A Swedish company, Billerud, has created a new recyclable and biodegradable packaging material that has flexibility which enables some pretty great package designs. Marks & Spencer has used the new material to create this fantastic packaging. Via The Dieline.
The combination of the decidedly dreary weather and this post from Apartment Therapy makes me want to do nothing but gather every blanket and strand of twinkle lights I own and spend the rest of my days eating snacks and alternating between reading and taking naps.
I know it’s not necessarily a new concept (graphic designers have been taking items out of their bags, arranging them in grids, and telling us what they keep on their person for years now)- but Todd McLellan’s images of scrapped mechanical objects are gorgeous. Via Quipsologies.
Everything is beautiful about this line of Polish organic cosmetics- but I especially love the system of pictographs that represent how each product is to be used. Via Lovely Package.
I have not blogged for the last week. It’s not that I think all of you (which may or may not consist of around three people, including my mom) are sitting at home anxiously awaiting my next post, but I do feel I owe some explanation as to why my RSS feed built up to 748 new items and not one new post was submitted. After getting very sick, falling behind on homework, watching my state and...
Space wine: the greatest invention ever. Okay, that obviously doesn’t exist (yet) and consequently is not what is inside of these beautifully wrapped bottles, but the labels have me transfixed. The winery’s name comes from the constellation Caelum, and its owners are “passionate about the sky,” so the astronomy theme seems like a perfect choice. (Via Lovely Package)
Amazing murals by Remed. I’m not used to seeing such crisp lines and minimalist style in street art; they definitely look like they’ve been informed by serigraphy.
Infographics using photography by Danish designer Peter Orntoft. I’m absolutely blown away- such a seemingly simple concept but I’ve never seen it explored. Fantastic use of color and type, too! See more here.
Do a Lot of Work
“The first couple years that you’re making stuff, what you’re making isn’t so good — it’s not that great. It’s trying to be good, it has ambition to be good, but it’s not quite that good. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, your taste is still killer and your taste is good enough that you can tell that what you’re making is kind of a disappointment to you. A lot of people...
French Paper: Package Redesign
I’m already a loyal customer of French Paper Company, but their packaging redesign makes me want to order fresh ream even more than usual, if only for the wrapping. Via Lovely Package.
Feltron Annual Report
I know every designer in existence is losing their cool over this, but I couldn’t help myself- I had to post it. Nicholas Felton’s annual report is back and as magnificent as ever. Order it here.
Adalyn's Party Trick
Awesome print from drkennedyjones on Etsy. Via swissmiss.
The Infographic Machine
Amazing infographics on the Flickr of Andy Blekinsop. (Via Quipsologies.)
I want to cover my walls with the work of this artist. She has an equally impressive commercial illustration portfolio on her website (here). Anyone else getting Henry Darger vibes?
Lizzy's Lovely Little Dollhouse
Though I admire every house tour Apartment Therapy has to offer, it’s rare that I find one I personally connect with. But my jaw actually dropped when I saw this tour because I can’t believe that my dream home actually already exists. Open and extremely well-lit, the structure itself somehow remains both earthy and urban, and the splashes of color throughout are quirky but in such...
Images shot for Desastre Exquis Magazine Paris by Imke Klee and Antonios Mitsopoulos. Exactly the bit of imaginative cheer I needed to get me through this dreary, claustrophobic snow day. I want to go to there. (Via Hello!Lucky)
After seeing this treasury table, I’m almost ashamed to say I thought that the Container Store was the pinnacle of great organization. It’s a shame this comes with a price tag of almost $3000, isn’t it? Via Better Living Through Design.
Designers & Books
On a site designed by Pentagram (swoon), 50 designers talk about the reading that has been important in their lives- a total amounting to 678 books. “From Vitruvius to William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright to Edith Wharton to Le Corbusier to Paul Rand—there has always been a particularly special and robust relationship between designers and books: reading them, writing them, designing...
My books arts instructor and I were geeking out over Nikons per usual when he mentioned this watch that references the hours with aperture sizes and promptly sent me the link. Instant wishlist item! $36 at Uncommon Goods. Via Jim Escalante.