12 July 2013

Point and Shoot

Instagram Photo Dump

instagram photo dump @mikpangilinan

I admit, one of the reasons why I converted into an iPhone is because of Instagram. Call it shallow or whatever, but the app is such a convenient and no-brainer tool to take quick snaps of inspiring finds or spontaneous moments that you can share with others stat. I also happen to love photo filters...and mirror selfies, apparently haha (#shameless)! Here are a few highlights from my account (you can follow me @mikpangilinan) from the past few weeks :)

11 July 2013

Pillow Talk

The New Breed of Pillow Covers

Throw pillows--love 'em or hate 'em. I've encountered some people who loathe throw pillows because they think they're just decorative pieces whose sole purpose is to make sleeping or lounging around difficult because you have to put them aside each friggin' time you do so. Personally (and that's because I'm bias), I love them. A lot. That doesn't mean you have to overkill your bed or sofa with these fluffy things though. Throw pillows help "soften" the look of a space and could act as a decorative accent if you can't repaint your walls.

Speaking of which, how cool are these throw pillow covers from DENY Designs? I'm always a fan of anything that involves the application of Graphic Design to Interiors and these pillow cases are so awesome that it needs no justification really. How I wish we could have something similar that is readily available, not to mention affordable (outside department stores perhaps?) here in Manila.

02 July 2013

On a Sunny Road Playlist

Have you ever experienced a time wherein you seem to be in some sort of "moment"--it need not necessarily be a momentous or eventful kind, maybe even just as mundane as you sitting on a moving train or vehicle on the way to someplace else when a particular song just pops up in your head or plays on a music player (whichever) when suddenly it hits you that suppose you were a character in a movie (your biopic of course), isn't this insert-title-of-song-here be the perfect soundtrack of that moment? What I'm trying to say is that it's like when Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel were ogling in each others' eyes during a train ride to a wedding in their movie 500 Days of Summer and then right on perfect cue "Sweet Disposition" played right in oh so perfect timing. The point where the music was inserted in the scene, the acting and the way it was shot...it melded so well together creating such a beautiful moment. 

I don't know, I guess I'm just one of those weirdos who unintentionally attaches a particular soundtrack to most of the things she experiences regardless of how ordinary or stellar it happens to be. Or maybe sometimes that's what music does to you, it puts you in a musical trance; melody accompanying life as it happens.

This is the reason why this new series post was born. Mik Mix (yeah, yeah because I'm narcissistic like that) is a themed music playlist curated by yours truly. Simple as that and oh, no judging because eventually I may have to put a Miley Cyrus or a 90's boy band somewhere in my future mixes (probably filed under the compilation name of "Guilty Pleasures" or "No Shame"). Walang basagan ng trip haha.

ON A SUNNY ROAD is a compilation of songs which I feel like listening to during a sunny day (....on the road...?) or during afternoon siesta time. The melodies of these songs puts me into good vibes. Happy listening :)

TRACK   01           Amsterdam - Imagine Dragons
                 02           Origami - Capital Cities
                 03           Berlin - Snow Patrol
                 04           Waves - Blondfire
                 05           Kulang - Up Dharma Down
                 06           Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharell
                 07           Lady Black - Sons of the Sea
                 08           Spaceman - The Killers
                 09           Called Out of the Dark - Snow Patrol
                 10           Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

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