Paul Thurlby's Alphabet Series illustrations are so wonderful. They're the anti-digital, hand done and tactile. I love his color choices too. The series would make a great book or postcard collection.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I really love the well executed visual identity design of IT Factory – Danish internet superbrand out of Copenhagen. It's designed by Jacob Jensen. I adore the old office correspondence aesthetic. There's conceptual/visual consistency (and wit!) between print, web and interior design. I love this.
Sadly, the brand did not get a chance to live. Apparently, mere minutes after the design work was completed, the company filed for bankruptcy (and since been snapped up by another company). To read the full story, check the Wallpaper magazine article.
All images from Wallpaper magazine
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I stumbled upon these great OFFICE ankle boots during my first visit to the new Topshop in Soho. It was a very worthwhile purchase as it turns out. They go with everything! I can wear them with skinny jeans, cropped/long leggings, dresses or skirts. The perforated buttery soft leather makes them so wearable in the spring, summer and even early fall. I adore that pointy toe. Love them!
I really like the idea of wearing these booties with scarves and a simple tank top. Below are some that I own and some I found:
I love this Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller dress/top has a great (long) sash that I've worn as a scarf.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The warm weather always means necklines get more exposure. I'm usually much more inspired to shop for jewelry during the spring and summer. Fortunately there are plenty of interesting, beautiful and affordable options around. Here are some that stood out to me in my searches...
I bought this to wear with my birthday dress and I've been wearing it almost daily. It's by Crave Jewelry on Etsy. It's unique and cute without being too cutesy.I'm a huge fan of Erica Weiner's work. If you haven't checked her out, you must. It's old world remixed. Sexy. Love it.
I'm not normally into bows, but I really like this. It's cute but grown up. By Shuplite on Etsy.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
This has to be one of the most beautiful tree house designs I have ever seen. It's the Yellow Tree House Restaurant in New Zealand. The tree house is built around a redwood tree allowing diners the ultimate natural, outdoor setting. Its "fins" or slats of wood that form it's cocoon-like shape looks like a lantern at night. Absolutely beautiful!
Images from Planet-mag
Friday, April 24, 2009
A friend of mine tipped me off about The Book Cover Archive. It is a massive (and still growing!) collection of beautiful cover designs. The site allows you to search by designer, author, illustrator, publisher — even by typeface! I am endlessly inspired by beautiful and innovative book cover design. As a designer, I can't help but judge books by their cover... some of the time... ;) Below are just a few of my favourites...