It's a chilling 50 degrees outside, but I refuse to put on tights. It is, after all, 80 degrees in California and there are things that I simply can't let go of (when it suits my purpose of course). One of those things is the knowledge that if I was in California, I would be walking about without a sweater and a coat and I would probably be sitting in a lengthy strip of empty sand with my back against a cliff and the icy water a torrent of waves some several feet away. Instead I get to sit in a classroom, and enjoy the view of a computer screen.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Just kidding. Sort of. So where I last left off - amidst the sad throes of summer classes - I have made a few stops around the globe, namely Germany and Poland (yay). Yes returning to Warsaw was like a self-inflicted method of torture during which I was fairly certain I was not boarding my flight back to JFK, but alas, student duties call.
Speaking of school, I'm back at it (going in to the 6th week now) and am woefully counting down the days until November, even though that means temperatures will drop below 50 (shudder). But I do recall a friend of mine from Kuala Lumpur who claimed that because KL largely remained the same temperature throughout the year, there was this sense of stopped time, which, according to him, resulted in this idea that things could wait, a kind of never-ending procrastination. Well, they do say cold months are the most productive.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
What? Yes, I do occasionally dawn a hoodie when I feel particularly moody. Besides, the weather is more moody than I am, and requires a degree of pre-planning, especially since any umbrella I purchase adamantly refuses to be sturdy and always flips over in the slightest breeze. Anyway, summer if halfway through, sadly, and soon enough we all will have eight months of cold weather to enjoy.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The second part of summer session is dwindling down, but recently, anytime I have time that isn't filled with reconciling a list of things to do, I become totally lost. Free time? What?
In case you don't stalk the weather like me (I have many cities to check up on), NYC is currently in the midst of a heat wave. So, naturally, I decided to go to American Apparel yesterday with a friend in the pursuit of high-waisted shorts, and, naturally, their AC was dead. But still, like utter morons, we decided to stay there and began pulling things from racks to try on. The fitting room was like a sauna, and in no time, we were sweating. The wiggling into shorts that would no longer slide over our hips turned the entire shopping trip into a session of hot yoga.
Anyway, I must now go find ice cream.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
...that I've disappeared for not just one week, but TWO. A 5-week summer session at Parsons is even busier than the regular 15-week schedule. Anyway, that's no excuse for completely neglecting this source of virtual impartation of my tortures onto you. Or is it? Now I know I haven't given you any REAL information as to what I've been doing for the past many days, but let's just say it involves: 1. a rendition of manhattan as a board game, 2. a graphic novel, 3. a debate on appearance vs reality, 4. the construction of a painting tool, 5. the building of a collapsible and cleverly designed chair, 6. cookies. Let's see what you make of that.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Many people have enquired about the bicycle dress in the fashion section of my magazine - well, I'm happy to say it's now available at www.narrina.com. It really is a remarkable dress. I've never had as much fun creating any garment as I did this dress, partly because of the print, but mostly because of its sustainability - organic and consisting of six pieces wrapped into one package.