Saturday, January 30, 2010

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We've been a little slow in updating due to our studio move.

Speaking of moving, we've just released some new moving announcements designs at Tiny Prints. Check them out here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Real Wedding: Tracy and Doug

We created these invites and other event details for a darling couple, currently featured in the Spring issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. Check out their fabulous wedding here. Congratulations Tracy and Doug, love ya!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Giveaway at Penelope Loves Lists

What better way to start the week than a giveaway! Leave a comment at Penelope Loves Lists and we'll pick a BIG Ideas journal winner on Wed Jan 27th. Bonne chance!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

TGIF: It's a wrap!

Here's how to use our reusable fabric wrap to gift a bottle of wine. (or any bottle-shaped gift for that matter.)

We chose the blue "Give Luck" from our collection for this feature.

Lay the wrap face down.
Tip: The two corners with the "give luck" message should be on either side of you.
Place the wine bottle at the corner closest to you.

Start rolling the wine bottle away from yourself.

Stand the bottle upright.

Take both corners and tie a knot near the top. Spread the knot ends so the "Give Luck" message shows through.

voila! Happy wrapping...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Luke Jerram: The Deadliest Art in the World

Smallpox, HIV and an 'Untitled Future Mutation'

E. coli

English artist Luke Jerram makes glass sculptures of the viruses and deadly diseases.

Diagnosed with dichromatic colorblindness at an early age, he became fascinated with mysteries of human perception:

"Where does the visual perception of an object end and the memory of it begin?... If some images are coloured for scientific purposes, and others altered simply for aesthetic reasons, how can a viewer tell the difference? How many people believe viruses are brightly coloured?"

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Who would have thought these deadly diseases could be represented in such beautiful forms?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Khalili Collection

Calligraphic composition on a horse chestnut leaf

19th century spoon from Iran

Leaf from the Blue Coran, Tunisia or Spain

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These are but a few of the amazing pieces from the Khalili collection, currently exhibited at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Koto Bolofo

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How fun is this lookbook from Koto Bolofo?
Not only is he an iconic fashion photographer, Koto is also a film maker and now has his own line of women's wear. He was interviewed by Wonderland Magazine here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

TGIF: It's a wrap!

Since folks have been asking us for different techniques on wrapping with our reusable fabric wraps, we thought we'd start a new series called "TGIF: It's a wrap!". And yes, you got it, we'll feature a wrapping technique every Friday...

We'll start with an easy one: wrapping a simple box.

We chose the mustard "Give Luck" from our collection for this feature.

Lay the wrap face down and place the box in the middle.

Take the side with the tag and tuck it around the box.

Take the opposite end and bring over, neatly folding in the edge.

Gather one side and pull towards the middle of the box.

Repeat on other side.

Tie a knot.
Spread the knot ends so the "Give Luck" message shows through. Voila!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hanger Tea

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How adorable are these tea bags by designer Soon Mo Kang?
Someone commented, "... how were these not called 'Tea Shirts'?" My thoughts exactly!

Found via swissmiss.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Landmine Ketchup

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Witty design by Australian studio Publicis Mojo.

From the designer:
"Using a ketchup sachet, we demonstrated the horrific nature of living in a land mine affected country and how much a part of everyday life that horror is. The idea is simple: as you tear open the sachet you also rip through the child's leg and the ketchup inside pours out like blood."

via the dieline

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

City Block Matchboxes by Happy F & B

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I love the way these matchboxes line up together to form a city block. Created by Swedish design studio Happy F & B. Check out more of their beautiful work here.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Sasaki san

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It's so refreshing to find simplistic yet beautiful collages, like these by sasaki san. Her book can be found here.

via notpaper

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

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Much luck + love + wisdom to you all in 2010!