Longwood Gardens

Over the weekend, my family visited me (again) and took me to Longwood Gardens! I hadn’t been since I was really young. This time, I actually appreciated and was blown away by the HUGE variety and sheer amount of flowers and plants that they grow and maintain. The featured image looks like a bird –…

Alt-J Album Cover

Alt-J is one of my favorite bands, and their album covers have always been very abstract and simple. I really like the cover image for their latest single “In Cold Blood” – the contrast between the white and uniform prisms divided from the unique, colorful/clear prism. The perspective of the image, the wall, and color contribute to…

Sand Art Stories

I went to TedxPenn this past Saturday, and I witnessed how Joe Castillo told stories: through creating images with sand. He got quite far into America’s Got Talent, drawing with sand in front of audiences, each performance like a storybook in away. I was impressed by how he was able to switch scenes and move the…

Start Where You Are

My sister recently bought a really cool book/journal for me called “Start Where You Are” by self-taught artist Meera Lee Patel. The book is filled with inspirational paintings and quotes – each artwork is accompanied with an exercise to help us “discover” ourselves. (The exercise next to this featured photo was to draw our fears in…

Philadelphia Flower Show

This Sunday, I went to see the Philadelphia Flower Show, which was in the Philadelphia Convention Center. There were a lot of beautiful flower arrangements (even tablescaping) and so many different flowers. The show was extremely colorful and refreshing to see! Most memorable was the bridge display and the thousands of flowers hanging from the…

Mermaid Toast

People in the past few days have been buzzing about Mermaid Toast (especially after BuzzFeed covered it). My friend and I both agreed that it probably doesn’t taste much different from normal cream cheese on toast. According to eater.com, “The colorful spread is a mixture of blue-green algae powders and almond milk cream cheese, and…

A Sea of Lights

This past Saturday (even though I had 3 midterm exams coming up), my friend and I went to the Panic! at the Disco concert at the Wells Fargo Center. From what I could see, almost every seat was filled. Just the large mass of people all waving their iPhones with the flash on looked incredible…

One Liberty Observation Deck

On Saturday, I visited the Observation Deck above Liberty Place. Immediately, I appreciated the aesthetics/geometric shapes/design of the windows, the ceiling, and the area in general, especially the open space. I also found the oddly shaped chairs to be interesting – this red one is apparently one representing music/jazz (the curves!). 

A Celestial Photo in Norway

My mom just told me that we’d be going on a Scandinavia cruise, and so I started looking up photos of the countries there. I came across this photo in Sept. 2013 by Ivar Kvaal, a photographer from Norway – it captures an apparent UFO sighting! The picture doesn’t even look real, but it is!…

From Paper Scroll to Huge Animated Screen

For some reason, Chinese New Year made me think back to my time in China this past summer. I remembered visiting the China Art Museum, which had this HUGE exhibit – it was a floor to ceiling screen that was around 500 ft wide. It was an animated, 3D version of a painting known as “Riverside Scene at…

Old City Wall Art

On Saturday, I was walking in Old City when I came across this wall of art. It was unlike a typical Philly mural, which is usually very colorful. This wall is mostly in black writing/drawing, with a little red.  Like in my previous blog post, I was thinking about the difference between a ton of colors…

Color vs. Grayscale

While in New York over winter break, I saw these dragon sculptures (inspired by Taiwanese culture) set up along Broadway in the Garment District. I found it interesting that these 2 dragons, set up right next to each other contrasted so greatly: one was extremely colorful (called the “Fortunate Round Dragon), and the other was colorless…