Last days of semester 1

Happy winter to us Melburnians! Weather in the past few weeks was exactly the way I liked it, cold and sunny. Now the skies are getting a lil’ gloomy  but that won’t stop me from wearing color this winter. Bring on the winter fashion <3

I bought these boots in HKG last December. I’ve worn them non stop ever since the cold rainy days started kicking in this week. The color, THE COLOR..ahhhh watermelon pink is divine and a big weakness of mine.

We’re going into our last week of the semester and well, that only means one thing; CRAMMING AND EATING…..A LOT. Mom made a delicious bowl of Gado-gado (Indonesian salad) which is probably the most filling salad one could ever eat. Rich peanut butter sauce dressing, tofu, vegetables, tempeh, krupuk, potatoes and eggs, it surely is a nice treat for studying.

Continuing on the topic of food, I think I just had the best Korean meal bucket I’ve ever tasted at any restaurant. Oriental Spoon is just walking distance from RMIT and because of this, it’s become one of the main hangouts for me and my friends. Normally I’d order the cold sweet and spicy soba noodles at Oriental Spoon but no, not this time. I was craving the meal bucket from Seoul Soul, I didn’t think it’d be as good as theirs but I tried anyway. Yeah I was wrong. I still love Seoul Soul though….

Last weekend my group partners threw a mini picnic in the computer lab. It was a Saturday, hard at work so why not treat ourselves hey? Luckily no one else was there or else they would’ve stolen these awesome treats: kale chips, green tea kit kat, green tea cookies and macarons.

Hey hey, more food! But this time it’s actually for an Oxfam project that’s in collaboration with RMIT and DESIS.  Using my burger infographic as inspiration, here’s a sneak peek of one of the three sets of paper food models I’ve developed. Each have info on where each ingredient came from and other facts on its impact on climate change and food security. Like the burger project, the information is hidden underneath the surface of the meals. These models are aimed to be readily available on the Oxfam website where users can download the templates to make these fun food models themselves. This is a way of motivating the youth to donate, grasp a solid understanding of social issues like climate change and learn to make better decisions on the food you eat and how it’s positively or negatively impacting you and the people around you.

Finally for my elective, we were asked to create an artist book that documents our progress from the first week right to the last. Our final weekly project was a brief asking as to design a postcard and souvenir based on the inspiration we gathered from roaming around the CBD for almost two hours. What inspired me to draw up that wavy artwork was seeing this curvaceous piece of architecture in a lane way. I thought this best described my interpretation of Melbourne as it is a city known for its hidden gems.

The current state of my desk

 

Nearly done with Taeyang’s portrait. Stay tuned!

Sagmeister & Walsh

 

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Aizone campaign by Sagmeister & Walsh 

A few weeks ago my tutorial class was given a group project that required us to analyze an existing design business structure. My group chose one of the most eccentric, prominent design studios in the world, Sagmeister & Walsh. Based in NYC, S&W is a small multidisciplinary team specializing in various fields of design including web, branding, exhibition, packaging and furniture. They also work heavily in the art and film industries to expand their experimental nature and ethos of the studio. I thought the project was kind of an eye opener to the world of design and it was an excuse for us get to know S&W a little more. I’ve always LOVED S&W for being bold with their designs and it’s not often you get to see that in the many design firms out there. What I also love about them is their simple approach to design. They value good design – the end product has to work, it should establish empathy or evoke any emotional response and of course it has to perform to the highest standards! After hours of research we were able to develop this cute map…not gonna lie it’s my favorite part of our slideshow. Cheers to my awesome teammates Rainie and Summer for creating these awesome vectors yo! The vector portraits of Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh at the top were done by Rainie, you should go check her and her sister’s blog out for some quirky fashion inspiration and all things kawaii!!!

 

 

A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I document life in the creative field and endless travels with friends and family

Design had evolved naturally, as a passion and a lifestyle beginning at an early age when I made trips back to the motherland, Indonesia, I experienced the surroundings and the lifestyle that was vastly different from what I was used to. I found myself passing by villages where children made their own toys with whatever was left around them; scrap metal, bits of cloth, banana leaves, and even cigarette butts. Despite this, the children were happy and proud with anything they created.

This image struck me and forever inspires me to contribute my skills to places that need it the most. Design helps me make decisions, while art helps me take risks. Both areas reward me with opportunities to create something impactful and everlasting!