Inspiration Lab

August 31, 2010, 7:26 am
Filed under: Spatial Design, Typography

One more handlettering example today, god I love this one! It is done by Swedish design agency 25ah for Skofabriken, a new conference center in Stockholm (yes, a conference center, eventhough Skofabriken means shoe factory). I LOVE that it’s pitch black, the white runny letters give it such great contrast.

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August 18, 2010, 10:41 am
Filed under: Spatial Design, Typography

All I can say to this one is WOW!!! Check out this typographic installation by Portugese studio R2. The piece is called “Vai Con Deus” (Go With God) and is made on the facade of a gallery. Brilliant!

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Dan Tobin Smith
July 21, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Photography, Spatial Design, Typography

I first came across Dan Tobin Smith’s work when I saw his photo on the cover of the Jay-z album. And later I fell totally in love with his Alphabet series which continues along the same lines. I love how it is spatially built up and that each one is from a different angle. Be sure to check out all the photos to see how the A is cleverly thought out horizontally and vertically.

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March 1, 2010, 8:49 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging, Spatial Design | Tags: ,

I’ve mentioned Groovisions before but I simply must feature them again. They’re a Japanese agency and they do such wonderful work. They are behind the visual identity of two of my fave havens in Tokyo, places to take a bit of a time out. I’m talking about Cinagro and the 100% Chocolate Cafe. Last mentioned is double good as another of my fave agencies, Wonderwall, did the interior which is to die for.

See more of Groovisions’ work:

PS. If you ever get a chance to taste the 100% Chocolate hot chocolate you will think you have died and gone to heaven. It’s seriously worth going to Tokyo for in itself.

Interior from the temporary Isetan shop done by Wonderwall.

Shopping Heaven
February 23, 2010, 8:30 am
Filed under: Spatial Design | Tags: ,

Yes, I did do quite a bit of shopping in Tokyo, but I also had to see a lot of shops PURELY for their interiors (yes, that is my excuse!) Just look at these fabulous interiors.

Diesel shop in Aoyama.

Godiva shop on Meiji-dori.

Niel Barratt store in Aoyama.

Nike flagship store on Omotesando.

Swarovski store in Ginza.

January 20, 2010, 8:21 am
Filed under: Spatial Design | Tags:

Another post from Finland today. If you live in Finland you can’t buy booze in your local shop, like in Sweden you have to go to a centrally owned store and get your wine, vodka etc. It sounds a bit shamefull but it’s actually quite alright as the variety of things you can get there is much bigger than it would be in local shop. And it’s even better since Alko (the Finnish version) was recently redesigned to look much nicer. The redesign was done by Aleksi Hautamäki and Anders Nord. Just look at the wonderful features in the spatial design below.

Sis deli
January 19, 2010, 8:23 am
Filed under: Spatial Design

One more Finnish shop to see today. I came across lovely Sis deli in Helsinki and thought it was so lovely and simply done. The pattern is the main part of the identity and it’s really nicely executed in all media.

Visit Sis deli (in Finnish):

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
October 8, 2009, 8:23 am
Filed under: Spatial Design, Typography

Normally being a fast food hater I did not expect to fall in love with a fast food restaurant in New York, but I have. I think the area around Time Square is a nightmare but when I was recently forced to go through there I virtually stumbled into Schnipper’s. Seriously it’s like Nirvana around those parts. Mostly of course I am loving Schniper’s for their interior which includes lots of great typework. They do a yummy strawberry cheesecake sundae as well :-)

Visit Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen.



Hauser Lacour
October 5, 2009, 7:05 am
Filed under: Graphic Design, Spatial Design

Spatial design is such a hard design dicipline and you don’t see impressive work that often. Enter German agency Hauser Lacour! Here’s a team who can whip up some really original spatial visuals. I love their work for the Jewish Museum and the Frankfurter Kunstverein. I am SO loving the white balloons!

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May 25, 2009, 6:23 am
Filed under: Spatial Design

I rarely see creative use of signage inspatial design but German design agency L2M3 hase done some really interesting stuff. Their use of the dimensions is really original.

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