A map of my physical actions that occur within a twenty-four hour period are not a proper representation of myself. Instead, I took my thoughts that I regularly record in my sketchbook and translated them to show a loose example of my thought and emotional process. To do this, I scanned a combination of collaged images and drawings from my sketchbook onto illustrator. I added images of paintings and textiles that had an elaborate appeal. Most of these paintings show women in an idealized or mythical sense. On top of these images are collages and drawings I did in my sketchbook. The “map” is the web of straight and twisting lines. These lines do not start at any particular place but are dispersed throughout with an emphasis at the top of the page. I chose an image of a tiger to represent my thoughts as they do not have many limits. I added a dragon head to show imagination and how my thoughts are then limited to my sketchbook.
Packed at Pinkberry
Ordering some Pinkberry
Red Mango dining area
The frozen yogurt craze has swept the nation one Pinkberry and one Red Mango at a time. More and more fro yo shops are opening each day and people seem to have developed their own particular go-to place to enjoy this delicious treat. Pinkberry and Red Mango seem to especially be in stiff competition, not only because of there similar products and marketing styles, but by there extraordinary close proximity to each other in New York City.
So what is all the hype about?
Well, Red Mango opened its doors in Seoul, Korea in 2002 by founder Roni Choo and quickly increased to over 150 outlets in less than 3 years. Some believe that owners Shelly Hwang and Young Lee of Pinkberry snatched the idea from Red Mango and brought it to America. While Red Mango just started to spread around California and New York, Pinkberrys were popping up in cities around the world. When one walks into a Red Mango, he/she will find a plethora of comfortable seating where they can relax and enjoy one of the many flavors including Original, Pomegranate, Madagascar Vanilla and the “Limited Time Only” flavor.
Pinkberry started in West Hollywood by two Korean Americans Shelly Hwang and Young Lee. After their initial plan of having a teahouse failed, Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop opened its doors and thousands came from all over, standing in line for up to a half hour just to get there “crackberry” fix. This healthy treats’ success could easily be due to the Philippe Starck furnitue and Le Klint lighting. This “designer environment” particularly attracts the younger crowds with its pastel colors and fun, modern atmosphere. The overall feel of Pinkberry seems to reflect that of a private club with its mood lighting and sleek dining area. The lack of seating and small dining area in Pinkberry emits a certain energy that could make one feel as though they should grab-it-and-go rather than sit and enjoy the frozen treat. A new feature Pinkberry offers to couchpotatoes everywhere is a delivery service. Although I’m not quite sure how frozen delivery frozen yogurt could be, one can enjoy there green tea froyo from the comfort of their own living room. Recent debates have arose as to whether Pinkberry should be considered a “true” frozen yogurt store as Pinkberry frozen yogurt does not contain enough bacterial cultures by definition of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. After finally settling this dispute, Pinkberry altered its recipe and is still going strong with more stores opening up across the country and even across the world.
So have you caught on? Are you addicted? And if so, where do you go to get your froyo fix? Pinkberry addict or Red Mango fanatic?
Because of its modern design and innovative approach on such a simple concept, I’d have to go with Crackberry.