There is something both sweet and classic about a black bow. From shoes to decor and paper, I can’t seem to find an application where I don’t love a bow.
At the end of a long week, these details are just the thing for perking me up. Have a lovely weekend!
Happy March! It’s no secret that this is my favorite month of the year: NCAA basketball tournament, spring (sometimes) starts to arrive…and it is my birthday month.
To help celebrate, I’m offering 20% off in my print shop all month long! All you have to do is enter the code BDAY20 at checkout.
And, in the spirit of saying “and” instead of “or,” today I’ve rounded up some of the cutest ampersand items around. I think it is a prerequisite of being a designer to love ampersands. Nothing beats a beautifully shaped symbol!
Happy Friday! February is finally coming to an end (how does the shortest month feel like the longest?) I’m happy to share today some of the lovely things I’ve noted this month.
wear initial pendant, nordstrom
I used to have an “L” necklace when I was in middle school, which if I recall was a trendy thing to have. This necklace, however, is a simple, grown-up version that also indulges my love of circles!
walk tasmin pump, loeffler randall
It is still snowy, slushy, and cold around here, but I’m dreaming of the days where I can again wear shoes without socks. Enter: pretty print heels!
wrap whistler scarf, wool and the gang
Oh, how I want to bundle in this gigantic scarf!!
wish hexagon floor
I am in love with the shape of this floor – certainly thinking outside the box.
One of the things I love about designing is that my work can also double as a hobby. A dream project of mine would be to design the brand and all coordinating packaging, products, and collateral for a cafe or restaurant. Since I wanted the experience, I decided to take a logo I designed awhile back and start to build out a cafe brand.
Along with the established logo, I created a menu design, business cards, and even the cup jacket. It was such fun! Taking on personal projects are an important exercise, in my opinion – a great opportunity to create without the restrictions of an outside party.
PS If you’re looking for a brand refresh, I’d love to hear from you! Bonus points if you have a restaurant project for me *wink*
One of my favorite things to browse for while on Pinterest is beautiful packaging design. I know that when it comes to my own purchasing, I’m a sucker for a beautifully designed package, regardless of whether I know much about the product inside.
Lately, I’ve been most drawn to design with subtle patterns and clean typography. Black and white always catches my eye, but a pop of color is always a great accent. In this roundup, which seems to be all bottles, jars, or beverages, I’m especially appreciating the subtlety of design.
What catches your eye most when considering packaging?