to avoid your hair from getting wet, or allows you to talk on the phone without having to hold an umbrella. However, it's not that effective to cover the wearer from head to toe. Expensive suits will surely be drenched in the rain and that brings about the question as to how convenient nubrellas are.

(via swissmiss)

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The Impossible Art of Li Wei

Chinese artist Li Wei has produced a baffling series of self-portraits that seem physically impossible. What seems even more baffling is that the photographs were not created using Photoshop. Li Wei started off his performance series ‘Mirroring’ and later on took off attention with his ‘Falls’ series which pictures the artist with his head and chest embedded into the ground. His work is a mixture of performance art and photography that creates illusions of a sometimes dangerous reality. Li Wei states that these images are not computer montages and works with the help of props such as mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics. Check out his website at http://www.liweiart.com/ for more extreme photos.

(via hemmy.net and Buzz Feed)

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Choco Pick of The Week: {Sara De Bondt}


This week's CPOTW is London-based Belgian graphic designer, Sara De Bondt. Sara studied graphic design at Sint-Lukas, Brussels (B), Universidad de Bellas Artes, Granada (ES) and Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (NL). Her designs can sometimes be a reminiscent of the minimalist 60's designs which had typewritten, stenciled-like typography and washed out colour images.

This is taken from one of the series of her self-published postcards entitled 'Letters'.
Sara's design for 'Out of the Ordinary:Spectacular Craft' (2007), an exhibition graphics and catalogue for V&A Museum.

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Clumsy Bird

Lovely picture by Clumsy Bird. Gotta love the vintage fridge and the so-called cute outfit(pants) and hair.

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A millimetre view of the world

A dreamy, magical capture of ants lifting up a fallen stick from Evisc.

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Nicola Starr

Nicola Starr had just graduated from the London College of Communication in Illustration and her portfolio consists of cute little drawings and collages as above.

(via It's Nice That)

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Mary Wells

Mary Wells is just so sweet. And it proves that you need not take a full portrait of yourself or your friends to begin with to get an equally great shot. The picture above is entitled 'I know there's chocolate somewhere'. I can't help grinning looking at it and when I read the caption, my grin just got bigger. It goes:
"Hunting for chocolate in the pantry at work while Naomi took a nap. I found some dark chocolate kisses.... I ate some, even though I prefer milk creamy chocolate.

Today is so beautiful I'm going for a walk."


Visit Mary Well's photostream for more.

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Heidi Rodriguez

Heidi Rodriguez is one hell of a woman. She designs dresses from paperbags, creates posters of teabags and makes tapestries out of...scrolls of what seems like pages which had been ripped off from a novel! That's just so bizarre! But whatever it is, I LOVE it. Which is why I can't resist posting this poster of hers which was designed for a tea website. I can assure you, you'll love her too :)

(via It's Nice That)

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Jenny Bull

Right now, I just couldn't get enough of Jenny Bull. Here is an image taken from the ‘Scrap Happy’ limited edition book called the 'start of summer'.

(via It's Nice That)

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Nippon Paint- Your World Your Colour



I was watching Nippon Paint's new ad yesterday and I was shrieking in delight. They've got bobbly colourful little creatures throwing themselves up on the walls to paint the whole town! Totally adorable.

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Stina Persson

Stina Persson is an illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, she's organizing a show called LA FEMME which will showcase and celebrate women in art at Gallery Nucleus, California, running from May 10 to June 3. For more details on the exhibition, click here.

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Choco Pick of The Week: {Carrie Chau}



This week's CPOTW is Carrie Chau, Hong Kong-based artist and graduate from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and the Kent Institute of Art & Design, England. Carrie’s works depict the daily life as funny, positive, with an eerie touch of delicacy. Through her drawings and 3D sculptures, she represents swollen and joyful characters which seems to be inspired by jumping jack, fairy tales where angels meet imps, and the animals from Noah’s Ark.

Carrie Chau:
“Sometimes I’m inspired by fairy tales; I like fairy tales such as Blue Beard, The Emperor’s new clothes. But not the Cinderella, snow white or such kind of story, too “sweet” for me.”
(via anti-corporation and idn)

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Butterfingers

I just found out about this music video made for Bomb the Bass from 30gms. It's called 'Butterfingers' and it's directed by Dieter and Lung from Perish Factory. For the unfamiliar, it’s an analogue synth/sequencer/groovebox made in felt. Each button and control has a unique character and role in the video that sustains viewing all the way to the witty end. In Dieter’s own words there was “no real trickery to the making of it, just lots of hands, a lot of puppets, a lot of takes and a crap load of duct tape in the back holding things together”. If you can't view it in Quicktime, click here to view in YouTube. Just be prepared to be charmed throughout the video. I was charmed fairly well.

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