Sunday, November 30, 2008

Egg Press' 2009 Calendar

The 2009 Calendar design and printed by Egg Press is a stylish and practical way to start the new year. The pages come conveniently organized in a CD case and can be placed throughout your office separately or together to allow you to somewhat personalize the way you look at time. Egg Press also offers a wide variety of paper goodness that you shouldn't miss out on, so click here to check out their site.

:: Via Black*Eiffel

Saturday, November 29, 2008

MadeThought Thinks Design Through

MadeThought is a multi-disciplinary design consultancy that is adept in brand identity and development, art-direction, packaging, printed matter and interactive design. They are known for a deliberate and crafted aesthetic, and believe the strength and purity of rigorous graphic application. Increasingly, they deal with long-term brand strategies and pride themselves on being able to apply their graphic skills to a client, not simply in terms of aesthetic vocabulary, but also in a manner which allows them to become immersed in a company, providing relevant and successful solutions to the way they work, think and present themselves. Personally, I just love the way they deal with typography and color : ) Check out the rest of their work by clicking here.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Alex and Chloe Jewelry Haters' Jewelry

Alex and Chloe's jewelry is perfect for anyone. It can be classic, trendy, edgy, personal, funny, modern, modest, or just there. It's a little bit spendy so pick your piece carefully so that you can cherish it even more. Personally, I have my eyes on the stud pyramid earrings...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Andrew Bannecker's Detailed Shoe Illustration

Andrew Bannecker's detailed shoe illustration made me think of Thanksgiving for some reason. I think it's the attention to detail in his work that I notice in people around me as they try to get their families together for the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas alike), the beautiful autumn colors and swirly shapes that remind me of the season, and the almost lonely sense of these single shoes that some people feel around the holidays.

:: Via SwissMiss

Thirsty for Typography Thursday #4

First of all, happy Thanksgiving everyone! Second, I didn't forget it was Typography Thursday so here goes... The wonderful work you see below was created by Craig Ward, a London-based Graphic Designer who likes to play with words — literally. He graduated in 2003 and currently works as a Typographer and Designer at Chi & Partners' London office. He predominantly works in the editorial and publishing fields but views himself as a typographic illustrator, bring to life headlines, creating new typographic treatments and continuously exploring the notion of words as an image. Make sure to check out all of his work by clicking here. Gobble, gobble!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gift Ideas from Design Public

This year, there is no way that I will find any time in the next 30 days to do any sort of Christmas shopping, so I will be joining the millions who buy absolutely everything online. As I was desperately wondering from page to page when I stumbled upon the perfect gift list. The items below can be found at Design Public and are bound to please anyone. They're very high quality and hard to find in other stores so you are guaranteed to surprise and please your family and friends.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Spirit Throughout DwellStudio

DwellStudio, available via Design Public, is the design house for modern home and family furnishings. With graphic prints and bold colors, the company’s designs – which include bedding, accessories, table linens, travel accessories, and a line of baby and children’s furnishings – find excitement in the unexpected. DwellStudio is known for its contrasting styles and the studio’s philosophy is simple: take classic elements and twist them into a modern setting, knowing that clean lines and sophisticated color always make an interesting story.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Easy as Chocolate Pie Charts

Mary & Matt not only have fun and humorous such as the Chocolate Pie Chart shown below, they also have a highly inspirational blog.

:: Via SwissMiss

Kate Spade Typographic Gloves

Kate Spade came out with a wonderful typographic gloves that are bound to keep you warm. All handcrafted by women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can buy a pair by clicking here.

:: Via Hi and Low

Friday, November 21, 2008

Disturbance Challenges the Concept of Beauty

Disturbance, an independent studio started in 1997 by sibling duo Richard and Susie Hart, are located on the second floor of a ramshackled old Edwardian house with one and half computers, some bring blue and lime green paint, and a wing chair upholstered in bright blue and lime green. Over time, they've not only updated the studio's color palette, they've also added a third partner, Roger Jardine, and are still fueled with the same fire that the company was founded upon — a desire to produce intelligent, engaging, relevant and effective design. I was not only impressed by their work, but also by their website (I love web origami), check it all out here.