Thursday, February 24, 2011

10 lessons for young designers.

10 lessons for young designers
By John C Jay of Wieden+Kennedy

1: Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique.

It's time to stop listening to others on what you should do.

2: Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.

3: Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.

4: Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.

5: Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you 

don't know.

6: Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.

7: Try not to work for stupid people or you'll soon become one of them.

8: Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.

9: The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.

10: If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.

*Thank you Moy for sending me this, your a doll face.


I die, I love these dresses by Dahlia. I miss the store also, located in London; behind Liberty
and off Carnaby St. Considering I'm on the other side of the world now, Asos are selling them. Yay.

Image source: Asos

Monday, February 21, 2011

Seal Rocks


So my dreams finally came true, impromptu road trip. A 3 hour drive to Seal Rocks turned into 7 hours.
Getting lost is frustrating, however you end up finding little gem towns and National Park areas
you'd normally not go to. And there's always the alphabet game you can play to make time
go by faster.
We looked so stupid trying to pitch Tim's new tent, it doesn't help when there is no manual. But we
got it in the end.
The weekend consisted of chilling out, playing Uno and eating a lot of BBQ and junk food.
I forgot how beautiful Australia is; vast bush land and the most amazing beaches up the northern coast.
I really can't wait for the next camping trip.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I may not like what you are doing
but I respect who you are; because
maybe who you are tomorrow will
be better than who I am today.

- Tariq Ramadan

I read this from my mates blog, Vicky, and I just had to repost it.
If you haven't already, visit her blog here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Super Sampler

Coogee Beach






When I got back from the UK, I realised I had half a roll of film left in my Super Sampler
since 2008. So here are a few snap shots of the past.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

John & Yoko

Interviewer: Why can’t you be alone without Yoko?
John Lennon: But I can be alone without Yoko, but I just have no wish to be. 
There’s no reason on earth why I should be alone without Yoko. There’s nothing
more important than our relationship, nothing. And we dig being together all the time. 
Both of us could survive apart but what for? I’m not going to sacrifice love, real love for any
whore or any friend or any business, because in the end you’re alone at night and neither of us 
want to be. And you can’t fill a bed with groupies. It doesn’t work. I don’t want to be a swinger. 
I’ve been through it all and nothing works better than to have someone you love hold you.

True love. Such a perfect answer. Imagine if he was still alive.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Galaxy Nerds

The quote in the first image is very true. There are days where I'm ungrateful. As
each birthday passes, there are times I think "damn I'm old".

'Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many'

Then I think of my cousin, who passed away 12 years ago when I was 16. She was only
21. It's weird that I've surpassed her by 6 years and she'll be forever 21. I regret not seeing
her grow older, because life really is a privilege denied to many.

Image source: Galaxy Nerds

Real Eyes

I love this. I got this from my friend, Vicky, tumblr site. Make sure you visit her blog and her writing

Blog: Victoria H
Writing Portfolio: Proof of Passion

Book Sculptor: Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones. I saw an interview of his work in an interiors magazine. I think
it's amazing what he can do to the humble book, very creative and unique.
Check out his website here.

Images are from The Design Files Daily.