A Virtual Terrarium

A colorful digital menagerie of nature-inspired creatures and plant life.

One of my favorite places in the city remains to be ARTECHOUSE. I recently explored the latest exhibit: New Nature by Marpi. Visitors step into a virtual terrarium to play with artworks responsive to sensory movement.

I wondered to myself if this is the future of living entities. The reality is though is that it’s a new way to experience art that never existed before. Exhibitions similar to this allows children to see what the mergence of technology and art can do to create a journey into another reality. I was mesmerized by the bamboo-looking artwork flying around me throughout the room. I ran back and forth across a hall that gave the impression it moved upon my touch. However, if you take away the projectors, you’re left with a bare room. You can imagine the artificial intelligence and creativity that went into what seems like a simple interaction.

Watch my experience interacting with this digital playground. To learn more, visit ARTECHOUSE’s website. The exhibition runs now through January 13, 2019.

Parallel Universe

The final days of the Parallel Universe exhibition at ARTECHOUSE.

With only a few days left, Parallel Universe is an extraordinary experience that you can immerse yourself into at ARTECHOUSE. If you love the Netflix show Black Mirror, you’ll find yourself comparing imagery at this exhibition. Projections cover the floor-to-ceiling walls so that museum visitors can lounge on bean bags while watching abstract shapes swirl around the area. Take a look at my video to see my personal experience and be sure to check back for the Cherry Blossom Dream Sakura Yume coverage.

The Future of Sports

MITD opens a pop-up art installation in the H St Corridor.

After endlessly visiting New York city for seasonal pop-up art installations, I found myself containing my excitement as I stood on a baby pink tennis court surrounded by a wall of tennis balls.

Made in the District (MITD) opened The Future of Sports, an interactive exhibition, yesterday evening. The museum is similar to experiences to 29Rooms, The Museum of Ice Cream and The Boba Room. Yet it’s positivity can be felt throughout the District for showcasing the city in a creative light.

Visitors can tour a royal blue indoor track on the first floor while enjoying cocktails and music. Downstairs there are nine rooms that host sports in the most Instagramable fashion. Stand against a holographic basketball court or cycle in a neon red room. Either way, you’ll be snapping pics.

  

The Future of Sports runs through November 30. Tickets are sold online.

Work it, gurl

No sear sucker, but the summer vibes are present.

Summer heat is here.

In an effort to ditch the denim skinny jeans, I styled this Young Hungry Free dress with my Careaux x Puma sneakers. The variety of blue hues on the footwear contrasted with the black and white stripes. The appearance looks like sear sucker material, but alas it is a cotton polyester blend. The off-the-shoulder, straight cut on the dress makes the outfit less pajama-like and more fashion forward. For that city chic appearance, I added a baseball cap for a lighter shade on top.

Additionally, No Kings Collective painted this mural earlier this month. You can find the 30,000 sq ft artwork in the 14th St corridor of DC. For more information about the mural, read this Washingtonian article.

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Work

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Cap: Champion.

Dress: Young Hungry Free.

Bag: MK by Michael Kors.

Sneakers: Careaux x Puma.

ARTECHOUSE

A new gallery in DC opens to the public just in time for the summer rush.

The combination of digital technology and artistic talent created a beautiful exhibition featured at ARTECHOUSE, a new gallery making waves in Washington DC. I explored the venue opening day with much excitement. It’s certainly an experience that Instagrammers will fall in love with. The timing couldn’t be more perfect with the end of Yayoi Kusama‘s exhibition at the Hirshhorn, locals will be heading straight here.

Dress: Uniqlo.

Shirt: Kaws x Uniqlo.

Sneakers: Yeezy V2.

Bag: Korea.

Dragon Boat Festival

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

I rowed my way down the Potomac River on a cloudy Saturday afternoon with a team of active militants, retired veterans and a few friends. Why? In celebration of Asian Pacific American Month, I wanted to not only give back to the community, but also explore a different culture. I learned a bit about the festival and its roots from Taiwanese culture.  After weeks of preparation, our team, Full Metal Dragons, won third place out of 40+ teams.

If you’re interested in rowing next year, let me know and we can paddle together!

Jersey (Also our team uniform): Amazon.

Tank: The Hundreds.

Leggings: Nike.

Socks: Stance.

Sneakers: Nike.

DC Fashion Incubator

Hosted at the hip and colorful Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club.

On the evening of April 28, I attended the New/NEXT Fashion Showcase hosted by The DC Fashion Foundation and DC Fashion Incubator. More than 350 people gathered to watch the area’s local designers highlight their work. The evening raised more than $10,000 to renovate its incubator for future DC-based entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. I wore my platform FENTY Puma sneakers and styled my outfit with a black jumpsuit and long-lined vest. Take a look at a few shots from the evening!

  

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Consumed. 📸: @thekevinj on #iPhone7

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