I read an article in Dwell a few months ago about all the chemistry and work behind making these perfectly crafted Bolle Bottles, and it really made me happy to learn about the specificity and care with which many generations of craftsman can replicate the same amazing pieces.
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My friend Chris Glass has a fantastic eye and impeccable sense for capturing the vibrance and poise of reality. I just flipped through his uploads from the first half of his trip to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, and I must say I am really loving them. These two are my favorites along with two more really amazing shots after the jump.
I am really into ‘The Full Spectrum’ series so far. All the videos are extremely well produced and put together. They also seem to cover an awesome array of the creative and design world to talk about their work and how it interacts and is affected by color. The legend of Herman Miller needs little introduction, but as I clatter away on this keyboard from me trusty Aeron Chair I am reminded of the core values and level of excellence HM has and continues to stand for. I really love how Susan Lyons brings up the exploration of color and it’s connection to iterative design. Creating color palettes feels a little forced or a shot in the dark from time to time, but as Lyon’s explanation of the link between iterative design and the exploration and selection of the perfect color based on this trial and error system.
I came across Oslo based design studio HEYDEYS today I I really love their approach to design. There is this great balance of clean stark graphics and playful color and imagery. I especially love the annual report for Anthon B Nilsen, with photography by Mathias Fossum.
This set of typographic illustrations by Bruce Mackay is a really fun collection of imagery surrounding and letterforms. I for one wish I had Neighbourhood as an alphabet poster when I was a kid. Of course the half-pipes making the letter U are my favorite, but all the illustrations are awesome.
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Dwell and filmmaker Gary Nadeau have come together to create this new video series, The Full Spectrum, that explores color and it’s inspiration and impact on design and life. The first two episodes feature the work of Joseph Albers, and look inside the brand Seize sur Vingt through the eyes of owner and designer James Jurney. The way Jurney talks about the intention and purpose of color as it pertains to clothing and the design of clothing is really interesting.
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I love the way Ty Mattson approached this personal project of designing a birth announcement for his son Shepard. He talks about putting himself back into a boyhood state of mind and all the things that he was enamored by as a kid. It’s awesome to see how few changes there are from the sketch of a great idea to the finished printed piece. Really what it comes down to is craft and execution.
Watercolor illustration has been one of the most pervasive forms of that specific area of art for a long time, and thus has become boring. Every once in a while though, you stumble across some one’s work that revitalizes the medium and adds so much color and life into it that you can’t help, but love it again. In this case that person is Veronika Kalacheva, and her work is stunningly realistic and colorful.
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I spent the last two hours looking through page after page of Ktinka’s photo blog. I love the variety of subject matter as well as the how she captures light, color, and mood. Seriously vast and inspiring body of work, I especially love the shots that very simply capture experiences from her everyday life.
The reputable Field Notes has just released it’s newest addition to an ever awesome collections of utilitarian goods. These new “Country Fair Color” notebooks let us all rep our home stay from near and far!
Came across these amazing letterpress business cards today, which coincedentally were designed by my old studio-mate Jessica Hische for photographer Kate Murphy. I really love Jessica’s work because she is able to bring a newness to each project.
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Get an insider view at the creation of a new color. For real this video gives you an inside look at how Pantone develops new colors. Base produced this video in celebration of the release of the newest Pantone series entitled Plus Series.
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