Saturdays

Saturdays has become more and more routine these days.  It usually starts off with me sleeping in with the alarm clock turned off, followed by the regular morning routine which includes a light breakfast while reading the daily news on my iPad.  It’s usually early afternoon by the time I get back to the studio. […]

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Valentine’s Day

Spent the Valentine’s Day in the studio listening to TED Talks while cutting cardboards.  Cutting cardboards because I’m in the process of designing and fabricating my first piece of furniture.  There was solitude in the simple and repetitive work, I imagined that Jesus might had this similar feeling when he was serving as a carpenter. […]

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DIY

Can’t think of what to get for my friend’s birthday, decided to do a little DIY this afternoon, hopefully she’ll like the little gift I made. I kind of like giving living plants as gifts because they don’t deteriorate over time, and they don’t become outdated like electronic gifts.  In contrast, if plants are well […]

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Cleanup

Had been doing a lot of clean up since last week.  First was my bedroom, finally cleared up all the cardboard saved from my brother’s home renovation during summer, took a lot of time converting them into “bricks“.  Following was my home studio, it was uncomfortably disorganized – cardboard scraps, freelance work, passport renewal forms, […]

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Turning Point

The 3 kids in the house had finally moved back to their renovated apartment last week, tranquility was once again experienced after ~2 months!  Reclaimed my bedroom so I no longer had to sleep in my home studio, it’s nice to be able to physically separate the work and rest area once again.  Had kept […]

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Cardboard Bricks

Had a lot of gatherings with family and friends in this CNY holiday, so I didn’t have as much time to work on my DIY projects as I hoped.  Nevertheless, I managed to craft some brick-sized (also half-sized) cardboard boxes, this is what I’ll do with all future cardboard collected from excess packaging!

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Waste Recycling

Was waiting for my brother-in-law in the car when I saw a truck in front picking up cubes of compacted cardboard/paper, probably going to be shipped to China for recycling ultimately.  Sometimes I fancy about starting a small company that helps transform goods no longer needed/wanted into desirable and useful products.

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Cardboard DIY Crafts

Frank Gehry’s Wiggle Chair had a major influence on me.  The creativity and craftsmanship involved in transforming a common discarded material into something so gorgeous and yet functional is simply ingenious! I’ve been experimenting a great deal in upcycling corrugated cardboard into plant pots, file holders, iPhone stands, boxes, etc.  Yet my greatest encouragement in […]

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Best Man

One inevitably feels honored when being asked to be the Best Man for his friend’s wedding, but I was a bit reluctant at first because I don’t really like attracting attention and have a natural tendency to shy away from the spotlight.  But after everything about the wedding is completed tonight, I’m glad that I […]

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Corrugated Cardboard

I’ve spent much of the last few days cutting up cardboard!  My mom must have thought that I was going insane or something. =) With a little spare time after the busy January, I decided to transform all the corrugated cardboard I’ve saved up from my lair’s furnishings into something useful, things like document holders […]

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