Thursday, 23 September 2010

Colour Theory

Sorry for the lack of post!

Have been really busy with uni and travelling around. Have taken loads of photos in the time between the previous post and this one. 

Actually, that was an excuse. I've just been lazy to blog :P But I did take loads of photos. Many really interesting ones that I will share soon, including our class's excursion to Textile Museum of Borås and my trip to Copenhagen over the weekend. So this time I've gotta catch up on my work after my travel  Plus, the textile students and lecturers are going for a textile conference in Stockholm  this weekend and my parents are coming for a visit the weekend after. So...lots to be done!

Here's what I was doing just yesterday at class.

Colour Theory with Elisabeth. So fun! I truly felt like a kid again, looking at all these colours and doing all the gluing and pasting!

I've done many similar exercises that Elisabeth is teaching now back in Melbourne but we've never really gone that much depth into colours as we do now. It's really interesting.

We are usually more familiar with Pantone fans and colour identification, for those who know what that is. Here we were using the Swedish colour system called NCS (Natural Colour System).

So totally love the machine cut, 2x 2cm colour chips that come nicely in small self-seal bags with the exercises :) Real neat.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Le Love

Was going through some of my favourite bookmarks over the weekend and totally forgot that I've tagged this blog. Le Love is a blog about love, entries submitted by people all around the world.

Photography is such a powerful media. It captures and immortalizes moments of intimacy, love and tenderness, as portrayed there.

I absolutely love how the photos encapsulate the many different types of emotions that a person falling in love, already in or out of love feels. The surprise, disappointments, worries, frustrations, sheer passion, vulnerability, loneliness, adoration, hurt, pain, dedication, innocence, fear, longing, yearning, regret, hope, love. 

Some photos seem like they are living, as the feeling of pain, hurt or love are quite tangible. They really make you feel with the subjects in the photos.

Here are some of my favourite photos from Le Love

Friday, 3 September 2010

Emalyne's Takoyaki

This very much delayed post is specially dedicated to my eldest sister, Emalyne! 

Not only did she spend copious amount of time, effort and money, this darn food cost her much anguish, days of disappointments, heartache, sweat and perhaps tears. If it were me, I might have probably given up long before she did, including those that perhaps had laughed at her mishaps, which was such a terrible thing to do! People can laugh all they want but she can improve :)...I mean, WE, can improve, hey? :) My cooking's no better hah!

But you know what? These wonderful suckers morsels, which she ended up having a love-hate relationship with, turned out B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.L.Y! Many of the ingredients, including the takoyaki pan, were shipped all the way from Japan. So that's 100% authenticity guaranteed! 

So this one's for you, Da Jie! And thanks for making this exquisite delicacy for the family! Great idea as an entrée in a Japanese-themed or finger food party.

Take care and much love from Scandinavia,

Pieces of octopus placed in positions after being cooked in slightly salted boiling water

Pour in the magic flour mix

...okay you gotta ask her on this one

Dunk in the chives!

...and the preserved radish!

flip it ya'll

A pinch of that Japanese greenish seasoning

A zig-zaggaty squirt of the dark and sweet okonomiyaki sauce and Japanese mayonaise

Perhaps a more generous dose of kastuobushi shavings on the hot morsels. See how these shavings gracefully 'dance' in the heat!

Itada Kimasu!!!!!