Journal

Behind-the-scenes, project research, new ideas, and trip snippets.

Rebranding…please hold

Imaginary Zebra is in the process of a rebranding. Shop is currently under construction. Sign up and we will keep you posted when the new site is ready. ↑ -Benson|| Twitter || Facebook || 365. || Shop of Imagination || ...

Rebranding Sale – Tshirts $10-13, Sweaters $27

9/3/12 8PM PST to 9/10/12 1159PM PST.We'll be reintroducing TIZ from ground zero, but first, let's clear our warehouse for the new stuff.Limited stock, first come-first served.All items will be available here.-Benson|| Twitter || Facebook || 365. || Shop of Imagination || ...

Minolta 50mm MD lens + Olympus EP2 M43rd!

Pardon the long title, wish I could be a bit more creative at naming this post without deviating too far from the topic. Anyway, I've wanted to try a SLR lens for a very long time, but have been hesitant due to 1.) the uncertainly of how...

The SFMoMA

An unexpected trip to MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art.) A friend once told me the difference between art and design, where design focuses on problem solving (solution) and art revolves around expressing ideas (abstraction.) For most of the stuff I do, there's always a reason for...

DIY – Replace the DSLR LCD Window

I'm tired of ignoring the seagull like crack on my screen. And instead of paying a crap load to send it back to Canon or local shops for replacement, I looked up a few sites and felt confident that I could handle this myself (The...

25th Annual NYMINI Collab Tee – Design Process

Working with New York Strangers Sports Organization (NYSSO) to come up with a design for the 25th annual NYMini volleyball tournament. It was an epic event with more 70 teams across the States and Canada competing for the title."The New York Mini was inspired by...

Sightglass Coffee Roasters

Every once in a while, I'd come across shops or gadgets so well designed that it hurts too much not to share. Sightglass, a coffee bar & roastery, located south of Mission. and I don't even drink coffee.270 7th st, San Francisco. [Google Map.]The seemingly dull...

I Photograph SF Series Design Process

A photography series for Plushtography. I heart NY was a mark created by Milton Glaser as an ad campaign to promote tourism for NYC back in 1970s. It swapped across the nation and soon became a pop culture icon that has many many imitations. Obviously,...

Running the SF Half Marathon

Running a marathon has never been a goal of mine (too far fetched.) I must've been thinking with me knee when I signed up for Tough Mudder, a 12 miles obstacle course designed by British special force (badass,) that's happening in Sept. In the downtime, Michelle...

Vending at Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco

Two years ago in December, I had my first Renegade experience. It was my first encounter with the event of its kind - an enormous gathering of hand-made, crafty artists showcasing their phenomenal and creative products. The very event not only inspired me to create...