Friday, December 14, 2007

into the shallows of soul

Advertising wall in the underground tube, London UK

I have just been thinking about how to adjust to the routine of working vs the sporadic nature of study -- how to make this a little more exciting and interesting.

What little things I can do to live a better story?

Instead of whinging and moaning about how busy or boring evrything is, it is really upto to me to create and influence how the story unfolds everyday. It is taking this responsibility, the putting in of effort to make life as how I would like it that makes the difference.

Rather than resorting or falling back into the easy routine of blaming circumstance, leaning on my complacency (the easist of routes and modes of thinking) I can give my brain and its' creativity a workout, be nimble about life and aim to make a little difference everyday, whether it be in the writing of my thoughts, the depth of my relationships, my behaviour to those around me or just how I learn or progress in design.

I read that Steve Jobs aims to think or work to the fact that everyday is his last day -- it is tricky to translate this sense of urgency when you haven't faced the spectre of death as he has.

Is my life too comfortable, does it allow me too much independence from my fellow human beings to reach out and foster a sense of community - the connection that I don't seem to feel in the midst of a city hustling and bustling along?

What is motivating for me?

What provides satisfaction? gives that little smile when it is remembered?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Poem of the day

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

William Blake

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dancin' like the sun will shine 4eva

They have the moves to make you groove.
Manchester like Melbourne, but with a funny accent

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another day in Windsor

On the train to Oktoberfest, met some random people who were from Vietnam, my vietnamese was passable

cute southern German outfits

Back in SHA sharing a coffee with Richard, our house master at the Baum Haus, delivered him some crumpets from England.

The Eton Toshi Posse, KAt, Carmen, Toshi and Diego

O these naughty times!

View from our studio, Piccadilly Circus London

My flatmate's cat Missy, enjoying her soma time

View from our studio, Piccadilly Circus London

Celebrating Pia's birthday and house warming

Doing our own performance at the outdoor Globe Shakespeare Theater

Watching the Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare theatre, London with Linda, Loc and Jenny

Monday, October 01, 2007

Hooray for Deutschland

Dusk in Schlossplatz, Stuttgart

Bring on the bier!

View from the streets of Munich

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Moving to the big city

Well I'm moving again, to the jungles of London. To all my friends my contact details:
+44 (0)7949 957 014

I'm working for a cool studio in the heart of Piccadilly Circus named Reactive. Lunchtime is always entertaining as I watch the traffic of an electic mix of people making their way at my favorite time of the day.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This is how aussies party

80's pool party in London UK, short shorts, speedos and lots of glaring colour

Monday, July 23, 2007

Design for the Day

" of impossible beauty "
A piece I did when I took some photography of the sky over Windsor and stones in front of my work place and some amazing photography on a website that I came across. Sent him an email asking for permission to include it in my portfolio. Cross my fingers...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Design of the day

Of coloured markers and rainbow skies...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Design is a process

Spent a couple hours more on this piece as I thought the typography could be more playful.
Yes, as you may notice I am a huge fan of kids as they enable us to see authentic emotions. I also enjoy reminiscing my childhood and reach out to those memories so that I don't get too dragged down by the ego of maturity.
This piece is using bits of green for grass cuz every kid tries and eats them, me included, blue for water (rem the first time at the beach?)
A baby bird trying to we all try to do, sadly after a few injuries we realise that we can't.
Paint splashes to remind us how fun fingerpainting was in kindergarten (hmmmm I wonder that may be the reason they are so popular as design elements now)
And lastly the typography built like the card board fortresses that we slept in instead of sleeping on a nice cosy bed. Maybe it made our young dreams more fantastic.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ride away

As I am heading to Amsterdam next weekend, the theme for this week is bikes yikes!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Crop this!

Playn' around with crops

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Snapshots for the start of June

Hmmm brought out my trusty little digital and here's 2 wks worth.

Summary of stuff short and sweet.

Exploring around Windsor another quaint little town where I currently live and also the Queen although I have yet to give the nice lady a hug.

Attending the Adobe Live Conference 2007 to be inspired with Diego, Suzie my fellow work colleagues from the studio (we teamed up to beat Diego at Futsal yaeay)

Loc running in a 10km in Windsor and coming to hang out at Windsor with me (he has energy like a bunch of dynamite!)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Design for the Day mash up

add some typography, gradients, crop and wulla! ver 2.o it's like cooking

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Design for the Day

Photography courtesy of Diego.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Design for the day

Photography courtesy of Diego a kick ass photographer who I have the pleasure of working with.

Friday, May 25, 2007

yesterday's goodbyes

Very last day in SHA

There is only joy in remembrance

onto scale new heights, everyone has their own mountains to climb (Loc and me at Peak National Park, UK) rainy of course

along the Thames River, Windsor

yesterday's goodbyes

Big chicken!

Bigger than Tai's head

tense the muscles, ready to eat this fat M** chicken

any1 for a kilt?

decent Burger King Angus burger

Back 2 one

Straight from the sheep's balls

Camping at Peak National Park, Sheifield UK

Loc, he was kind enough to offer me a place to stay in his lounge whilst I looked around for a roof

all together now

Someone's mini tent, my new living quarters in London