Journal

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

My first experience in Beijing – Day 2

..because it's never too late to continue blogging about the trip I took a month ago.Moving on, here goes Day 2.I slept early, thanks to jet lags. Consequently, I was able to experience the enjoyments of having breakfast, again. Except this breakfast wasn't as pleasant...

FAME SS2012

-- We interrupt this blog with an entry from fellow intern, Karen. -- Last Saturday was Bobbi Vie's bi-annual F.A.M.E. event. With Benson away on his month long trip to Asia, it was the interns turn to take on F.A.M.E. on our own. Actually, it was our...

My first experience in Beijing – Day 1

Like a tourist should, my first goal was to check all the iconic sights that have been publicized by travel agencies/tour guides. Beijing has its own story that stretched thousands of years back and most of the architectural structures I visited have been a major part...

My first experience in Beijing – Arrival

I've finally visited the place the makes millions of products around me. Well, part of the place. Just this past week I had the chance to layover (for 7 days) the capital of China, Beijing, before my way home to Taiwan. Beijing is one of...

afterschoolspecial & DANakaDAN – Rebranding

I've worked with afterschoolspecial, an uprising band from Southern California, on a couple of items in the past, but this time I was given full control to rebrand the group for the next chapter of their career:afterschoolspecial's used as one single word. It's quite long. Though, the...

Olympus EP2 – First Look & Unbox

Love the quality of a DSLR, but its bulk size (yet, I'm already using a baby size DSLR T2i) and its obtrusive construction has been swaying me to get something more portable and subtle for my daily outings.  Mirrorless cameras/ Micro four thirds seem to...

Design Exercise: NBA Ticket Redesign

There are plenty of things out there that are beautifully and intelligently designed - NBA tickets aren't one of them. Inspired by the Boarding Pass FAIL project by Tyler Thompson, this is an exercise that I came up with  to allow participants to think critically on the importance of...

Automotive Shoots

Cody's recently acquired a Mazda Miata in superb condition. For once, Cody's mind is actually occupied by something other than coding. I don't blame him. It's a beauty.And like any new car owners, we find ways to preserve the moment.I've tried stills (waaay back when all my...

Linsanity – Design Process

From sleeping on his brother's couch to Time Magazine cover, Jeremy Lin, or most of us known him as Linsanity, is what flooding people's facebook dash page. He's an underdog. And everyone loves an underdog story. Not only is he swiping people off their feet with...