a p h r o d i t e ~ ~

So I recently was thrilled to be apart of Phedre’s new music video.

I thought I would get tired of this song, but honestly I can’t stop listening to it.

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND LISTEN TO SOME GROOVIN BEATS.

If you probably haven’t been keeping track of what I do (and honestly I don’t either so whatevs) check out Phedre’s previous debut music video below (NSFW):

that place

I decided to do a booklet as an addition towards the Brooklyn Arts Library Limited Edition run. You know, for fun. Well actually my parents were nice enough to give me the wonderful gift of this activity.

And unfortunately I left it for the last minute.
Here is what came, and left my house on April 30th.

 

If you’re ever in Brooklyn in the late fall when it will be published, go and take a look and fill out one of my tiny questionares in my booklet!

Hopefully they’ll let you fill them in.
When they are, I will come by or get my minions to come by and pick them up. And hopefully work through another project with those questionares answered.  













“Everyone Ate the Seafood” A Story by Ananda Gabo

It was a beautiful day in downtown Toronto, the plexiglass was gleaming, and the streets were streaming. That day, there was a plethora of people around the downtown asian mall. There was a celebration! But then something horrible went wrong….

Everyone got a nasty cast of diarrhoea.   



This was because, everyone had the seafood salad….

Actually to be fairly honest, this was a model in a mall that was created for the mall itself. The funny part was, the glue that they used to attach the models had been there so long (as well as the building) that they eventually started to look like they pooed their pants…. not just gracefully pooed, but had this horrifically fecal fountain extravaganza. 

SO THE LESSON OF THE STORY:

Always use archival glue, something acid free, so that over time your models don’t look like they had accidents.  

finding the legendary glue that sticks to silicone

I hesitated whether or not to show this video, but I’d really like to share some of the design process that I go through during school. This is a project I am currently developing in and OUT of school. I’ll be posting more about this project in the future, but I thought it would be interesting to have this segment to look back on.

In the end I’m trying to figure out some solutions for glass casting. Hopefully it can work out.
The only reason why I’m trying to cast in resin is not to make a prototype, but to present a model to the class while I have samples of the material desired. 
 


souvenirs from japan // know when to take breaks

This week I went to my friend Blessie‘s apartment and studio. During my stay, I received souvenirs from Japan from her most recent trip, watched anime movies, and edited film. 

Honestly, I hate blogging about my leisure time, but it makes me feel cool that I don’t really have any readers because it doesn’t make me feel like IM TWEETING THE WHOLE WORLD THAT IM DOING STUFF 24/7, but that I’m just documenting. PHEW. Just thought I’d clear that up.

So first thing is first… WHY HAVE I BEEN SO BUSY? WHY DON’T I BLOG ABOUT THINGS?
Because this sweet child has been taking up my time:

This my friend is silicone. It is a nightmare and a blessing. This is the product of 4 coats. Because I didn’t know better, it took 3 hours per coat to keep brushing it on from dripping off. (Secret: 20 drops of thickener in 200g of silicone is NOT A GOOD IDEA, but a REALLY GOOD IDEA)

I’ve been working on a crazy project which I shall document soon!

 

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HERE IS MY VACATION AT CHEZ BLEZZ:


 

THIS IS BLESSIE TAKEN FROM HER CHIC KALEIDOSCOPE FROM KYOTO. 

THESE ARE GIFTS FROM BLESSIE

 My favourite asian style faux strawberry flavouring, and artificial cream smoothness makes for an excellent satisfaction.

This is some VERY DELICIOUS Candy (Green Tea Flavoured?) It’s covered in rice paper, AND HAS AMAZING GRAPHICS ON THE PACKAGING~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Typical sweet salty asian delicious delight.

Academy award winner for best peanut style cookie brittle.

Academy award nominee for best winner for cutest cups and authentic HOJICHA.

Best award from aspiring sweet young plum wine thang. 

WINNER OF THE NIGHT FOR BEST SEAWEED AND UME OCHAZUKE COMBINATION.

WINNER OF PRETTIEST EDIBILITIES

AND THEN WE SLEPT.

~~AND THEN COMES BREAKFAST~~

MACKAREL SIDED WITH FRESHLY GRATED DAIKON, GINGER, AND LEMON JUICE MIXTURE.

hey guize.

the sweet prince of the forest told me that they met at a restaurant:

I guess this could be some sort of response to the little brusselssprout princess.
Anyway, I know the connecting pieces aren’t great, but for some reason I felt the need to do this. 
My grandmother being of asian decent always made me delicious dishes out of dried shitake mushrooms, and I always enjoy the smell of them so much. 

They’re seriously one of the most delicious jewels in cooking. 

Perhaps I’ll do some mold making, and casting in silicone? 
I was thinking of still holding the shape, yet having them feel nothing but solid.

AMORPHOUS DISHES.  


Deliberate Voids

I live in the heart of downtown, which gives me more of a chance to stroll around and see what is around me. What I love about the downtown core in the city of Toronto is that there is such a wide variety of buildings, and a lot of them show a lot of turn of the century/ post deco detailing.

I’m not sure where most of the imagery comes from, but I will be conducting interviews with some city historians to give me some insight on where most of the play on buildings were derived from. 

(above) At first I thought I was going crazy when I first saw this. It looked so dark and ominous. I’m guessing this is from around the 1940s? But my knowledge of architecture is limited. But it does look like it would have been done in the first 50 years of the turn of the century.


I sort of wonder what origins the little guys on top of the reliefs are.


Last but not least for this segment, this is one of the most daunting buildings that has ever stuck with me. I mean look at it! It’s totally giving the parking lot the finger.

()indoor()CUCUMBER()

THE CONTINUATION OF OUR MODIFICATIONS TO THE WINDOW GARDEN SAGA:

So, grOCAD has continued on its pursuit to make delicious edible and breathable leaflings for students to enjoy.

So, we used the model from Britta Riley. A window farm that can be easily built, and modified to suit every urban farmer’s needs.  

so far, we’ve put together the frame, assembled the vessels, and the babies have sprouted…





since the last post, our little seedlings have grown to be beautiful young adolescents.

we’re going to set up the pump and lights for this first experiment too!

plus if you live in TORONTO, keep your ears and eyes peeled for an OPENING PARTAY for this event.