Inspiration Lab


Jasper White vs. Ettore Guatelli
December 13, 2010, 10:06 am
Filed under: Photography, This and That

I’ve been intrigued by the Ettore Guatelli museum in Italy for a while now, ever since I found the photos of the carefully collected compositions of things from rural culture. Then today I came across a series called “Sheds” by photographer Jasper White and thought the two very different projects (yet with the same subject) just HAD to be shown together. Tools CAN be beautiful!

See more by Jasper White.

See more pics from the Ettore Guatelli museum.



Merry Christmas from My Animal Farm
December 7, 2010, 8:00 am
Filed under: This and That, Typography | Tags:

My two kick ass colleagues Kat and Kej did a Christmas greeting project called “Little Baby Jesus Project“. The project is about alternative nativity scenes and they asked a handful of people to make their version to get the project rolling. You can see my contribution below, the TRUE story! ;-) So now it’s time for all of you to find that Christmas spirit and make your own nativity scene for the project.

Click pic to see full size!



Hello Monday
December 6, 2010, 9:38 pm
Filed under: This and That

December is a time for joy and presents and that’s why Hello Monday have a competition with wonderful gifts running in December. There’s a giveaway every Monday (of course!) and all you have to do is become a fan on Facebook. You can see pics of the first present below. Cuuuute! I want it!



Philips Cinema Parallel Lines
August 18, 2010, 1:04 pm
Filed under: This and That

To celebrate the cinematic experience Philips announced the Parallel Lines Competition a while back. The competetion focuses on telling a story with fixed lines your way. The lines are: “What is that?”, “It’s a unicorn”, “Never seen one up close before”, “Beautiful”, “Get away. Get away” and finally “I’m sorry”.

So what can you do when the lines are already fixed, you might think, well you can do a hell of a lot. Just look at how different the top ten videos are http://www.youtube.com/philipscinema. Be sure to vote!

One of my faves is definitely “Honey Moon” but I also happen to know the creators so I might be a bit biased. Congrats to Tine and the boys for kicking ass and making it into the top 10 selected by BAFTA, Ridley Scott and Philips.



Streets of Tokyo
February 28, 2010, 8:57 am
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If you’re fond of architecture then Tokyo is a must see. Great architecture is so inspireing to me and it always inspires me whether it’s to fold a brochure differently or to choose a material. In Tokyo you will find so many great buildings, a lot of them heavily inspired by origami. Just check out the Audi bulding on Meiji-dori, a street running through the shopping area in Harajuku, or the Bvulgari building (one of my personal faves) on Omotesando. The Japanese appreciation of shape and simplicity definitely comes through and I love how it is not only huge buildings but also smaller recidential houses that are original. Check out this great selection.

The Audi building on Meiji-dori.

Tod’s building on Omotesando.

Prada building in Aoyama.

Bvlgari building on Omotesando.

Selection of smaller house inTokyo.



Maija Louekari
January 13, 2010, 10:25 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, This and That | Tags:

Phew! It’s a busy week. My computer died last weekend (may it rest in pease) so I’ve had to catch up a month of work in a single week. So everyone, BACK-UP NOW!!!

Looking forward to tomorrow though as I’m going on a bit of a mini break to Helsinki visiting the family. So of course I must share something Finnish today, and that’s why I’m giving you Maija Louekari. Maija does such lovely illustrations in various media and has had great success with her work for Marimekko. I have fallen in love with one of her recent series, “In good company”, so in love that I am in fact planning to carry back 12 plates when I come back. Hopefully I’ll enjoy lots of great dinners in good company on them :-)

Visit Maija: http://www.maijalouekari.com



New Year’s Resolution?
January 4, 2010, 8:24 am
Filed under: Illustration/Art, This and That | Tags:

Finally managed to get out a little bit, I guess 2010 doesn’t look that different yet. So did anyone decide on any New Year’s resolutions? I’m doing the usual “loose 10 pounds and work out more” version, will fail miserably in about 3 weeks. But if anyone is looking for a design related resolution you should join the “make something everyday” movement. I recently came across Brock Davis’ contribution, I wonder if his was a New Year’s resolution. Anyway, I do admire everyone out there doing this. Although I do get up to the odd self initiated project I don’t do one thing everyday, apart from this blog I guess. Of course the quality isn’t top notch every day, but it’s more a question of doing something. I did really love the shots below though.

See the whole year here.




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