Email Newsletter: Oh sh*t. I've made it! | N°01 by Sukari Keetin

Email Newsletter: Oh sh*t. I've made it! | N°01
It's done. My very first email newsletter has arrived to my subscribers' inboxes.
I'm a lover of all types of email newsletters. Over the years I have categorized my favorites by layout, by concept, by target audience and delivery style. Now with my very own email newsletter I hope to showcase those elements in various ways throughout the year.

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See: Female Force from Japan by Sukari Keetin

See: Female Force from Japan
Antwerp-based IBASHO gallery directors Martijn van Pieterson and Annemarie Zethof have a passion for presenting the works of established artists, as well as younger talent and foreign photographers who are clearly inspired by the country and culture. In the gallery's first survey show, entitled Female Force from Japan, presents some of the country’s most promising female talent.

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Listen: I Like My Jazz With A Dash Of Punk by Sukari Keetin

Listen: I Like My Jazz With A Dash Of Punk
I often listen to jazz when I am working on design projects. I find jazz lets me find my focus and blocks out my distractions. Here is a new artist I just came on in a jazz curated playlist. I love his voice and grit. It reminds me of punk. There it is - I will have my jazz with a dash of punk.

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Sneakers: Premium Stop Sign by Sukari Keetin

Sneakers: Premium Stop Sign
As a long time Nike Cortez fan I'm really enjoying all the new designs and colorways launched through the Nike Cortez “Stop Sign” line.

Nike’s recently-launched Nike Cortez “Stop Sign” line features pretty interesting detailing on the heel in the form of its stop sign graphic. Then on the tongue, you’ll also find additional detailing in the phrase “The Traditional Never Stops” being sewn on.

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Must Have: What's Your Moniker? by Sukari Keetin

Must Have: What's Your Moniker?
"No. I wasn’t a graffiti artist, but I hung out with graffiti artists through people I knew at Alife. Each artist had a moniker. Rob Jest, the owner of Alife, said, 'Kimou, if you want to make it in the art world, you need a name. You can’t just be Kimou Meyer.'"

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Swiss-born creative director Kimou Meyer, a.k.a. Grotesk from his interview in The Great Content. Read the entire article and be inspired too.

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Music: Jamming On A Thursday by Sukari Keetin

Music: Jamming On A Thursday
Toro Y Moi – 現 A 実 S は I 何 A も B あ O り I ま Z せ Z ん
Why wait until Friday to make your hips roll when Thursday is right here. Crafted during Toro Y Moi’s last Asia Tour, Chaz Bundwick taps into ‘70s and ‘80s Japan. Delve into Toro Y Moi’s ever-expanding palette with this nostalgic mix. I'm jamming and I haven't even left the office yet.

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Art Direction: Beaded Beauties by Sukari Keetin

Art Direction: Beaded Beauties
I so in love with the art direction for Klaylife campaign. This month Klaylife launched an inspired collaboration with Melbourne stylist Jacqui Moore called Klaylife X Moore Concepts. Klaylife creates a stunning range of handcrafted clay bead chandeliers, all made by hand in South Africa. For the Klaylife X Moore Concepts collaboration, Jacqui has injected blush and teal into the range, as well as offering a range of new pendant shapes that can be hung singly or as a cluster of three, five or more. 

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Let Me Introduce You To: Yo-Yo Lin by Sukari Keetin

Let Me Introduce You To: Yo-Yo Lin
In the words of one of her artistic influences street artist Swoon, she desires to make people think "the world is a lot stranger [...] than you imagined five minutes ago."  Whether that be making experimental animation or projecting on alternative surfaces, Yo-Yo reminds the world to find strength in dwelling in the realm of infinite possibility. I came across her work in a review of Monkey Town, downtown Los Angeles' new cinema and dining experience installation. 

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Pattern: Dance Floor Installation by Sukari Keetin

Pattern: Dance Floor Installation
Architect Jean Verville has created Dance Floor, an installation of 5,000 gold painted footprints for The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada. The paving is reminiscent of classical hammered gold mosaics, a nod to the museum’s current exhibition Pompeii, but with a contemporary slant. At first glance it appears as an abstract motif, but on closer inspection the footprints have a fun interactive element. It’s a simple idea with alluring effects.

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Career: The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it) by Sukari Keetin

Career: The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it)
The age-old standard of working your way up the ladder at a single company for the duration of your life has been disrupted by career professionals blending skills that were once thought to be mutually exclusive — like design and computer programming — to make entirely new hybrid careers in anticipation of the market needs of tomorrow.

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Career: Invite Yourself To The Table by Sukari Keetin

Career: Invite Yourself To The Table
Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to be involved in and execute, but it never quite happened for you? For Tillman, Design Director for Society of Grownups, this was not only true for her, but at times it felt like the defining sentiment of her career. While we live in a world of interconnection, it’s still so easy to feel like we’re not making the impact that we’d like, or that we’re not taking advantage of all of our opportunities. But instead of asking for permission or waiting for opportunities to magically unfold before us Kristy challenges us to make our own opportunities. How? By inviting yourself to the table.

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Fashion: Sound Waves by Sukari Keetin

Fashion: Sound Waves
The latest collection by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen concerns itself thematically with cymatics, the study of visualising sound waves, making use of such evolving, oscillating patterns as motifs and structural forms throughout the garments. Geometry and symmetry feature heavily, liberally recalling the forms of fossils, crystals, waves and water.

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