Monday, March 13, 2006

Incredible Pavement Drawings - Artist: Julian Beever

Wow. It's the first time I encounter the work of Julian Beever and like many people. I'm absolutely floored! (sorry for the bad pun) These are amazing! His 3-dimensional pavement drawings created entirely in chalk defies the law of perspective! See more of Julian's work at his website.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

graphic / package designs: they taste as good as they look!

The BC Food Service Expo is being held at BC Place Stadium, Vancouver from March 6-7,06. I had a chance to stop by for some design inspirations. Saw a lot of great packaging and designs from vendors and distributors of Appletiser, Big Train Inc., Kaban Tequila etc. The food and drinks taste just as good as they look in the packaging. Great job!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

product/furniture designer: Frederik Roijé

See some great design ideas and renderings created by Frederik Roijé - a Dutch designer who describes his creations as "Products that exist out of emotional experiences in a world created by love for surprises, curiosity and of course, beauty" We certainly see the beauty in your designs!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Graphic Design / Product Design: FlashCarbs!

What a great and beaufiul looking tool! For those suffering from diabetes, these FlashCarbs will help them to learn the carbohydrate counts of common foods - these tools are available for both Type1 and Type2 Diabetes patients - great example of good design contributing to a great tool/idea!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

product design watch: if design had a scent...

If design had a scent - it would have to be the gorgeous curves of a perfume bottle. Designer fragrance labels have certainly not overlooked this fact as bottle designs represent the visual expressions of the perfume themselves. Understandably, the packaging is a key element in consumer consumption here - and as I browse through some online fragrance stores like Sehpora - I'm mesmerized by some of the gorgeous shapes and colours. Just beautiful :)

Some websites on perfume bottle design:

Perfume Bottles: A Study of Contemporary Material Culture by Agnes R. Gomes
History of Perfume Bottles at Perfumes.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

product design: Go Wodka?! Go

Came across this product a while back ... but they finally got distributors in North America. Go Wodka - Vodka in a tube - love it! Great idea for corporate functions - you can even customize the packaging for promo. Talk about thinking out of the box... I mean bottle!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

product / graphic design: the retro continues...

Own a piece of retro in your living room with Angela Adams' patterns - the rugs are spectacular! Also check out Angela's new tile collection: Ann Sacks and new fabric collection: Architex
Something about retro that just makes everything so warm and cozy!

graphic / web design: going retro :D

Today's post falls into Design: Graphics / Illustrations
I have been a fan of Kirsten Ulve's retro illustrations for a while! Originially from Chicago and currently residing in NYC, Kirsten is a full time illustrator who has worked with clients such as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Mattel, Nickelodeon etc.

Just visited her portfolio today and noticed some recent updates. Check it out :D www.kirstenulve.com