Monday, 21 July 2008

Stuff White People Like

Not sure if I've posted on this blog before. I don't know if I like it - basically what I've gotten is that I'm a walking cliche (graduate student in arts, study abroad, green advocate, I run...). And look what they've posted on now! Its something I have an issue with too, but why do we keep sustaining this practice. Luckily my internship pays - in the saddest way possible, working 3 days/we and it not even quite enough to pay my rent, nevermind my expenses - I have another job too (the other 2 days/wk, doing something else within the same place that pays much better). But I doubt I'll even breakeven for the summer. Isn't that sad? I certainly think it is. And what's even sadder, is that I'm one of the lucky ones, most of my peeps are doing unpaid things at the moment. I want to put a little seed out for the creative industries to stop using people - its a horrible practice, and entirely unethical.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Lovin' the Burda Style

Well you all know how much I like things that are all about sharing and making stuff. So Burda Style is definitely exactly my cup of tea! Basically its a bunch of patterns you can print-off from the website - most of them are free, a few cost a couple of dollars, but so much easier and cheaper than going to the fabric store and buying one. I made my first Burda Style pattern last week with the Eiffel Tower Fabric - its super cute, I'll devote a whole post to it when I fix the one thing that I'm annoyed with at the moment (there isn't anything wrong with the pattern, its just a colour thing that's all my fault). Some of the patterns are by Burda, and some of them are by individual users - all in all utterly fantastic! There is even a pattern for this Urban Hammock - very cool. And the pattern I have in the photo is this one...

Thursday, 3 July 2008

China Now.

I went to the V&A on Monday to see the China Now exhibit. It was absolutely wonderful! The graphics were ASTOUNDING! The other portions were cool too - but the Graphics were definitely the highlight for me. The piece above is by Guang Yu (MEWE Design Alliance) and is called Youth and Beauty.