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Jul

22

Dispensable Glue Stick Butter

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This was from ages ago, I posted it directly for my followers on instagram incase they wanted any new butter presentation ideas. I post it here in case you don’t have instagram, you can try this idea out as a weekend project. Basically I took children’s glue sticks (non toxic) and refilled it with butter. You have to be careful because you must let all components of this stick clean out. Use some dishwasher detergent and hot water. Just un screw the entire thing and put it back the way it came. Use soft butter and squeeze it in.

The great thing is you just keep dispensing, then you refill. No dishwasher necessary, unless you want to use it for other things like solidifying oils and such.

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Jul

22

Megu NYC ….

As promised I deliver the rest of these Megu restaurant photos from the last time I was there …

If you’re in town you should definitely book a reservation. Restaurants like this don’t excite me because I can make most of this at home. But you come to this restaurant not necessarily for the food (though it’s very delicious) … It’s really for the theatrics. You know everything here is quite literally a smoke show. If you can’t afford MEGU trust me you can go to Yakitori or Kenka it is similar and much cheaper.

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Jul

22

Cold creek brewing …

I found these set of wooden products by COLD CREEK BREWING…Usually I like things to look hi-tech and re-dubbed for something more futuristic but it’s fine, I’m obsessed enough with this catalogue to share it here. I initially saw this 90 degree wine rack floating on top of a doorway and I thought it looked very dry. I always like dry. You know…no frills design. But it’s very clever isn’t it.

Sure, the fact that it’s near a door may make you nervous. If you’re paranoid like me you fear that one might fall on top of your head. But it’s not possible if you think about it. How is a wine bottle going to magically float over your head every time you open a door? If there’s an earthquake sure, but let’s pray that there isn’t.

Secondly you could argue that these wine bottles look like they’re going to fall off. I’m not sure as I don’t own one and I don’t have experience, but this method of sliding in the cork opening is quite common on etsy, a lot of people are doing it. I’m going to assume it’s safe.

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A while ago my mother and I were arguing. Who cares who does it first. It’s the one who makes bank on it first according to it’s trendiness that wins. I mean sure it’s very true. Who cares really? You only start to care about who does things first when you start designing and selling things yourself. I hate when designers say we shouldn’t argue about such things. But most people I know? They get mad, at least secretly. I could totally see West Elm for example, knocking this off and selling it to their yuppie clientele. I really hope West Elm designers aren’t reading my blog, ugh.

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Jul

22

Sartorial confusion during the summer …

I am apologizing in advance for the overflooding of content here.. I am actually cleaning up my desk top today and there’s a ton of content I should air out otherwise I won’t be able to work, talk about clutter. Good for you if you actually need some light reading material.

During the summer one of the biggest challenges is dressing for the weather. How do we even call it “weather” anymore. I feel like I’m getting like 10 different kinds of weather in one day. It’s raining, it’s siberia in the office, it’s like a sauna outside, on the bus or subway I’m in a refrigerator. That’s why people look at me weird wearing a peacoat in the middle of summer. No, seriously, I freeze my butt off when nobody regulates the AC.

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I always cool off with Slurpees. I don’t know about you but I’ve been ordering hot dogs at 7-11 for breakfast. You get free chips with it.

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This peacoat is from JOSEPH UK and with leather sleeves I chopped it off at the elbow. A pair of baggy plaid pants is a no brainer for daily office dressing.

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Jul

22

How art made the world …

If you were unable to afford college or university, you can definitely swipe yourself some information on the history of art and it’s impact on the world, from business to fashion, to politics even. This series is separated into four parts, I found the first two most fascinating.

I shared these on facebook ages ago, but I do not use facebook that much anymore. I actually may be deleting the fan page because it’s useless .. If you’ve messaged on there just e-mail or tweet it will be much faster for you to get a response … Anyway! Don’t miss out on these series … quite fascinating really.

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Jul

22

Setting goals and sticking to them …

It’s true. I am obsessed with sewing on this machine, it’s an industrial machine and it’s quite like driving. Sometimes it does not cooperate with me, and other days this dear little engine is very nice … Either way I always pray a little beforehand because sewing leather is hard enough, I don’t need more difficulties … Featured here in progress, my 3 compartment bag for the iPhone 5. Always nice I think to see what goes on behind the scenes rather than just perfectly doctored photos. Honestly I think this “idea” of “perfection” is getting old. It’s 2014. Don’t we want to be doing things and playing things that haven’t been done or played before ….?

When I see fashion bloggers playing leather sewing fiddly on a home machine, I laugh not because they are putting in the effort. I laugh because leather is expensive and I only wish they knew before hand that this is sort of like putting ketchup on a dry aged piece of sirloin. What are you doing…seriously?

In any case I’m able to sew leather bags from beginning to end. Something I seriously thought would be impossible for me in this lifetime. But I swear you just set a goal for yourself and day by day you do it little by little. In my case I caught up fast because I did this for hours on end for days for a period of 4-5 years, that and I had previous sewing knowledge.

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Jul

22

Walking as a form of meditation …

Though that title might sound weird I promise that it’s a practice I’ve taken on these past two years. I started this habit about 2 years ago when during the summer I’d put on some “jogging” type clothing and go for an hour long walk. In the beginning honestly it was so hard, as walking for 1-2 hours 3-4 times a week is insanely difficult to keep up. I hardly even saw any results, until the 7 month mark that is.

Also with good mixes from DeviationUK, FOAMO, ItaloJohnson, Atrak, and XXXY, these kinds of trance like long walks are possible. I like wearing a nylon zip jacket and shorts. These sequin shorts are from FOREVER 21 and are perfect for night and daily activities.

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I feel so awkward when people see how much I eat and then they are confused by my size. Believe me 100% I don’t have an eating disorder. No I am not anorexic or bulimic. I think that is for highschool kids anyhow right? I suggest you walk as much as possible, it’s what I do. And I skip dinner as much as possible. It’s not always doable, but I try.

And it’s like Nietszche said, “all truly great thoughts are conceived by walking..” … Partially true … I get halfway decent ideas in the shower too.

These photos are from a while ago, from my instagram feed.

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Jul

19

Crazy is a dismissive label ..

Recently a guy I dated last (not going to name names) e-mailed my friend I knew since middle school asking her for personal information. As you know since then I had changed my phone number because I knew he wanted to reinstate contact. I was also afraid he had spyware on my phone. He e-mailed her because he couldn’t get in contact with me and asked her for my address and new phone number. In that same e-mail he says that I am going through a “bipolar episode”. He also asked her to keep this e-mail private, to not let me know that he had been looking for private information.

I don’t understand why you are asking for my address. I have already LOST ENOUGH SLEEP. Now I have to watch my back even more. Oh the comedy.

It’s just too bad that not only do I write up research on here, not only can I sew my own bags, not only do I teach people how to cook, but I also have hospital documents proving I am not on drugs or crazy. The ER doctor signed off on it, you know the one that I stayed up all night with????

And here is a clip from Dave Chappelle, my hero, saying exactly what everyone wants to say but can’t. Either ’cause of fear. Or because they are intimidated. I’m sorry pal. The hospital records say I’m not crazy. I’ve been tested for bipolar mood disorder and drugs. I’m clean. I do have ADHD though. That’s not my fault.

As he says… “The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive, ‘I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy’. That’s bullshit. ‘Cause people are not crazy, they’re strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.” – - Dave Chappelle.

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Jul

19

AT&T SAUL BASS PITCH

You could watch MADMEN, and revel in it’s fantastic dialogue and characters, but you could also watch the real deal in action. Here is a clip by Saul Bass, the OG Ad man with possibly the most clever digital time based sequences. He was known for his film opening credits but he also pitched for AT&T.

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