23 February 2009
19 February 2009
Studio On Fire's design and letterpress blog, Beast Pieces, is full of fantastic imagery and inspiration, some pieces designed by them and some not, but everything there is a great example of amazing letterpress work. They have printed a good variety of things like identity systems, wedding invitations, and direct mail pieces. I (like all designers) have a very unhealthy obsession with all things letterpressed, so I was excited to come across this blog. You can buy Studio On Fire's cards and deskline products in their online shop.
17 February 2009
JAQK Cellars is a new wine company founded by winemaker Craig MacLean and designers Katie Jain and Joel Templin (of Hatch Design). I'm loving the way they've combined their talents to form one very distinctive brand. I would buy their wine for the bottles alone. And aren't the t-shirt designs so great too?
13 February 2009
Paperwhite Studio started the project I Love Your More Than Blank to find out the things people use as a measuring stick for love. They have compiled answers about what people love in second place to a friend, pet, or significant other. Submit your own answer to the site or buy products from the project here. I wish I had seen this sooner so it would have been of more use this year, but you can still buy items (like the cards shown, or tote bags and t-shirts) to stock-up for next year.
11 February 2009
Urban Outfitters has a surprisingly good selection of mid-century modern furniture. These would be great if you want the same clean silhouettes of mid-century furniture but without the high price tag (the only thing I wonder about is the quality). I would love to have a couple of these pieces in my apartment.
[ A. Mid-Century Sofa in Aquavision, $550 / B. Indigo Storage Table in Walnut, $225 / C. Lulu Chair in Aqua Tweed, $425 / D. Haruki Slat Bench in Espresso, $225 / E. Melina Club Chair in Orange, $380 / F. Modern Nightstand in Espresso, $150 / G. Midcentury Chair in Turquoise, $300 / H. L7 Side Table in Bamboo, $225 / I. Solid Ash Bungalow Sofa in Natural Stain, $650 ]
10 February 2009
Limited edition textiles from Melbourne-based designer Lara Cameron. Her fabrics are professionally hand screen-printed by Ink & Spindle, a boutique yardage screen-printing studio which she co-owns.
[ Above: Ginkgo in teal + snow, Birch in gold ]
08 February 2009
Words cannot express how excited I am for Orla Kiely's home collection at Target! The line feature's Orla's famous bold patterns and color on products like dinnerware, kitchen linens, storage boxes, and more. Some items have already been released, but the full collection will be available in all stores on February 15th (or buy online now). Prices range from $2.49 to $19.99. So affordable. I want everything.
06 February 2009
Still looking for something special to give on Valentine's Day? Try one of these prints from Uppercase Gallery's Love Letters poster series. Each print is 13x19" and is printed on heavyweight paper with archival inks. Prints are shipped flat and unframed, but are designed to fit a standard Ikea Ribba frame.
[ Above: Ever After, Two; each $45 ]
05 February 2009
Engrave Your Book is back! The company, which is based in Portland, Oregon, have switched their method to this engraved leather cover which slips directly over Moleskine notebooks (they previously laser engraved art directly onto the notebooks). Their product collection consists of artist designed covers or you can submit your own design for engraving. Each cover costs $60 and features a card pocket and elastic strap.
[ Above: Leaves by Christopher Bettig, $60 ]
04 February 2009
02 February 2009
Illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal, who currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute. His work is full of playful imagery and engaging use of color. He has also appeared in numerous publications including Communication Arts and Print.
[ Above: Modern Love, Nickelodeon TV Spot, Summer Music ]