Wednesday, April 29, 2009

suite pillows

A fun gift idea for the design nerd who has everything... And the entire Creative Suite is only $80. Available here.

via Swiss Miss

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

autumn story

This new video for Autumn Story by Firekites features wonderful chalkboard animation directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg. It reminds me a little bit of those mural animations by BLU. I love it. Of course I am biased since it includes a barn owl, which everyone knows is the coolest kind of owl (if David Bowie can turn into one, they MUST be cool).

via Drawn!

brian banton

I saw these posters by Toronto designer Brian Banton on Behance today and I am in awe... and in love. You really have to check out the entire set or you're missing out - so many little details to devour and enjoy!

the 3/50 project

This is a great idea. You know what they say, every drop counts... Check out The 3/50 Project to learn more.

via Pitch Design Union

Monday, April 27, 2009

ricky allman

Wow. I came across a few drawings and paintings by Ricky Allman on but does it float (which, by the way, is chock full of inspiration), and had to see more. The paintings are beautiful with their mysterious, space-like settings and saturated palette of darks and brights, but I think I like the works on paper even more. Amazing shading and line work... wow.

mei yau kan

I happened upon these beautiful and mysterious lomo-style photographs by Mei Yau Kan on flickr last week. You can see more on her flickr stream.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

venn humor

I just found these hilarious little venn diagrams by Frank Chimero on design work life. You can see them all here.

kyoko okubo

I love these paper sculptures by artist Kyoko Okubo. Animals + mystery will get me every time. You can see more of her work here.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

simplicity, FTW

I love this identity system for Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre by the Design Practice. So simple, yet so clever!

via design work life

Sunday, April 19, 2009

sometimes nonsense makes sense

I just came across these nonsense info graphics on Pitch Design Union. Not sure who made them, but you can check out more on their flickr stream. Who says beauty can't have a sense of humor?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

no one does it like you

I am in love with this new video for my favorite song from Department of Eagles' album In Ear Park. It was inspired by the work of artist and illustrator Marcel Dzama (you may have seen his work on Beck's album Guero, or They Might Be Giants' The Else). Some of his drawings remind me a tiny bit of Henry Darger. You can see more of Dzama's work here.

via Kitsune Noir