Friday, July 31, 2009

Attention New Homeowners

This environmentally friendly super cleaner (with clever packaging) is available here.

:: Dicovered via

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nutty Illustrated Typography

Created by Jeanie, creator of The Paper Nut, a custom stationery and announcement line.

:: Discovered via Ffffound

Adler Spices Things Up

Jonathan Adler's adorable yet functional salt and ceramic pepper shakers come in delightful packaging that are illustrative and colorful, the perfect combo to inspire me. Purchase by clicking here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Secret Message of a Ring

This is one of the sweetest and most clever product design I've ever seen. The style of typography is simple, but the deliver of the message, utilizing the user's body to see the message is out of the ordinary and quite fascinating. Thank you Yoon Jung Yun for your creativity.

:: Discovered via Objet Graphik

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Naive: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design

Naive, a highly inspirational book for designers, illustrators and surface designers all over the world, contains no text and features brilliant artists such as Helen Dardik, Skinny La Minx, Darling Clementine, Jenn Ski, and Kate Sutton.

:: Discovered via Print & Pattern

For Roli

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cathy Daley vs Daryl Banks

Two artists, two concepts, two mediums, two inspiring pieces of work.

Cathy Daley, inspired by ballerina tutus – the garb of fairy tale princesses and Barbie doll couture – investigate her childhood memories of what it means to be female in Western culture and explores cultural representation of femininity and the body.

Daryl Banks, canadian photographer based in Toronto, works across fashion, advertising and fine art and created a series that he calls "Crinoline Flowers."

:: Discovered via Fabrik Project

Monday, July 20, 2009

Edholm Ullenius – As Seen At Ikea

As soon as I saw Edholm and Ullenius' work, I thought it looked familiar, but it wasn't until I dug deeper into their pattern collection that I realized I saw a lot of them at Ikea while shopping for curtains. Based in Stockholm, the two designers create fresh and colorful designs that appear to attract a wide range of tastes.

:: Discovered via Twig & Thistle

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lucia Packaging Inspired by Spain & Portugal

When Pure Living designed the logo and packaging for Lucia, they were inspired by old, pre-war soap design from Spain and Portugal, creating a contemporary look rich with color and textures counteracted with clean black and white elements. The ligature in the logo gives it personality and a touch of surprise, allowing the logo to be memorable, yet elegant and clean.

:: Discovered via Lovely Package

Alexander Hulme's Simple Pleasures

Not unlike other designers, I do believe that less is more and a simple solution can be quite beautiful as its function drives the design, allowing the work to speak for itself instead hiding the lack of thought and concept behind pretty forms and colors. Alexander Hulme's work embodies everything I was drawn to when I selected my career and inspires me to study my surroundings, appreciate what has already been created and push myself to improve them.

:: Discovered via It's Nice That