31 December 2011

Miss Yumi Movin' Up and On!

Hello all (to those who may still be reading or just popped in) and apologies for going M.I.A.
A lot has happened over the past two years and now I would like you all to direct your attention to barakvong.tumblr.com, where I will begin sharing my odd tales collected throughout the years sprinkled with some reviews and pretty tidbits.
I will resume posts to the Journal and Sightings of Miss Yumi so check back for amazing internet links and introductions to new artists.
Now, to a fine new year and happy trails to all!
Miss Yumi

05 August 2010

Legos to the Rescue

If only all the problems in the world could be solved with our childhood toys :) Join Jan Vormann in fixing the cracks and holes in your city by dispatchworking!

26 April 2010

The Food Revolution

Hello boys and girls!

Today's food for thought is a link I got about Jamie Oliver's call to action to the United States of America. Watch this video and get inspired to take part in what this country has needed since the dawn of the microwave. The Food Revolution.

Please sign the petition and share your knowledge with your family and friends. Let's make Hawaii's healthy food awareness go from yellow to red!

Go to Jamie Oliver's site to find out how far we've gotten and read more about the project!

25 April 2010

Earth Month 2010

I know, I know, it's been a while, but The Journal will be up and running again in no time. Miss Yumi is conspiring and preparing for her move to London and will have many more sightings to report in a few! 

This Earth Day, I visited my school, The Key School to help out by setting up irrigation systems with Mr. Waymouth and painting rocks with Mr. Katz for a moving collaborative installation piece on campus. It's nice to go back to an establishment and see the tweaks and changes that people are making to better the environment.

On the other side of the continent, Honolulu's HI-5 program has just released a PSA on their Eating in Public website and on YouTube. If you're in Hawai‘i, give back by making a recycling bin and placing it where you know people need one! 

And finally, here are a couple shots of my contribution to the Earth Day Art Project with the 6th graders at Key. Each river stone is designed with an abstract message about the Earth in mind and will connect to the surrounding pieces. Pictures to follow once the kids pick a location for the 60 something natural installation!

30 December 2009

Yes we can!

Tweeted and retweeted again for it's genius, here is the epitome of the future of music. Mash it up, scramble it in two and what you get will appeal to all. Fear not my children, The Remix Project is here to stay! Ring in the New Year's with a little throwback party :) The Remix Project brought to you by illroots and okayplayer.

1. Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
2. Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It’s Hot
3. Scarface - On My Block
4. Nore - Nothin
5. Jay Z - I Just Wanna Luv U
6. Punjabi MC - Beware of the Boys
7. Soho - Hot Music
8. Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Got your Money
9. Talib Kweli - Get By
10. Outkast - Spottieottiedopalicious
11. Big Boi - The Way You Move
12. Ol Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
13. Black Sheep - Choice is Yours
14. Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick
15. The Foreign Exchange - Sincere
16. Destiny’s Child - Girl
17. Elton John - Benny and the Jets
18. Outkast - Prototype
19. Missy Elliot - Get your Freak On
20. Missy Elliot - Work it
21. Amerie- One Thing
22. Beyonce - Crazy in Love

Incredible job, guys. Hope to see more soon!

21 December 2009

White Christmas

For all the purity and wholesomeness that is the color white, here is a blog that reminds us of the light: Curved White. Oh, how I love you, that which is almost everything and nothing.

Miss Yumi

06 November 2009

The Tools of Tag

Just came across a post on Drawn!, which is my go to for the latest and greatest innovative illustrators and creative projects. Although there are tons of videos of live animation and light projected artwork in the past, the Tagtool Project makes life easier for those that would like to partake in the Godzilla-sized fun. See clips from various countries, learn about the art and get tips on how to create your own Tagtooling hardware here!