Wednesday, June 27, 2012
First skateboard.

First skateboard.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Owning at basketball. The usual.

Owning at basketball. The usual.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Motivation comes and goes as frequently as crushes seem to surface.
One moment all you can see is that idea; them.
The next morning, it’s faded.
A little glimpse of hope can turn the fermenting thought into an irresistible desire. 
The desire can be easily replaced by another, potentially un-obtainable.

Motivation comes and goes as frequently as crushes seem to surface.

One moment all you can see is that idea; them.

The next morning, it’s faded.

A little glimpse of hope can turn the fermenting thought into an irresistible desire. 

The desire can be easily replaced by another, potentially un-obtainable.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Monday, January 30, 2012
How can I be folk? I’m from the suburbs you know.

How can I be folk? I’m from the suburbs you know.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
“I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.” - Drake

“I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.” - Drake

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What can $350 get you? Handcrafted HIGHTOP Leather Boat Shoes - Recycled 80s WHITE leather jacket. The number of times you’d get stopped on the streets could get annoying though…

What can $350 get you? Handcrafted HIGHTOP Leather Boat Shoes - Recycled 80s WHITE leather jacket. The number of times you’d get stopped on the streets could get annoying though…

(Source: etsy.com)

An idea flourishes to your mind and creates a moment of excitement. You’ve thought of the next big idea. Shove over Asos, there’s not enough room on this chair for the both of us… Only to be drowned by Google search results. What on Earth am I referring to? That sinking feeling you get when you realise that your ‘amazing, innovative’ idea was already thought of years ago. Not once, twice but a good 10 times. 10 people on this planet have had that same moment you just experienced 7 minutes ago. And they actually did something about it.
I applaud at such persistence. I believe that is the key to success.

An idea flourishes to your mind and creates a moment of excitement. You’ve thought of the next big idea. Shove over Asos, there’s not enough room on this chair for the both of us… Only to be drowned by Google search results. What on Earth am I referring to? That sinking feeling you get when you realise that your ‘amazing, innovative’ idea was already thought of years ago. Not once, twice but a good 10 times. 10 people on this planet have had that same moment you just experienced 7 minutes ago. And they actually did something about it.

I applaud at such persistence. I believe that is the key to success.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Now a lot of you guys would have heard about the Outpost Festival but most of you guys reading this wouldn’t have been one of the 20,000 people who flocked to Cockatoo Island to check out Australia’s first major street art festival. So I figured I’d bring the festival to you.

Despite the weather looking like the set of an Apocalypse film, the ferry ride from Circular Quay, through the harbour was an appetiser for what was to come.

Once you hopped off, you were greeted with an industrial landscape full of abandoned buildings and forgotten alleyways. (Here’s a little fun fact: Cockatoo Island was once a prison then home to the largest shipyard) The plan was to turn the gritty space into an explosion of urban art through graffiti, murals, paintings and installations. Hundreds of street artists and collectives from all around the world gathered, seducing art, music and fashion lovers to this free event.

It would be unrealistic of me to talk about each and every one of the exhibitions there, so… I have conveniently composed, Lisa’s Top Five Highlights:

1. As soon as you walk in, you’ll notice a huge skateboarding ramp setup in the middle. Professional skateboarders would teach n00bs how to skate. There was this kid being taught to jump down a ramp for the first time. It was quite cute; his mum was on the side, cheering him on… Unfortunately, he flopped straight onto his back… Yay for trying.? Amongst the Hip-Hop Djs sponsored by Redbull and the pop-up bars, the atmosphere was impressive to say the least.

2. Then as you walk around the hidden alleyways, you come across this hidden gem of a room, where people are encouraged to add their own touch of Art out of scraps of paper and hang it up as part of an installation. They want to stimulate dialogue between the viewer and the artwork without all the fancy resources. Banksy sums it up pretty well by saying “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.”

3. Then as you continue exploring, you’ll be overwhelmed by the 300m2 of wall space covered with pasted artworks by over 100 local and international artists, cleverly known as the Paste Modernism room. Building on what I said earlier, this medium is more than just aesthetics but the political and social messages embedded behind them.

4. Just around the corner is every T-Shirt fanatics dream come true! You’ll look up and see thousands of unique T-Shirt designs all colour co-ordinated. And on ground level, there are profiles of renowned and up and coming T-Shirt designers for you to browse, be inspired by and feel a hint of envy towards. For many, T-Shirts were a way for street artists to not only get their messages further out, but also finally make some money doing what they love.

5. And finally, but by no means, the least. You would have seen a line of people waiting to go upstairs to see probably one of the most prolific and well-known street artists, Banksy. While his stencils were flawlessly framed and hung around, diminishing the impact of actual ‘street art’, it’s amazing to see them in the flesh; those famous images that you stumble across on Google Images.

So they’re my top 5 highlights of the Outpost Festival. Writing about it, is nothing compared to actually walking amongst it all but I hope you have at least appreciated Street Art by 15% more.

 

 

(Source: endeerdesign)

Monday, January 2, 2012
Skateboard heaven. (Taken with instagram)

Skateboard heaven. (Taken with instagram)

Friday, November 25, 2011
Banksy’ing it up. (Taken with instagram)

Banksy’ing it up. (Taken with instagram)

Monday, October 3, 2011
Sydney International Animation Festival 2011
The Sydney International Animation Festival is  shaping up to be a standout event in 2011, with a slew of new showcases  highlighting the best and brightest in the world of animation along with  the opportunity to interact firsthand with expert panels, discussions  and numerous student workshops.
Hosted by the University of  Technology in Sydney between September 23-26, expect to see premiere  screenings from local animators within the campus, ranging from the  latest in cutting edge 3D animation to traditional cartoon style  presentations. Several guest screenings from around the world will also  be on display, including an impressive catalogue of screenings from the  Supinfocom School in France, a program for several films from Korea and a  selection of works from numerous other locations under the title  ‘Global Greats.’ Such presentations will open up a new world for patrons  to discover, as they marvel at the work of enthusiastic and passionate  animators from all around the world.
Other notable showcases  include a program dedicated to children’s animation, featuring a vibrant  and colourful display of numerous animations from the past 3 years,  with works from America, Denmark and Germany, just to name a few.
For  those who fancy delving into the brilliant and warped minds of more  abstract and unconventional animators, a late night presentation will be  on show known as “Late Night Bizarre.” This event will present a  collection of weird, confronting and downright bizarre animations from  across the globe, with works from Canada, Poland, Japan and our own  locally produced works.

Sydney International Animation Festival 2011

The Sydney International Animation Festival is shaping up to be a standout event in 2011, with a slew of new showcases highlighting the best and brightest in the world of animation along with the opportunity to interact firsthand with expert panels, discussions and numerous student workshops.

Hosted by the University of Technology in Sydney between September 23-26, expect to see premiere screenings from local animators within the campus, ranging from the latest in cutting edge 3D animation to traditional cartoon style presentations. Several guest screenings from around the world will also be on display, including an impressive catalogue of screenings from the Supinfocom School in France, a program for several films from Korea and a selection of works from numerous other locations under the title ‘Global Greats.’ Such presentations will open up a new world for patrons to discover, as they marvel at the work of enthusiastic and passionate animators from all around the world.

Other notable showcases include a program dedicated to children’s animation, featuring a vibrant and colourful display of numerous animations from the past 3 years, with works from America, Denmark and Germany, just to name a few.

For those who fancy delving into the brilliant and warped minds of more abstract and unconventional animators, a late night presentation will be on show known as “Late Night Bizarre.” This event will present a collection of weird, confronting and downright bizarre animations from across the globe, with works from Canada, Poland, Japan and our own locally produced works.

(Source: endeerdesign. com)

Monday, September 12, 2011