Thursday, February 28, 2008

Out Sick

Sorry readers. I've caught the bug and although I love blogging, my heart isn't quite in it while I'm feeling yucky. I'm trying to get rest and I'll get back to posting soon!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Etsy: Jengsshop

Fun, blank paper notebooks can be found at the Etsy store, Jengsshop.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Just Added

I just added this blog, MODAMUSE to my blog list. Have a look. Featured, are modern Australian and New Zealand designers, artisans and crafters.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Stray Dog Designs

Stray Dog attracted me because of the products' particular whimsical style. I look at them and think . . . wouldn't this make a great style of illustration? The colors are fun as well.

Organic: Mod Green Pod

Looking for organic cotton fabric and vinyl-free wallpaper for your creative projects? Try THIS.

5 Reasons to Design with Mood Boards

CLICK HERE to read about Mood Boards. Although I agree with most of what is said, the reality is, often there isn't time to present a board to the client. (At least in my experience in graphic design, working for a small firm. And yes, it is frustrating.) This is where sketching comes in handy and a good grasp of communication/ persuasive skills; something I am still working on and probably will be for the rest of my life.
HERE is the link given for a Flikr set of mood boards as well.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Video: The making of Publikum Calendar

CLICK HERE to see the YouTube video on the making of the Publikum Calendar 2008. Among those featured are Debbie Millman, Sean Adams, and Chip Kidd. Documentary by Nada Ray.

Screech Owl Design

Take some time, CLICK HERE, and see what cute things you can find.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Clever business cards

THIS set of images is traveling across the internet—posted by Static—but since they are clever and have to do with graphic design, I figured I may as well post them. Thanks Teju.

Etsy: Tilly Bloom

Graphic jewelry by Tilly Bloom. She sure is getting a lot of attention right now so better hurry over to her shop before she's sold out. CLICK HERE for more. (click on image to go directly to this item.)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Free: Paper Toys by Marshal Alexander

CLICK HERE to download your free patterns.

Motion Graphics: Exopolis, Inc.

Click here to view website and reels.

Sustainable Living

Here are five sites for sustainable living/tips etc. Click on the images to visit the sites.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Colorful prints available from Petuniaz etsy store Wingspan Design. Some beautiful color palettes can be pulled from these prints as well.

Video: Paula Scher on Brand America

CLICK HERE to watch video.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Etsy: drawflowers

THIS is too fun. It reminds me of being a kid. My mom used to buy rolls of newsprint and as kids we'd have a great time tracing our bodies or coloring in giant signs. I can't imagine any creative person NOT wanting to try this (or purchase for that matter.)

Harmonie Interieure

This is so great! As a designer I am, of course, in love with type and think THIS is such a cool idea. Different styles are available.

Herman Yu Design

Herman Yu digitally manipulates photographs to give them her personal touch. CLICK HERE to see more.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Photography: Anna Rosa

Lovely. CLICK HERE to view more of Anna's work as well as other photographers.

Etsy: Ilee Letterpress Goods

CLICK HERE for more.

From the Archives of Matthew Mead

The archives go back all the way to 2004. Find decorating ideas, food tips, free wrapping paper and more. CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Paper Products: Heidi

Looking for some fun paper products? Visit HEIDI.

Illustrator: Penelope Dullaghan

Penelope is definitely "right now." CLICK HERE to see her work.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Studio: Factor Design

There is some professional and diverse work here. CLICK for more.

(Below: sample of work for a furniture manufacturer, COR)

(Below: branding language for child's phone, Firefly mobile)

Studio: Hatch Design

(Below, wine labels.) There is some fun, innovative design here. TAKE A LOOK.

Shopping: Zuda Gay (Etsy)

Aren't these pendants fun? (I'd rather they be brooches, but they're still cute.) CLICK HERE for more.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Portfolio: Graf D'sign

CLICK HERE to see Russian designer, Serge Savostianov's portfolio. Turn on your speakers for full effect.

Shopping: Galison

Galison/Mudpuppy features fine art note cards, writing journals, address books, puzzles, educational games, fine paper gifts.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Studio: Post Typography

There's some nice work here. CLICK for more.

Free: Desktop wallpaper by Metremade

There are about 20 different wallpapers to chose from, CLICK HERE for yours.

Photography: Beatrice Peltre

I know I've said before, how much I enjoy looking at food photography and styling. HERE is another site by Beatrice Peltre. Just look at all the different color palettes you can pull from just this photograph alone! CLICK HERE to visit the blog. And HERE is the Flickr photoset.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Illustrator: Christiane Beauregard

I just finished working with illustrator, Christiane Beauregard. She was a pleasure to work with, and if you can believe it she sent me the final work three days early! Way to score points. CLICK HERE if you'd like to see more.
(Note: these are not the illustrations she did for us.)

Portfolio: Spur Design

It's always fun to look at the portfolios of other Graphic Design(ers)/ studios. Plus, it's refreshing to find conceptual work amidst it all. CLICK HERE to view more from Spur Design.

Textiles from Lagom

Aren't these fun? Makes me want to try and make one myself. CLICK HERE to visit the store.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Motion: Tomato

Tomato has studios in both Japan and London. They do motion as well as print work. Their motion, is rather ambient. It's different, so worth having a look at. CLICK HERE.
(Below image from one of their sequences for Mac Cosmetics.)

(Navigation is a bit difficult, click on the gray rectangle on the right to load videos.)

Etsy: John W. Golden

This Etsy store sells digital artwork and signs. I'm going to put these in my boys' room—if I ever have any—someday. CLICK HERE for more.

Watch out Etsy!

There's a new place to buy handmade, Poppy Talk Handmade. CLICK HERE to see what's in store.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I found this post over at The Die Line and couldn't resist posting. Isn't it lovely and so so perfect? And clean and simple and . . .

Presto Bingo: Modern Art for Kids

Check it out here.