Mattson Creative has done it again! If you're a Homeland fan, you're going to love his new art that plays on the theme of jazz. He's created a set of 12 vintage jazz album covers as 12" x 12" framed prints or as a single 24" x 34" limited edition lithograph. A great holiday gift for the Homeland lover in your life. The prints are available exclusively on the Showtime website.
And don't forget his incredible pieces for Breaking Bad and Dexter too, all available online at the respective websites.
Photo: Ty Mattson
05 December 2013
Trouvé magazine is almost here and I'm simply beside myself! The website launched earlier this week, but issue one will be available for free online viewing on December 12th, with printed copies available for purchase. What's Trouvé you say? I'd thought you'd never ask!
Created by a graphic designer and an artist, Trouvé Magazine celebrates the creative lifestyle and those who live it. The editorial pages are honest, artistic, well designed, and purposeful, showcasing some of the best creators, innovators, spaces, handmade goods, local treasures, events and lifestyle. How's that for another piece to the Maker Culture? Can wait until the 12th!
Check out Trouvé right here. You won't be disappointed.
Pantone Color of the Year. For 2014 it's Radiant Orchid, replacing 2013's Emerald.
via Pantone: "While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
With that said, I fully expect my imagination and creativity to be outstanding next year.
04 December 2013
Kevin Cantrell's phenomenal lettering and typography work, you're missing out. Just take a look at the thoughtfully crafted detail in every single square inch of his work! It's amazing. Its just makes me smile.
Images: Kevin Cantrell
29 November 2013
I can't believe the end of November is already upon us. As you might know, autumn is my favorite season and Thanksgiving my favorite holiday. As with most autumns, my hectic work schedule keeps me busy from sunrise until sundown and beyond, with almost no time to enjoy the spectacular sunsets the fall sky produces, slip in an extra Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and create homemade dinners. So when Thanksgiving rolls around, everything stops and I become the Top Chef of my kitchen. Oh yeah! But unfortunately, this year I was blessed with a big fat cold; fever, sore throat, congestion. I loathe being sick, so it was a double whammy that it happened during the Thanksgiving holiday. However, all was not lost, my incredible better half wanted me to just rest and not worry, so he immediately ordered a Thanksgiving-to-go meal from a local restaurant. And I have to say, it was pretty darn good for a take away meal. We had all the fixings, creamy sundried tomato soup, free range turkey breast, bistro-style gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans with herbed piccata and warm apple cranberry compote with spiced walnuts. And we (he rather, who's no cook) managed to make a pumpkin pie. It filled our bellies and gave us the traditional comfort we expect on Thanksgiving even though we live on the opposite coast as our family. And we didn't have to clean! So although my sickness consumed my head, my heart and soul was content and happy.
It is a great reminder how much food really is the soul of who we are, no matter where we reside in world and who's cooking, be it at a house or restaurant. It brings us together on a regular basis, holidays or not. There is nothing more satisfying then a great meal with great friends and family, nothing makes for a more perfect time. Which is why I'm going to take a cue from Sunday Suppers and Kinfolk in the upcoming year. It's time to start slowing down a little bit, gathering together and enjoying what the table does for us. For it not only satisfies our appetite, it nourishes our soul.
"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart." – Cesar Chavez
Images: Sunday Suppers and Kinfolk
21 November 2013
ThemeForest today. Crazy right?
17 November 2013
High Line elevated park, Heatherwick Studio just unveiled plans for a new greenery covered pedestrian bridge to be built across the River Thames in London. It will be the first crossing built on the Thames since Foster and Partners' Millennium Bridge opened in 2000 and will connect Convent Garden and the South Bank. Looking lusciously green, the span will showcase various types of indigenous trees, wild flowers and grass and encourage people to stroll or sit on benches next to the path and enjoy a break from the frantic pace of the city. Considering it may be the slowest way to cross the river, you might have to bring a boxed lunch, but it may also be the most relaxing. Which is a good thing, finding quiet places in a big city isn't easy! The project could be completed as soon as 2016.
13 November 2013
Benedetto Bufalino. See more of this interestingly oversized picnic table project over at DesignBoom.
Image: The Fox is Black
maker culture as I like to call it. And now, coming next month is Trouvé magazine, a brand new magazine celebrating the makers, creators and dreamers among us. I can't wait to see what and who they have in store for us. If you're as curious as me, get on the list here.
Photo: Trouvé magazine
Photo: Trouvé magazine
06 November 2013
Mission Design for Bama Storkjøkken is utterly gorgeous. As the largest provider of fruits and vegetables to Norway, Mission was invited to help raise awareness of Bama Storkjøkken's commitment to providing the best produce and to inspire cooks about the wealth of opportunity that fruit and vegetables offer. The design focuses soley on the variety, shape and color of raw ingredients through beautiful photography and minimal typography atop the perfect white space. Read more on the branding process over at Mission Design here.
Photos: Mission Design
Vespa 946, named after 1946, the year the Italian company was founded and made their very first scooter. It still has all the glorious style, smooth curves and iconic design we've come to love about the Vespa, right down to the stitching on the leather handle grips to the final polish. But with this model, every premium component is assembled by hand. You can't help to be mesmerized by its beauty... or it's price. At $9,946 bucks, it's time to pump up the tires on my cruiser again!
Photos: Design Milk
31 October 2013
Chris Piascik, one of my favorite artists. You can purchase this great piece on a variety of items from an iPad case to a tote bag to a mug. Check out his Society6 store right here. Have a great Halloween all!
Image: Chris Piascik
Image: Chris Piascik