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vera wang

vera wang always creates these dresses that make me swoon into a giddy state.

happily high (:

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prints, colour, action!

The belt bow

Although I’m pretty certain I’d never get away with wearing this belt (let alone the entire ensemble), I still think it’s brilliant.

From: Phillip Lim’s Spring ’09 Collection
Source: Coutorture

role models

Modern Day Working Replica of Noah’s Ark

The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high, and 20 cubits wide. That’s 2/3 the length of a football field and as high as a 3 story house.

Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. A contractor by trade, Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. He did the work mostly by his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005.

Huibers hopes the project will renew Christianity in the Netherlands, where church going has fallen dramatically over the past 50 years.

design for mankind

I always love freebies- Design For Mankind is something I stumbled across while clicking on blog link after blog link. It’s a freely downloadable online magazine (or you can get it snail mailed for $8.95) that “attempt(s) to bring light to the inspiration found in today’s creative culture”.

I think the writers are genius! Their writing style makes me chuckle.
Here’s a taste test:

Need another reason to visit this award-winning site?
The creator, Erin Loechner, has 18 of them:
18.
Sometimes I give out prizes to my favorite readers.
Good prizes, in fact.
17.
I sucked my thumb until I was in 6th grade.
Don’t you want that kind of influence in your life?
16.
I shower often. No smells at Design for Mankind.
15.
This is my passion. Writing to you, that is.
14.
I’ve met Bono, which means that if you read Design for Mankind, technically, you’ve met half of Bono. Sort of.
13.
I live in Los Angeles and come on, what else is there to do here but read some blogs?
12.
I’ve never balanced my checkbook, so you won’t have to read about math and stuff.
11.
I can recite all fifty states in alphabetical order in less than fourteen seconds.
Always good to have someone like that around. You know. Just in case.
10.
I want my future children to have wooden toys only.
You know, so if toys are left out, the house will still look cuter than ever.
9.
If you read Design for Mankind, you can have the following conversation:
Stranger: “Hey, what’re you reading?”
You: “Design for Mankind.”
Stranger: “Wow! You sound so egalitarian!”
8.
Every month I publish a magazine called Mankind Mag.
It’s a great thing to read at the dentist, and again, you could potentially have the conversation in #13.
7.
I Google EVERYONE. So watch out.
6.
Design for Mankind makes you lose weight.
5.
I graduated college as a triple-major, double-minor.
You know, in case you have a question about the Rhetorical Nature of Literature.
4.
Ok, I’m lying in #6.
3.
I read each and every comment left on Design for Mankind. Try me.
2.
I like to help in any way I can. Again, try me.
1.
Because inspiration can change the world.

I’m convinced! 🙂

stop & stare

every once in a while, i am star struck by architecture. as i run my eyes over the lines, pick out each detail, remember the colour combinations, and ponder over the structural heritage, i wonder if i’ll ever meet the drawers behind this work.