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Bling it up


I’m starting to get into the production phase of the project. Here’s a sneak peek of one of my products, Bling it up. It’s a typical toy vending machine but dispenses capsules filled with diamonds (plastic diamond confetti). I purchased the vending machine at and the toy capsules on eBay. Unfortunately, the toy capsules came with multi-color caps so I had to spray paint them all black myself. More images to come soon.

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Philip Wood


Many thanks to the amazing Philip Wood of Citizen:citizen, who was kind enough to take an hour out of his day to meet with me. His curatorial and creative work has been my constant source of inspiration.

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Most expensive water


Really, people?? Is a $3.3 million water bottle filled with H20 from natural springs throughout the world a product even worth creating? Talk about luxury to the max. It’s so “blinged” out that it almost seems tacky.

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LV & The Climate Project


I was flipping through this month’s Vanity Fair to check out all the advertisements and came across a Louis Vuitton ad featuring Annie Leibovitz and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

The ad reads: (more…)

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Super Star


Here’s the design I’ve been working on for the Celebrity Endorsement Certificate.

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Missoni 2010 Campaign


I was flipping through the NYTs Style Magazine and came across Missoni’s new ad campaign. The campaign includes eight images that were captured during a Missoni family dinner. Photographed by Juergen Teller (photographer for Marc Jacobs’s campaigns), the ads intend to evoke a more homey, warm and fuzzy, family feel. (more…)

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