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And, at last, the final detail of the July Babies celebration: the cake toppers.

These served double duty, as they were both charming additions to the strawberry yogurt cake, and held the plastic wrap off of the sour cream glaze in transit.

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Custom tea tins, labels and packaging.

I am so sorry that this event is over, because I had so much fun customizing and preparing everything. These tea packages, in particular, filled me with wiggles of joy. I might have to make some for myself. The tins are old herb containers that I have never been able to bring myself to get rid of. Sometimes it’s good to be a pack rat, because they worked perfectly!

 

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July Babies part II!

Also for the boys, I gave some plain paperclips a facelift and dubbed them ‘Flutterby Clips’.

 

And, in peach, some little magnets featuring the July Babies icons: Thought Buttons

The final instalment of the July Babies mementos coming tomorrow.

 

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I’m so excited to share my latest project. I’ve had various pieces of it finished for a week or so, but I couldn’t give it away!

Several members of my friends and family have birthdays in July. Rather that have numerous celebrations throughout the month, we’ve taken to having one big get-together dubbed the “July Babies” party. This year I decided to brand the celebration and put together some little favours and packaged them up.

All of the designs were based around a typographic symbol composed of a ‘J’ and a ‘B’ and icons of a candle and a balloon.

 

From these, I design a variety of patterns that I used throughout the party. (Peach & grey for girls, blue & grey for boys).

The first favour I put together were these pens, or Note-takers.

 

Stay tuned, there’s much more to come!

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Talk about changing the rules to a game…

The playgrounds that I clambered on as a child were made of wood and tires combined with iron monkey bars. Japanese artist, Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam and her husband, Charles MacAdam conceive and construct these amazing textile playgrounds out of crocheted strings of nylon.

This one is set up at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Hakone, Japan. Vibrant colours, mysterious pockets to explore, and distant heights to reach – these landscapes are whimsical, outlandish, and appear to have jumped right out of a Dr. Seuss book.

More of these extraordinary structures are set up in Japan, Shanghai, Spain, and Singapore.

Found via Huffington Post and Hello Lucky

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I don’t know what it is about letterpress that just makes me go weak in the knees… There is an inherent charm and sweetness pressed into every item printed that way. Is it the process? Or does that come from the people who happen to love that particular method of printing?

I don’t know. But I DO know that the people at Sweet Harvey are quite possibly the sweetest of them all. Their work is lovely without being cheesy, and infused with just enough humour to make one squirm with delight. (And they do so much more than letterpress).

Here are some examples of their work. I am especially in love with the wood grain love tea towel.

 

Found via papernstitch

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It’s camping season! Although summer seems to be giving us the cold (wet) shoulder this year, I am determined to enjoy hiking, backpacking, campfires, and most of all S’MORES! After all, no trip out into the wilderness is complete without feeling a little ill – at least once – from eating too many toasted marshmallows. Add to that experience some sweet packaging and I’m over the moon.

I was delighted when I came across Wondermade: artisan confectioners who make marshmallow treats. They teamed up with Studio on Fire to produce, on their antique letterpresses, these wonderfully robust little boxes to contain the sweet softness within. The used six bold colours to differentiate and showcase the various flavours.

The delightful logo was created by Heads of State.

Found via Beast Pieces

 

It’s been a wet day in May, and, while it was a good excuse to stay curled up on the couch, one needs cheering up on a rainy day. This adorable promotional piece for Cloud Inc. brought an instant sunny smile to my face.

A Hand Picked Cloud. Have you ever seen anything lovelier?

Found via Lovely Package

 

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I saw this on For Print Only at UnderConsideration today and it is just brilliant.

“The Print Handbook – Preparing your pixels for Print” is a small handbook designed by The Media Collective to advise you in many of the variables that need to be considered when heading to the printers. It shows colours on various paper stocks, compares stroke widths, contains a cmyk colour chart, provides a length conversion chart and a paper weight conversion chart, and much more.

I’m definitely going to have to find one of these convenient little books.

 

 

I am across this wonderful device as I was wandering around the other day. Everything seems to have a usb component these days and one can never have too many outlets. Playing on the visual familiarity of a power bar seems like a no brainer, but it took me completely by surprise. I was instantly in love and had to have it.

The one weak point about this device is that the outlet plugs are not attached. I have no doubt that I will promptly lose them all…

They usb  power bars are made by dci and can be bought in either white or black

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