Friday, February 13, 2009

relocation! relocation! relocation!

well, i never thought i'd see the day but i am finally relocating from south pasadena (goodbye, san gabriel valley!) to silver lake (hello, los angeles proper!). amidst packing and getting ready to relocate i have been working on a couple of new pieces. unfortunately the scanner is on hiatus (i.e., in a box somewhere in my room) so new posts will have to wait until i completely move sometime within the next two days.

however, there are a few things i've been enjoying a lot lately which i thought i'd share:

1. neko case's "middle cyclone" electronic press kit. i know this is just a preview of things to come from neko case, but wow— what a preview it is! who would've ever thought she could've topped "fox confessor brings the flood"? it sounds like an impossible feat if you ask me. i guess only neko case could out-neko case herself, if you know what i mean. that said, i am beyond anxious to get my hands on this album (understatement of the year!).

2. the art of maya brym. what color! what design! what work! beautifully, beautifully designed paintings...

3. readymade magazine. who doesn't want to learn how to make their own magazine rack out of broken umbrellas? if you want to learn how to make anything from anything, this magazine is for you. it is so inspirational and creative, i find myself combing through back issues on a regular basis.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Celeb Staff assignment

I was recently asked to create a piece based on an article titled "Primary Security: Keeping Your Kid Safe At School." The general idea of the article is as it sounds; it revolves around the security/safety of children in private elementary schools and I was given a generous amount of freedom with this piece thanks to Nazy Alvarez. It will be published in the April 2009 issue of Celeb Staff magazine.