And it’s time for me to sign off this weekend (I’ve posted for an extra day since I was indisposed on Monday).
I hope everyone has a lovely Saturday and Sunday!
Here’s the run down for the third week of march:
- Animal spring-inspired air mail stationery
- Little gift tags to go with the airmail stationery
- Round air mail gift tags
- Doodle duvet by Stitch Designworks
- Penny Art by Stefan Sagmeister
This is incredible. An installation created by 250,000 loose Eurocents in three different shades laid out on Waagdragerhof Square in Amsterdam.
It is the work of designer/typographer Stefan Sagmeister. This is what he says about it:
“I rarely obsess about things in my private life. I fail to care about the right shade of green for the couch, the sexual details of an ex-lover or the correct temperature of the meeting room AC. I don’t think I miss much.
However, I do obsess over our work and think that a number of our better projects came out of such an obsession.”
From what I understand, this project took about a week to install and everyone was wondering what would happen to it. The disappearance of a number of coins was expected, but would people merely take, or would they expand upon it? preserve it? destroy it by walking on it?
Shockingly, it disappeared over night. Apparently, people were, in fact, taking some of the coins and a nearby resident called the police. The police’s solution was to ‘secure the artwork’ by sweeping up the whole thing. Boggles the mind…
Here it is the intact installation.
Some images of it’s creation and demise found on [Feel Desain]
This is a wonderful little timelapse video of the whole thing from it’s start to the last penny being swept up that I found on ThePlatform.infoPin It
My mind was so busy picking away at design problems for school projects last night that I couldn’t sleep! I knew I was coming up with valuable ideas, but I could quite motivate myself to get up and fetch a pen and paper to record them all. Then, the notion that I wouldn’t remember all the ideas I was having started to stress me out, which made me less sleepy, which caused my poor brain to run around in circles well into the night.
Suddenly today, I happened upon the most amazing little thing which seems to have been invented just for me. It is the Doodle Duvet by Stitch Designworks. Just as the name would suggest, it is a duvet cover on which you can doodle, write and scribble (with included 8 colour wash-out pens) and then simply wash clean.
This useful bedspread is £45 (not sold in Canada, as far I tell).
In keeping with my little animal air mail theme, here is a cute variation on the tags from yesterday.
Somebody, quick, have a birthday! I want to use these…
I don’t know if I’m feeling extra nostalgic these days, or if I just desperately want to run away to a romantic escape for a while. Whatever it is, I’m swept of my feet by the thought of vintage suitcases, brown paper parcels, air mail, luggage tags, and plane tickets.
Here are some little tags to go along with the animal air mail.
I was completely MIA yesterday, I know. I was, unfortunately, confined to bed by a horrible flu. I am relieved to say that I am feeling much better today, and I’d like to share with you a stationary set that I’ve designed which seems extremely appropriate for this time of year.
I’m not going to get ahead of myself and and say that spring has sprung, but it is definitely on it’s way. Crocuses and snowdrops have been blooming everywhere and the sun seems ever-so-slightly warmer.
Here’s some spring-inspired air mail series:
Hm… These bring luggage tags to mind. Perhaps I’ll have to pursue this series a little further.Pin It
Friday is here again. It’s going to be a rainy here for the next couple of days, but that will be a good excuse to stay on the couch! What are you going to do with the weekend?
Here’s a recap of what happened this week on Lovely Designs
- Homemade is best – Prize-winning cookbook design
- Visual Poetry by Anatol Knotek
- Spray-painting lids of old jars on a cold and blustery day (bad idea)
- Packaging design – Jar makeover
- Birthday card to correspond with the jar packaging
- A lovely find – charming little leather case
While out enjoying the sun the other day, we ducked into a camera shop so that I could buy a bounce (yes, because my apartment is so very very dark). As we were leaving, we spied a small bin full of the most enchanting little leather cases on sale. I pawed through them and my eyes and hands kept going back to one in particular, so obviously I had to have it.
At 1.5in in diameter and 3in. tall, I have no idea what I’m going to use it for. But I am positive that it will be absolutely perfect for something.
It’s my sister’s birthday today! I have to run out shortly to have lunch with her, but first I thought I’d share the packaging I designed for her gift (you can’t really tell because we had to cram – and I mean REALLY cram – it into the jar, but it was a fun way to wrap up a sweater and some sweets.
So, without further ado, here are the finished jars!
And all the angles…
Happy birthday! You’re the best sister a girl could ask for. I wish you the best things in the year to come. xoPin It