these things: design edition

everything kyle poff does harvard travels designed by bryant ross new work from ptarmak these markers by lauren mae oswald the identity for j.w hall builders by abby brewster sam tootal identity by manual creative

ten things

it was bloggus interruptus around here because of heritage day. thursday was a bit of a b-day night out – taking full advantage of said public holiday. if you’ve just started your weekend, hope it’s rad.

i’m loving locally jewellery line dear rae – got this ring for my birthday …

more books i’d buy based on covers alone …

… and bread i’d buy based on the packaging alone …

tree sculptures by wojciech kołacz

new-ish illustrations from caitlin shearer

portraiture by miek van de wiel

always enjoying pin ups

this house makes other houses jealous …

amanda johnson does wide leg jeans & my favourite skirt length …

… and vanessa jackman takes a million beautiful photos at london fashion week (hello seventies)


some package & identity designs that have caught my eye recently… marypat pastry shop by wallnut studio: olive & sinclair chocolate: branding for a vintage shop by kayla jang: hair bikers potato crisps: one village coffee: alice pattulo packaging concepts: seen via design work life, lovely package & the dieline

i got nailed in sweden.

okay okay bear with me – this is not turning into a shoe blog. i just had to share the clever copy on the swedish hasbeens packaging. that is all (… plus the pretty shoe) {click on photo for source}

labour & wait

“Established in 2000 in the heart of East London’s market district, we offer a wide range of timeless, functional products for daily life.”

chop shop

wow! i’ve never wanted to visit a butcher more, i tells ya. chop shop’s radical identity designed by ptarmak inc


i find isaac mizrahi very entertaining, and his clothes aren’t half bad either. this is a collection of the identities designed for his online store, packaging, book, etc by buchanan-smith. very chanel, but i like it.


beer = good

i’d guzzle these beers till they were all done, then i’d probably drunk-cry over how nice the packaging is. cool posters, too! designed by luke oeth


ag, i love it. is there a shop called Mooi in south africa? there should be. designed by maximilian combüechen: “This project required me to work with many different suppliers, like bag-making people or those sticker-embossing guys who didn’t trust my order (they thought I was a fraud). Lots of…