Thursday, April 10, 2014

GoPro at MoMA

I'm working on a web design project that is going to be a virtual MoMA docent tour. A huge element of the project is photographic so I borrowed a GoPro camera and walked the museum to see what I could get. These are a few of my favorite shots. 

Edward Hopper's "House by the Railroad"

Some Water Lilies by Monet

One of my favorite paintings, "OOF" by Edward Ruscha 


Monday, April 7, 2014

MOCCA


Yesterday I went to MOCCA, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival. I got to meet Alison Bechdel, the author of Fun Home.  If you are into graphic novels, I would recommend for sure.


Had to work on a project for a class today and I needed to take pictures at the Museum of Modern Art. No trip would be complete for me with out visiting this painting.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

HEY, I have a website now


It's www.rachelisaac.com and you should check it out!
It's baaaaaack

Subway type is the coolest. That's all. 

This was on my bubble tea on Friday. Okay. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Epic Salad Recipe!

College student struggles- Eating something healthy that doesn't take a long time to make. But after snooping the Whole Foods salad bar, I came up with this. It makes 2-3 servings depending on how hungry you are :) Personally, I need to eat a lot of salad to be full, especially if I do a long run.
 Ingredients-

3 chicken breasts
green and red leaf lettuce
can of black beans, drained and rinced
can of corn, drained and rinsed. (Fresh would be better, but it's not in season here)
your favorite salsa
Cindy's Avocado Vinaigrette (I got it at Whole Foods)
3 Tortillas

Directions-

1. Grill your chicken. Since I live in an apartment, I used my George Foreman grill but hey, if you have a real grill, fire it up! I didn't have to marinate my chicken so I just brushed some olive oil on the breasts and then sprinkled salt and pepper on them. Now that's I'm thinking of it, marinating the chicken in the avocado vinaigrette would probably taste great! But you can do whatever you feel like.

2. Cut up the chicken into bite sized pieces after grilling and put in a medium mixing bowl. Then take your corn and beans and mix with the chicken. That's your base!

3. Make your own chips! You can skip this part but I really think it makes the salad. All you have to do is cut up some tortillas, brush with a little bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Then put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Watch them because when they start to brown, they burn quickly. But seriously, these taste way better than store bought chips and you can control the salt and oil on them.

4. Assemble your salad. Wash some lettuce and put it at the bottom of the bowl. Then put one third of your chicken mixture on top (Or all of it if you are making this for more than yourself). Next, put some dressing on top and mix up the salad. Top with salsa and chips to taste. That's it. YUM!

Update- still working on this, but almost done, I think. I'm still shaky on the "B".


Moody shot of my school I took on Tuesday. 

My school had "kindness week" to promote being  kind, something I think we could all use a reminder of.  We had a "kindness tree" in the lobby where you had to write something nice on a leaf to hang up. This was one of my favorites. Oh FIT, you never disappoint. 
Turning 21 in style this weekend with my amazing roommate. Great way to end the week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Quiet Weekend

Well my roommate went home for a couple days so it was pretty quiet around here. It ended up being a blessing because I got so much done. 


I finally got a new backpack! The last time I bought a backpack was five years ago. I finally decided it was time to get a new one when I discovered the gaping hole in the bottom. I carry my macbook pro in that bag. Whoops. A few of my friends have this one and it was a bit pricey but I really like it. I love the design, the deep blue color, and it has a laptop pocket and a lifetime warranty. I figure if I carry a backpack everyday I should at least have something cool looking, right? #designstudentproblems
 
Scaling your work is always important. In my case seeing my work scaled down= Aack!!! What's up with that "L" amiright??
Gift from the roommate- Lil Bub mug. She's an internet cat sensation, what can I say??

Friday, March 21, 2014

21!

More working on my project- I have decided to go in the small caps direction.

Birthday picture 1- One of my best friends who is studying abroad for a semester surprised me on my birthday by sending me cake truffles from Momofuku. She is in an area with very little internet or phone service so I only communicate with her once a week or so. We've known each other most of our lives so it's been rough. I totally cried when I got this! Miss you, M!!

Chocolate cake at Cafe Lalo! Mt roommate and another friend took me out for cake and my first legal drink. I had a Baileys coffee with whipped cream because of course. 

This is me pretending to be the mother of dragons. JK. But seriously, when walking home with two friends we caught the end of the NYC Game of Thrones premiere and got ourselves on the red carpet to snap some pics. 

Not fun birthday activities- just sketching some "B"s for my logo project.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Redesigning the "B"

researching recipes for the roommate's birthday cake. She requested a classic white cake. This is from Baking Illustrated.
ROSE RIOT!

Birthday brunch with my roommate!

We found out that the Ace Hotel has a real photo booth, like not digital! So we naturally had to take a couple.