I find myself obsessed with keeping my garden alive through these, the hottest days of summer. Nightly, mosquito-ridden watering rituals appear to be keeping the beauties in bloom, though I’m noticing the grass and ferns are already beginning their slow fade into fall (…can that really be?). So I have a bit of an appreciation for anything floral right now, and this lovely identity program by Hungarian designer Judit Besze made my heart go pitter patter…
The idea of the restaurant is “be simple, eat simple”, it implies cooking from local, fresh, not preserved products, but in unusual combinations. For this reason, we used natural colors and simple materials like wood, plywood, craft paper, etc. without complicated refinement. We also decided to look at usual details from a different point of view. That’s how we got a shovel as a door-handle, rakes as coat hooks, rolling pins as a menu for drinks, concrete lamps made of recycled plastic bottles and so on. We honestly bought all that at the market and adjusted in the interior.
It’s about that time when we begin congratulating this year’s crop of new graduates on a job well done. Loving some of the new approaches designers are taking to carry the message without the ivy and mortarboard… (As always, click to shop!)
This one’s for the designers out there; a flash from the past. I remember 25 years ago, when the first version of Adobe Photoshop was released. Having only been trained in MacPaint (yes, really) and the art of paste up (you know, with rubber cement and an exacto), Photoshop was a daunting challenge to master. So much so, that I pretty much gave up, hopeful that the whole thing would just go away, and turned to creative management. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how the original compares to where we are today… Enjoy the weekend!
bastisRIKE is a brand of rubber stamps and paper products founded by designer Henrike Schoen in Siegburg, Germany. Each original design is created from papercuts or ink drawings, and printed pieces use environment friendly materials like vegetable based colours and recycled paper. (As always, click to shop!)
I do love me some letterpress! Parrott Design Studio is a boutique design and letterpress studio located in Sebago, Maine that offers a charming, hand-drawn collection of greeting cards.
We invite you to explore our collection where the designs are simple and lovely, fun with a touch of whimsy, inspired by vintage ephemera, flora and fauna, and candy-colored hues. The studio is home to two antique Golding Jobber presses from 1898 and 1901. Each piece is hand-fed, one by one, on either press.
(All cards $5 each – As always, click to shop!)