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3 May

Home Again

South Africa gives me a perspective of what’s real and what’s not real. So I go back to South Africa to both lose myself and gain awareness of myself. Every time I go back, it doesn’t take long for me to get caught into a very different thing. A very different sense of myself. -- Dave Matthews Express your passion, do whatever you love, take action, no matter what. -- Valdimir Tretchikoff   Home is your family, your community, even the house you grew up in. It is the culmination of your memories from past to present. Years go by, you grow up, everything changes, but your idea of home remains. In a way, home is one of the strongest and most...
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5 Mar

Studio Diaries: The Power in Process

“Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together.”  Carolina Herrera Recently, I have been reading a book about the habits of famous artists. It has been enlightening to find out about the vastly different and interesting rituals and quirks employed by talented creatives. It has made me think about my design rituals and art in general. In bringing a creation to the world an artist adopts his or her own particular methodology of getting things done. It is a well-balanced cocktail of drive and detailed finesse. In this way, every artist is both an artist of their medium and to an equally important degree, an artist of their process. I...
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23 Dec

Design Your World: A Journey to the East

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” - Confucius    When I first moved to San Francisco from South Africa, I honestly knew very little about Chinese culture. At FIDM where I go to school, I made a close friend in a fellow student from Beijing. As our friendship has grown, I have had the opportunity to learn about where she comes from as well as scratch the surface of one of the most culturally influential countries on the planet. I learned that Chinese culture is one of the oldest, dating back thousands of years! I also learned about the fundamental and important role that Chinese people have played in weaving the fabric of the United States of America. From the...
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