13 May 2012 @ 10:48 pm

Welcome to this section of my blog where I obsessed over drag queens and androgynous male models. (I'm trying to keep up with this 100 things, I really really do.)

Under the cut! )
Current Mood: tired
03 May 2012 @ 02:14 pm
Okay initially I wanted to write about this only after I explained my obsession towards other reality tv shows and or gay culture in general just so it makes more sense, but now I just really have to talk about this. This is going to be a more personal blog entry compared to other inspiration posts I've done.

RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality tv show in which American famous drag performer RuPaul is searching for the next drag superstar. Simply put, it's just another reality tv show, but with drag queens, of course, complete with sequins and high heels, sass and wits, make-up and wigs, and more.

It's a fun, silly, campy show created to mock reality tv show platform, but what makes this inspirational for me is how they show the side of drag that we(I)'ve never seen before; the creative process, the art of drag. I will have to be honest here, in this religious country I live in, LGBT related issues are still a very sensitive topic to talk about. Needless to say, there is no such thing as drag or gay culture. Guys who dress as girls are considered shemales no matter how they identify themselves (there are not a lot of terms to choose from like crossdresser, drag queen, transsexual). I'm not sure what word would be appropriate to use as a translation as the word in Indonesian is often used in a condesending way, and we don't have a lot of vocabulary on that topic. The image of a tranny here is very, can I say VERY, negative. Like, most of them are cheap prostitutes who stand on their spot in the night waiting to be picked up. And most are doing 'street entertainment' during the day asking for money from people in the cars that stopped by the traffic light. And when I say 'street entertainment' it's definitely not the good kind. There are though, a very few noted drag performers on mainstream television.

shantay you stay )
Current Mood: working
29 April 2012 @ 12:48 am

Ebon Heath is an artist who lives and works between Brooklyn, Bali, and Berlin. His works are AMAZING. STUNNING. It's crazy. I love typography, and I love art, I never knew a way to incorporate the two into a whole different level of art; visual poetry. AMAZING.

more of his works under the cut )
Current Mood: hot

As a person who is comfortably living under a rock, this is actually something that I did not know existed until now. But nonetheless, this photo shoot is inspiring still! This is all kinds of color porn!!

I JUST LOVE COLORS, OKAY. But seriously. The shots are great.

picspam under the cut )
Current Mood: awake
22 April 2012 @ 06:03 pm
The first inspiration is a dress by Mondo Guerra, created for the 'Nanette Lepore Challenge' on Project Runway All Stars. The series ended at the end of March, and of all the gorgeous dresses ever graced the runway, this one caught my attention.

Shape-wise, it's not particularly a stunning piece, but Mondo did a great job with his pattern mixing trademark. I love the color scheme, I love the pattern mix, it's such a fun, colorful little dress. And it sold out so fast at! I totally would buy one for myself if I'm not so poor and living on the other side of the world.

read more under the cut! )
Current Mood: calm
22 April 2012 @ 10:50 am

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

100 inspirations, inspiring people and things inspired by them

I thought of doing things separately but I know me, I don't want to do half assed posts, and it'll take forever to make 100 awesome, fully coded, posts. I decided to go with the title above, meaning my posts could be about anything that inspires me (could be a person, a video, or anything at all), or stuff that I make that were inspired by something. Knowing me, all of these entries will be full of colors and pics, and most will has something to do with aesthetic and design concept. Excited to start this!
Current Mood: content
19 April 2012 @ 08:24 am
Everything in my life seemed to be in the wrong place the last couple of weeks.

whine whine whine )

Another thing that bothers me since last week is the fact that Phi Phi is in the top 3 and possibly will win it all. This week's ep is just a rewind and I don't like rewinds ... it's fun and funny but we need the finale ep, GDI!

All that plus the fact that I am not inspired at all to work on any graphics. So as much as I hate to do it, I'm dropping out of inspired20in20. It's really hard. And while sick and got nothing to do, I get bored as hale pretty easily.

I haven't been feeling like blogging or commenting at comms a lot until today when I saw Carolina posted that she's going to participate in this '100 Things Blogging Challenge'. OMG something I find interesting and exciting that I want to take part in, finally!

Basically, you commit to blog 100 times on a topic that you choose yourself.

I really want to do these two things :
100 crafty things that I make/did myself
100 interesting and inspiring people

... though I doubt I have a hundred on the last one, hmm. But yay! Excited!
Current Mood: bored
Current Location: office