Where are you sun? Summer-spiration

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle! If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” – Lewis Carroll

+ I never limit myself to only typography, web, or print design, I like to step outside the box in to interior design, fashion design, filmography, or even just nature for inspiration.

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Middle of the week – 4/20

4/20 isn’t just ANY DAY. Things happen on 4/20. BIG things happen. Picture slideshow by GOOD shows us some significant events that have picked the date 4/20

 

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The Morning After… the weekend.

As designers we HAVE to, absolutely HAVE to keep our skills up to date and fresh. Always be on the look out for new trends and styles that have been way overused.

+ sharing some fun things I stumbled upon because sharing is caring.

Skill Share – “flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning.”

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Method & Craft – this site has taught me so much so much…

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WhatFont – quick, easy, and smart way to figure out the web fonts you love on other’s websites. GET ON IT!

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FontFont– Redesign and very interesting. I’m still exploring the site.

 

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oh beautiful today

Today is the reason why I love California. After mildly punishing us for about 12 days of stormy rain. We’re rewarded with this gorgeous, non deserving, sunny weather. I love California.

isayx3 – flickr

aristarionne

Arian Behzadi

BLK Book // Hugo & Cat, a UK agency, designed this as a Christmas Gift for their clients. Clever, sweet, and beautifully designed.

Matte Stephens

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Ani­mal por­traits by Morten Koldby

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Kid Grandios – great use of texture, blending, and subject for this project… 100 projects.

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Todd McLellan – only when you look at the enlarged image can you see the meticulous break down of each product.

 

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the middle of the week

It’s Wednesday! For those who are pessimists…. your week is half empty. Optimists, half filled!

Since it’s midweek, I think I’m going to post three groups of things I enjoy. Visually, of couse.

G1 // Photography

How beautiful black and white photography is. The focus is no longer on the color but on the contents of the image. Actually I take it back, I find myself filling the color in as I’m sensing the mood and environment of the image. Rodney Smith, your photography is suave. PLEASE PLEASE take time to check out his portfolio. You’ll be blown away.

Jim Denevan has sense of things. His ability to imagine an ariel view and transfer it to earth, sand, food, etc. is intriguing and mind boggling. I’d love to stumble upon some of his work…


Koning was created in a foreign language. I’d try to explain this awesomeness but I think I’d rather stare and let it interpret itself.

Yapppppppppy by Omar Alza abi. Reminds me of my hamster…May she RIP.

I love when an artist steers away from the traditional canvas. Beautiful things happen.


G2 // Industrial design (or just clever inventions)

The Light Room

Do they make this in adult size? The Construction Quilt, is the all in one for children. Blanket, toy, fort, hideout, toy, did I mention very cool?!

Been studying too hard? Couldn’t fork out the time to brush your teeth? Fear not! EDIBLE PEN can save your breath… hm…questionable but extra extra fun.

Moonjelly light fixtures is the epitome of sophistication, elegance, serenity, and gentle tones all mixed into a light fixture. Let me have it or teach me the DIY way please!


G3 // Architecture

Igloo resort in Switzerland.


Lastly, a few words of inspiration from Steve Jobs as he unveils the “Think Different” campaign.