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#SkyBluePink

October 28, 2013

I came across this story through Mashable, and it is so sweet and heartbreaking, and actually brought tears to my eyes. (Yes, I am willing to admit that I am a total sap.)

Here’s the short version: a 63-year-old dad in rural Nebraska is dying of terminal cancer, and his son who works hundreds of miles away launches a social media campaign to help him feel connected to his father. As a child, Brian told Brandon his favourite colours was ‘sky blue pink’… the gorgeous mixture of colours that you find in sunsets. You can read Brandon’s original image explaining the campaign here.

The beautiful thing was that THOUSANDS of complete strangers all around the world snapped pictures of #SkyBluePink sunsets and tweeted, Instagrammed or posted these pictures to Brandon to help him through his battle. Thousands. And a local Nebraskan band by the name of Good Show Great Show even wrote a song called Sky Blue Pink… and it found its way to Brian & family. So beautiful

Brian passed away on August 13. x

Redbubble

October 24, 2013

I’ve really gotten into illustration and Photoshopping things together in my spare time, so I’ve designed up a couple of things! Now on sale via Redbubble. Enjoy.

P.S. Follow me on Instagram for real-time updates as I go blind drawing these tiny little things.

Instagram brand lovin’

October 3, 2013

I bought the most amazing wall decals from Etsy a while back for my new apartment, and took a pic for my Instagram. Very delighted that Ain’t No Frippery popped it up on their Facebook page!

 

 

Twitter Alerts

September 26, 2013

I’ve always said that Twitter is one of the most powerful social media platforms out there, based purely on its simplicity. A simple 140 characters with no pictures or link previews to complicate things (until you choose to preview/open these), and the nature of sharing info with anyone out there (not just the 300 or so people you’ve met in real life).

Twitter has just announced Twitter Alerts, a feature that allows ‘credible’ organisations to send out important information out to users when other communication services aren’t accessible. Amazing. Keep it up, Twitter.

P.S. Follow me! I can safely say that 99.99% of my tweets won’t save you in an emergency situation, but whatever.

Overly Attached Mobile Phone Owners

September 19, 2013

While I’m sometimes guilty of being a bit too attached to my phone, I have to say that this vid touched home. I cannot stand it when I go out for coffee with a friend I haven’t seen for ages… and they start openly checking Twitter. I could have stayed at home to read Rob Delaney’s updates.

Instagram. You’re doing it wrong.

August 19, 2013

I’m getting into Instagram in a way that is a bit embarrassing. I hope anyone I paid out for snapping their lunch isn’t reading this.* Anyway, check out this great vid from New Yorker and filmmaker Casey Neistat.

* In my defense, I rarely take pictures of my soggy breakfast. Mostly because I don’t believe in cereal and milk.

Darts Residency

August 1, 2013

Currently in the studio and have a residency at The Tote this month. Exciting times… Music video soon!

P.S. On the music video front, I had a very brief cameo in Clavians’ music video. The direction they gave me costume-wise was ‘ghetto’ haha. Check it.

Instagram drawing video!

July 23, 2013

Have played around with a couple of Instagram videos! Here’s my second attempt at a drawing vid. Please forgive the weird angle – you have absolutely no idea how HARD it was to draw with a makeshift tripod covering my view.

Two Halves, Take Four!

July 22, 2013

As promised, here’s my fourth shoot with Kat for the Melbourne fashion and beauty blog Two Halves! We shot this outside Bar Americano on Presgrave Place a couple of rainy weekends ago. My favourite picture of the set is this black and white shot because everything looks so still and silently beautiful (does that make sense to anyone else but me?). Full blog post here. Photo editing by Michelle Le.

P.S. Give their Facebook some lovin’!

 

 

Singapore, revisited

July 21, 2013

I spent the first nine years of my life in Singapore, but I really call Melbourne home now and haven’t been back to my hometown very often since. So when I popped up to the Northern Hemisphere to visit my grandmother this week, it was almost like visiting an entirely newly and delightful country. I ate anything that didn’t look familiar (there was a hell of a lot of food involved) and for the first time in my life, I went drinking in Singapore. I loved the city’s mix of really earthy, non-pretentious areas against some truly inspiring temples, sitting next to some of the world’s shiniest/tallest/brightest/largest feats of architecture. Some pictures from my Instagram below.

 

…And now back at work. Totally wish I could have fit Singapore’s balmy weather in my 30kg check-in luggage because I’m positively freezing in Melbourne!

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