Knowing Cassie and I both share a fondness for catchy color combinations and geometric designs, it was a no-brainer when it came to sharing this work by Holly Wales, a London-based illustrator. This series is based off of the TV show Twin Peaks, and in Holly’s words, it “explores ideas about how narrative affects the way images are presented separately, rather than as whole complete scenes” – pretty cool, right?
Illustrations by Holly Wales
Have you guys seen this personal project by photographer Hilda Grahnat? I saw these snapshots of the project on her blog and instantly thought how this kind of object would make an amazing gift for any family member you love. It’s incredibly personal to the creators and extremely beautiful to any on-looker. I think this piece is a perfect combination of illustration, pattern, typography, book binding, and of course…subject matter.
Hop over to her blog to see a few more images of the project and to read about how the project started between Hilda and a few of her friends.
I wanted to take a look at the latest lookbook for Ruche, which is absolutely gorgeous. There is no text in this book, so photography is key for communication in this case … but guess what? They handled it so well. One of the most interesting parts I found was the placement of imagery. In most cases, they would have a zoomed out view of an outfit on one side, with a matching photograph on the other. Now, this matching photograph could either be a detailed shot or an image that’s completely different, but share similar colors. Try it out sometime! Mixing and matching can be completely refreshing + fun to do.
ruche lookbook / anette schive / breanna rose
Face, a design studio based out of Mexico has the skill of typesetting DOWN! They are typographic geniuses with amazing attention to detail where it counts…you know…kerning and leading. Every project in their portfolio has it’s own unique identity with the common them of killer typography.
Stop by Face Design studio to see more work samples. Follow these guys on Twitter!
I’m pretty sure my mother would just die to have this…my dad too…and me, really! I’m dreaming of warmer days with lots of greenery surrounding me. I can’t wait for the smell of fresh greens, citrus, flower buds, and even the smell of summer rain. Let’s just skip this winter stuff, and even the spring stuff, and hope right to the HOT & SUNNY summers that make me one happy camper.
Lucy and Stephen Marr own this beauty and I envy it with all my heart. Look at how it looks pieced together with salvaged window panes. So great.
Images and original post via The Selby.
No matter how many times I try to step outside of my color lover box, I always circle back to this lovely color combination. It’s beyond perfect and never seems to grow old. I’m sure you can tell from my blog design that this combo is a keeper.
I think it might be the mix of a color with a nod to earlier times (the mustard was a real winner in the 50′s) paired with the classics of black and gray. ohh and look how great baby pink looks in that lineup! Maybe I’m just making up stuff, but I love it!
*Images from here & here
What do you add to your daily routine to get you through the day? For me it’s a must to put on some headphone and crank up the tunes. Some days that means listening to the same song over and over, and other days that means hoping around to different songs as my mood changes.
So where do I find the playlists I listen to? It’s usually either my personal Grooveshark playlists or 8 tracks from some of my favorite bloggers. The 4 above have been in this week’s rotation.
Au Revoir Old Love: created by Blogmilk
Gone Indie: created by Blogmilk
Down to Business: created by For Me For You
Hope: created by Pennyweight
Aren’t these just beautiful? I’ve been enjoying tracking down photographers who capture the beauty of everyday things. Capturing morning breakfast, walks in the park, or lazy afternoons seems like an easy task, but as an amateur photographer myself, I find it challenging. I find myself only wanting to capture the perfect compositions, the best moments, the ones I feel are worth capturing…but in reality my photos never feel as real as these.
Something to work one. Not all photos have to be perfect to be beautiful.
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