As a creative strategist at Facebook, Ji Lee operates at the cross-section between creativity and technology, creating art that reflects both worlds. After a long career in the ad world, where he worked as creative director for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Droga5, Ji moved into the tech sector in 2008, working as a creative director at Google before moving into his current role at Facebook at 2011. With a fondness for personal projects – many of which have a strong presence on the internet – Ji’s work takes on many modern cultural tableaux with a strong element of humor and a focus on collaboration and participation from his audience.
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Bubble Project iPod Ad
Bubble Project Starbucks
Bubble Project Balet
MysteRabbit by Ji Lee
Word as Image, "Parallel"
Word as Image, "Gravity"
Word as Image, "Homosexuals"
3D Chess Board by Ji Lee
"Hipster Clowns" from the Clownify project by Ji Lee
"Rush Limb-Laugh & Sean Insanity Show" from the Clownify Projecct by Ji Lee
"Sillycon Valley" from the Clownify Project by Ji Lee
Most may think architecture was simply in Tommy Zung’s blood. It’s a fair assumption, particularly with architects like Thomas T.K. Zung for a father, and Buckminster Fuller for a godfather. Fuller (or Bucky as Zung calls him), is widely considered to be the father of the geodesic dome – having popularized the structure’s use – and is one of the most influential neo-futurist architects of all time, was a major figure in Zung’s childhood. His father, a student of Fuller’s, had made a name for himself at Edward Durell Stone, where, among other major projects, he helped design the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the New Orleans International Trade Mart, and United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, before merging his own practice with Fuller’s to form Buckminster Fuller, Sadao, and Zung.
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Bedroom with Painted Fireplace in Southampton Home, Designed by Studio Zung
Reclaimed Door with Refinished Handle in Southampton Home, Designed by Studio Zung
Night Shot Outside Bridgehampton Home, Designed by Studio Zung
Living Room with Floating Walnut Stairs in Bridgehampton Home, Designed by Studio Zung
Floating Walnut Stairs with Glass & Leather Handrail at Bridgehampton Home, Designed by Studio Zung
Glass Hallway Enclosure in Bridgehampton Home, Designed by Studio Zung
Outdside Bridgehampton home with Garapa Fin Steel Awning, Designed by Studio Zung
Sliding Picture Window at Montauk Beach House, Designed by Studio Zung
Horizontal picture windows, glass sliding door & Glass Railing at Montauk Beach House, Designed by Studio Zung
Horizontal picture windows at & Glass Railing at Montauk Beach House, Designed by Studio Zung
Exterior Facade of Montauk Beach House
Crows Nest Inn, Designed by Studio Zung
Balconies at Crows Nest Inn, Designed by Studio Zung
As executive producer on HBO’s Emmy Award Winning “True Detective,” Richard Brown has had an exciting year. Born in Scotland, Brown began his career in the music industry working as a talent scout for Island Records and Geffen Records, before moving into the film world in the mid-90s, transitioning into the role of producer. He’s since gone on to produce films in America and the UK, and create and produce “The Directors Label,” a hugely popular DVD series exploring the work of influential directors like Michael Gondry, Jonathan Glazer and Spike Jonze. Though he’s currently in pre-production for the highly anticipated second season of “True Detective,” Brown recently emailed LASTBLOG from his Soho apartment in New York City, to talk about the runaway success of “True Detective,” the ways in which his role as producer allows him to collaborate with directors, and several of the exciting new projects he has in the pipeline.
Lynne Hiriak owns more sweaters than anyone you know. Being forced to wear sweaters almost every day during her formative years, it’s no surprise her personal collection currently hovers around 200. Throughout her professional career, Hiriak has become something of an expert on the garment, honing her specialty during her time as a knitwear director at Michael Kors, and sharing that knowledge as a consultant to labels like Derek Lam and Ralph Rucci. Outside of her consulting work, Hiriak runs Cardigan New York, her own boutique label specializing in knitwear and ready to wear pieces. A long time resident of New York City, she recently spoke with LASTBLOG about her love of sweaters, her experiences collaborating with major fashion labels and her evolving relationship with the city she calls home.
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The Cardigan New York studio
Inspriation at the Cardigan NYC offices.
Mood boards at Cardigan NYC
Lynne Hiriak's desk at Cardigan NYC
Cardigan's Fall 2014 Rack
Rack of pieces from Cardigan's Fall 2014
Beatrice Cable Crew & Solange Embroidered Skirt, photo by Trevor Smith