Monday, February 17, 2014
The midtown location of Local Gastropub can be considered one of the pioneer restaurants in the recent revival of Overton Square. The two-story building on the corner of Cooper and Madison was renovated from once a very inward functioning bar to a beautifully designed restaurant and lounge with engaging views to the new bustle of the theater arts district.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The first box of Batch Memphis had the theme "Good Morning Memphis" stocked with breakfast items made locally. One of those local items was from one of my clients Nourishe - a box of their healthy pancake and waffle mix. I love that they were included in such a cool concept. I only designed the logo and label for the mix but I did get to photograph their pancakes. Here a just a few of those images. It's a shame I didn't have time to eat them afterwards.
Posted by Sophorn Kuoy at 10:16 AM
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Quotes like these are tiny bites of inspiration. Really quick jolts that speak to my heart's intent but finding true and lasting inspiration is hard, because life is truly hard. It's a constant battle, and I'm starting to understand it's a battle for everyone. We all share feelings of heartache, guilt, stress, insecurity, self-loathing, and as a friend recently put it, we just have to learn to manage our emotions. In our conversation, it also seemed clearer that those who inspire us fight their battle gracefully.
It's an ideal I wish for myself, and I sometimes forget that, like everything good and right, it will be hard. I tend to beat myself up over not immediately being that way, and I turn out to be the only person that stands in the way of my own happiness. Every day I have to work on becoming better than the day before.
And in the midst of all these hardships and obstacles I sometimes create for myself, there are people who love me - my family, friends, Atticus who is the sweetest kid I know, and my love Dirk who places my happiness above his. I've been blessed with enormous opportunities. I have so many good things in my life it's crazy, but moments good or bad I'm most grateful I have people who want to share it with me.
I have never been as open before on the blog. I'm clinching in nervousness. It's quite a detour from the text I intended for this photo. It was more like architecture will always be part of my passion and please pray for me as I take my last few exams this year to finally be a licensed architect. By the way, I can't stop looking at those stairs and seeing it as a perfect spot to photograph someone for a style session!
Posted by Sophorn Kuoy at 2:45 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Thanks to my dear friend Melissa Sweazy for capturing this genuine moment with my sisters from earlier this year. A reminder of how much laughter consoles.