playlists i made

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some albums i recommend

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Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Jeremy Dutcher

Pusha T

Dirty Computer
Janelle Monáe


Transangelic Exodus
Ezra Furman

The House


Jaden Smith

St. Vincent


Patterns for Resonant Space
Sontag Shogun

Big Fish Theory
Vince Staples

No Shape
Perfume Genius

art i make

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look in the pot

artists i like

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Roberto Diago

Amy Meissner


Wu Tsang

Anya Smolnikova

Arthur Ganson

Takeda Hideo

Tschabalala Self

Sipho Mabona

Huang Yong Ping

Jef Beys

Nedret Andre

Guan Xiao

Lucy Kim

books i read

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Endless Night
by Agatha Christie

Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami

The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick

The Complete Cosmicomics
by Italo Calvino

by Herman Hesse

by Joseph Heller

The Politics of Design
by Ruben Pater

movies i watched

(with 8 word reviews)

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The Florida Project
★ ★ ★ ★ ½
so pure. so beautiful. so young. so hopeful.

Phantom Thread
★ ★ ★ ½
i want this movie flat on its back

Kill Bill
★ ★ ★ ½
there is no way gogo yubari should've lost

★ ★ ★ ★
coco is the cutest. also, Frida Khalo cactus

The Gospel According to Andre
★ ★ ★ ½
you will buy a cape after watching this

Isle of Dogs
★ ★ ★ ★
good doggos. really annoying savior foreign exchange student.

Call Me By Your Name
★ ★ ★ ★ ½
i'm weeping someone bike with me in Italy

My Life as a Zucchini
★ ★ ★ ★ ½
cheerfully sad. basically the cutest orphan zucchini

The Lovely Bones
★ ★
more like bad bones. really bad. awful bones.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
★ ★ ★
everyone is making weird jokes. what's going on.

★ ★ ★
i think i'm supposed to be vegan now?

★ ★ ★ ★ ½
this movie is the pinnacle of special effects

Lady Bird
★ ★ ★ ★ ½
everyone go see this movie. it's hella tight.

The Meyerowitz Stories
★ ★ ★ ½
wow Adam Sandler's actually not bad in this.

Don't Think Twice
★ ★ ★ ½
i love struggling artist stories. heyyyyy... they're succeeding...

Inglourious Basterds
★ ★ ★ ★
beautifully violent. also: christoph waltz eats a strudel

Loving Vincent
★ ★ ★
at least the art is original and beautiful?

★ ★ ★ ½
most colorful rainbow samurais you will ever see

★ ★ ★
heavy-handed. great sound design. wild last 30 minutes.

Death Note
★ ★ ½
delete! delete! delete! delete! delete! delete! delete! delete!

Good Will Hunting
★ ★ ★ ½
ok those apples were pretty good i guess

★ ★ ★ ½
quirky artist teaches mediocre artist that depression sucks


mom — for being mom

dad — for being dad

alan — for always making me want to try harder

kevin — for being a bro

seezer — for helping shape my identity

grandpa — for teaching me piano

other grandpa — for playing mahjong with me that one time

grandma — for cooking

other grandma — see above

alex - for being my first best friend

jordan - for giving me the best stories to tell about my childhood

mr.patten - for introducing me to design-an-ad and my first taste of graphic design

zachary - for making me realize i can be a jerk and that you can still be forgiving

irene b. west bus driver - for giving me that toy frog at the end of the year

josh - for being my other half

mr.edom — for making me enjoy marching band

mr.richmond — for making me want to be a math teacher

ms.christian — for cleisthenes and trafalgar

kato sensei — for helping us train Dennis for karaoke

mrs.haynes — for giving me my first taste of photoshop

mr.hanf — for saying that i am funny

tina - for motivating me through a lot of high school

navdeesh - for making senior year feel fulfilling

christy - for bringing me happiness and balloons

anthony - for being a fantastic roommate

emily - for being my only friend

bernie - for letting us fold paper birds in your house

lucy - for inspiring a love of sculpture

janice & james - for hiring me and being my first design mentors

helen - for teaching me how to sew

tiffany & victoria - for monday monday monday

bryce - for setting the zinescene in motion and inspiring all of this

julie, maria, annah, & christine - for making new zealand unforgettable

calvin - for being my first kiwi friend

adeline - for doing the hokey pokey with me

nima - for that night we made mushroom bulgogi

shirley — for giving me a free taco at 2am that one day

angela - for making la not feel terrible every single day

carl - for helping us realize we can have so much better

alex - for being a good friend

erin - for being my accountability buddy