Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Roomie Outing

My roommate Agnes and I play crucial roles in each others lives. 
We take Outfit of the Day pictures for each other. 
Agnes and I got to hang out today and that obviously meant we had to take pictures of our fabulous selves.
We went thrift shopping...
Like real hip art kids

Smiling is more natural for me :)

Meet my roommate! Agnes the coolest!
I love this chick.
Go check out her blog right now!

I lied

I revoke my previous claims about Canal Street. Sorry Canal Street ):
Chinatown is awesome, and if you don't think it is, go explore some more! 
It is what it is... Chinese New York! 
I have been going to China town quite frequently with my drawing class! 
And it is absolutely adorable.
The purpose of this post is to share with you all the little charms of Chinatown, so enjoy this series of pictures, and please visit Chinatown when you get to NYC.

I just thought this was funny, haha the official "Chinatown McDonalds"

Paper lanterns fascinate me.

This is my friend at the entrance of the Mahayana Buddhist Temple.

Interior of the official Chinatown Starbucks. It's beautiful on the outside too... I wish I had a good picture.

Everything in Chinatown is so cheap! So I shall be frequenting the Chinatown Bakeries!

Meow Meow

Here is what I made with the materials I got from Canal Plastic Center by the way. 
Our assignment was to build a mechanical hand. 
I know, art school is weird. 
So stressful but so awesome.
This here ladies and gentlemen, is countless hours of work and pain.
But the end result is quite cool, no? 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Friday Night Brooklyn Outing

On Friday night one of my roommates and I headed to Brooklyn to see our beautiful friend Olivia.
We all originate from the same high school.
Of course, we got to enjoy Brooklyn at night.
So charming, so charming.

 I didn't take that many pictures, but I will take more next time.
It was really nice to be out breathing some fresh air after countless hours of homework and classes.
 Olivia cooked me dinner. It was pasta with cheese, bacon and egg.
Perfect Friday dinner! She was worried that it might not taste good and I said,
"Girl, it is impossible to go wrong with pasta, cheese, bacon and egg."
She replied with a thoughtful "True."
We then frantically headed out to the campus "Pie Shop" because Olivia obviously needed ice cream and I forced her to buy me some too. 
Well, she offered and I accepted.
I try to make myself seem more B. A. then I actually am.
Olivia and Ksenia most likely discussing cats.
You know what I am really disappointed in myself for not taking any pictures of the cats.
Olivia's school has an abundance of cats on campus, 
I am extremely jealous of that and her huge upperclassmen dorm. 
Something I can never dream of in Manhattan, 
but I love Manhattan so it's coo.


Wow...what a perfect way to finish.
I'm beautiful.
I am aware that I haven't yet posted a picture of myself on this blog yet.
So... you might think I look this horrific in real life...
And hopefully I don't hahaha
That's because I haven't taken any pictures of myself recently on my fabulous days.
And OBVIOUSLY I have to look good on my blog ;o
This is my official ID photo (Curse you DMV!!!!) copied on to a guest pass.
Olivia's school guest sign in is pretty annoying because it takes really long,
It must be done.

Canal Street Gems

For those of you who are not aware, Canal Street is a place that makes most New Yorkers cringe. 
  Maybe this is why:
1. Pushy shop owners
2. Sketchy street people ("How you doin doll face?")
3. So many knock offs
If you're interested in these shoes, you know where to go now!
My journey to Canal Street this week (and in the past) consisted of all three unpleasant things, but my perception of Canal Street has been changed forever, all because of one magical store. 

My Space & Materiality professor sent us off with the mission to build a mechanical hand, and told us about various places we could go to obtain materials to do so.
I will start from the beginning! 
Here are some pictures from class:

My professor showing us how to use the school sewing machines. 

 I do not yet know how to sew much, but I paid extra special attention to her instructions, so I can become a sewing master. 

After class was over one of my classmates told me that my wire shoe was on display so with glee, I rushed to the 5th floor, did my happy dance in front of the display case, and proceeded to text my mom about the display case awesomeness. I went with my friend and to our surprise, hers was on display too! 
This was like, a major victory for us.

 This one is mine! *glows with happiness and pride*
After exchanging high-fives and heading back to the dorm for a short nap, we headed to Canal.
 Random street art, I will always take pictures of you. Forever.

Behold, the reason why Canal Street is now a wonderful, majestic place for me.

Canal Plastic Center

It's a plastic store!
Yes, a store that sells only plastic. 
Do you not understand why I am so excited about this? 
Probably because you're not an art kid.
But still it's COOL.
 Beautiful plastic sculpture displays welcoming us.

 I want this really bad. I just want it.

 And this. I want ALL the random plastic objects.
Unfortunately this is the only picture I took of the inside, I don't know why...
I will be back at Canal Plastic Center again so I can be happy looking at all the materials and I will probably need more things to create with in the future.
Haha, Eun Byul (the display case friend) and I were seriously so excited to be in a store filled with plastic. 
I went to buy vinyl and success friends! I got it!
I will make a post about what I create with my beautiful vinyl. 

On a side note, here is some shopping I did this week!

 I wanted to buy this because it's a beautiful bag, but unfortunately it was a little bit above my budget and it's pretty impractical in my life.
But this is the bag I did buy!
I know it's not spectacular, but I really needed a black bag and I waited for one that I really liked and it's this one! It was really cheap too!
More high fives all around people! 

With that, I will bring this post to a close.
More... Homework...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Views.

I am finally starting this blog! Well, it took you long enough Rachael...
Anyways hi, nice to meet you!
I thought a nice way to kick off this blog would be to share a few of the amazing views I have access to here in NYC.
Taken from my friend's room... Isn't it breathtaking? So jealous of her view...
 From one of my classrooms, one of my favorite views so far!
I have yet to be on an NYC rooftop! I REALLY NEED TO GET ON ONE. 

And for those who were wondering...
This is my view... Yay a tree... And I love listening to the kids outside every night playing the saxophone and singing... (Most of them are actually my friends yes... sigh hahaha) And not to mention the sirens outside from the hospital right near my building.
Haha... but seriously I can't complain, because life is good and I absolutely love it here.