Vintage Design: Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20

I was visiting my dad the other day in suburbia, and one of his neighbours who was a friend of my late mothers gave me a vintage camera that she had lying around in storage. She knew that I was a collector so receiving this camera was a real treat. The camera she gave me is very different than the ones I already have in my collection. It's a Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20 a compact camera from 1939 - 1945. It would have cost around $39 at the time it was sold which is roughly $600ish today. In the pictures below you can see why the camera is compact!

Life On The Big Screen: Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes is another great film that uses dark comedy to capture both the essence of what a complicated and life-changing experience it is to take care of a dying parent and the grief that follows such a prolific loss.

ps - its available to watch on Netflix.

i Design: New Personal Branding

On a whim last night I decided to update my logo into something more "2017". I felt like I had reached the point where I had moved past the crafty, DIY, etsy-esque look of my old logo. I'm really digging my new more minimalistic, sleek, sophisticated, techy looking logo ❤️.

Vintage Design: Coffee Tins

I found these vintage beauties rusting away in my father's garage. My father inherited them from my Mom's dad, and for two generations they've been used to hold nuts, bolts, odds & sods. These treasures are now mine to clean up and put on display in my apartment! I'm starting to have quite the vintage tin collection. 

Artsy Fartsy: Cross Stitching

Cross stitching is making a come back in a very modern way. However, I still have an appreciation for cross stitching of the past like this piece that was created by my great-great-great grandmother in 1820 when she was eleven years old. Look at how detailed the almost 200-year-old piece is....

HackerYou: That's a Wrap

That's a wrap for my 12-week program in Web Dev at HackerYou. I had a great instructor (thanks, Tiffany Nogueira!), learned so much and met some awesome people. I hope to be back at HackerYou in the fall taking their UX class! Thanks for the great learning experience HackerYou, it was a slice! 

I'm going to post my last coding project soon, it's another re-vamp of my project one: a site for The Streets I Know: Vegan Style. I can't wait to share it with all of you!

My Inspiration: Keith Haring

"Whatever you want to do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else." - Keith Haring

"Art is nothing if you don't reach every segment of people." - Keith Haring

Iconic 1980's Grafitti/Pop Artist Keith Haring passed away 27 yrs ago on Feb 16th. He was one of the first artists to open a Pop-up Shop (in 1986) and sell his work printed on fashion pieces and other items. This move made his art accessible to everyone.

The documentary featured below is a great piece on how Keith Haring's art, activism, & personality made a positive impact on Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia in 1984. And how 30+ years later the community and city worked to restore and preserve his 1984 mural.