• food,  illustration

    On Food and Weight

    ↑ Illustration of a sweets stall in Little India, Malaysia. 25 Feb – 3 March is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. I’ve never had a serious eating disorder, but I used to micromanage and overanalyse my food intake. As I grew older, I realised that food is culture, and by limiting it, I was denying myself the chance to fully absorb all the amazing culinary cultures the world has to offer.

  • photography

    How To Stay True

    As consumers, we are bombarded with visual information from hundreds of sources everyday. But I have the opposite problem that most people have – I am not easily influenced. If I wear something, it is quite likely to be an…

  • photography

    Shoreditch Colours

    ↑ When the walls decided to match my green midi skirt. Earlier in the autumn, I visited Shoreditch on a weekend. My fascination with East London began after viewing an exhibition on the gentrification of Hackney by one of my…

  • commentary,  photography

    Redefining Nude

    My latest project got me thinking about how flesh tones are conventionally named on the market. From art supplies to contemporary fashion, “nude” or “flesh tint” is commonly used to describe the pale, peachy skin colour among those of European…

  • photography

    Portraits at the V&A

    ↑ Stairway to the stuff of art history legends “In spite of everything, I shall rise again; I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” ― Vincent…

  • food,  interview

    How I Made It: Joon Saw

    I recently interviewed a fellow illustrator as part of a required project to gain a better understanding of life in the design industry. Joon Saw is a prolific creative, with a fresh and youthful aesthetic. She has also been a…

  • Sharing (or not sharing) platter: Chorizo, sausage, Manchego cheese, served with pan tumaca
    restaurant review

    Edinburgh Eats

    ↑ Sharing (or not sharing) platter: Chorizo, sausage, Manchego cheese, served with pan tumaca Serrano and Manchego 297 Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 8SA Scotland How often does one come across a favourite restaurant by chance? That happened to me and…