remember in middle school when you’d spend hours cutting pictures out from magazines creating your dream life, or collaging your best friend’s birthday card. i miss those days. last friday i had zero planz, so i decided to revert back to my teenage-angsty self and rip my favorite pictures out of vogue and cosmo and sf mag. and it was still as fun as ever. note to self to make more time for things like this. scroll down to see what i was looking at online this week and happy friday!
- aziz ansari’s new show, masters of none is awesome. i’m not kidding i’ve watched the whole season twice, that’s how much i loved it. it’s so funny and so smart! i could go on for hours. if you don’t have plans this weekend, i highly recommend you binge watch.
- listened to this song like 10o times this week. so good.
- spent a good amount of time obsessing over jennifer lawrence and how perfect she is.
- i didn’t have any time to watch the GOP debate, but when the new york times posted this fact checking article, i was kind of shocked. what’s the point in watching these debates if half the things that come out of their mouths are exaggerations or lies? pretty fascinating stuff.
oh man. it’s actually time to start thinking about holiday parties.
my friend just went to one for her work last weekend and katy perry showed up (supes casual)! i won’t be attending anything like that but…. i would like to show up somewhere rocking either of these two sexy dresses. those girls look fierce and they know it. reformation is a godsend when it comes to proper party attire.
now i just have to pinch a few pennies :)
and just like that another week has flown by. i really love this artwork by parisian illustrator, lea maupetit. who else could make a pigeon look so fun and colorful? more stuff i was looking at online this week is below.
- could not stop listening to this dreamy song by sales
- i’m in love with this photographer’s colorful cityscapes, that are very wes anderson-y
- so excited for the new movie, by the sea, written and directed by angelina jolie to come out next week. cannot wait to see it!
- thought this piece on why millennials love bernie sanders so much was super interesting. his no bullshit approach to politics is deff working in his favor
today’s the day you could have stood in line very early (or stared into your computer screen at 5 am) to buy all the beautiful things from the h&m/balmain collaboration. people have been camping out for days and having run-ins with the police all in the name of fashion. i know exactly the dress i’d buy if my wallet was a bit bigger and i felt like sacrificing some extra sleep in the morning. instead, i decided to satisfy my craving by drawing it. i’m taking window shopping to a whole new level.
it’s so pretty. i’m not even sure where i’d wear such a dress, but i don’t even care because i’m obsessed. you can see my beautiful dress and check out the full collection here (which is basically already sold out).
happy almost friday!
yesterday i was home sick in bed all day which means i spent too much time watching tv and scrolling through instagram and reminiscing on my euro trip this summer. that picture is from precious little copenhagen. i miss wandering around and getting lost there!
other stuff i did online while on bed rest:
- i watched a documentary that alexa chung made with vogue about the fashion industry. you have to watch it. it was so great. alexa goes behind the scenes to prove that there’s more to fashion and the industry than what meets the eye. yes on the surface it’s just clothes, but on a deeper level its emotional and artistic and a total reflection of the times we’re living in. she talks to so many amazing people from a company that handles trend predictions to balmain’s, olivier rousteing and even cooler peeps in between.
- chance the rapper debuted a new song on stephen colbert’s show (it’s so good)
- this new york times video on how to spend 36 hours in san francisco. despite how every feature on sf always comes back to the issues with the tech industry lately… i still love it here. :)
i recently attended one of creative mornings’ seminars on typography. it was super cool to hear from two designers at dropbox and how they became typography and letterpress designers. they gave us a bunch of pens and pencils and paper and gave us time to work on designing our fonts. it is so much harder than it looks! one of the things i most appreciated was when they shared their favorite typographers and who they’re following. one was gemma o’brien, who’s a designer from australia and makes all these amazing pieces:
i love them all and am now following her on insta to see what she’s up to!
happy friday! a couple of months ago there was this one week on instagram where beyonce posted some seriously amazing outfits that show off her insane talent of color use (not that she isn’t doing this every week though). if you know me … you know that i am somewhat afraid of color. my closet is basically different shades of gray. i don’t think i’ll ever be able to totally let go of my love of black, but i definitely want to be more bold when it comes to color in my daily life. so here’s a pattern i made in honor of queen bey’s awesomeness and my first step towards overcoming my fear.
what i was doing online this week:
- the balmain/h&m show was this week and holy cow. the pieces were so gorgeous. i spent quite a bit of time going through slideshows online
- drake released the hotline bling video and the world went freaking nuts over his turtleneck and severely awk dance moves
- i had this new chet faker song on repeat all week
- i love seeing how other people live and style their homes. so this new coffee table book showcasing different artists and their living spaces is right up my alley. side note: the artist who designed the light installation for the bay bridge is also featured in the book!
between work and school and life, i’ve been feeling so scattered brained. in the past 6 months i’ve managed to lose almost all my personal items including debit cards, my license, cellphone, clothing… you name it i’ve misplaced it. anyways, my friend recently showed me this collage artist, eugenia loli, and i’ve been following her work ever since. her crazy, wacky, and surreal pieces surprisingly make me feel calm about the chaos that is my life lately. i follow her on instagram so i’m always up to speed on her latest stuff. she actually used to work in tech and was also a tech journalist until she sort of fell into making these amazing collages. you can see all of her work here. hope the start of your week is going swimmingly and all your personal belongings are safe!
i recently discovered the uber amazing san francisco based graphic designer and lettering artist, jessica hische. and i think she specifically designed this poster for me. you should look at her other stuff. i’m definitely saving up to purchase this perfect piece of art for my walls.
weekend’s here and i can’t wait to sleep in saturday morning! i’ve been trying this thing where i work out everyday before work. and i’ve been feeling like a zombie (i’ve never been a morning a person). but it’s been pretty awesome to have all the free time after work to get sh*t done. anyways, here’s some links to the stuff i’ve been reading and looking at this week. enjoy!
- this exclusive interview drake did with the fader (not even embarrassed to admit i might have shed a tear)
- this article about how technology is taking a toll on our ability to empathize (i was so moved by it, i ended up deleting snapchat from my phone. hopefully i can ease myself out of my other tech addictions now, too!)
- this interview with hillary clinton for lena dunham’s brand new newsletter, lenny letter (love her or hate her, you gotta check it out)
- this band my friend showed me, because she thought i’d like them (and now i am obsessed!)
- these haunting and amazing photos by noell osvzald