All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Where the clouds are made of candy floss...

Yeah, it's been a while. When I'm not working on the next theater piece (and its costumes--a new creative challenge!) I've been training for my marathon. Oh yeah, and I'm still working too! So blogging can be kind of tough. I just saved a NY Times article about how a blog can become a slog and kind of dread reading it.

A couple of months ago I was in Ikea, researching some things for a client and saw really cute, bright, totally unrelated items in the current collection that surprised me. Very European, very graphic, very cool. I could see any of these trays or rugs brightening up someone else's home or a kid's room.

Is summer technically over? I hope not. With some of these pieces, you could keep autumn and winter bright and fresh!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Already Home

Even though I spent nearly three weeks in Poland (my second trip there this year) I only had three days off from my acting./movement/vocal workshop in the woods. So I'd venture in Wroclaw, the third largest city in Poland (I believe) and take in the local sights. Here are some things I noticed:

Great hand-printed wallcovering (or stenciling) at popular hostel Mleczarnia:


Awesome seahorse and mermaid chairs at the National Museum:


A detailed metal door in the City Hall:


A plaque outside the offices of Grotowski Institute, our local host:


Milk crate lights in a vegan cafe!


A lovely shade of green:

Someone not afraid of being an individual:

Awesome architecture and public art murals in a prewar department store/shopping center (Renoma):


Lady Liberty's Polish cousin on top of this old bank building..?


And Wroclaw's answer to London's ICA--the Contemporary Museum


And here was my home base for two-plus weeks. I made my bed and room feel as homey as I could!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I like the way this is going...

Wow, it's been a while. I was in Poland (AGAIN!) for a few weeks for an intense acting workshop and spent the past week or so regrouping and catching up on work here at home. Here's a post I meant to publish while I was in Wroclaw, but couldn't since I didn't have any WiFi or internet access (with very few exceptions--I wasn't going to use my three precious days off on blogging or any design work!)

Traveling really refreshes and energizes the soul. I love to surround my home with mementos of places we've been and always try to pick up something to commemorate a trip. So far the collection has been gathering in our kitchen, and I like the way it keeps growing:

And even though this new piece above our stove doesn't relate to any geographic location, it's a reminder to my partner and me that almost everything can be done (or faced) together, from the heart of our home.