wanna be an artist?

1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art

51% of kids wanna grow up and become a rock star, the other 49% go to art school and wanna be in the “creative field”. it’s the easiest cop-out in history, cause it’s “cool” and seems fun and easy enough. the bonus is you can brag to your friends about what you do, and you can finally justify that stupid outfit you’ve been wearing. with all of that who would want to become a scientist? that sounds hard, if not outright boring! until the time comes when you actually have to “be” a real artist, and 98% of that 49% go crying back to their mommies and beg for their boo boo bunnies. the other 1% drift in-and-out of art rehab and the last 1% actually become what they wanted to be. so listen up kids, being an artist sucks. it’s damn hard, it takes commitment, passion and 110% of what you probably don’t have. if perchance you do have all of that, very few ever make any money at it. so basically, go back and study to become a banker, or a business man. your mom and dad will surely be pleased. by ht


nice work from japanese design studio yoy. this makes me want to get every single piece of furniture and useless “design” objects in my apartment. and by “furniture”, i mean half-broken ikea stuff picked up in the street by my roommates… by lil

settle down

love this. its gotta be my favorite eames chair that never got produced. the lounge chair is circa 1944 by charles eames and ray eames, made of molded plywood and steel rod. now where can you get this? by dd

year of the snake

yokan is a traditional japanese confectionery made of white azuki bean, red bean jelly (agar-agar) and powdered japanese green tea. i love the packaging made for the year of the snake, the taste- not so much.  by ak

Street Level – by Robert Brownjohn

first published in 1961, robert brownjohn’s images of street typeography opened design filtered eyes and minds to the beauty and nuances of ‘naive’ type. that either created without contemporary intent or without design intent at all. there is beauty whenever you not only look, but see. by kl


remembering tobi wong – “contemporary design’s most nimble provocateur” and one of the most inspirational pioneers to conceptual art and design. by cp