March 6th, 2012
Everyday I scavenge the internet and my home library for my [addictive] dose of inspiration. While I keep my mind open for any sort of inspiration: photography, paint, sculpture, architecture, literature, etc, undeniably every scour I find myself fixed on typography. I’m obsessed with it – in every sense of the word. Typography makes or breaks a space, it lifts a mood, it lowers it. Typography stimulates emotion with hardly lifting a pinky. It can intimidate you, invite you, scare you, or tell you a story (quite literally). The point is, typography dominates a huge part of my life, and I can’t stop exploring it.
So, from time to time, you’ll find posts with my daily type inspirations. I’ll write about some, and leave others up for grabs. Take a look at what I found today at Design Milk’s Dairy:
March 4th, 2012
To a designer, even the smallest things matter. Good design doesn’t stop at billboards and conference presentations, it works down into the small aspects of your life: accent pillows, end tables, laptop bag, and more specifically- these beautiful notebook journals!
March 2nd, 2012
I dabble in illustration. I’m not incredible. I’m not terrible. Whatever. My husband, on the other hand, is a wizard with an ink pen and some watercolor. Since I’ve known him he’s brought to light a ton of incredibly talented illustrators I didn’t even know were out there. Then, I started studying some of these illustrators he introduces me to, and it’s become an inspiring and entertaining closet hobby. Matte Stephens is one of those artists. I’ve recently come across his work, and fell in love right away. His fantastical, fresh, and typically light-hearted illustrations consist of original, obscure characters, equipt with semi-elaborate background stories in the captions of his work. He is genuine, quirky, and has a hell of a hand-and that’s why I love him. Take a look at some of his samples of work below.
If you’re interested, check out more of his work on his blog at: http://matteart.blogspot.com/
March 2nd, 2012
So recently at my job I’ve been doing more and more photography for production, which I was a little nervous about at first. I had only taken one black & white photography course in college, and next thing I know I’m on the job, my boss hands me a 18-55mm and says ‘get to work’. The first time was terrifying, probably equivalent to losing your virginity. I had this model standing in front of me, along with a stylist, and I’m supposed to be the one knowing what’s going on. But, after a few panic breaths and a quick overview of the f-stop and shutterspeed controls, I was merrily on my way. I had forgotten how much I loved shooting in college. So now, I feel like I’m taking photography in as a side hobby and drawing solid inspiration from all over the world. Look at these beautiful photographs taken for Katherine Hooker’s line of fashion. They’re so beautiful, the profiles are so intimate. I love these:
March 1st, 2012
Flat Packables is a company whose name is pretty self-explanatory. The Tokyo-based company creates “flat-packable” items that are both fun and easy to assemble.
The Fin Vase is made of laser cut Japanese Lime plywood that is then sanded and polished by hand with natural beeswax. The piece is composed of ten curved pieces, two rings, and a test tube that join together easily. The outer curved edges of the vase are accented with a darker finish
Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/fin-vase-by-flat-packables/#ixzz1nq0eFrHB