New things brewing in the KYOTO HAPTICLABS Office:
Reporting Live from Kyoto, Haptic Office
As I mentioned in Saigon diary IV, we are living in Kyoto for a month.
The first 10 days, is an HAPTICLABS internship with our two sisters, Annette Kim and Jennifer Nguyen. We are working hard, being creative everyday –making art, projects, and inspiring one another in an intensive work/art experiment called HAPTICLABS Kyoto Office. You can watch us talk about our new upcoming project CREATIVE EVERYDAY in the video review below and also hear Eric’s video critique of this past week’s STREET CLUB assignment “Gestures”.
We are cooking up a new book, titled “CREATIVE EVERYDAY.” It is a manual to help you find creative eudaimonia–a flourishing of the human spirit through wondering and creating.
It is unique because it encompasses writing, drawing, and photography. Annette Kim is working on a drawing section, as she went to art school for a year at OTIS, then dropped out. She’s currently returning to her own personal “creative everyday.”
Jennifer Nguyen is a master editor, and currently is learning Adobe Indesign to format and edit the book. Cindy is the mastermind. And Eric is the hype man.
We booked an Airbnb, and we are using it for our office. Unlimited food, good coffee, and fast WiFi.
It cost us a lot of money to fly them both over, but what better investment to make… than to first empower your own family?
They’re also both talented. And our sisters are inspiring us to be more creative… like playing around with Jennifer’s Oneplus 5 Phone to make photos.
It is also for me, just a chance to spend time with my family. Rather than travel and do touristy stuff, it is more fun to just work on these projects together.
Behind the scenes
We will keep you posted with all the projects. Here are some sneak peak, behind the scenes shots of what we are working on.
Why Be Creative Everyday Interview with Annette Kim
Some of Annette’s works in progress for the cover of “CREATIVE EVERYDAY”
HAPTICLABS by ERIC KIM W/ RICOH GR II
KYOTO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY VOL I BY ERIC KIM