Journal

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

uglieTV x MKP x TIZ – Design Process

After months of planning, we've finally settled on a design and ready for its release. Like most of Marvin's own apparel collection via MKP store, this particular item is pre-order exclusive. It's either now or never.Met Marvin through Rolo (dunksrnice) about one year back. Through which...

uglieTV x MKP x TIZ

06/17/11 8PM PST.Design process will be up soon.'til tomorrow,-Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com...

Plushtography – Design Process

Something I've been working on with a couple of my friends for quite some time now. We merged our interests in photography with craftiness at making things ( mainly Kevin and Christine's craftiness) to produce a series of plush lens pillows. Ooh yes.Sneak peeks of this...

Brother’s Graduation

He's made it, too! Well, not before a little performance with his teacher and friends at Senior Awards Night, an event where proud parents gathered to witness their kids' outstanding achievements during senior year being rewarded. Hercules High was also where I graduated from (back...

UC Davis – 2011 Graduation

Pardon the lack of updates, guys. It's mid June, half point of the year -marks the beginning of wild summer parties and, of course, many MANY graduations. I've spent this past weekend attending and taking pictures of a series of those.Prepping is crucial - other...

Pad & Quill – iPhone Case Review

This moleskin looking iphone case by Pad & Quill was a gift from my sister (Thanks, Margaret!) I gotta admit, this is definitely one of the slickest looking cases out there. I have yet to get an actual moleskin, but this will do for now.After...

TENA – logo design process

"Taiwanese Elite Network Association (TENA) is an organization created by a group of Taiwanese students that have studied abroad in the United States. The purpose of the Association is to provide a platform for networking and business interactions between qualified members. The Association promotes a...

Eating Off the Grid

Thanks to Michelle for introducing me a playground for food trucks. I've only stumble across single food truck or blocks full during special events, never a time seeing a gathering of 5-6 of them on a  regular bases. Don't know when it all happened, but...

A Quick Chat with Marvin King

I've been putting my playlist on repeat and it's been a while since I last fed my iTune. It's usually not a big issue, most music I have serve as background sound to help me concentrate on design. Until a couple months ago when I...

Favorites of 365

Tomorrow marks the first day of June, which means I just gotta push through around 90 more posts till I wrap up my first 365 project. Phew. But this all seems childsplay when compared to my friend, Kevin (aka Han, aka Kenny, aka Lao Toe,...