Since it’s the Olympics and all, I thought we’d go ahead and have a bit of a shop through London. First stop: Lindsey Lang Design. Lindsey is a textile designer and illustrator who has recently launched her own collection of decorative products, including cushions (a.k.a.: “pillows”), kitchenware, trivets and even floor tiles. All products are handmade in Great Britain. (As always, click image to shop!)
Another favorite from this year’s ICFF in New York. I’ve had my eye on Iannone’s amazing furniture for a few years now, but with nightstands starting in the $1300 range, and armoires topping out around $4K, they’re a wee bit out of my reach today. Even so, they are beyond extraordinary and hopefully, one day, I’ll be a proud owner (a girl can dream, right?). Michael Iannone is the designer behind the Philadelphia-based brand, “dedicated to the creation of eco-friendly modern furniture”. His blend of graphic nature imagery, clean lines and sustainable / green materials creates bold statement pieces that are somehow both modern and homey. Photo links will take you directly to their website, however most of their range is available for retail sale on-line at 2Modern.
Today’s trend report is from Stylesight, a global trend forecasting agency that covers just about everything; runway, color. lifestyle, prints, fashion, interiors, culture and graphics. (Thought you might like to learn a bit more about what they do, so I’ve included their promotional video – which is pretty much an inspiration in itself – at the end of the post.) Below, you’ll find the top 5 incoming trend themes they’ve identified for the Spring Summer 2013 season: Clarity, Ashen, Nutopia and Subnation.
Want additional spring/summer trend resources for the season ahead? Click on “TREND”!
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Top Fashion Colors
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Prints and Colors
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Color trends from Pantone
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Women’s Careerwear
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Kids
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Menswear
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Knitwear and color
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion color trends from Pantone
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Home Interiors
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Having personalized stationery created can be SO tricky. It’s usually quite expensive, and often one needs to commit to a large quantity. When you do find something that’s affordable and printed in small runs, the actual design can leave much to be desired. Not so with Naomi Lynn. This charming Etsy shop offers a variety of customizable designs (the botanicals are my favorites) offered in your choice of colors at a very reasonable price. Cute packaging makes them a thoughtful gift, too.
On a hot, humid summer day like today, there’s really nothing I’d rather do than splash into some lovely ocean waters. However, being that Minneapolis is not terribly convenient to an actual coastline, I’ll have to settle for being washed over by waves of a chill-y bit of Euro trip-hop. The Sea by Morcheeba from the album Big Calm, 1998.
“F is for FAIL” is a typographic video, designed by Brent Barson, that uses the alphabet to tell the story of one’s journey through the creative process. Highly relatable, no?
I know it’s a little late in the season to be discussing beach towels, but it’s only recently that I fully recognized how dramatically I’m missing out in this category. See, I have a collection of lovely Ralph Lauren beach towels; generously oversized, nicely thick, and in a variety of tasteful – yet conservative – stripe patterns. And then – I saw it – an Orla Kiely beach towel (I think most have you have come to know I have particular weakness for all things Orla…)! Which got me to thinking, “What else have I been missing out on?”… So here’s my shopping list of favorites for summer on the sand. (As always, click to shop!)
It’s a giant cliché in the world of design blogs to share particularly great business cards, isn’t it? Doesn’t just about everyone out there have a “Best in Business Card Design” round up? And while I am keenly aware of that fact; I’m quite unable to resist the temptation. So here goes: 25 examples of awesomeness…
A perfect summer day like today calls for an easy-on-the-ears dose of dreamy chill. Spinning by Zero 7 from the album Simple Things, 2001.