A few of my recent pins to inspire you this weekend. Loving the anchor!
Kate Spade is known all over the world for their bold and stylish designer clothing, shoes and accessories. I recently became fascinated with the Kate Spade brand when I started receiving their email newsletters. They are beautifully designed and I’m always excited when one is delivered to my inbox.
The recent redesign of the online presence was completed by CreateThe Group in conjunction with Kate Spade’s internal creative team. The brand stands out from the crowd with simple shapes, graphic prints and a playful sophistication of vibrant colors and typography that parallel the product perfectly.
That combination of luxury, vibrance, classic elements and a continuing passion and determination to LIVE COLORFULLY is what creates this memorable brand.
I love using Pinterest to collect fashion related images. I don’t usually wear bold colors or patterns but in reviewing my style pinboard, it looks like I’m into brights and stripes this summer! If you do not have a natural fashion sense (which I am not gifted with), Pinterest can really help you visualize a personal style. I hope to keep this brights and stripes theme in mind next time I go shopping and liven up my wardrobe. What is your favorite summer look?
View my style pinboard for image credits.
Living in New England has the amazing perk of easy travel. So many incredible destinations in close proximity! Each weekend my boyfriend and I just jump in the car and head to places like New York, Martha’s Vineyard and the coast of Maine. We have friends and family all over so we don’t spend a ton on hotel rooms.
While traveling I find myself looking at a lot of maps since I’m not familiar with most of the places. I can’t get enough of all of these beautifully designed maps and city inspired posters! I have the Boston and New Orleans Ork posters. They are great for learning a new city or for keeping your hometown closeby.
1 American Flags Map by These are Things // 2 Typographic Logotypes by Albin Holmqvist // 3 Philadelphia Neighborhoods by Ork Posters // 4 Typographic Logotypes by Albin Holmqvist // 5 American Atlas by Brainstorm Print + Design
I’m sure most of you have heard of Pinterest, the highly addictive, social bookmarking system for images. If you are not familiar, think of Pinterest as a virtual inspiration board — a place where you can create collections of things you love and follow collections created by others.
People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things. You name it, people are pinning it. Pins are categorized according to subject matter onto different boards. You can create any category you desire from home decor and design to science and nature. My boards, mostly art and design based, are shown below.
I have been having so much fun on Pinterest and want you to join in! If you need an invite check out my boards and pins, then leave a comment below of your favorite pin from one of my boards and your email address. I will send out as many invites as I can! If you are already on Pinterest leave a link below so I can check out your pins!
If you are still not quite sure what Pinterest is all about, Megan from Sorta Crunchy wrote a great post, Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide with the low down.
What is it about Trader Joe’s that keeps you going back despite the crowded aisles and long check-out lines? For some, it is the amazing prices and the quality ingredients. Personally, I frequent the store to peruse the shelves filled with their beautiful private-label packaging.
Like most grocery stores, Trader Joe’s has their own generic line. Unlike the majority, I actually love the packaging of the store brand! With their close attention to detail, Trader Joe’s continues to dispel the cheap and generic store-brand stigma and creates an irresistible shopping experience. A great example of how good design and a consistent brand identity can lead to success.
AIGA is hosting a one-day, online event about the future of design and welcomes all designers and design enthusiasts to participate:
On April 13, 2011, add your voice to an open, digital dialogue on design. One Day For Design brings together a global community of designers and design enthusiasts to exchange ideas, challenge viewpoints and push boundaries—collaborating in real time on the future of our profession and the organizations behind it. Spread the word. Join the conversation at onedayfordesign.org or via Twitter.
What: One Day for Design is a 24-hour live online conversation about the future of the design industry. Moderators will host exchanges on Twitter throughout the day, which will all be aggregated at onedayfordesign.org where viewers can also post comments.
When: April 13, 2011, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern and ending at midnight
Where: Worldwide, converging at onedayfordesign.org and on Twitter at #1D4D
Why: One Day for Design will encourage design enthusiasts everywhere to think about the role design organizations can play for designers in a rapidly-shifting world.
Moderators include: Alex Bogusky, Doug Bowman, Liz Danzico, Debbie Millman, Erik Spiekermann, Armin Vit, Alissa Walker and Katherine Walker.