Friday, October 24, 2008
aya brackett, a photographer out of berkeley, was one of PDN's 30 emerging photographers to watch in 2008.
check out more beautiful work on her website. her still life/chez panisse portfolio will make your mouth water....oh, alice waters!
from top left: nest, recycling, thanksgiving, breakfast, 3pm between meals
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
a new-ish series from design within reach . and--- the bottle opener is 8 dollars!!!! who ever knew you'd be able to get something from DWR for under ten bucks!
i love all these pieces! clockwise from top left: hinoki tissue box... heavyweight tape dispenser...adonde dessert spoons...wall mounted bottle opener...fog linen kitchen cloth... tiffin lunch box set
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
awesome inspiring graphic designer and illustrator out of london. (via tas-ka). sooo clever and talented and playful ala s. sagmeister.
top to bottom "if you can 'say it with flowers' can you say it with chocolate", and "can a poster make people do something they shouldn't". you have to visit his site to see more and understand the degree of cleverness of some of em. love him
again, via remodelista, pics from the moormann berge hotel in denmark. how lovely are the chandeliers, and i was so happy to come across pix of these pillows as i had seen them in maira kalman's principles of uncertainty. it's worth visiting the hotel's site to peruse through their beautiful rooms and neat details. love the simple bedside lamps and inset bookshelving
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
elisabeth dunker and camilla engman have combined forces via studio violet, a studio/shop they share... can't wait to see more of what comes out of here. and what a beautiful space! hooray. as as if the talented artists don't have enough work with their own projects and blogs, they have a studio violet blog too!
(via poppytalk via design sponge)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
i have a wicked sweet tooth. and my achilles heel in the sweet tooth department is in cakes. i don't need anything special to make me swoon. a sheet cake from the grocery store will do. so long as it has that ridge of slightly crustier frosting... i do diverge. i discovered recently that i can fall in love with really classy cakes too. amazing wedding cakes, a show on the WE network, profiles some of the most challenging, fun and creative projects going on in some of the best cake shops in the country. one shop in particular, the cake girls in chicago, run by sisters mary and brenda maher, totally knocked my socks off with both the wedding and specialty cake art (above).
the show itself features more of the awesome cake artist teams across the country and you can see a lot of their work and profiles of the owners here. it's kind of like the project runway of the cake world (without the competition/elimination) since these artists are using their skills and talents to dream up & make happen something extraordinary, inspirational and one of a kind for their clients. cool stuff.