Journal

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

Dunny Madness

Dunny's one of the many successful signature vinyl toys from KidRobot, a company founded Paul Budnitz in 2002. KidRobot's not a typical toy shop, it does its job of capturing the niche market really well. They put out collectible toys (like the Dunnys, Munnys, Labbits,...

VSA Bike-A-Thon – Design Process

Bike-A-Thon is an annual charity event hosted by VietnameseVietnamese Student Association (VSA) at UC Davis that helps raise fund for Vietnamese Youth Development Center. Every year, VSA would gather bikers across Davis for this 30 miles bike marathon from Davis to Sacramento. Davis' known for...

Yard Sales Ahead – An Albany Adventure

Sis had a sudden urge to bring us to a near by brunch cafe in Albany (California). Little that we know, an adventure of yard sale hunting was just ahead of us. Oh, that's a crack on my sis' car windshield. Saturday morning. It's been...

Cirque Du Soleil

Carmut found the deal online for $30/ticket, we just couldn't pass on this opportunity. It was my very first live Cirque Du Soleil show a few days ago and it was pretty awesome.  Though, I've watched quite a few on them via DVDs, the experience of...

UC Davis first ever LipDub

Here it is, history in the making. If you can't see the video (via facebook note), please click [here] to watch this 6 minutes and 50 seconds of pure awesomeness. (I personally had to watch a couple of times to catch everything.)"AggieTV's UC Davis LipDub...

Customizable Uncommon IPhone Case Review

I like to unbox and review so much, I think I just might make a shirt about it. might. Few months ago, I started a YouTube channel strictly on these reviews, but it's more time consuming than expected. As oppose to half assin' the vids,...

Happy Mother’s Day!

Dear mom,Thank you enduring us for yet another year. You're kind, wise, and all sorts of special. Thank you for providing me just the right amount of space to grow and finding the perfect timing to guide me when I'm puzzled. Thank you for understanding...

Stickers & Decals

Available Monday, May 9th, 8PM PST. Stickers are back!↑Cutout from corner of the sticker pack. New line of decals. Mark your calendar.'til next time,  -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination ||http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com...

My Most Essential Tool for Design

I can sketch designs and record ideas on scratch paper with a random pen I pickup, but when it comes to design, I'm really picky about my mouse. It is the one tool that I can't go without - the mouse definitely deserves more credit....