Thursday, December 27, 2012

Looks Are Deceiving

Say hi to a pair of prickly pears (or opuntia) I picked up today.  Maybe I'm late to the game, but I only discovered these through having it as sorbet at a great little restaurant called Oleana in Cambridge, MA before I made my way back home to NYC.  I was consumed by its beautiful fuscia interior.

I peeled and cut them forgetting about their sneaky little needles. Now, my palms and fingers feel as if they are being stabbed with the most delicate and tiny, but sharp knives!

Monday, January 09, 2012


I'm in Nicaragua! The humidity is about 98%. I'm sweaty and aware of my natural oils constantly. I'm here with a group from a course I took last semester. We're working with a community here and working on all things related to making waste a resource. I am specifically working on biodigesters, a device that turns waste into methane, which is a gas that could be used as an alternative fuel for electricity or cooking.
More later!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

This Moment

"They looked like an army of futuristic female automata, marching out in identical black-bowl wigs and black lipstick, some with their eyes blanked out by narrow slivers of wraparound sunglasses. The clothes they wore were equally uncompromising: stark planes of tweed, felt, and flocked fabric, precision-sliced into geometric angles and unfamiliar volumes."

-Sarah Mower on YSL Fall 2008 Women's collection

On Solitude

"Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand." -Anonymous

"He is his own best friend and takes delight in his privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude." - Aristotle

Friday, August 12, 2011

In case you're wondering what happened to hip hop...

In my opinion, it didn't make it past the late 90s! The genre is just not the same anymore. This is worth watching if you're a fan of TCQ and everything/one related to it. I thought it was a touching story. I even shed a tear.

De La Soul

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quick and Chic

Minimal packaging for chocolates from friend. 

Beach Landscapes

I love the ocean, but it's really miraculous to see how beach flora differs from coast to coast. Hilton Head Island, SC

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Otto Piene Sky Art Test Run

The final performance and sculpture will be 5 times the size of this one.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Let's reuse!

In the Fall, I organized a campus wide reuse event called "Choose to Reuse". It took place on November 19th, the last day of America Recycle’s Week. Drop-off began at 8:30am in Lobby 13 and we opened up for pick-up from 11am to 2pm. There was quite a diverse group of participants and attendees, ranging from MIT staff, students, faculty to visitors. Participants dropped off all sorts of odds and ends, appliances, clothing, books, and even a heavy duty all-in-one printer, which was snatched right at 11am! We ended the day with clothing and techno-cycle items left behind, which was ideal because those were the items that could most easily be donated or properly recycled! Let's continue keeping reusable items out of the landfill!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Final Project

This past semester, we had options to take some electives. I chose to take one called Second Skin for Extreme Environments taught by the renown Ute Meta Bauer. The extreme environment was to be chosen and interpreted to our liking. My team chose complete darkness. Our final project took the shape of a hood+sleeve auditory device. The goal was to put the user in darkness and then enable them to navigate with a cone/stethoscope device we created and attached to the sleeve. Ultimately, the point of our prototype is to make the user more aware of our hearing sense. Oftentimes we rely only on our vision and don't realize how much we can comprehend through hearing only. This device would train you to do so, use upon use.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Last semester of Core

At MIT's M.Arch. school, we have something called a core program, which means 3 semesters of architecture bootcamp. I am now in the thick of finals in my last core semester. And starting next semester, I will actually have time to blog.

In the middle of all this, the wind blowing into my room has calmed me down, tremendously.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Marking One's Territory

by sleeping like nobody is watching.

Union Square Park (weekday, rush hour)

Urban Agriculture Workshop

I'll be partaking in a summer urban farming workshop with Terreform One, a non-profit organization that started the lab called Terrefarm. The first week allows us to soak up information and knowledge on the subject, the second week takes us all over NYC to witness where urban farming is taking place and the final week will be packed with conceiving and completing a built farm of some sort.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Holding On For Dear Life

Today, I learned from a farmer that you can bury fallen succulent petals in some dirt and it will grow roots and produce another beautiful plant. How self-sustaining these succulents are. Nothing goes to waste.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vertical Garden

Solar House facade at Montreal Biosphere

Bucky Fuller's Biosphere for 1967 World Fair

(Taken over the past weekend during Canada Grand Prix)

Monday, January 04, 2010

A Night in Oslo

Now that I'm on winter break, I am spending my nights catching up with movies. Tonight was spent in Oslo. I saw a Norwegian film titled Reprise (2006) directed by Joachim Trier, which introduced me to actress Viktoria Winge who also turned out to be the lead singer of a Oslo-based band called Diskorockers.

Friday, December 18, 2009

They are so cool. And talented...

Photo courtesy of yourlittledragon myspace page

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Black Hole?

Black hole hack in school lobby during finals week. How appropriate.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I'm addicted to this show called Eco Trip. The host is very easy on the eyes and a leader in the "eco-world." If you don't have a tv like me, you can watch it instantly on netflix. The plastic episode is my favorite thus far.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009