Staying Sane and Stress Survival

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We all go through stressful times in our lives. Usually, exams are a blast for me (‘study’ periods, time off school, waking up late and having to focus for only a few hours :’) ), however this time around, that hasn’t been the case. I can’t quite describe why, but I’ve been swaying back and forth across the border between “life is great” and “what’s the point in anything” for a while now. I guess it’s mix of everything, newly frequent dance classes, real exams that mean [very little but still] something, a quest to constantly be constructive and productive, and a very foggy, hormonal, not-yet-developed teenage brain.
I wouldn’t describe this situation as feeling like chaos, or a cliché whirlwind. Instead, it feels more like a wasteland. Like piles of faded-brown scraps and debris littered across a desert, as far as the eye can see; and your job is to pick up each piece of rusted metal, every last sundried magazine clipping. It feels like life is one big task that seems so impossible, filled with thousands and thousands of little things we must do… Yeah, the teenage heart ain’t fond of responsibility.

Despite it all (oh, this difficult first world teenage life we live), we push through; and here are somethings that have been keeping sane/happy/alive: Continue reading

half moon in manual

 To defend my lack of studying, I’ve been coming up with some jewellery designs over the weekend to make me feel more ‘productive’. Though I didn’t come up with an abundance of designs, it gave me an awesome opportunity to continue practicing  shooting in manual mode on my camera.

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How to be a Zombie.

Step 1: Survive the global apocalypse of the planet Earth

Step 2: Find a zombie (that shouldn’t be difficult)

Step 3: Get bitten by said zombie

Note: if living in the pre-apocalyptic era, simply follow this tutorial for similar results- minus the living-dead part.

Happy Halloween!

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-Fush

2 Ingredient Milo Icing

Icing made of Milo. Made liquid by some milk. In less than a minute.

the future is now.

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Summer Trends of 2014

Ahhhh the summer time. For most, that means vacations, beach time, and finally getting to take off layers of clothing.

In Singapore, where its 25-30° C on a regular basis during ‘winter’, summer means more humidity, more heat, and more hoes wearing even less clothing. #croppedcroptops

And more sweat.

which you can see in the video.

In all seriousness I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer (or winter, which I’m currently experiencing in New Zealand- my first winter in two years!) and you’re enjoying life in every aspect!

Much love,

-Fush

“Glacier Point”

Not only can Kinsey perfectly capture moments with people, but she sure as hell has a knack for landscapes.

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How she creates such ‘flat’ looking black and white shots while still maintaining a high contrast is beyond me.

Check out the rest of her shots here.
(+ she also makes awesome DIYs!)

[All shots stolen from Sincerely, Kinsey.]

 

MAY FAVS

you know the drill.

I hope you’ve all been well and had a fantastic May! Mine was filled with growth and journey and I can’t wait to see what June will bring (though I’m simultaneously very sad that we’re pretty much half way into the year and my childhood is continuously coming to an end).

Hope you’re all pumped for the holidays!

Much love,

-Fush

The 5.

Hay thur errybahdy.

Today I’m coming to you with a brand new series! The 5 is a collection of 5 tips relating to art, fashion, lifestyle, beauty, apartment deco + more, all in one video. And five separate blog posts!

So here’s the video!

I’ve been planning this video in my head for the whole week, so I was thrilled to film everything today. Editing was fairly simple- and done while eating pizza and watching the All Blacks v Wallabies game :3

Tips:
Instant Detangler| Quirky Vases | The Smudgeless Face | Multicoloured ButterfliesBetter Sleeping

Much love,
-Fush

Seeing Double

While discussing what to do in art class with a friend, we couldn’t help but want to incorporate double exposure photography into our final pieces. But alas, we had signed up for Art Design, not Art Photography [and the darn school board wouldn’t let us choose both] so we struggled to see how we could mimic the hazy, tumblr-like layers of double exposure photography on a canvas.

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Then Honestly WTF (a life saver when searching for inspiration) posted the link to this:

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Spanish illustrator [and all round artist] Oriol Angrill Jordà perfectly blends graphite, coloured pencils and watercolours to captivate the breathtaking blurry-vivid essence that seeps through double exposure photography in his new series, Blendscapes.

While there’ll be no duplicating these gorgeous pieces in art class, I’d love to learn how Jordà creates all these colourful lines and splotches with such a wide variety of medium.

Seen any cool art? Send me the link!

Much love,
-Fush

PS- Stay tuned for this weekend’s video! (And don’t forget to check out last week’s one 😉 )

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First piece by Charles Bergquist (via his flickr portfolio), all other pieces by Oriol Angrill Jordà (via tumblr and Trendland)