Friday, July 15, 2011

bi-coastal news

I sort of owe you guys an explanation about the last post! So I'll start from the beginning...

I've been on the hunt for my own (and first!) apartment in Brooklyn. It's taking way longer than I'd like, and because I really want to be in a specific area (near the L subway line so I can get to work, etc) I also decided to temporarily live with Matt in his apartment so that it's easier to search. I've had to change my mindset a lot these past few months. First, I thought I'd want to live alone. Then I thought about living with friends, which didn't work out, multiple times...

THEN... I decided to look on Craigslist for a room share. I found the PERFECT place with a cute room, my own bathroom, and a beautiful backyard and deck. I really loved it. The girl said she stopped interviewing other people and said she'd get back to me this week. Unfortunately, she somehow decided to go with someone else!?! It's my own fault for getting my hopes up, but it seemed really promising... aaaaand back to square one.

Now I'm leaving for my extremely postponed vacation to San Francisco early tomorrow morning. If you are a dedicated blog reader, you might remember this post where I was waiting eagerly in December for my flight, got to the airport, and missed it due to the stupid weather.  Luckily I was able to rebook my flight, however I was hoping the whole apartment thing would be settled by then!

So right now I'm trying my best to stay excited for San Fran and hopeful that I'll be able to have a place before August 1st. The worst case is that I continue to live with Matt until I do find the perfect apartment, which isn't so bad  ;)

Anyways, wish me luck! Also, if you have any recommendations for San Francisco, I'm all ears!!!

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Be back next week!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

your lips are red.

I am especially excited for quite a few reasons:

1. I got a full night's sleep last night thanks to a brand new air conditioning that Matt installed himself in the apartment

2. I made my first cup of (iced) coffee from my old coffee pot this morning! I've been trying to live without it since moving but I just... can't... resist...

3. I just found out that St. Vincent, the talented artist Annie Clark, is coming out with a new album in September (the day before my birthday, woohoo!) and she is playing twice in NYC! I definitely want to see her at the Met's garden roof show, how cool will that be?!

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There are a bunch more of other things I can think of to list, but I think I'll save those for another day :)



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

illustrated cameras

Hey there! I finally have enough energy to blog now that the busy weekend is over and I'm finally in air conditioning! Woohoo

I had a great weekend going back home. It was especially nice spending time with my family, doing yoga in the park (while my bro played bongos!) and going to my old childhood friend's wedding! Really exciting. Pictures to come (crossing my fingers the film pics turn out well!)

Anyways... as you may know, Matthew and I have started our own blog called Smooth Sailing. We like posting photos we take together and we're even starting some new & exciting projects!

Here's an illustration that I drew of both our cameras! It was fun to compare the differences between them. New + old love... camera friends forever!

Hope you like it! I hope to do more illustrations like these soon :)

Stay cool! xoxo


Friday, July 8, 2011

in the mood for...

via the beauty department

nothing better than pink & blue hair to cheer you up on a rainy friday!

also, i'm feeling super inspired by designlovefest! (hence, photoshopped images)

feeling like the blog could use a good makeover one of these days. here's a start!

happy weekends!


Friday, July 1, 2011

hats for kate illustration

Hey there! Happy Friday & especially happy Canada day (that exists?)

In honor of Will & Kate visiting Canada, I volunteered to illustrate one of the hats from for Amelia's Magazine, which features high-fashion Canadian themed hats for Kate to hypothetically wear on her trip to Canada.

The one I chose was "Tar & Feathers." I had a lot of fun creating this piece. I chose to use my drawing tablet so this is a pretty new style for me. I think I like it :)

Check it out here on Amelia's Magazine!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe 4th of July!!! <3