Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lovely pencil drawings with embroidery by Singapore-based artist Izziyana Suhaimi.

images via flavorwire


So, walking into work today the first thing someone says to me is “did you get any sleep, you look tired”. Yeah, New York kind of kicked my butt. It was exhausting, for sure. 15+ hours of going around the city and being on your feet every day will definitely wear you out. It was a great trip but I think I’m sticking to my opinion of New York City being an amazing place to visit but not one I could live in permanently. There’s definitely so much life and energy in the city but I think it is too much for me to handle. With that being said, I’m happy to be home but still looking forward to trip back there.

Some highlights of the trip:

  • The Met, Schiaparelli and Prada exhibit
  • The Smile, Manouri Cheese & Fig sandwich
  • Oak NYC
  • Le Bain at the Standard, for the view and seeing Alexander Wang there!
  • La Colombe for iced latte
  • Opening Ceremony flagship store
  • Eataly
  • Strand bookstore
  • McNally Jackson bookstore
  • Kinfolk Studios, Williamsburg
  • Governors Ball NYC- Santigold, Atmosphere, Passion Pit, Kid Cudi, Phantogram, Devendra Banhart, Fiona Apple, Explosions in the Sky
  • L’Artusi for pasta
  • Abraco for iced latte and coffee
  • Blind Barber NYC for the music
  • Ippudo for ramen
  • Chelsea High Line and Market

Explosions in the Sky- “Your Hand in Mine”

This was the last song I heard before leaving the music festival, the perfect ending to the 2 days for me.

T-minus 5 hours until I’m off work, finishing with my last minute packing, and on my way to the airport for my flight to New York City! I haven’t been there since my first visit about 3+ years ago so I’m pretty excited to eat, shop, walk, visit museums, bookstores, and just explore the city. Take care while I’m gone, OC!

On a related note, check out this amazing time-lapse video of Manhattan:

1. The Manhattan Project by Cameron Michael

Photographer Carlo Van de Roer can see into your soul. Well, not really but for his Portrait Machine Project Van de Roer uses a camera that claims to be able to record what a physic might see when doing a reading. The receptors of the AuraCam measure the subject’s electromagnetic field by monitoring acupressure points that correspond to energy channels in the body. An attached data box converts the readings into frequencies that correspond to specific colors. The first exposure makes the Polaroid portrait and the second superimposes the color clouds. According to the color key, red people have courage and passion, orange auras imply sociable and creative moods, happy people show up yellow, green is the color of healing and peace, sensitive and solitary individuals are blue, violet is the hue of compassion and charm, and spiritual people glow white. Certainly, this is all very difficult to prove but Van de Roer sees it as “an excessive example of a familiar idea — that a camera can provide an insight into the unseen.”

Either way, it makes for some rad looking portraits and I kind of like the idea of a camera that can capture your aura. Read more about the “science” behind it here. Support the book project here.

images via

1. Yoko Okutsu

2. Sara Rossein

3. Terence Koh

4. Miranda July + Printout