A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive January, 2011
"I Would Shave My Beard For You" & Other Letterpress Valentines

“I Would Shave My Beard For You” & Other Letterpress Valentines

Valentines should always be just as clever and beautifully designed as these two creations by The Hungry Workshop: the first valentine makes me laugh, and the second one makes me gasp with joy at the beautiful colors and gorgeous detailing. Both are just great examples of fun type that draws your eye in, and I’m...
Mondrian Playground for Kids & Art Geeks Alike

Mondrian Playground for Kids & Art Geeks Alike

Remember Phillip Tseng, the illustrator with the gruesome fruit/veggie massacre Alphadeath? He’s submitted this Mondrian Playground to Threadless, as a collab piece with Phil Jones: Voting for this design on Theadless has already closed, but hopefully this will become a real tee for sale– I’m in love with little Blue in the corner!
Colorful Geometric Tape Art

Colorful Geometric Tape Art

Rebecca Ward makes beautifully complex art installations out of simple household objects: these colorful and geometric pieces are entirely made from duct tape or electrical tape. I love how sculptural and almost-solid her work looks from far away– but when you get closer, you see that the taped shapes are hollow and easily destructible. There is...
8,000 Chopsticks in One Collapsible Couch

8,000 Chopsticks in One Collapsible Couch

Here’s the ideal couch for a cheapskate with a penchant for insane DIY projects: Yuya Ushida, a German-based designer, designed a piece of furniture that’s a chair when compressed, and a couch when extended. He used 8,000 chopsticks to make this remarkable piece of work, titled Sofa_XXXX: For the design, he cut and sanded chopsticks into...
Amazing Letterpress Wedding Invitations Featuring Caslon

Amazing Letterpress Wedding Invitations Featuring Caslon

There is no end to the beauty of this wedding invitation set: with its monochromatic and dramatic color choices, textured letterpress and tree ring imagery, plus a brilliant and elegant integration of Caslon swashes… this may in fact be the pinnacle of modern wedding design. It therefore comes as no surprise that the designer of...
Blog Giveaway Winners

Blog Giveaway Winners

The first blog giveaway on www.jeanniejeannie.com is officially over, with a total of 74 entries on the blog and via Twitter RTs– and we’re announcing the winners right now! I’ve run the numbers through a randomizer, and the winners are: I’m emailing these lucky ladies right now, but if you didn’t win, have no fear–...
Two Views of Pantone: Cookies and Makeup Concepts

Two Views of Pantone: Cookies and Makeup Concepts

Pantone’s color matching system has garnered its own fanbase, for making color choices so much easier for every designer out there. Some people love it to the point where they’ve created entire projects around Pantone’s easily recognizable swatches of color and numbering– below are two particularly creative examples of Pantone design, as applied to cookies...
Fortune Cookie Coin Purses

Fortune Cookie Coin Purses

Diana Eng makes beautifully crafted fortune cookie coin purses out of recycled leather– this is a great gift for the environmentally conscious, since each cookie’s unique laser cut ID number corresponds to scraps of leather that has been rescued from the manufacturer. Each fortune cookie also comes with a printed fortune inside, too. Her webstore...
Black Swan Inspired Editorial for Vogue Russia

Black Swan Inspired Editorial for Vogue Russia

Jason Schmidt photographed model Denisa Dvorakova amidst a slew of ballerinas for the February 2011 edition of Vogue Russia– and this is one editorial where the extras overpower the model herself, with their graceful and exquisite poses. The shoot emphasizes the sharp contrasts between colors and form in the difference between the model and the...
Wonderfully Designed Animal Objects for Your Home

Wonderfully Designed Animal Objects for Your Home

I wish all the kitschy animal objects in America looked like these product designs– there is definitely a way to integrate usefulness with the cute animal imagery without it looking painfully kitchy. Each creature below has a specific practical use, but still looks fantastic simply sitting on a shelf or even as a conversational piece...
Sweet Japanese iPhone Cookies with a Homemade Touch

Sweet Japanese iPhone Cookies with a Homemade Touch

Something sweet to start off your morning: these Japanese iPhone cookies speak for themselves, with their colorful icing icons and beautiful packaging. The cookies made by a lovely bakery in the Tokushima Prefecture called Green Gables Sweets & Cafe, and their site (which is all in Japanese) features other cute baked goods such as cream-colored...
A $420 Styrofoam Cup: Everlasting Art

A $420 Styrofoam Cup: Everlasting Art

Cheeming Boey draws on styrofoam cups with a Sharpie marker to make intricate, beautiful works of art– each of which sell for anything between $180 to $420 USD. You can see varied techniques on his cups: everything from pointillism to Japanese woodcut artistry is incorporated. The stark black and white images that end up on...