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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back from my hiatus

Back from a rather long hiatus. Felt rather overwhelmed by life really and had to take a break from the daily grind of designing. Everyone should take a break when they can, it freshens your mind. I’ve re-prioritized my workloads, got some much needed sunshine and graduated =) oh the joy! Also felt the need to pass on a few words of wisdom.. or just one word…kindness.

Being kind. Being kind is a way of living that keeps giving long after the kind thoughts, words, and actions have taken place. Kindness is a force without force, and it goes well beyond manners to the very heart of how people respect and treat one another.

Being kind is a vital way of making our own lives, and the lives of others, meaningful. Being kind allows us to communicate better with others, to be more self-compassionate, and to be a positive force in other people’s lives. Kindness has its true source deep within you, and while some people are innately kind, it’s something that everyone can cultivate by choice. Thank you wikihow    http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Kind

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.


tiny tuesdays

Thumbnail inspirations seem to be the main focus of many creative web communities. Sites like dribbble, Forrst, and designmoo feature extremely high quality work in progress pieces by current designers out there. Projects range from identity, illustrations, web, applications, to icons, buttons, and just beautiful art. Below are a few I have collected for this week.

ironmancamera HDRVrobots robots artill Men of Brooklyn

Until next week, enjoy!

A bit of this & that on a stormy Monday…

Something funny for a not so sunny day.

Aled Lewis // Toy Stories is a hilarious series about inanimate toys. It’s part of his Make Something Cool Everyday project. Awesomely clever!

via The Donut Project

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not JUST a video

DEB ROY : a birth of a word TED video is fascinating and mind boggling. What were my first words??

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simply genius

what more can you ask for? a desktop stand that holds all of your gadgets… & doesn’t look cheesy. Unfortunately, this is only a project done by a 19-year old art student from Art Center College of Design in L.A. His project, polyply was a brilliant idea to organize the mess these endless apple gadgets seem to be causing on people’s desk. He calls it his “quick 2 week long project,” okay, I say, “come organize my office. Thanks :)”

simply the smartest

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a piece from my memory

circa 2010 // rainy winter calls for some driving through double rainbows.