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I wanted to share a project with you that I have been working on that is close to my heart. A line of natural perfumes called Forager Botanicals. Forager Botanicals are all natural without any harmful synthetic fragrances or parabens. When coming for the design for the branding and packaging... Continue reading
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I love this new Pattern Box from Princeton Architectural Press. Curated by New York City's Textile Arts Center, the box is full of gorgeous patterns. The cards can be used for correspondence, notes, and are great inspiration for design projects. The ten international design contributors include: New York designers Shanan... Continue reading
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I recently came across this adorabel store design for Spring and wanted to share it. Spring is a learning facility for kids in Hong Kong. The design of the space is so magical. I want to bring my daughter and spend some time there myself! Continue reading
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I think many people don't understand the concept of branding and what it means to a business. I thought this poster by Inkredible sums it up perfectly. Continue reading
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I always make it a point to go to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. There is so much inspiring design and the artistis and visionaries are from all over the world. Some of my favorites this year were Tom DIxon, Bend and Volk shown below. Continue reading
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I came across this orange juice packaging by Dagný Lilja Snorradóttir from Spain and wanted to share. The type is so playful and I love the use of the glass container. Continue reading
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I was recently shopping at the grocery store and came across this new packaging for Tazo Tea. I am a big time tea fan and had always loved the traditional looking Indian Tazo Tea packaging design. I barely recognized the new packaging as Tazo. Although I like the modern look... Continue reading
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Our dear friend and collaborator Bobbi Lin has launched a new food and lifestyle magazine called Good Company. Check it out for beautiful photography and inspiring stories. Here are some of the amazing photographs from the latest issue. Continue reading
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I came across this beautiful design for a tea bag. So simple yet perfect. Continue reading
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I am still trying to grasp the 3D Printing revolution and what can be done. Here are some inspiring ideas. Continue reading
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It is so interesting to see packaging design from other countries. I came across this lovely packaging design from Japan. Amazingly enough some of the same hand stamped design trends we are seeing here in the U.S. Continue reading
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Happy 2013! I apologize for the delay in posting as we have been off to a very busy start in this new year with a lot of exciting projects in the studio. But I am so excited to share this new book by Rizzolo Publishing on Irving Harper. Irving Harper... Continue reading
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Here is a sneak peek of the new 2013 beautifully designed letterpress calendar by the talented New York based Tara Hogan of Ink + Wit. I love these letterpress calendars and I am a big fan of this years theme. Each month features a lovely illustration and a quote about... Continue reading
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I found these cute candle and room diffuser packages by Caroline Gardner a small stationary company from the UK. The hearts are so fun and playful. Continue reading
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House Industries has designed the cutest graphic blocks and a nativity scene made out of wood. These blocks are so fun and well designed that you won't mind when they are strewn all around your living room and you may find yourself playing with them too. If only all my... Continue reading
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I am excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Holly Becker's new book Decorate Workshop published by Chronicle Books. Holly Becker is the author of Decor 8 a popular decorating and design blog. Her new book Decorate Workshop is a how-to-guide on decorating your own space. The... Continue reading
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The holidays are upon us and as a packaging designer myself I am always looking for cute, affordable ways to embelish my gifts. Here are some fun ideas I found while surfing the web. Continue reading
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To celebrate Crate and Barrels 50th anniversary they asked twelve artists to interpret their signature Bauhaus-inspired Arzberg teapot. Beginning this December each month for a year they will release one of the limited edition teapots for online sale. Such a fun idea! And all of the designs are so unique. Continue reading
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We got the opportunity to review this wonderful book Sign Painters published by Princeton Architectural Press. I am always amazed at artists who can do hand lettering. It is a true art form and sign painting requires even more technical skills. I loved looking through all these wonderful examples and... Continue reading
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Brooklyn based design firm Mucca is always turning out fabulous design. Their latest design for South Korean market Shinsegae is really wonderful and we are so happy they shared it with us. The new design for SSG Market is focused on creating "an innovative retail experience by engaging and entertaining... Continue reading
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Adorable and playful olive oil decantur and packaging by Australian based Mozi. Continue reading
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I attended the opening party for Public Works exhibit International Designers Interpret the Bicycle and Our Public World on Thursday night. 27 international desingers and illustrators were invited to design posters interpretting the concept of "public biking" with a vision to reclaim urban areas. The list of designers reads like... Continue reading
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Stranger & Stranger recently designed these cool prohibition era decorative paper wine label sleeves in collaboration with Truett Hurst and retailer Safeway. The sleeves not only look cool they add real estate to communicate with the buyer beyond the tiny front and back labels. 101 Ema Continue reading
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I was in Philadelphia last weekend and had the pleasure of attending the latest show at the Fabric Workshop and Museum "An Odyssey: A Narrative of The Fabric Workshop and Museum". Founded in 1977 The Fabric Workshop and Museum originally invited artists to experiment with fabric, and later with a... Continue reading
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I am a big fan of collage and I thought these pieces by Laura Oaks were really cool. Continue reading