Saturday, January 9, 2010


A creative space that is absolutely captivating and will inspire you (I definitely was!). Check out the imaginative and colorful world of artist couple Bru Sim and Marcushiro Nada of Electrolychee!

Marcushiro + Bru
(Quezon City, Philippines)


Bru: artist
Marcushiro: artist

Favorite toy as a child
Bru: 80's My Little Pony
Marcushiro: bicycle

Favorite toy now

Bru: 80's My Little Pony
arcushiro: my lo-fianalogeekyelectromusic gadgets

Bru: confidence, empathy, humor

arcushiro: has a good sense of humor, good-natured, unpretentious, creative, has a backpacker mentality --- meaning walang kyeme. ayun!

Bru: greed, american idol, willie "papi" revillame. yung mga "floating" striped tiangge trucker caps na jologs-uso ngayon. minsan tatlo o apat pa silang tropa na suot-suot 'yon. kakainis.

Marcushiro: airheads, social-climbers, egotistic, bigots, trendoids, pretendoids and name droppers

Top 5 movies
Bru: "Bomba Star" starring Alma Concepcion. CinemaOne at 3am and this is on. laugh trip!
"Reality Bites" starring Winona Ryder, classic 90s slacker flick
"Nacho Libre" starring Jack Black. riot lang talaga. irreverent.

then a mishmash of period films and indie flicks.

arcushiro: Meet Joe Black, 500 Days of Summer, Nacho Libre, What Dreams May Come, Life Aquatic

Top 3 books

Bru: (current)
George Barbier's compiled works, French art deco illustrator (picked up in Japan)
"Where Bold Stars Go to Die" written by Gerry Alanguinan, illustrated by
Arlan EsmeƱa
mini sketchbook for my recent solo show, "A Series of Calculated Falls"

arcushiro: The Wizard of Oz by Lisbeth Zwerger (wonderful illustrations)
Blankets by Craig Thompson

Red Ranger Came Calling by Berkeley Breathed

Music you listen to

Bru: indiepop (e.g. Us-2, Evil-0), bittersweet electropop, dance/dancerock (Amanda Blank, The Raveonettes, Gossip, M.I.A.), neo-soul, other music amalgamations

arcushiro: A lot of old school & leftfield hip-hop, quirky electronica, 80's baduypop & new wave, euro rock, funksoulrhythm&blues from the early days. tvj. hah, andameeh, yoko na! Right now I'm into indie-folk and folktronica.

When you’re not busy with work, what do you do in your free time?

Bru: travel, chillax, read, embroider

arcushiro: travel, chillax, read, tinker stuff, watch my backlog of dibidi flicks, organize my stuff

If you were to choose a different job, what would it be?

Bru: pr?, arts management, tour guide/lonely planet-esque person

arcushiro: I want to be a musician who could earn money so I can continue to make good music, a director or part of a National Geographic crew.

If you can have any super power, what would it be?
Bru: ride a bike, surf (i tried this and failed)
arcushiro: I want to have the ability to teleport

Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
Bru: in everything and everywhere. adversity, quiet moments
arcushiro: by traveling or by just going around the city, and by everyday living in a third world country

Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read)?

Bru: maybe not the best but something I still remember saying, "can we sleep without sound?", also, "utot ko baritone"
Marcushiro: Don't judge a book, buy it first! (See, I made this up. I'm a genius!)


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