Sunday, July 20, 2008

Andrea Wan

Got an illustration from my very talented friend, Andrea Wan.
Thank you. I LOVE IT!

The Coquitlam Reservior

Last year, I did a semester project on waters conservation.
Went on a tour today as part of the continuous study/research.
This is a 4 hour tour that began at 8am, Coquitlam Town Centre Park.

beautiful day.
our first stop.

the new dam in process.

the Coquitlam watershed

some of the sceneries

it is shocking that a little teaspoon of slit could bring
a jug of water to a "chocolate milk consistency"

this cloudiness in water is measured by Metro Vancouver
to ensure we have safe drinking water.

the reservior.
it looks huge, but, it's does not hold enough water for us all,
especially for the summer time.

the reservior.

2nd to last stop. almost at the top of the hill.

enjoying the little things around me.
the tiny yellow flowers.

the berries that are grown around a dead log.

the texture.

the almost theatrical natural lighting in the forest.

good bye.
for now anyways
— i would love to return.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Brilliant Art Direction

Monday, July 14, 2008

Close to You

a song i like a lot.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kathleen Lolley

Always thought Kathleen's a beautiful name.


A Poem

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Raspera Paper Models

Those are seriously and hilariously awesome!
Randomly found them at
Seems like after paying the $30USD for membership,
you can just download and print all the pdfs.

Monday, July 7, 2008



Your Space Embracer, 2004
Olafur Eliasson
Image: Kunstmuseum website

In the work of Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson,
the sun can rise inside a museum and rainbows can appear indoors.

Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson

Got a chance to see a very small portion of Olafur Eliasson's work at Museum für Gegenwartskunst. I was really excited when I found his online exhibition. The website is well designed and the photographs are amazing. Not sure if I would get his work just by looking at them—the descriptions helped a lot. I am not a huge fan of contemporary arts, as I do not know how to appreciate them fully, but his works sure caught my eye.

Very memorable. Very clever.


View Point, 2008
Ceal Floyer

Another notable piece shown at the Above the Fold & Collection Selection exhibition. This installation is specifically made for this exhibition. An image of a hand holding a pen is projected onto the floor (hand) and column (pen). "This gesture of measurement, of proportional and perspectiveal determination of objects in the room, activates the relationships of size and […] diverts attention from the actual projection to the sheer presence of the surrounding space, to a point outside the picture."

the quoted text is from a Museum für Gegenwartskunst publication.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


A really really nice map i picked up at Interlaken, Switzerland.
A stack was just laying there in this internet place, underneath some broken glass.
What a waste.
Not only the illustration was beautiful,
so was the paper stock itself— rough in texture, flimsy but just strong enough.
i took two of those with me, being very careful with them,
because there's something very precious about them.
One I mailed home.

The other, I wrapped around a special book of mine,

Designerly Ways of Knowing by Nigel Cross.

I arrived home in Vancouver, and found this map of mine i've had for a year.
A National Geographic map i found in a thrift store.
The map just look too familiar to that one i've picked up during my backpacking trip.
Soon I realized they are both by a famous panoramic artist by the name of Heinrich Caesar Berann (1915-1999).

Another something I picked up along the way on my trip.
Loved the design of it. Very clean, clear and inviting.
It made me realize pink is not too overused, still.

Camille is a great inspiration.
Her passion to her music shines.
Would love to see her live.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Bookshop Casanova

He said it was very nice, like a dream.
yes, it was a beautiful one, but it was only a dream.
there could be more, but this is what we chose.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hello Beautiful Stranger


Photos taken in Basel City during a walk one evening.
I enjoy walking alone as a tourist, seeing new old things.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

More school photos

My last days at Emily Carr