Monthly Archives: December 2012

BMD Design

Based in France, BMD Design cranks out the best looking hand lettering out there. It’s urban and grungy but classy all the same. Take a look at what I mean.

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The Event Of A Thread

I love swings. I had one as a child outside both our old houses. I long for the day I can have one in a home of my own. For those of you in New York, swing away indoors at this uber fun installation. You have visual artist Ann Hamilton to thank. She’s the brains behind the multimedia installation titled The Event Of A Thread. There are 42 swings hung from a high ceiling just waited to be used. (Come to think of it if they were just displayed on their own they would already be beautiful). But how amazing is it that you can actually use the swings and relive childhood memories!

I had to include this beautifully written excerpt from Ann’s site:

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised off the seat. We were sailing, so inside the motion—time stopped—and then suddenly rushed again toward us. We would line up on the playground and try to touch the sky, alone together.”

The Event Of A Thread is currently on display at Park Avenue Armory until January 6, 2013.

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Bracket

I need to get my hands on all 8 volumes of Bracket – a sleek publication that features ideas, sketches and processes. The collection contains volumes on craft, hunger, ethics, failure and spirit to name a few. I love the sexy minimal image on the outside and the scatterbrain sketches covering the inner pages.

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Holiday/Apocalypse Survival Kit

I love me a good survival kit. These kits designed by Trigger are in such stark contrast to each other that both would be great to hand out to friends for Christmas.

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Oh and WordPress was a little weird for me yesterday but it’s all back to normal this fine morning. (Yay!).

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Ten Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams once asked himself if his design was good. A simple but insightful question. Soon afterward he came up with a sort of checklist of commandments that is still of use today.

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By the way, am I the only one who thinks the new WordPress makes it really difficult to post in such a tiny box. Also uploading photos was a lot easier when we could dump all the photos in at once.

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What is Creativity?

Featured once before, KOMBOH has a new addition to their portfolio of oh so awesome work – their brand identity. Just like their work, their identity design is fun, quirky and witty.  I wish my invoices had a good riddance box to tick. Best bit.

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God’s Perspective of the Macy’s Day Parade

From the same aerial photography master that brought you these amazing snaps of New York City from way up high, I bring you the Macy’s Day Parade like you’ve never seen before. Navid Baraty once again has us all in a sense of awe.

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Laura Carlin

Lookie, little hand painted animals! The cutest things. They’d make for great posters in nurseries or even in the living room. I’ve got my eye on the first one. Designed by Laura Carlin, little people, animals and buildings are all intricate and bathed in water colour goodness.

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MoMa’s Garage Sale Newspaper

This has to be the most sexily laid out newspaper design for a garage sale I’ve ever seen. You might think there isn’t much to write about to fill a newspaper, but Kelli Anderson will prove you wrong. She will also make the entire thing look great and be filled with fun info. The newspaper was for MoMa’s recent Meta Monumental Garage Sale Exhibition.

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