Hong Kong Garden

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pretty Fabrica

Brittany Yoon,  Summer 2011, in Acrylics
  another to the series! Brit stood out as one of my truest friends at Hotchkiss. Our first year at boarding school could not have been homey without our nightly dosage of microwaved korean rice &seaweed while watching CSI. we were strange but who cared? Four years flew by as we practiced art together with mr. noyes. through sophomore dramas and senior craze, we've been through ups and downs literally. And although we've lost touch just a little - i'm sure we'll have a ton to say when i see you next brit!

Marcheta Marshall,  Summer 2010, in B&W Acrylics (see post: Mon Amour)

Shelina Kassam, Summer 2010, in Acrylics (see post: Saudi Eyes)

Monday, September 19, 2011

a Homage

He built a family from scratch

Paradigm, Summer 2011 in Acrylics

This long hiatus gave me time to think about big and bigger plans with my dear sisters. And well of course, our relatives trigger most of them. But when does reality run accordingly to "the" plan? i will let you know when i find out.  Tonight, I'm all crunched and packed ready to leave tomorrow. Off for a groovy school year!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Save the Children

walked by a little booth at time square the other day. sometime you need to stop your routine, sit and listen.or else life becomes empty of surprises. http://www.savethechildren.org/

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Two Summers ago, I worked at Prestige Magazine's Fashion Editorial. As Stylist Assistant under Tasha Ling and Paris Libby, i arranged photo shootings, contacted designers companies for item loans and researched on the latest trends. On the other hand, i learned the magic of retouching from Photographer Laurent Segretier. Here are some of the many shoots we worked on

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


(Above: Fine China by The Li children, 96-03)
As little ones, my parents would bring us to whistler every christmas. My favourite part was not the snow or the beanie baby store, it was the pottery painting place at the mall. Going there was like going to disneyland. i got to make a mess that i didn't have to clean up!

(Above: Ceramics Collection made by Vickie Li, 2002)
Time adds value to all things.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Oli, my royal highness

(Above: Oli in Acrylic Gems and Paint, Summer 2011)

No other dog is as adorbs as my dear Oli, my little toy poodle. I swear. Around four winters ago, we boarded a plane to tokyo and came home unexpectedly with this baby boy. 
Going along with the themed pet portraits, starting with dad's horse powerdrifter portrait, i have now added another! and there will be more to come! 
This one is inspired by the one and only, FS Home Collections from the Netherlands. They make the most exquisite pillow and throws! &If you have seen my bed, in hong kong or california, you would have noticed the exploding nest of pillows i collect.

Happy Red, White and Blue!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Good Girls Gone BIZ

I found out about this little snazzy trick to paperclips. Being the only intern along with 9/10 boys, really makes me love the color pink.

Besides the many things i am exposed to here, at the bank, i learned aboutRoutine. Everyday is the same one.
The excitement apparently are rising decimal points 0.00. I never considered IB, my dream-to-be, and this internship has reconfirmed that it will not be. But this summer, i am definitely more informed and knowledgable about the stock market than ever. ready to invest!

I can probably call Stanford Women in Business (SWIB) my "thing" at stanford. Next year, it will be my third year on board. As the spring conference director, and past marketing director, hey stanny, there will many new things to look forward to!
Over my years at SWIB, we have grown into a on-campus household name. Each year, we host about 25 workshops, 2 conferences, spring internships, a mentorship program, and a stock exchange competition. Of course, we also have our own philanthropy, socials, and formals. It is not just about business exposure that i love, but inspiration! The girls in SWIB are brilliant, smart, and successful;

here are a few business cards, my team and i made to spread the word about swib;

Check out our swib website at http://swib.stanford.edu/
And our swib blog: http://swib.stanford.edu/blog/

I managed to squeeze in some time for art work, art from work.
OMF@, Graphic Art, Summer 2011.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Plans, Sections and Elevations

(Image Courtesy Sarah Lai)
I was born into a life set in complicated sections and big plans. With this secure base, i am expected to elevate from there, like my parents and their parents. Although some may let others build their foundations and exteriors for them, they are lacking one thing -stability. A building needs its own support system, but nevertheless, it must stand on its own core. So, here, i aspire to become my own architect and my own developer.

well first, it begins with a sketch. a plan of some kind. and then you move on to another. small, tiny steps. eventually you get there after the sweat and hard work.

"You have been asked to design a small non-denominational chapel.
The program is as follows:
Chapel 900 SF+/-
Small Foyer 200 SF +/-
Meeting Room 200 SF +/-
Office 100 SF +/-
Restrooms 120 SF +/-
The site is generally near the mausoleum on campus - but must be specifically selected by you. (The actual site must be west of an imaginary line that would be the extension of Lomita.)
The Chapel is a place for one to reflect and does not hold to any particular religion. "

it is odd to say, but nevertheless true, architects hold all the power. Most of the rules of conduct, which govern our actions unconsciously arise out of the architect’s design of space. In other words, if i were to build a tiny room with no windows and place you in it, you would feel uneasy, contained, trapped and vice versa. Everyday, you make decisions based on the design. A window in the ceiling forces you to look upwards and openings in the ground make you look downwards. you have to take the stairs because the elevator is blocked off by a wall. now, won't you agree with me?