Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Minimalissimo is a blog all about minimalist design – including art, architecture, graphic design and industrial design. I love this poster series they blogged about by the awesome Albert Exergian. You can see more here.
This is on my Christmas wish list. Ken Diamond moccasins...wallet...key chain...anything. I absolutely love Ken Diamonds stuff. Is it wrong that I'm drooling over leather goods? I love the fact that he hand crafts every single piece and that he is dedicated to creating high quality goods. They just look so comfortable and cosy. My dad has an awesome pair of moccasin-ish-ugg boots and he had them for as long as I can remember, so they've lasted him at least 22 years. I'll keep trying to convince myself that these moccasins are a great investment...in the mean time, you should check out Ken's webstore here.
Images by Andre Paul Pinces.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I absolutely love these little Woolly Pockets. They make me want to garden. For real. Anyway, they're made out of recycled bottles and come in all different sizes, whether you want a little plant or a meadow! So good. Buy one here.
Monday, December 7, 2009
I love printed photos. If I could I'd pretty much have my entire walls covered in photos. These are some of my favourite images from Print Society. There are millions (or close to) on the website for a pretty decent price. Check out Print Society for some Christmas print love.
1. West Forty-third Street by Joseph O. Holmes.
2. Larry Gibson's Chair by Daniel Shea.
I don't know how many times I can say this: I love beards. Mostly the Sea Captain style a la Capt. Daniel Gregg from the Ghost and Mrs Muir. This guy is seriously the coolest thing out - very sea captain meets milanese chic. He's completely fascinating. Is it just the beard that has me saying he's made my "Silver Fox Five"? No, I would have to say it is a combination of the impeccable style, the bike, the glasses, the cigar and of course that fine beard. People, I think I have a crush.
Image from The Sartorialist.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
My Husband's Father and Brother are both into brewing their own beer. A little while ago my Father-in-law asked me to design a logo and label for his beer, and to be honest I've been a little stumped. It is of course awesome to have a client that has given you total control, but I just don't know where to start. I have been inspired by the design my Sister-in-law has come up with for Adam's beer which he has named '2nd Born'. The name is funky and the label is clever. As any beer brewers would know, you generally reuse the plastic beer bottles, so coming up with a label is a little tricky. Karrissa has designed a label that is stuck to the lid, so it's easy to remove. I love it!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Its made of matchboxes and some scraps of paper.
Just hot glue the tops of empty boxes to one another so you get rows.
The bottom should be 9 and decrease by two until you have a single box.
Cut wrapping paper to cover each row, secure with hot glue.
Then hot glue the rows in a tree shape as shown.
I used small stamps to stamp the numbers on each box.
On top you can hot glue a star or a cut out like I did on this one.
Fill the boxes with candy and trinkets and you are ready to go.