A Common Thread

design i like that seem to have a common thread of pastel colours and bold type. 01: footnote to a project by ok-rm / 02: pino by bond agency / 03: debbie teale id by brogen averill / 04: regina by tsto / 05: teatre cccb by hey studio /…

Love vs. Design

i really like the idea of Love vs. Design where you can choose templates for your wedding stationery, personalise them  and then have them printed yourself (or get them to print for you). this obviously isn’t a new concept, but the fact is that there are some really nice designs…

Matthew Kavan Brooks

these typographic prints by Matthew Kavan Brooks are cool. and because they’re available from society6 you can get them as prints, or stretched canvases, or iphone covers, or t-shirts… rad.

Our Paper Shop

i’ve been looking forward to the launch of Our Paper Shop ever since Emma mentioned her and Bre’s new collaborative online project on her blog. well, they’ve just launched this week – so go check out their shop (i love the paris postcards, naturally). they even have a beautifully photographed…

Anett Hajdu

i love the beautiful identity & packaging work that designer Miklos Kiss developed for fashion designer Anett Hajdu’s A/W 11/12 accessories collection. Miklos explains the design on his website: Anett Hajdu’s accessories collection concept: in the chaos caused by contemporary and eclectic fashion trends, it is a pleasant feeling to…

Decorated Playlists

okay, it’s official, i have found my favourite website in the world. Simon Foster is a designer and former DJ who has rolled his love of design and music into the magically epic Decorated Playlists. i have already made my way through Run For Cover Part One and Part Two featuring cover songs…

A Friend Of Mine

i briefly mentioned Melbourne based design company A Friend of Mine (quite literally) a few years ago when i was blabbing about how i like my coffee, and in the same breath how much i liked their identity design for a coffee bar in London called Milkbar . they are unsurprisingly still…

The Elements of Happiness

i discovered The Elements of Happiness by designer Laura Javier via Things Organised Neatly (great tumblr, highly recommended) and spent the next while paging through the online copy. it is beautifully designed and, certainly, an incredibly interesting read. The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest prospective study of…

bia + manouche

bia van deventer is a graphic designer from cape town. she recently completed the beautiful vintage inspired styling & design work for the debut album of local gypsy band manouche. i love the detailing in the band members’ dresses – click on the image for a better view

fanakalo

jan and rohan run a graphic design company called fanakalo in my hometown of stellenbosch. i regularly see their designs when i’m walking around town, especially on posters for local markets and on many a south african wine. i LOVE this wine label design they did for helderberg wijnmakerij. i…

arian behzadi

Arian Behzadi is a BSc student who is majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behaviour at UC Davis. he also does visual design work on the side. i mean, really! i like his work – especially these pieces:

attribute portraits

i bookmarked these portraits by jelmar geertsma before i even had the blog, and by some happy circumstance rediscovered them this week when i was trawling through old favourites on a mission to find something else (don’t you love it when that happens?) things organised neatly and portraiture all in…