The period between Christmas and New Year usually is the most ‘uncertain’ one. It’s like hanging between two close holidays. Unlike 2016 which felt really fast, 2017 is running really slow for me. Looking back, I did many things and also lost as much. Anyway, these are things that caught up my eyes lately.
To be honest, I have these things with ceramic. I’ve been collecting local ceramic products for these past years and really happy when I visited Dib(uang) Sayang at Kineruku earlier this year. I’ve been taking home products from Kar Jewelry, Tacit, and others. I also never missed any Clearance & Reject Sale from Tekuni. So, finding Lisa Junius’ works is an instant joy. I love the perfect indigo products and the dreamy vibe that comes from it. I fell in love with these vases and these are certainly my favorite of them all.
(image from here)
Speaking of the dreamy vibe, Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of The Year. Though I don’t think the color is a great choice (I mean, they have been using Radiant Orchid for 2014), I do think it looks really good when paired with Indigo. I made this moodboard for a future project this month, which is not only shown my affection to Junius’ works but also how I would love to implement Violet-esque palette into products.
I re-watched Chicago (2002) with my sister earlier this month. Chicago is one of my Top 10 Movies of All Time. I don’t know how many times I watch this, but it always awed me every time. For the 90s Kids who grew up reading comic books like Topeng Kaca, watching this movie feels like seeing Maya Kitajima and Ayumi Himekawa battled it out in 2 Putri’s drama stage. This is the exact interpretation of battle in Colosseum. Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and the rest of the casts are all fighting with their acting skill to get the center spot, resulting one of the best things in cinema. All That Jazz and Cell Block Tango might be the most famous numbers in Chicago, but you should never miss gems like Mister Cellophane, Razzle Dazzle, and When You’re Good to Mama.
The end of the year usually filled with caleidoscope and recap of things that’s already happened. People also love to restock their notebook and journal to prepare for the new year ahead. Though bullet journal is trending nowadays, I still don’t have such thoughts to join the bandwagon. I’ve been using notebooks to accompany my daily activities for more than 10 years and I agree that using handwritten notes made you fill more satisfied. There’s a certain joy of striking to-do lists with pen and marker. But, my pro tips for using notebook and journal, find a way that suits you the best. If you feel comfortable with perfect lines and evenly spaced pie-chart, then do it. If you feel more comfortable with making ugly looking weekly planner like I always did, there will be no one judging you :P But the most important thing is, try to be consistent doing it. If you’ve ended up not using it regularly then it doesn’t mean you’re at fault, it might also mean they are not doing good for you. Maybe it’s time to find other things that work for you.
I hope all of you will have a nice closure of 2017 :)