Trailers

Only a few people know that I enjoy watching movie trailers. Over the past year or so, I’ve compiled a list of movies that I want to watch. There’s about 300+ movies right now on the list… yep. Well, I just wanted to share the ones that I’ve seen today, and some of you might already have seen it. But it’s here, for you and I to watch. I really hope I get to see some of these soon, I don’t have the time to watch movies anymore. (I haven’t even watched The Avengers or The Hunger Games!!! my whole family already watched the Hunger Games before me and I read the books! hahahha) Anyways, I hope you enjoy the trailers, and add it onto your list (if you already have one) or maybe start your own! Oh, and I’ve only put 7 (hey… I was going to put more… but I figured 7 will do). I really suggest you watch all. I’m not really a movie critic (not even close). Even if the movie has low ratings, I’ll still watch it if it looks interesting to me. I guess I just don’t have high standards? ANYWAYS. ok. go watch. now.

The Intouchables – This one made me smile. I definitely want to watch this.

Take This Waltz – I love the cast. I’m excited to watch this.

The Words – Bradley. freaking. Cooper (actually, my bestfriend loves him more. I just really want to see this movie. Oh, and Jeremy Irons is in it too. Actually, the cast looks great!)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green – It’s Disney! It looks really interesting!

Safety Not Guaranteed – It’s from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine!

The Campaign – “My hair, could lift a car off a baby if it had to.” I laughed right after he said “salamat.” Man I love Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Is it me or does Zach sound a little bit like Bruce from Family Guy? YES?! RIGHT?! hahaha (that’s what I first thought of!)

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – This looks good. I love everything about this movie. The cast, the setting, the story…

Hope you liked it! I sure did… Enough to post it at 3 in the morning! 

Irvine

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Irvine with my cousin to take her grad pictures, which did not turn out so well (this is why I’m not a photographer). So I’m hoping in round 2, I’ll get some better shots.

Anyways, I just wanted to share these two pictures I took. That’s all! I’ll update you guys within a few weeks! It’s that time where projects are due, studying for finals, and sleepless nights!

DIY Trend

WHAAA? ANOTHER POST? lol It’s for homework guys… Isn’t it cool that I get to blog as an assignment? ANYWAYS. Since I talked about color trends in my previous post, I’ll continue to talk about trends.

A trend that I think will forever be popular is the classic “Do-It-Yourself”.  I think that now, especially with the economy, people are tackling more do-it-yourself projects. Whether it be altering clothes or revamping a thrifted cabinet, DIY will continue to be a trend. Sites like Pinterest that has its own category devoted to DIY, continually inspire people to tackle these so called DIY projects.

DIY has its pros and cons. My friend, Luke, talked about how DIY is killing the design industry because since people are designing their own websites, blogs, logos, etc… they don’t need the help of the professionals anymore. Which is very unfortunate for us designers because since people are doing everything themselves, it’s getting harder and harder to find design jobs. We’ve had speakers come to our business practices class and talk about how they went from having 20 + clients one day, to having less than 10 then next. So DIY could really be a factor that affects the design industry.

However… I, myself, am a DIY-er. I love doing everything myself. I like working with my hands and building things. I’m always curious on how things are put together.I think it’s a trait that I got from my father. DIY, for me, helps me not only to save money, but to think creatively. Like a good example would be the elephant sweater I had made a year ago. I saw this:

at some random website. I wish I could remember… It was the original website where the sweater came from. I think it was a UK based site. Anyways, I saw this sweater, fell in love with and I was about to get it until I found it was only a kid’s sweater! AH! I really wanted one! So what did I do? I made one! I’m not the greatest when it comes to sewing, but the sweater turned out pretty great!

So I guess I agree with both sides. I can sympathize with the designers because… well… we want jobs! But I can also sympathize with the people who do want to do everything themselves. Tackle their inner handy-man (or woman).

So to end this post, I want to share a couple of DIY projects that I want to pursue, and I hope you do too!

When I first saw this post in Design Sponge, I got excited. It’s so pretty! I want to make giant paper flowers! Maybe even put them in my room! I could feel like Thumbelina! lol and it would be really fun to have a photoshoot with giant paper flowers! fairy photoshoot? yes! AH! the possibilities are endless!

Big project! I don’t want to do exactly what he did, but It would be awesome to build something out of recycled materials. Pictured below is Michael Reynolds. Here’s a little snippet from the site: “Michael Reynolds founded Earthship Biotecture, a company that specializes in designing and building Earthships, in the 1970s. He wanted to create a home that was not only sustainable, but also mostly self-sufficient and within financial reach of the average person. Earthships generally cost between $50,000 to $100,000 and can be built by just about anyone, regardless of whether they have any previous experience.” Isn’t that cool?

That’s it for now! I gotta work on other things :)

See ya!

Tangerine Tango

So you guys know Pantone right? You know… the company that does the color palettes that’s used in a variety of industries. The expensive palettes. Oh how I would love to have a set! Right? c’mon… you would want it too…

Anyways, I’m here to talk about the “Color of the Year for 2012” – something I should have done in January… or December (hahaha).

So according to Pantone, the Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango. It’s this reddish orange color and I think the name is pretty cute. For me, whenever I think of the word Tango, I think of red. So I thought it was pretty creative for them to name this reddish orange color, tangerine tango.

 

I, personally, like the color. I used to dislike orange. Now, I’ve grown accustomed to it, and even love it at times. It’s a really nice accent to interiors, especially with fabrics and when it’s against a type of blue.

Let’s take a look if the world has decided to follow the trend.

Pictured above, are pieces from the spring ’12 collection of Charlotte Ronson, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som, and Derek Lam.

I know I’ve seen a lot of the reddish orange popping up on my pinterest these days. I think it’s a nice color to accent a basic palette. Like the bride’s bouquet (pictured above); everything is neutral: beige, white, brown. Then you get this beautiful accent! it pops! Even in the wedding pictured below, the touch of tangerine tango, adds a beautiful accent to simple designs.

Well, that’s my little bit on Tangerine Tango. I’m thinking of buying an accent rug or something for my new room. OH! I should probably share that… I’m moving! to a new house a couple of neighborhoods over hahah but I’m excited because I get to paint my room and I’ve been picking colors the past few days, and I decided to go with  a dark blue-green that has a gray-ish tint. I was inspired by this image:

cute huh? I love the plates. My mother collects those blue and white plates as well, and we have it displayed in our dining room wall. I want to do the same with my wall, but with colorful plates. More like this one:

cute right? RIGHT? and don’t you just love those drawers as well? (I don’t know what to call it, but I just want to call it the awesome drawers)

OK friends! I shall post again soon!