A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive May, 2011
Moustache Business Card

Moustache Business Card

The re-branding of Gadgetshop by Asha was loosely based on James Bond-esque gadgetry: thus, the business card that doubles as a moustache disguise gadget was born. There’s even a handy usage guide on the business card itself, in case you forget how to use it: “In the event of having to slip out of the...
Vintage Packaging for Cereal and Cheese

Vintage Packaging for Cereal and Cheese

I rarely post collections on here, but there are some fantastic online resources for both designers and people who are simply nostalgic– here are two collections of vintage packaging, one featuring cereal and the other, cheese. Vintage Cereal Packaging The vintage cereal packaging collection at The Imaginary World sorts box designs according to not only...
Tapehook: Colorful and Cute Hooks for Home Decor

Tapehook: Colorful and Cute Hooks for Home Decor

Japan-based design studio Torafu has a wonderful set of colorful hooks for your everyday objects– each hook is shaped like a piece of tape that curls up to hold your household items, such as keys and jewelry. According to Spoon and Tamago, this is made from a piece of plastic dipped in water, and then...
Big Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag

Big Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag

This is literally just a wonderfully fat, rounded bean bag in the shape of a sleeping grizzly bear. It looks massive and cushy, and its made by Hong Kong design studio Chic Sin Design– believe it or not, the surface pattern of the grizzly is entirely knitted, rather than printed. From their Etsy shop and...
This Many Card: A Birthday Card for All Ages

This Many Card: A Birthday Card for All Ages

The concept of “one-size-fits-all” poses an interesting challenge for designers, but often produces the most intriguing results– this birthday card titled “This Many” and designed by Sarah Hollowood has 100 unlit candles with embossed flames that are just waiting for you to decide which friend to give it to. You simply color in as many...
Dropclock: Gorgeous Screensaver, featuring Helvetica in water

Dropclock: Gorgeous Screensaver, featuring Helvetica in water

This is absolutely stunning: Dropclock is a classy, mesmerizing screensaver for both Macs and PCs, featuring 3D numbers in Helvetica dropping into water in slo-mo. Simple, if initially boring idea, but the execution is flawless– it comes in clean black and white, and its sure to keep you staring in awe for quite some time....
Fontable: Your Favorite Letters as Furniture

Fontable: Your Favorite Letters as Furniture

Alessandro Canepa & Andrea Paulicelli are Italian designers with an eye for font-friendly furniture: their collection, aptly titled “Fontable,” features all of your favorite letters in both upper and lower case, plus numbers 0 thru 9, as individual tables. The heights of all the tables are easily adjustable, so that you can overlap letters if...
DIY Paper: Cut and Fold Escher

DIY Paper: Cut and Fold Escher

A standard 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock has never been put to better use: Bryan Peele has designed a replica of M.C. Escher’s famous Relativity lithograph into a one piece, cut and fold 3D copycat. Best of all, this was put together without any glue or tape! As Makezine reminds us: Note that Escher’s...
Llama Business Cards

Llama Business Cards

Hello, llamas on business cards. Designer Shyama Golden remind us how to pronounce her name, with this quirky cute image of a llama in her glasses. What a wonderfully wacky way to make people notice: letterpress llamas on business cards with hot pink edges. It’s beautifully done (all the illustration and type is by hand!)...
Colorful Painted Wood Typography

Colorful Painted Wood Typography

Scott Albrecht is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer with a distinct style: his typography is clean, blocky, and colorful (with a heavy emphasis on primary colors), and he uses painted wood to create these wonderful pieces of typographical art. From his website: With a strong sense of color and typography, his aesthetic can be described...
A Field Guide to Typestaches

A Field Guide to Typestaches

This poster captures the perfect balance of quirkiness, whimsy, and simple clean typography– titled A Field Guide to Typestaches, it shows you how each typeface’s definite brackets can be turned into distinctive moustaches, when you turn them on their sides. The best part of all this is the little moniker labeling the typestaches, which personifies...
Denim Pirate Ship Kite for Kids

Denim Pirate Ship Kite for Kids

I wish there were more photos of this Gray Label kite– its a denim kite in the shape of a rather elaborate pirate ship, and it looks stunning. The threads and rudder are in bright red, while the rest of the kite is in denim and what looks like bamboo. From the Gray Label blog:...