24.4.12

ADIÓS!

Photoshop CS6 and a picture from my trip to Melbourne last year
I have two pieces of TOTALLY AWESOME NEWS!!!

1. I downloaded Photoshop CS6 (beta version) for a trial! I haven't had much of a play on it yet, but I love the new interface!

2. Tomorrow I'll be going on holiday to Serbia and a few other little European countries for 8 WEEKS! I'll be in Serbia mostly, but I'll be going to Vienna and maybe even Italy or Switzerland!

In other words, I won't be hanging around here so much. I will have the internet over there, but I'll probably be too busy having fun! ADIÓS!!!

19.4.12

New toys for the office

Toasted Marshall and Happy Gumdrop (orange) — 64 Colors 
Skeletrino — Tokidoki 
Tic Toc Apocalypse (blind box-Bat) - Amanda Visell. It can also hang upside-down!

Piggy Bank (pink) — Joe Ledbetter. That's my new laptop in the background! 
I've been shopping online again! Designer toys this time. Now my cubicle is even more awesome! So what are Designer toys? They're toys (usually vinyl) designed by illustrators/graphic designers for other illustrators/graphic designers to collect. They're almost always limited editions and not exactly cheap either. This is what they look like.

If you want to find out more about designer toys, visit Kidrobot, GUNNZO, Ningyoushi and Rotofugi.

———————————————IN OTHER NEWS———————————————
I now have a brand new, fully functioning laptop! It arrived last week. I was too busy setting things up properly and just revelling in its AWESOMENESS to write a new post. Anyway, it's a 17" MacBook Pro with an anti-glare screen and 8gb of ram! My old iMac only had 1gb of ram. The other night, I had 4 programs open at the same time and it DIDN'T DIE!

I'm going to watermark all of my original pictures from now on! Some random Thai online store used my pictures without permission to sell Melt iPhone covers. Here are the original pictures. And here's their store! Needless to say I was quite pissed! I always hoped it wouldn't have to come to this, but it's totally not cool when someone steals your designs or pictures without crediting you.

In case anyone was wondering, I'll start the Pen Tool shortcuts sheet very soon!