Tag Archive: Design

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Top 5 Handcrafted Signs

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

Great typography always catches our eye – we’re designers after all. But we have a particular appreciation for handcrafted or hand-painted type. Signage today is most often printed on vinyl banners or as adhesive vinyl applied to glass. It’s cheap, it’s quick and by base standards, it gets the job done. But it’s also sterile, … (More →)

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The Shelf Journal 2

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

We first became aware of the independently published, and rather esoteric, The Shelf, when we happened upon the journal’s impeccably designed website. With its simple yet chic black and white colour palette (our favourite) and scrolling bookshelf design that reveals hidden content at every click, we were charmed – and intrigued – before we … (More →)

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New York Magazine iPad app

Posted on April 19th, 2013

Despite not living in New York, New York Magazine is my go-to source for entertainment and culture news. From its irreverent commentary on celebrity culture and fashion to its witty and comprehensive television recaps that are often more entertaining than actually watching the show under discussion, New York Magazine has become an essential part of … (More →)

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Philippe Starck‘s Chapeau Lamp

Posted on April 18th, 2013

With a diverse and extremely prolific career, Philippe Starck has reached that rare achievement as a designer where he has absolutely nothing left to prove. An international celebrity, his objects are highly coveted as are his services as a designer particularly in public spaces like restaurants and hotels where his unique brand of dramatic flair … (More →)

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Nicky Haslam’s Folly de Grandeur

Posted on April 8th, 2013

As an armchair interior decoration enthusiast, the chance to see the style of one of the world’s foremost decorators was difficult to resist. Nicky Haslam usually works for the extremely wealthy and as his work falls into the realm of people’s private lives with the public this chance to have a really good look at … (More →)

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Designs of the Year

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

The Design Museum in London has recently opened its annual, and highly anticipated, Designs of the Year exhibition featuring highlights from the worlds of architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport design. I’m always interested in seeing what projects make the final cut from the hundreds and hundreds of works that are considered. The … (More →)

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An Interview with Knauf and Brown

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

New to the world of product design and dedicated to the local creative community, Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have spent the last couple of years hatching a promising collaboration under the banner Knauf & Brown. Before joining forces, the two designers were working separately on a variety of projects involving graphic design and photography. … (More →)

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Marc Jacobs for Diet Coke

Posted on March 1st, 2013

No stranger to collaborations and endorsements, Marc Jacobs has recently been named the Creative Director of Diet Coke for 2013. Apparently design has become of greater importance in the cola wars with Pepsi recently releasing an Andy Warhol inspired poster featuring Beyoncé and Coke hiring Jacobs to revamp its fairly standard packaging. In celebration of … (More →)


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