Talking of bright colours, I received this morning a pack of luminous envelops and a card by Australian letterpress design company The Hungry Workshop. As soon as I spotted them on Oh Joy, I had to place an order! I LOVE letterpress printing. Oh yes.
The Aerograms envelops colours are so vibrant, they are printed on a heavy 330gsm paper stock and available as a pack of 3 or sold individually.
Japanese bird envelops - the yellow beak is the closing flap of the envelop.
Torinosu is a bird’s nest bowl made of paper. Add a little leaf here and a twig over there...This set makes two beautiful bowls that can either be nested together or kept separate.
Available on Upon a Fold.
At the end of December last year, Simon and I went to NYC for few days. We stayed in the Meatpacking District very close to the Anthropologie store. I remember being very impressed by their window displays. Apart from the beautiful colours and visual layout, it was their attention to details and the hand made feel that I liked most.
The window displays I'm featuring below are not from this season but from Fall last year.
I love the geometrical shapes made from dyed fabric, paper and cardboard. It was nicely inspired from the Clouds from Kvadrat designed by the Bouroullec brothers.
Aahhh the City by the Bay! It was just three years ago (almost to the day!) that we finished our three month voyage in this beautiful city. We really fell in love with the place and if we had to choose another place to live it would surely be here.
My brother and his family live just outside of the city and we receive photos regularly, documenting their wonderful balance of city, country and seaside living. With such a cosmopolitan community it feels so vibrant.
It's worth sharing that before I start drawing and cutting our maps I spend a lot of time gathering visuals and information about the place. This time around, I thought it'd be fun to ask our readers here to give me a hand!
The comments were all so helpful and made the project much more fun! You made me discover things and places I had no idea existed: for the example the buffalos and weekly Lindy Hop in Golden Gate Park!
I hope you like it. We're just in the process of finishing a short film which shows how the map was made. I'll post here as soon as it's ready!
We'll be back in San Francisco early next year, so thanks again to all of our contributors who have given me a wonderful long list of things to do whilst we're there!
Takashi Iwasaki uses different media to create his colourful designs: embroidery, painting, drawing, collages. He likes to mix his technique to keep his thoughts and ideas fluid and flexible. I first saw one of his illustration in Elle Deco and was instantly blown away. His abstract drawings reminds me of the work of Joan Miro.
At last something interesting in the post. The first printed magazine issue by Papier Maché arrived this morning, Yeah! The cover says it all 'beautiful on the inside'...and bonus, the Paris canvas bag is featured. Congratulation Beck & all your talented team. I am so impressed.
La Cacabane sounds much nicer in French! A funny short cut name (caca=poo, cabane= hut) for a place to play and be private. Check this little cartoon video to see where the idea came from. Designed by French company Pirouette Cacahouète.
Maybe I should get one to start potty training Lucien, but I think he would only be interested to open and close the door over and over again (that's his big thing at the moment).
Have a nice weekend! We're hoping to go away for few days on the French West coast as it's half term here in France (vacances de la Toussaint)...well I say hoping...because of the strikes most of the petrol stations are closed. We have enough petrol to get there...but maybe not to come back :)