new class

pictures by Wahyu Ramdhani-PrOneStudio


i just have to get it out of my system

and no racism intended. i myself is a moslem
but in the other hand, i'm only human and i do get annoyed over something that's over-exposed. there are other people too, who maybe aren't moslem. one thing that always annoyed me with most of moslem fanatics in this country. this is Indonesia people!! we're built on PANCASILA. there are 6 religions confirmed by the president. we're not a moslem-only country. stop humiliating yourself (and other normal moslem) with all the fanatic-anarchy-deeds you guys always seem too eager to get your hands on.



my friend said "kesepian itu sakit. literally." she's right, it does. i want doraemon's pintu kemana saja so i can be in Jakarta every weekend. yeah, weekend in Bandung alone sucks.

Sir Isaac Newton

energi tidak bisa diciptakan, tidak bisa dimusnahkan, tapi bisa diubah dari satu bentuk ke bentuk lain. kalo pembelaan dari Pak Andar sih begini: kaya kita dapet energi dari makanan, seharusnya energi itu kita ubah jadi bentuk lain seperti kerja dsb. tapi kan biasanya laper menanti terus, jadi makannya lebih banyak dari kerjanya. sisa energinya disimpen sama tubuh kita. jadi deh lemak


move that ass

it's so easy to get inspired. to pick up you sketching equipment, to transfer whatever it is you have in your head is the actual challenge.



i was in this class taught by the one and only Mr. D. Wiyancoko (i hate to say this but he is one of my favorite lecturer and one of the honest and smartest people i've met in my life) and one of my class mate asked this question when we were discussing about what is design and what's a designer? she asked "Sir, so with the designer out there without education and we are here in our master class, which one is the designer?"

DW : it's gonna hurt a little. they are. you're all not more than a bunch of design scholar. 
Her  : What if we work as a designer in a company?
DW : well, that means you are a worker that do the design job there, doesn't make you a designer.

(now i could see some of the people in my class moving uncomfortably in their sit trying to speak up for their title and career's sake.)

DW : okay, let me explain. when all you do are just waiting for a job to come, and work it, make it more beautiful, more useful according to what the client wants, you're not more than a tukang.  if you're only known for your best taste of choosing colors or so, you really need to work harder. unless you're doing that and also specialized in it. for example: you're specialized in any natural home product, so people will always recognize your name whenever they talk about natural home product. it's sad and hurtful, i know. but only few lucky design scholars that finally able to declare themselves as a real designer

well, designer (Scholar) mates. that's a slap on the face i guess, but i always personaly think that way. i always see a definition of a designer embodied in Phillipe Stark, Tom Dixon, Hella Jongerious. those who actually do something (even as annoyed as i am towards Joshua S. i have to admit that he is one of Indonesia's well known designer), not Mr. John Doe who works at a famous design company. i  hope someday i'll be a designer.



i was looking for any restaurant discount in disdus. i scrolled. one thing led to another

  and yes, i cannot not clicked it. oh god why.
curiosity killed the cat.