Thursday, September 30, 2010

She will go and set the world on fire, no one thought she could do that

My day has consited of a lot of errands, and constant bickering with my personal branding. Sometimes I think I can get to wrapped up in what is "supposed to be" instead of what I want.

There are not rules in design, only guidelines.

Part of being me and running Kuriio is to go with what I like, and how I think things should happen. Kuriio can be anything I want it to be, so why do I get so stuck on how to brand it?

I have been listening to Kerli, and watching Coco before Channel, its such a beautiful movie to me. Like Memoirs of a Geisha, I can just watch it over and over. I am really fond of subtitles after watching so much anime, and Audrey Tautou is so gorgeous! Watching her in Coco is like when i watch Marylin Monroe or Fred Astaire.
Been working on a lot of projects, and Steamcon is so close! Still working away on pin back buttons for the Toy Soldiers, and finished the "prototype skirt", with the supplies for the skirts based off of the prototype coming in the mail. Hopefully tomorrow!
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We have an art gallery opening tomorrow, its going to be big and so much fun! A lot of good company and music! Im wearing these, I can't help it! They are so cute! And temporary so I don't have to try to type in them much.

More new items will be up on Etsy tomorrow or Sunday. Sunday I meet with a good friend and model to shoot some of the clothing for the shop too!

Till then, keep calm and carry on right?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bento

I used to make a bento a few times a week for my lunch, after a while it dwindled down to nothing. Yesterday i decided to start back up again.

501 Bento - Most favorite bento book ever!
Supplies- almost everything from Daiso (Asian equivalent to a dollar store) in Seattle
Candy- Uwajamiyas! I so love that place!
Carrots from our garden
Chobani- greek yogurt. Best yogurt ever.
And my first attempt at stir fried ramen, a little soft, but not to bad!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Comic Sans

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.

BY MIKE LACHER


Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

You don't like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don't like that I'm all over your sister-in-law's blog? You don't like that I'm on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I'm pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don't all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can't all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I'm standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.

People love me. Why? Because I'm fun. I'm the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business' website? SMACK. Like daffodils in motherfucking spring.

When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I'm banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I'm shredding "Reign In Blood" on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I'm racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who'll kill me if I don't cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.

It doesn't even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I'm famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft fucking Bob. I'm in your signs. I'm in your browsers. I'm in your instant messengers. I'm not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.

Enough of this bullshit. I'm gonna go get hammered with Papyrus.


Thank you McSweeney's and Mike Lacher for that LOL.

P.S. Blogger, when I hand type HTML coding for you, please dont delete it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Items, and Inspiration

New items up in my Etsy tonight! More up tomorrow, then a littl break till monday for a day trip to Seattle and photograph more items.

Inspirations for the day


*All Images not mine*

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turtles

Been on a turtle/tortoise kick for a while now. I think it would be great to have a smaller one as a pet!
So CUTE.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday

Its been a busy day around here!
School, and a ton of errands!
Went to one of my favorite thrift stores in town today, and got some great stuff!
Got a vase, some awesome vintage copper measuring spoons, and a half slip, and a vintage navy top!

I have already cut up the front to put a zipper in so it is easier to put on, more like a hoodie!
The label under the back flap is so awesome too!
I also went to Staples today! For a Graphic Designer, its like a playground in that store!
And I got:

And a made:
Its been a busy day! And now time for Glee!!
More up on Etsy tomorrow!

-Ja Mata!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Credit

Please note: Unless i am posting my work or my photographs everything else has been picked up while surfing online. I take no credit for the photos i have found, and always try to credit the original photographer/ artist/ website it came from.

Welcome back!

I can't believe it has been so long, summer is over and school starts once again. Just one year left for me though! Two degrees in three years isnt a bad deal, means im out a year before most to start things my way!

I have been terribly busy this summer! I have sewn a ton and made all sorts of things!
Big news first though! I have opened an etsy shop, and soon it will be full of all sorts of fun vintage and handmade items! Its sure to be a place for everyone to find something they like, and I'll be sure to update as soon as my first item is posted for sale!

On to the summer, it went by so fast really. With Steamcon only a little while away I have been working hard to make sure everything here is ready to go, and I have been working with the some wonderful Toy Soldier friends to make sure the Dr.Steel booth at Steamcon will run at its very best!

Here is what i have been working on this summer:

Garden of live flowers front

garden of live flowers back

Headphones side 1

Headphones side 2

Ray gun

Pillbox hat

Airship pirate

TSU formal 90%

TSU formal 90%

TSU formal Front with jacket

Steampunk compact

steampunk necklace

Those are just the things I have photos of! I also had a trade commission for 4 bustle pillows, and have an order coming in for atleast 250 pinback buttons for the table at Steamcon!

School starts on Monday! More to come!