#GIRLBOSS

“Compete with yourself, not with others. Judge yourself on what is your personal best and you’ll accomplish more than you could ever have imagined. Life stops for no one, so keep moving. Stay awake and stay alive. There’s no AutoCorrect in life—think before texting the universe. Breaking the rules just for fun is too easy—the real challenge lies in perfecting the art of knowing which rules to accept and which to rewrite. The more you experiment, take risks, and make mistakes, the better you’ll know yourself, the better you’ll know the world, and the more focused you’ll be.

And once you’ve found success, don’t stop. It’s not about being insatiable; it’s about not resting on your laurels. This crazy, loopy universe that we live in is pretty entertaining, and we’re only here for a short amount of time. #GIRLBOSSes make it count. Look up and look around, and if you’re not finding something inspiring, then you’re probably not looking hard enough. Remember, I touched every piece of clothing in those thrift stores. You have to do that with your life.

An advantage of being naïve is being able to believe in oneself when no one else will. I was dumb enough and stubborn enough to pour everything I had into a business called Nasty Gal and to tune out people who tried to tell me I was doing it wrong. Had I stopped at the first catty eBay seller who tried to crush my spirit, I’d probably still be peddling shoes that I’d never be able to afford to wear. If you start listening, you should find that your heart has known what’s up all along.

“This short life of mine thus far has been a pretty fantastic ride, there’s no doubt about that. I’m resolved to making sure that doesn’t change anytime soon. When I think about the future, I know that the most fantastic things are too awesome to even imagine today. Great entrepreneurs are like Indiana Jones: They take leaps before seeing the bridge because they know that if they don’t, someone else will get that holy grail. That holy grail is yours for the taking.

Bad bitches are taking over the world. When I walk into the Nasty Gal offices, it’s clear: Busting your butt isn’t just for the wallflowers anymore. We’ve arrived, and we’re killing it.

There’s a chance for you, #GIRLBOSS. So take it.”

thewanderlister:

DESIGN NOTES: Facebook Hong Kong’s Headquarters Localizes With Wall Graphics Similar To Works of Local Artist

Making the rounds on the interwebs is Facebook’s new Hong Kong show headquarters on the 60th floor of One Island East. At 11,000 sq.ft, Facebook in Hong Kong  is all typically very “Facebook” in terms of office programming and interior design. The Coconuts Hong Kong blog calls it “super hip” and “luxurious”. Although the office is primarily a marketing showroom (since most of the coding works are done at Facebook’s headquarters in California), its cool to see that there is a need to have such a “visible” office in Hong Kong to represent the Asian Market… ie. Hong Kong earns Facebook a lot of $$$$.

That said, it’s weird then that the “Cool graffiti with a Hong Kong flair” that Coconuts Hong Kong writes about that adorns Facebook Hong Kong’s new space closely mirrors the work of one of Hong Kong’s art darlings, Peter Yuill, whom I interviewed and featured on this blog several times before. As far as I know, Yuill didn’t execute the works in the Facebook headquarters, but he wouldn’t tell me more than that. That said, hopefully since Hong Kong makes Facebook a lot of money, it would be nice to see Facebook giving back to the local context and creative culture instead of setting foot in the city, and simply doing a god-forbid, “China Copy” of local Hong Kong artist’s works… which I hope is not the case in this situation. It’s okay to import a brand in the city, especially if it makes a brand money, but to do a surface and merely visual representation of local Hong Kong art and artist’s work, instead of outright cooperative engagement with the artist, is more harm to the brand, and will most likely make that brand lose street cred amongst  a percentage of its core constituents.

Will report if I hear anything more about this. I think Peter’s work is excellent, and i’ve seen his work in different commercial and F&B environments before. It’s really weird to see a Peter Yuill-type work in someone’s office that isn’t done by Peter himself… and it’s quite a wonky version of his style as well.

PHOTO CREDITS: All Images of Facebook Hong Kong’s Interiors above via MARKETING INTERACTIVE / Coconuts Hong Kong. Last three images copyright Peter Yuill from his social media accounts and website.

DESIGN Peter Yuill

JJ.

I talked to the buddies over at @floatcaptain about @twentybliss and what happens when I turn 30. YEESH. Go check it out if you wanna. It’s a free world… wide web 😏 www.floatcaptain.com/shop/twenty-bliss

I talked to the buddies over at @floatcaptain about @twentybliss and what happens when I turn 30. YEESH. Go check it out if you wanna. It’s a free world… wide web 😏 www.floatcaptain.com/shop/twenty-bliss

IF YOU GET IT, YOU GET IT.👆If you don’t well, the Internet can educate you. Just pre-ordered myself a very early Birthday present… That arrives 2 weeks after my Birthday. But dude, you should do this too. Even if it’s not your Birthday #gracesguidebook @gracehelbig 💩 (at GRACESGUIDEBOOK.COM)

IF YOU GET IT, YOU GET IT.👆If you don’t well, the Internet can educate you. Just pre-ordered myself a very early Birthday present… That arrives 2 weeks after my Birthday. But dude, you should do this too. Even if it’s not your Birthday #gracesguidebook @gracehelbig 💩 (at GRACESGUIDEBOOK.COM)

thatsgrace:

Okay x 

HOME KONG.

HOME KONG.

SHLAAAAAND. SPEECHLESS. I WAS BORN THE LAST TIME THEY WON. AND NOW 24 YEARS LATER, HERE WE ARE. 

Perfect Sunday junk