"Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity."

Trying this again and I’m pretty happy about it. 

It’s been a while, but I wanna try and get back at it slowly but surely. It’s feeling like the timing is right. Was in need of a litte motivation and conveniently found it in this song: 

CLICK TO DOWNLOADDream II‘ (Turn The Lights On) by BJ THE CHICAGO KID

Taken from B.J.‘s (what an unfortunate name) forthcoming Valentine’s LP, “Pineapple Now-Laters” Dream II features audio clips from Will Smith interviews and production from THC (Kendrick Lamar/SchoolboyQ).

(via Tara on Yin & Yang)

An Oprah-quoting-New-Yorker that I know recently challenged me to create something everyday and convinced me to be HUNGRIER in 2012! We’ll see how this goes.

Moments at MADE Chapter 2 – Erykah Badu

How do you just start a MADE? Let’s do this- somebody tell me and I’m down. #howtomakeit

Finally got my first blink of sleep since being back from the Philippines. Now I can stop bringing my Ostrich to work.

OSTRICH

(pocket pillow for nap, 2011)

Working patterns are constantly evolving. We gradually spend more time in our working environments, and this in turn means that we often need to make work and rest fully compatible within the same space. Some cultures have assimilated this concept more naturally than others, but in general the workplace has rarely adapted to this new working-resting paradigm.

OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.

(Design by Kawamura Ganjavian)

Swag Contest.

First official day attack!ng the new job.

First official day attack!ng the new job.

 
I didn’t forget Earth Day. I just celebrated it earlier than you.
That’s what your supposed to gather from the above, dated tweet (from just outside Umami Burger). So I might’ve slacked a bit, but they dont call me “NB" for nuthin! Posted about seedbombing before, but I figured I’de update- COMMONStudio has since expanded and they now have a sexy video that explains the design behind it:

What I’m more excited about is their recently developed Greenaid iPhone App that enables users to find nearby Greenaid machines and then guides their gumballs to recommended drop zones. The maps are interactive and allow you to see who’se bombed where. Best part is it’s FREE, so go grab it!
Another cool product to watch out for: Seedboms by Kabloom. Some great packaging design- makes gardening just a little bit badass. 




(via NOTCOT)

I didn’t forget Earth Day. I just celebrated it earlier than you.

That’s what your supposed to gather from the above, dated tweet (from just outside Umami Burger). So I might’ve slacked a bit, but they dont call me NBfor nuthin! Posted about seedbombing before, but I figured I’de update- COMMONStudio has since expanded and they now have a sexy video that explains the design behind it:

What I’m more excited about is their recently developed Greenaid iPhone App that enables users to find nearby Greenaid machines and then guides their gumballs to recommended drop zones. The maps are interactive and allow you to see who’se bombed where. Best part is it’s FREE, so go grab it!

Another cool product to watch out for: Seedboms by Kabloom. Some great packaging design- makes gardening just a little bit badass. 

(via NOTCOT)

I always said I was gonna eventually keep a chicken coop. Apparently, my grandparents used to run a chicken farm in the Philippines back in the day. And I recently discovered that the animal shelter next to my work has chickens. Despite how tempting and cool and tempting this video is, I’m still thinkin that bees are outta my league. So that’ll be me one day- but with chickens.

Signed, Kevin Anthony Bautista Product Designer & Chicken Coop-er

drbunsenhoneydew:

Holy EFF. How am i just hearing about Millie Brown now? 

Millie Brown is a vomit artist. She vomits colored milk on canvas as well as on Lady Gaga. Last July she created an art collaboration piece with two opera singers called Nexus Vomitus, of which the entire process was documented in an artsy video that you can see above. This video is not for the faint hearted. Color-tastic self-induced vomiting begins at the 5 min mark. 

Behold … vomit art. 

You can read an online Q&A with Millie on SHOWstudio, but if you’re looking for the best question and answer of the bunch, i’ve already found it … 

Q: This has to be one of the most clear cases of inappropriate footwear I have ever witnessed. Given the amounts of vomit involved did you ever consider trainers or something with more lateral grip?

A: I’m not really a fan of appropriate foot wear on a good day so i don’t see why i should be sensible when i’m puking rainbows either.

Fo sho, girl. If you are puking rainbows, there is absolutely no excuse for you to NOT be looking fabulous while doing it. 

Originality is hard to come by these days. I know everyone has their own creative process, but this is just plain sick. Ugh, milk.