Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homemade is Best

Creative and informational photography of ingredients and food by Carl Kleiner for IKEA's newly released baking book called "Hembakat är Bäst” (Homemade is Best). Makes avid fast-food goers such as myself reconsider their dining options.

:: Discovered via today and tomorrow

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fused Glass

Exquisite bottles by Tapio Wirkkala who uses a technique called "Incalmo" (a process that includes two types of glass, worked separately and fused together to create a single object where individual areas are separated by color).

:: Discovered via The Mid-Century Modernist

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Yum Yum Toys!

New "Heroes and Villains" toy series by Yum Yum London. I can't decide which one kicks more ass... A Rambo-like dude equipped with a double-barrel shotgun, a grenade and a chicken? A karate grandma wearing a coral blouse? A brainless zombie wearing only one shoe? An octopus bearing sweet and salty treats??? Too much goodness for one day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sci-Fi Fall

Amazing collaboration between photographer Matt Shelley and illustrator Tim Green. Buy prints here.

:: Discovered via design work life

Monday, September 13, 2010

Colors of Autumn in Your Home

One of the many reasons why Autumn is my favorite season is because of the color palette shift that seems to happen overnight. The sun hides behind clouds, creating spectacular views of over saturated colors all around us as the trees turn various shades of red, orange, gold, and bronze. The prints by piktorama give me a sense of Autumn colors, mixed with vintage textures and a breath of freshness with teal and light blue accents. All available to purchase here.

:: Discovered via design work life

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Kind of Motivation

When it comes to motivation, everyone responds differently. Some like compliments or encouraging words, others such as myself like to be challenged. These perfect motivational prints for gluttons for punishment can be purchased at Felt & Wire.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Detailed Beauty

We've all seen about a gazillion wedding invites, but Erin Jang does it like no one else. Her attention to detail is painfully gorgeous, and the southwest theme shown below is like nothing I've ever seen. It is fresh and clean, two attributes I never associate with southwest graphics, and the colors are tasteful and charming. This is an excellent example of taking 2 things that seem overdone and creating something unique and beautiful.

:: Discovered via Kate Arend's Tweets

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Joe Stephenson

I really appreciate London-based designer Joe Stephenson. His style is clean, simple, and most importantly, conceptual. He doesn't work out of a vacuum or make things "pretty" just because he feels like it, instead he creates a strong platform and builds upon it. Each design element has a purpose and all materials support the big idea, leading to powerful identity and meaningful design.

NTU Degree Show 2010 - Invitation from NTU Degree Show 2010 on Vimeo.

:: Discovered via Twig & Thistle

Friday, September 3, 2010

Yum Yum Toys

I don't know why, but Yum Yum London's series of designer toys makes me grin. I love them, I think they're intriguing and bubbly, kid-like with an adult humor.

:: Discovered via yay!everyday

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Reviving Music and Minds

As summer comes to an end and fall moves in quietly, I can't help but be completely bored! I miss the excitement of the new school year and the brand new school supplies, but there's something about Thomas Guy's album design and illustration that revitalizes me in a child-like manner.

:: Discovered by design work life