what did we ASPIRE

cd packaging for alexandre navarro - album title "arcane" by buero ink
via graphic exchange

this is so gorgeous.

i want to make this.

i want to have thought of this.

why is it that these sites are always so inspirational and simultaneously
so depressing and still we strive and strive and push ourselves to be?

(question without an answer)

countdown: 30 hours to LA

what did we test

today at nylon the web director had me test two of OPI's "body cremes"
- "coconut melon" and "mango" flavored.

it may in fact be giving me a headache. oh well.
my hands are at least smooth and semi-moisturied...

i don't think i'd actually recommend the product...but here's a link if you're interested.

me: mhmm
in other news
i smell like an artificially flavored tropical smoothie
12:14 PM benjimak: hmm?
me: the editor had me test two "body cremes"
benjimak: i see..
me: "coconut melon" and "mango" flavored
benjimak: that's weird hah
what's coconut melon


what did we make ourselves: MIU MIU SOCKS

so this is the third place im posting this so for those who check my twitter/fb this is redundant now - or if you go after this...(which i advocate). or as my intro to visual culture class would say: "revealing it as an addition to the public sphere conversation that is formed whenever any individuals contribute ideas on things of general interest" (habermas, hah)

i spent wednesday afternoon at NYLON making imitation miu miu socks after the fall runway hoisery. i have to say im pretty proud of my work....

image of the original miu miu version ($425) which we copied in our DIY

model lexi lewtan - sock on her left leg is my handiwork - alexandra hoffman (web editorial intern worked on the other one)

pretty upclose sequin clusters! stars and circles, studs and sprinkles in pink, silver, gold....

NYLON's story on it
(from which all the above images are taken)


what did we long for...

i would like to feel like the happiness in this graphic. 5 days until LA.

via andrei robu on typographic posters
typographic posters is my new much much much loved site. full of color, type and inspiration.


what did we register

today started off alright: registration went well overall. next semester should be exciting.

in other news: why not follow me on twitter? www.twitter.com/whatdidwe

and in more miscellaneous information: these tees are pretty cool. id like one / wear one if given to me / potentially purchase if it didn't cost $30 DIM MAK PAINT BY NUMBER

(oh and i did the header graphic for them for nylon today. NYLON's take. (which is how i heard of) i should put some of those graphics up sometime...)

what did we think


It could be ten, but then again, I can't remember half an hour since a quarter to four.
Throw on your clothes, the second side of Surfer Rosa,
and you leave me with my jaw on the floor.
Just when you think you're in control,
just when you think you've got a hold,
just when you get on a roll,
here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again.
Oh, here it goes again.
I should have known,
should have known,
should have known again,
but here it goes again.

Oh, here it goes again.

2 am?


what did we...hear?

art of the trench

today while at my phonathon shift i was perusing the above site. a collection of photos taken by the sartorialist (scott schuman) of men, women and children wearing burberry's trench coat. a project in conjunction with burberry solely based on these photos and people commenting on them etc.

cutest photo...

the background music is by the kooks and while i was at work (wearing a headset calling people) i could hear the background music inbetween my phone calls and i was completely confused because it was barely audible and i had no idea it was playing from the site. i told my boss and the girl next to me and the conclusion was that i was crazy. seriously.

not until i closed the window did i realize where it was coming from....

go check it out!


what did we wear: ARTH


the sole reason i looked up this store is because i came across the place on houston while headed to mamouns for falafel last wednesday. and the only reason why the store caught my eye was because their logo is a rabbit with antlers on its head and its adorable and elegant simultaneously (and its a rabbit!)

there are 5 stores, 4 in japan and 1 in soho new york. they do seem a bit expensive but i love the colors and styles in general and they seem to have a good selection of hats for both genders.

and this is their pitch to you as to why you should shop arth: "The rabbit has something new on its head, so you should try something new on your head too."

eugenia kim for men

eugenia kim for women

bright colors

trade show exhibit


what did we watch: strawberry swing

Strawberry Swing from Matt Clark on Vimeo.

there are so many things i could say about this video. first of all, the claymation and motion graphics, the color and compositions are gorgeous and absolutely excellent in their execution and overall result. the concept of the story is simply unsettling. the segment when the flesh extends makes my skin crawl and makes me want to physically turn away from the video and still keep watching. i think it causes this repulsion because the idea is so...inhuman and surreal.

and the end makes me sad. but i understand that this is the realistic end and that i should appreciate things without....the ultimate satisfaction of neatly tied bows that i so often crave.

thanks to notcot for the link


what did we LOVE: bunny cookies

thank you di for the image

as we all know. i have a love for most things bunny. and cookies.
and it makes me feel as though winter is actually approaching (despite the fact that i still only wore a tshirt and my bape hoodie today). i mean, i could use a week or two of actual bundling up hot chocolate or pumpkin spice latte snuggle into bed and never leave the heater weather. why not?im going back to hong kong this christmas so i might as well get my fill of cold prior to flying back to 10 degree celcius december.


what did we find

""I mean, yes, we're sinking" But the music is exceptional""

austin kleon

there is something so perfectly poetic about austin kleon's blackout poems.

i must give credit to my friend delaney for having led me to his site and the wonders that he makes out of simply sharpie-ing out sections of newspapers to leave words and phrases behind that form thoughts, stories, questions and anything really.

i'd like to try and see the results that come of it.

"I want to stay up all night drinking beer and make trouble with the law to see what good, and what tragedy, will come of it."