Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year_ 2011

I know the city gettin ready for me
I know the city gettin ready for me
Are you
...ready to go?
I know the city gettin ready for me
I know the city gettin ready
Are you

...ready to go?
I know the city gettin ready for me
I know the city gettin ready
                                      - Good Friday, Kid Cudi

First things first, Happy 2011! I got a new portfolio website under the Atelier RE moniker. One day, I'll get this blog full steam rolling- say this week? I got some reviews of the new Resnick Pavilion at LACMA and others. For the time being, check out the new site. (Preview below...)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010


I had real joy viewing Neil Denari's Artless Drawing at the Ace Gallery. I am still pondering Mike Yong's (of Chicago Art Criticism) critique as well. What is even more fun is manipulating Neil's work...

more images to come ...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


"Temporal pace can sustain itself by its own momentum only locally and briefly."
- George S. Dickerson

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


There is a really keen young generation of architects in Japan that is questioning minimal/primal architecture and their endless yet ambiguous possibilities. One notable designer is Sou Fujimoto based in Tokyo. He has recently conducted a workshop at UCLA AUD Program and gave the last lecture of their 2009 - 2010 series entitled 'Primal Future'. He discussed his view of architecture through a comparison of a nest vs a cave. One is designed for a sole function of shelter, made of natural elements retouched by the nest's creator, and for immediate ease of comfort. The other, the cave at this point, can be used for shelter as well, represents natural elements to their fullest, and gradually takes accustomed to get used to in terms of occupation. The cave can be, and has been, adapted through creative usages. Thus, Fujimoto's work is an exploration of both creative usages of users and comfortable functions of spaces. 
There is a great blog that catalogs these concepts explored by Fujimoto, his peers and predecessors by ROLU called White Out by Nic the Intern .

As I recover from my cold, I pondered...
' How many tools do designers need and how many choices do users want?'


Thursday, May 20, 2010


With a touch of Nanjing Metro...for now

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I took a play from designer Kuba Sovinski of 2+3 Magazine.