Oh, Olivia!

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Love this project by Sydney-based designer Olivia King. “Trigonometry is a concept packaging project that looks at the how an increasing demand for a greater user experience and interaction with a product can be met through a thoughtful design approach. Focussing first on establishing a bright and engaging visual identity for this idea, I also wanted to explore the way that an app can allow for a fully unique creation of an item that is tailored to the customer’s personal preferences – from colour, shape and material – and in doing so, elevate the value of the customer’s role in both the brand and its product.” Gorgeous!

Olivia King TRIG

 

Maker in Milan

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Modern Botanics creates handmade, eco-friendly illustrated and hand printed goods; all using high quality materials like recycled paper, organic cotton, linen and non toxic inks.
All the patterns and drawings are created by the artist in her studio in Milan, Italy. (As always, click to shop!)

My desire to live, work and create in an ethical and sustainable way has influenced how modern botanics developed in its time.

I love adding vintage fabric to my accessories to make them even more unique and to re-use some beautiful old textile.

Most of my pieces are one-off or part of a limited edition.

This is what I stand for, who I am and what I do.

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original monoprint, 35.00
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linen tea towel, 18.00
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pocket journal, 12.00
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linocut art print, 35.00
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tribal pocket notebook, 10.00

 

 

Design for a Designer

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A remarkable collaboration between Croatian design studio Mireldy Design and Mateja Kovac, a Croatian illustrator and academic painter.

Mateja asked us to create a new visual identity and design for the promotional materials of her brand. We found inspiration for her new visual identity in her gestural strokes and the playful color palette which Mateja uses as a starting point in her creative work. With that we emphasize spontaneity and lightness, as well as refined taste in colors and shapes, by which the illustrator attracts us into her intimate world influenced by simple, day-to-day moments.

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That Elusive Cool Factor

This video does a pretty good job of describing how familiarity + surprise combine to create trends people want in on.

Although trends might seem completely random, there are well-documented patterns to what becomes popular. A 20th century industrial designer, who created some of America’s most iconic looks, developed a theory of coolness that has been backed up by various scientific studies. Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, explains the science behind why we like what we like.

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