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CHASE THOSE BLUES AWAY

Posted in Art by thisisanexperiment on October 12, 2010

Monday has come and gone, but who says the blues are restricted to Monday’s only?

I’m glad to have struck off another Midterm on my ‘To Do’ List. Wish me luck for my upcoming hurdles!

In the meantime, I’d like to share some absolutely adorable artwork from vol25. She makes adorable & affordable prints like these.

I am so tempted to buy this for my room! It would make for some great art around the room or home.

Click here to visit her Etsy store!

 

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IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Posted in Art, Interest by thisisanexperiment on October 6, 2010

Was writing my essay on consumerism (not done; giving up for another day), when I remembered the lyrics “if it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad”.

Went to youtube Sheryl Crow and the video. It’s still good.

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THIS IS IT

Posted in Art, Fashion by thisisanexperiment on September 1, 2010

I just caught ‘This is It’ on HBO. Watching it brings mixed feelings of nostalgia- the good ol’ days when Michael Jackson was my favourite & the disbelief that he’s been gone for over a year. I can’t help but wonder what his final tour would have been like. Those songs are classics. RIP.

In other news, haute avenue is holding a Kate Spade et al sale on this Saturday, 4th September at the M Hotel’s Shenton Room. It’s happening 9am-6pm. Cash & Nets payment only.

I haven’t decided if I’ll go…too broke and the prospect of waking up early to make the sale before my afternoon appointments? Daunting.

Has anyone gone before? Is it worth the trip down? PRAY, DO TELL!

MINIMALIST

Posted in Art by thisisanexperiment on August 18, 2010

The school term has started and I have tonnes of readings to catch up on, if I get them done. This blog and the vast internet is way too distracting.

Some minimalist posters for your Wednesday afternoon enjoyment.

& my favourite one:

Click here to view more at the source.

As a side note, I’ve decided to stay on at wordpress for the moment. I’ll use my tumblr to..well, tumble, till I’m all used up here.

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Singapore Night Festival

Posted in Art, Fashion by thisisanexperiment on July 18, 2010

Went to catch the Night Festival held at the Singapore Arts Museum, SMU, Substation, and National Museum on Friday night.

Plenty of things to see, do, watch, and a vast improvement over the efforts of previous years. Although as usual, being tall is always a plus point in catching the shows. That, or being extra kiasu in making sure you park you and your posse down in front of the stage of whatever show it is you aim to catch.

Not sure if the second night’s offerings were very much different…did you enjoy the Night Festival?

The above 2 shots are my favourite of the night & here’s one for their grandkids…

Outfit shots, sorta.

AN OMAR BROADWAY FILM

Posted in Art by thisisanexperiment on July 8, 2010

First-time director Omar Broadway, collaborating with codirector Douglas Tirola on the “outside,” shocks audiences with a film documenting life as an inmate inside a high-security unit of Newark’s Northern State Prison. Newark, New Jersey is one of the top 10 most violent cities in the United States, and in Newark, the most dangerous corner is 15th and William. That’s where Omar Broadway could be found before he was incarcerated in 1999 and sent to the prison’s maximum-security gang unit, where inmates are allowed out of their cells for only an hour a week and the occasional shower. Broadway secretly obtained a video camera sometime in 2004 and began to document-along with his bunkmate, Buddy Randolph-life on the inside. What follows is a film that transports viewers into their tiny cell, where each and every photograph and object carries great significance, and where the best view of the rest of the unit is through cracks in the door. Even with such a limited point of view, Broadway manages to capture incriminating images of guards abusing other inmates, and his exposé set off an unexpected chain of events. The film combines Broadway’s claustrophobic camerawork with saturated, colorful shots of his former neighborhood, where his dedicated mother leads viewers through her version of the events surrounding the contraband camera. Rapid-fire editing and a bouncing soundtrack add to the effect of Broadway’s devastating footage. Everyone from FBI agents and the prison warden to activists and filmmakers weigh in on the significance of Broadway’s feat-an eye-opening documentary about the prison system told from the inside.

via tribecafilm.com

Fascinating. I can’t fathom how he would even begin to sneak the camera in and hide it for so long. I would love to watch it, although I’m a bit afraid of what I’ll see. Nonetheless, I’m sure it’ll be a good watch. Where can I get it in Singapore?

On a side note, I had an awesome time at Zouk last night. And YAY for Spain.

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Gone with the Wind

Posted in Art, Beauty by thisisanexperiment on June 1, 2010

I really hate being full but having cravings/an ‘itchy’ mouth. RAWR.

After reading the best book ever (Shantaram), I had been having difficulty finding books that I could really get into. Reading and finishing ‘The Constant Gardener’ proved to be the curse-breaker, and now I’ve gone on to borrow ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘The Hobbit’, and ‘Cook with Jamie’. Say hello to weathered pages, small print, tired eyes, and foodporn.

I borrowed ‘Gone with the Wind’ partly because I was utterly impressed by the movie. If you haven’t watched it, go get it! It’s like a retro SATC- CRAAAAAZY costumes that are part over the top and part pure decadence, immense sets, and well, 2 DVDs long.

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Disney Designers

Posted in Art, Fashion by thisisanexperiment on May 30, 2010

Here are some of our favourite designers as you’ve never seen them. Beyond cute.

I like Alber Elbaz the best.

via insideout.topshop

Sexed Up Disney Ladies

Posted in Art, Interest by thisisanexperiment on May 22, 2010

Once upon a time, Disney princesses were wholesome and pretty. I think that was when I was 7? Ah, but we all know Disney’s artists aren’t that innocent now, and since we’re all grown up, shouldn’t these beloved princess characters grow up too?

Presenting, my favourite make-overs courtesy of Marvel comic artist J Scott Campbell!

I don’t know, but I’m totally feeling the Little Mermaid.

Could be all that paint fumes getting to my head (I painted my shelves today! YAY for my room makeover).

More at the source: ohnotheydidnt

HAPPY WEEKENDS EVERYONE!

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At Last

Posted in Art, Fashion, Interest by thisisanexperiment on May 14, 2010

At last, I actually tried to dress up a teensy bit.

Wore this to work today, and then to run some errands. I like to think of it as ‘school teacher gone colour happy”. I got the bright pink shoes for my 21st Birthday and they’re always fun to wear.

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Inspired by mingmakescupcakes, I tried to bake some. I almost succeeded except for messing up the amount of milk that goes into the icing. That really made me SAD. I also should have put in more batter per cup, but I wanted to err on the safe side of caution, since I was making it for the first time, egad! The ‘cake’ portion of the cupcake tasted great though! I’ll give it another go another time.

Interestingly, the more you spend baking cupcakes, the less you want to gobble ’em up. Just like how my marketing project sometime ago, led to me being bombarded by soooo many donuts at one time, that I don’t actually want to eat them anymore. Hmmm, maybe I should make a list of all the sinful crap I eat, and bake them.

In other news, these girls are craaaazy. Although, I guess little 5 year olds shouldn’t really gyrate like that…

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