Posts tagged ‘Design’

A Flower Or Two For You


I realize it might take a very brave lady to wear a flower in her hair as a fashion statement, but I am just that kind of lady. I know there are many of you out there as well, just like Ms. Katie Wilmore from Thimble Kiss. Her very creative headband and hair clips designs are absolutely lovely. To find more information on any of the products below and many more, please visit the Thimble Kiss site.





Images via Thimble Kiss

September 7, 2009 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Cupcake Inspired, Vegan Bath Bombs

Like most ladies, I like the occasional soothing bath after a long day. Most of the time, I just take quick showers like most working adults do, but I’ve been spoiling myself lately. I actually only take baths if I have a bath bomb around. I really don’t see the point in taking a bath if you aren’t going to make a ritual out of it.

As I was browsing for my bath bomb fix, I came upon the Pink Dandy Shop. They have an excellent selection of vegan bath bombs for the lady that likes to bathe in bubbles and lovely scents. They even look like cupcakes.






I really love these types of products. They are lovely, functional and green. If you want more information on any of the products below and many more, please visit the Pink Dandy shop.

Images via Pink Dandy

August 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm 1 comment

10 Fabulous Buisness Card Designs

It’s that time of the year again. I happily spent a few hours yesterday trying to sort out my new business card for this next year. I sketched out a few ideas while sipping some sangria yesterday. I think I have the beginnings of a funky and fabulous card. Of course, I would never have gotten this far without the help of other inspiring designers. Here are ten business card designs I used as inspiration for next years design. You can view these and many more unique designs at one of my favorite websites,











Images via

August 19, 2009 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

Link Loving: Portfolios, Typography and Green Design


I have been throwing myself into the study of design and and it principles these past couple of weeks. I did take a break from it for a bit while Dennis and I sorted our new flat, but I am happy to be at it again. Here are a few articles I’ve found very inspiring and informational.

• Very cool collection of illustrations, typographic work, lettering, web design and user experience work via I Love Colors. I love this blog and I love the articles.

• Beautiful and creative way of creating card and garland by using recycled paper scraps. This article was written by Laura Normandin and posted on Design Sponge.

• PRINT Magazine is hosting a webcast on August 4th Pangea Organics CEO and lead designer. The will discuss their sustainable packaging and biodegradable soaps and products. Tree Hugger has given us a small preview of their accomplishments and company policies regarding sustainable design.

• I know I’ve asked myself this question before, and Nubby Twiglet provides some very informative answers with tips for creating a print portfolio.

• Interesting article by Jason Santa Maria regarding the use of print design principles that might not work the same for the web. I have to say I agree with him on this one.

• A fascinating inside look into the inspiration and work of Alice Savoie. In this interview, Alice discusses her studies, her process and future projects. The interview is via I Love Typography.

August 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Fashion Crush: Melissa Plastic Dreams & Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Collaboration

I nearly fell over when I saw these in a window while out taking a stroll in the Lanes this Sunday. Two of my favorite designers have collaborated to create these fabulously funky shoes. I have written about Melissa Plastic Dreams shoes before and I have good news to report. Since then I have tried them on and they are quite comfortable. Additionally, the claim that they smell of bubble gum is very true. Now, Vivienne Westwood has collaborated with Melissa Plastic Dreams to bring us this new collection called Anglomania. Let the girly screams commence.







Images via Melissa Plastic Dreams

August 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

The Fascinating Art Of Gonkar Gyatso

I was very impressed with Mr. Gyatso’s work. He creates beautiful and interesting pieces that are meant to be a visual statement on globalization and the hybridization of the contemporary world. I’m actually quite excited that his studio is in London as well. I will be moving closer to the area, and I would love to see his work in person. I certainly recommend giving his site a view. His work is quite visually and culturally interesting.







Images via Gonkar Gyatso

July 7, 2009 at 8:26 am Leave a comment

Portable Garden Design By David Barry

Irish Designer David Barry developed The Eden Project which is a very creative green solution to urban gardening. The concept involves the use of portable gardening pods which allow the user to grow their own food. The pods can then be stored away after the growing season has passed.

I love this concept. It is an absolutely brilliant idea. Dennis and I live in a very small place, and we have been looking into ways of our own food. At the moment, it has been incredibly difficult. We managed to grow a tomato plant, and we are working on a cucumber plant. While we did have success, it was incredibly difficult to find space for them. Moving them around after they grew to be a certain size proved to be a problem as well. These portable garden pods would eliminate this issue.




Images via David Barry

June 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm 1 comment

Does Race Affect Votes? TED Talk by Nate Silver

Nate Silver gives a fantastic talk on the controversial issue of race in politics. He ends with a very interesting insight into America’s neighborhoods, and how urban planning affects our ability to accept those different than us.

Images via TED Talk

June 5, 2009 at 1:15 am Leave a comment

10 Very Clever Logo Designs

It’s logo time again. I absolutely adore clever logo design. These ten logos really caught my eye the other day as I was browsing one of my favorite sites, LogoPond. I am especially fond of the Giraffe logo. I am in the process of designing one for a friend, and these guys really helped clear up a design problem I was having.











Images via LogoPond

May 27, 2009 at 5:47 am Leave a comment

Stunning Paper Sculptures by Richard Sweeney

Multi-talented artist Richard Sweeney creates these stunning sculptures using paper modeling as a means to create form. According to the artist, all of these sculptures are merely pieces in an ongoing exploration into the medium. I believe this is the one of the very interesting aspect of his art. These experimental forms are stunning themselves, and simply knowing they are merely experimental pieces is fascinating.







Images via Richard Sweeney

May 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

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