Thursday, March 27, 2014

DIY | earring organizer

One of my secret travel hacks I use whenever I'm on the road. However, I do recommend carrying as little jewellery as with you as you can when you're on the road because - trust me, you'll never wear them. And in the end it'll just become extra dead weight you have to carry from one place to another. But if you're like me and can't resist bringing shiny things with you on a trip, this simple yet effective diy can help keep things a little more organised.

My biggest problem when bringing multiple earrings on a trip is that I always end up losing one or two pairs due to my horrible organisation habits. I lost one of my favourite pairs in Bristol - I was too lazy to put them away at night so I left them on the book shelf for safekeeping. Before I fell asleep I made sure to remind myself that they were there so I would be careful not to knock them over when I wake up. But when morning came, that was exactly what I did and my favourite gold bar earrings fell into the abyss that is the edge of the bed - lost to me forever. So then I decided enough was enough and came up with this little solution.

001_All you need is a small piece of artificial leather (it's too difficult to poke holes through real leather) or any sort of stiffer fabric you can get your hands on.
002_Cut the leather into whatever shape you want.
003_Organise your earrings. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

EXHIBITIONS | white cube: evian - sergej jensen

Glad I stopped by White Cube's amazing space a few days before the end of Sergej Jensen exhibition.

Here's a Jensen's bio excerpt from White Cube:

"Sergej Jensen’s work draws on a wide range of materials and formal references. Primarily known for his textile works, his lyrical compositions incorporate a variety of fabrics, from burlap and linen to silk and wool. Working within the idiom of minimalist painting, Jensen takes its material support – the canvas – and sews, bleaches, stretches or stains the cloth to create works that waver between abstraction and representation. The principle of the readymade and recycling also suffuse his practice; off-cuts from previous works often re-appear as motifs for new paintings; hand-knitted lengths are sewn or pulled over stretchers; sections of fabric are left outside to let the weather alter its surface. His practice draws attention to seemingly incidental details such as flecks of wool or frayed edges, and his muted palette and gestural mark-making, whether applied in paint or stained with bleach, point as much to negative space as to delineated forms. Although the imagery can be hard to read, the titles given often allude to their point of origin in recognisable forms, such as ‘Tower of Nothing’ made from recycled moneybags, or ‘Eye of the maker’ featuring various banknotes of different currencies, which point to his unabashed relationship to the commercial market."

More information regarding the exhibition on [ White Cube's Website ]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

HONG KONG | central moments

In attempts to keep myself semi-active, I've been trying to add more walking into my daily routine. My favourite neighbourhood strolls often take me to the Central/Sheung Wan districts of Hong Kong. Call me a creature of habit but I always find myself walking up and down the same streets. It's so lively and there's always people running all over the place - it's never gets boring. Sheung Wan is also the home to some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, and independent stores in the city, which makes it even harder for me to stay away. 

These photos were taken on the quiet little street outside [ Common Ground ]  café where I stopped for a quick lunch before I hit up some of the big art galleries in the area. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PERSONAL | update

I fell ill last week and even though I'm on medication I still finding myself struggling to get better. Oh well, I've not nothing to complain about. In my attempts to get better, I've been taking lots of naps, catching up on reading, and watching new movies à la lazy sunday afternoons. As I don't have much to report in the art and photography department. It's been a minute since I've taken my camera out for a shooting day, but I'm hoping that'd change in a couple weeks since we're looking to build up more editorial content at work. So exciting!

Monday, March 3, 2014

PLACES | beef & liberty shoot

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a small shoot at the newly opened [ Beef & Liberty ] restaurant in Wan Chai for Spottly's first Power User Meetup. The interior really spoke to me, with the wide open dining area, semi-open kitchen, and crazy cool custom mural backdrop by Los Angeles based graffiti artist group, [ Cyrcle ].

Check out the rest of the photos from Spottly's Meetup night on our [ Facebook Page ]