May 28, 2010

See yaaaaaa!

Murmurbird is flying back to Japan today. Of course, she will visit US as often as possible! So, see yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa for a while!

May 23, 2010


I enjoyed Shrek Forever After :)

It gave me a good closure... sort of.

May 21, 2010

Power of love

I found today that one of my friends is going back to his country, Greece, to work and to be with his girlfriend. That really made me think about the power of love...

May 19, 2010


When you're packing, it's sometimes hard to decide whether to take something with you or leave/throw away.

May 15, 2010


Back to the basics with pencils.

May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

"Did I see my mom today?"

May 6, 2010

ITP flashback draft

Drafting and sketching my idea...

April 25, 2010

Water Canary

Today I did some quick logo sketches for my friend's project, "Water Canary." Hope these gave him some inspirations...

April 24, 2010

Sleeping in a box

My fiance left Skype and went to bed. He was sleeping in a box on my desktop for about 7 hours :)

April 19, 2010

Lazer cat

Inspired by art hound & Audrey May Erickson...

April 13, 2010

Oops my dog ate my thesis paper

Only to remember that my dog is in Japan! haha =P

April 12, 2010

ITP Spring Show 2010 poster

Murmurbird and three other colleagues made a poster for the upcoming ITP Spring Show 2010. It was a fun project :) A pink monkey is an icon on Tom Igoe's book, "Making Things Talk".

April 9, 2010

Nail art illustrations

Work in progress... illustrations for my thesis project. It's all about nail art!

April 7, 2010

How Squidward made my day

As a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants, it sucks to say that Squidward actually made my day. I was recommended to check out this site, and it just happened. Damn, is he gorgeous or what? Thanks, Lawrence.

April 3, 2010

Happy Easter 2010!

Murmurbird celebrates the Easter weekend with a bunny and her five nail art chips!

April 2, 2010

March 31, 2010

Oscar's Flower Show

Today Murmurbird went to see Macy's Flower Show. It was so beautiful and smelled so good! There were real birds flying in a cage! Inspired by the show, Murmurbird decided to make a flower out of party dresses celebrities wore during the Oscar red carpet. This flower should cost millions of dollars... :) Can you tell which petal is which dress?!

March 30, 2010

20-hour nap

I slept for about 20 hours yesterday. I had some time to eat meals between my sleep, but I must've been tired as hell...

March 25, 2010


Murmurbird is back from short break... now it's time to keep up with the post again.

March 13, 2010


Resting before a long flight.

March 11, 2010

Dark Blue

Today was one of those days Murmurbird felt endlessly dark and depressing. She was eating sushi, and she felt as if a damon was trying to grab it from her.
Probably because Murmurbird finally figured that she lost part of her today....

She was looking for a way to return to where she was, wandering through dark blue jungle, only to realize that it's not happening. Forever.

March 8, 2010

Big hips

"Some people have big hips", murmured Murmurbird while waiting for the light to change.

March 3, 2010


A lack of sleep dissolves my thinking.

March 2, 2010

Hinamatsuri (Girls Day)

March 3rd is "Hinamatsuri (Girls Day)" in Japan. Murmurbird is missing pretty dolls and homemade feast she used to have at home.

February 26, 2010

Snow Day II

Another snow day! It's been snowing since yesterday morning.

When I looked up, there was a shower of snow.

February 24, 2010

3am and I

For some reason, Murmurbird could not go back to sleep after napping for 4 hours. It's past 3am now. Birdy is awake all night.

February 22, 2010

Love Sequitur

Murmurbird's colleague Jelani is a talented animator and a poet. Today she found one of his stunning digital poetry that explored the narratives with simple sound, "murmur", and line drawings. Thought of sharing it here. Murmurbird's favorite is the breathing part.

February 20, 2010

Saturday Breakfast

If my dog was here, it would be like this on Saturday morning.

February 19, 2010


Murmurbird has to confess and tell you why she hasn't been updating her blog...

Murmurbird is playing with DOGS.

Well, they are not real. Ms. Murmurbird is addicted to an iPhone app "TouchPets". After adopting her first female dog, ShuShu, several days ago... she's been obsessed with it. She's feeding the dog, cleaning, teaching fetch and tricks, and all other stuff that you normally do when you have dogs.

The most absurd thing Murmurbird did today, which indicates the level of her addiction, is that she BOUGHT ADDITIONAL DOG FOOD FOR $3.99!!! Geez, spending the actual money on virtual pets was the last thing she could think of....

Awww.... how lovely

Shushu is chewing a tasty toy! How cute!

Got a ribbon!

The first breakthrough was when Shushu learned to get on top of the agility ball.

Chewing a healthy bone.

February 17, 2010


Oops... Murmurbird unintentionally did not update this blog for 4 days!
Did the small birdie told you about her new nails?

La la la - she got the fake strawberry cake stickers!

Sorry, Mr. Icecube. I will keep you busy!

February 13, 2010

Tree of Hearts

One day before St. Valentine's Day, murmurbird discovered the Tree of Hearts with aroma of sweet kisses and hugs.

February 11, 2010

Snow and Chocolate

Murmurbird had a snow day in New York, so decided to check out the Chocolate & I, which is a week-long festival of chocolates and all sweet stuff on the earth.
They had an intriguing tasting palette featuring chocolates in different densities, from 70% cacao to 85% cacao chocolates, as well as roasted cacao bits(yummy), powdered chocolate, and raw cacao beans which taste like a child of coffee beans and almonds.

On Thursday, there is Food for Art. Art for Thought exhibition with several ITP students and alumni. ITP alum duo Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy have an interesting piece called Chocolate Timepiece, which drips melted chocolates into plates that represent days, hours, minutes and seconds.

See this? Mmmmm edible clock!

Marco, who is one of the organizers, has another edible piece - a broken, or rather melted, earth. A hungry murmurbird kindly asked Marco if she could get a bite of New York. It was rejected ;P

And there was, of course, hot chocolate!

February 8, 2010

The Map of “How I got to my thesis idea”

I spent most of my day thinking about my future project... so I thought it's worth mapping out my thought process.

February 4, 2010

Proud to be a bird

Murmurbird is proud to be a bird today.

You know why? Because a French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot made a film of an installation in which 40 birds played the Gibson guitar. It's awesome.
Check out the BBC UK's article: "40 wild birds play a Gibson Les Paul guitar"
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