KEEP ON KEEPING ON AND SMOKE EVERYONE

Industrial Designer. Artist. Photographer. Break-Boy. Jazz Addict. Hip-Hop Head. Funk Fanatic. Writer. Bibliophile. Coffee Enthusiast.

My goal for this page is to keep it as first hand and as raw as possible. To share my work, thoughts, travels and experiences and express the inspiration that motivates me to keep pressing on. To never be satisfied with where I am but yearning, discovering and searching to go above and beyond comfort, normality and limits. (All photographs are original works unless otherwise noted.)

I hope this blog can serve as an inspiration for all.
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  • Note To Self.

    Design is very much about filtering through crap.

    Whether it be your professors, peers or even people you look up to, there’s so much…stuff that’s told to you about design on a regular basis.

    Work hard. Work a lot. Work intelligently. That’s just the basics. 
    Remember to be honest with yourself. Learn to go with your gut feeling.

    Take a step back. You have a good eye. Don’t let it get muddled up by other shit.

    It probably means something when your studio professor/the head of the Industrial Design department comes up to you after studio and tells you that you work too hard and that it’s okay for you to take it easy because your work is already good. 

    It’s been a long week.

    You were looking for the key for years / But the door was always open

    “ This is how I see it. Architects are like the ballet, classical dancers of design. Industrial designers are like the bboys and fucking street dancers of design. ”

    —    Charles Han

    “ In a more collective society we realize, from the inside, that our own well being is deeply tied to the well-being of others. Danger is shared. Pain is shared. Joy is shared. Achievement is shared. Houses are shared. Food is shared. Ubuntu asks us to open our hearts and to share. ”

    —    Boyd Varty | TED Talk: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

    It’s safe to say that 95% of us were kids when we started breaking. That’s good. That’s the way it should be. But as we grow older and mature, it becomes more than a dance. I love how he puts it. 

    "…carry the architecture of that design that you created, that brain and heart into the other elements of your life." 

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    How the hell is it already 1AM. It was like 1PM like 5 minutes ago.

    I’ve had 3 cups of coffee today.

    Hot glue guns are the best things ever…EVER.

    I want juice. (Update: i got juice) 

    “ The world is a sneaky place, but it can be kind of fun if you can figure it out. ”

    —    Ed Dorsa (studio professor) 

    Invincible

    I guess this is one of those times that I’m reminded how not invincible I am. As a healthy 21 year old guy, I often feel like nothing can hurt me. That I can pretty much do anything and walk away unscathed. That things like sickness and accidents happen to other people. It’s dumb, I know. 

    Well, my body has been getting rocked this past week. Literally can’t sleep at night because I’m too busy coughing my intestines out. 

    Overdosing on vitamins, cough medicine and flu pills tonight. Time to kill this bietch.

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