Saturday, October 16, 2010

Design Candy: IAAH Website



IAAH (acronym for "I Am Always Hungry") is the creative website of Nessim Higson. To say that the website is interactive is an understatement. Higson allows the reader to dictate the appearance of the website from a list of themes while navigating by clicking and dragging. These "themes" are actually exhibitions of Higson's portfolio. The wide range of "themes" illustrate Higson's talent; the website remains cohesive by subtle blue circular logo of IAAH.

The website is innovative and downright awesome. My main critique is that as a platform for finding future clients, it is not exactly easy to find Higson's contact information. I also wonder how this site would function on a mobile platform.



Friday, October 15, 2010

RacingMinds


I just finished my submission for RacingMinds. I'll post more images once I get the okay from the editor (Sarah). Sarah is amazing to work with and so talented. The unique layout of images and text continues to impress me! Below is the October issue...


Design Candy: NEPOMUK


I've been very busy redesigning my website. This process required me to research other creative's websites. I've found some amazing inspiration all over the internet.

NEPOMUK especially caught my attention. I love the horizontal navigation. I love the colors, the pencil menu, the simple categorical menu. The overall design of the website itself truly gives the viewer a taste of their style and work.

Friday, October 08, 2010

New Blog, Website, Brand, oh my!


My dear and darling husband bought me a domain. This is on par, or exceeding, my excitement for our apartment! How shall I decorate my website? What color theme (greys, I think) and look (minimalist?) shall I go for? I'm quite excited, even though I do like how my above portfolio was looking. My hubby is amazing with his techy magic!

GalaHouse, you inspire me...



Dear GalaHouse, you inspire me. I feel liquid in your watercolors. I love your fresh colors. I love the fashionista prints. Thank you for sharing your art.



(PS Go see more at her website or etsy and drool...)

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bottled Up Hopes



Today I completed my first wholesale order of bottled fairies (click on the image above) and a line of stationery. I'm really looking forward to expanding my creative business - both writing and creating art. Going back and forth between writing and mixed media art forces me to think more creatively as well as preventing me from burning out!

Today felt somewhat surreal. As I put the finishing touches on my "bottled wishes" collection, I thought about how my art was going to "live" in someone else's home. I filled these bottles with my own secret hopes and wishes... I hope they bless someone else's life as well.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

2010 Logo Trends (via LogoLounge)


Yesterday's post on LogoLounge lead me to more (and more and more...) surfing on the LogoLounge website. They have some great resources. I wanted to highlight their post on 2010 logo trends. Here are a few samples, curtesy of LogoLounge, but check out the many others as well.


Friday, October 01, 2010

Logo Lounge's Holiday Cards for Aspen Boutique



I found this (very old) interview with Bill Gardner regarding the designs he makes for Aspen Boutique's Christmas cards. The cards are amazing. Each year, the company and the designer work together to have the cards represent the popular merchandise of the season. Here are a few of my favorites. Check out the interview to see 19 more cards!! I'm in love.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Papaya Printable



Oh my, how I adore Papaya everything. I want to live in Papaya-land! Here is a lovely envelope printable for you, thanks to the creative folks at Papaya!