Ex·hib·it [ig-zib-it] - verb:
1. to expose to view
2. to place on show
3. to present to public

Ex·hib·it J
1. a creative blog by Jennifer Ngu.
2. a collection of all that inspires.
3. a tribute to art, design, life and love.

Welcome to my Exhibit J

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “awww!””

— Jack Kerouac, On the Road (via The Great Discontent)

Cool idea for viral campaign! Fashion runway in unexpected places…

‘Horsey’ is an attachable bicycle ornament/accessory which makes one’s bicycle look horsey! The ‘horsey’ package includes wooden ornaments (horsey shape body), metal parts, and screws. The manual is very simple so that anyone can easily arrange it according to one’s needs. Through this ‘horsey’ project I wanted to give a special look to bicycles so that people would care about cycling not only as transportation but also as a lovely pet.’ - Ignant

Love the concept!

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”

—– Steve Jobs on creativity, Wired, February, 1995

Nicely executed and fun brand identity design for Yeah Burger by Tad Carpenter. Love it!

I’m a Maid of Honour this Saturday! While searching for some inspiration I came across this video… now how the heck do you top a speech like that?!

McDonalds Hacer Print Ad - A Collaboration between Paul Octavious and Ryan Schude. Very nice.

McDonalds Hacer Print Ad - A Collaboration between Paul Octavious and Ryan Schude. Very nice.

SWYP - See What You Print

… And now here’s the video to demonstrate how it all works. It surprises me such a convenient way of printing photos is not available yet. I’m sure it’s a work in progress and it’ll happen really really soon. STAY TUNED…

SWYP - See What You Print

A radically simple printer that provides a 1:1 editable preview

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

—Steve Jobs


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