Friday, October 31, 2008

Fancy a Snog?

Snog, an intimate and cheerful little shop, serves delicious and healthy treats...not ice cream, but frozen yogurt. They stress fresh and healthy ingredients and constant development of their products to ensure satisfaction. Snog promotes positive feelings and emotions by serving healthy treats in an inspiring environment. "We are all about health, individuality and people". Fresh, non-fat yogurt and no artificial sweeteners are just a few of the factors that set their products apart. They have 15 flavors total, including delicious green tea.

Quote to Make Your Day

"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as
they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future" -Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Some beautiful typography and graphic design work by Justgonesix an ever developing and growing designer, when I see beautiful typography, I love it... Kerning, leading, tracking, the list goes on of terminology and factors that contribute to setting type. Truly great typography cannot be learned within a few years, it takes years of study and practice and training of one's eye to be a great typographer -Much respect to these guys.

Chocolate Pencils

Design Studio Nendo has collaborated with patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu, the mastermind behind popular dessert shops like Mont St. Claire and Le Chocolat de H, to create a beautifully situated and fun dessert. The "chocolate pencils" come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity, and chocophiles. One can use the special "pencil sharpener" that comes with the plate to grate chocolate onto their dessert, as desired.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

United Nude

United Nude seamlessly merges fashion and design with their sexy footwear line. Ultra bold and fashion-forward, they have become iconic in the fashion and design world for their daring designs. A clear concept, elegance and design is the combination that guides their fierce creations. Founded by Rem D Koolhaas and Galahad Clark, United Nude has grown into a worldwide team of creative minds. United Nude is part of a creative collective, functioning as "a hub of interaction between architects, fashion designers, magazine editors and photographers." - kudos. I would love to see the black shoe shown above with a bold trench.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Perpeutal Wall Calendar

Finally! A non-cheesy calendar, perfect for a designer who is incredibly particular. "Massimo Vignelli’s Perpetual Wall Calendar (1980) will never be out of date. Made of heavyweight paperboard, this calendar can be used month after month, year after year. The large, bold numbers are easy to read – evidence of Vignelli’s genius with typography – and the white-on-black design makes a simple and clean graphic. Can be hung on the wall or laid on a desk. Made in Italy." -of course it is.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Zuse Toaster


"ZUSE speaks a simple digital language. It engages its optical sensor to recognize bread and thereon activates the digitalization process of the toast. ZUSE doesn’t see itself merely as a compact toasting device but more like a print-maker of the traditional kind. Inspired by the early matrix printers, it now engages in burning black & white pictures with 12 by 12 pixel resolution into the toast by diligently marking line by line. With its candid intention of providing happiness to its owner ZUSE can randomly draw from its repertoire of images encoded in its memory chip. ZUSE custom-toasts for a fresh start of the day."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hall's Chocolates

"Karen Hall, chocolatier, created Hall's Chocolates in 2008 to provide natural, hand prepared, high quality chocolates and confections, as a healthy alternative to traditional, non-natural candies and sweets found in many stores."

Give the gift of something decadent and delicious this winter and upcoming Christmas season. These chocolates are ideal for corporate gifts, loved ones, friends, neighbors, teachers and even for people who make a difference in your everyday life and are most often forgotten for their continuous efforts. Check out their brand new website, recently completed by Esther Chaye, (who also did the branding) a talented graphic designer located in Vancouver.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rebecca Turbow

"Safe Clothes" is a mod line of women's clothing created by Rebecca Turbow, who resides in New York city. Soft and sturdy fabrics combined with clean, geometric lines defines and sets her style apart. The name "Safe Clothes" came from her own realization that she can make her customers feel more safe and secure simply through the way she designs her apparel and the fabrics in which she chooses to work with. In particular, she hopes people to feel emotionally and physically secure when they sport her clothing. This is an interesting concept, somewhat a different take on inspiration for fashion than from what I've typically seen. However, I see it and would love to own one of her unique pieces one day.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Paris Fashion Week 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Olivia Bee

This talented photographer is only 14 years old. Olivia Bee has more talent, imagination and an eye for artistic composure than I have seen in a very long time. She has had one of her photos printed on a brochure, has been interviewed for Velvet Art, has been on numerous blogs and has been featured in the "It's a Girl Thing" book. Beyond these accomplishments, all you have to do is visit her profile page and photostream on Flickr and you will soon learn just how adored she is for not only her consistent talent and uploading but for the feelings you get when you look at her photography. There is a good chance that you will feel completely inspired and touched when you look at her pieces, which seem more like a musical composition, a story of life, than simply pretty pictures. I cannot go on enough about this rising star except to say that I think she is my hero.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Ride


King & Country is a commercial production design company. Pretty creative work, be sure to check it out...enjoy this video...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Vera Wang

Anyone who knows me knows my love of ribbon. If you have ever received a gift from me, you know that it has most likely taken me quite some time to invent wrapping or I have done up the gift with ribbon, with great care.

"Monahan & Rhee has designed a packaging program for the Ready-to-Wear Jewelry collection of Vera Wang. Scheduled to launch this fall in Vera Wang’s new SoHo storefront on Mercer Street, the jewelry is created from a variety of unconventional elements, including antiques crystals, metals, metallized fabrics, leathers, linen, and satin:

The packaging derives its inspiration from the fashion designer’s history of using ribbons and bows in unusual forms in her legendary wedding gowns. For the packaging system, Monahan & Rhee developed a new production technique to integrate the ribbon and bow directly into the boxes, enabling them to function simultaneously as brand identifier, adornment, and carrying handles."

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Meaning of No.5


"More than understanding the iconography of Chanel, a house that first opened its doors at 31, rue Cambon in 1921, Karl knows what the name means in the history of Paris. Unlike many other houses that have disappeared behind corporate facades or disappeared altogether, Chanel still sits like a white-gloved lady on the Rue Cambon. And probably to a great many young tourists who come to take pictures of its famous entrance and the Cassandre-designed logo, the Rue Cambon is Chanel."
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