Inspiration Lab

Geigy Acaralate
July 30, 2009, 4:19 pm
Filed under: Packaging

Who knew that packaging for pesticides could be sexy? Well just look at this little number I stumbled upon. Immuculate Swiss typography all the way. Not having pear and apple trees myself though I don’t have much use for it.


Gorilla Coffee
July 28, 2009, 8:06 pm
Filed under: Packaging

What does a girl do without her Mac? I’ve had some computer problems so it’s been very dull and quiet here the last week. But now it’s hopefully sorted. I spent the morning at Gorilla Coffee today, free internet, best coffee in the world and lovely packaging design. What more can you ask for? The great design was done by One Trick Pony a New Jersey design studio.

Visit Gorilla.

Visit One Trick Pony.


July 16, 2009, 2:38 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Packaging

I’ve been following San Fran design studio Office for a long time but has recently completely forgot about them, shame on me! Luckily I was reminded of how great they are when I saw their work for 826 Valencia. 826 Valencia is a reading and writing initiative for students aged 6-18. They also run the only pirate supply store I have ever heard of and when they were in need of a revamp of their store front Office stepped up to give them a helping hand. Look how great that turned out, ahoy!

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Jin Young Lee
July 15, 2009, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Packaging

It’s another booze entry today, GOD I am missing being able to buy wine in supermarkets! But check out these lovely bottles designed by New York based Korean designer Jin Young Lee. Jin won a TDC award for the design.

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Beer and Biscuits
July 14, 2009, 10:18 am
Filed under: Packaging

If I watched football (which I don’t) my version of watching a game would be in company with beer (which I don’t drink) from Harviestoun and cheese (which I don’t eat) on Miller’s Damsels crackers. Ahhh…a girl can dream can’t she, what a sophisticated affaire it would be. I guess I’ll just eat the crackers and watch TV then.


July 13, 2009, 7:57 pm
Filed under: This and That

Someone said, if you’re bored in New York it’s your own fault, and I agree. But with so many things to see where to start? I figured my second weekend in New York should be wellspent with a visit to MAD, the Museum of Art and Design. The exhibition I wanted to see was about the art of industrial ceramics. Sounds boring? It certainly wasn’t! The top floor was dedicated to a modern take on classic ceramics and there were just so many exhiting and creative takes on that. If you happen to be in New York you should certainly go, I think designers in most disciplines would find it inspiring. You can start at the top gallery floor where all the exciting stuff is and run quickly through the rest which in my opinion wasn’t so great. I guess ceramics is a stretch from my usual content but just see the samples below, isn’t that something? The only artist I was missing was Dutch artist Judith van der Boom, her take on the classic figurine is so cool.

Read more about the exhibition here.


Kjell Rylander


Ionna Vautrin & Guillaume Devigne.


Hella Jongerius.


Caroline Slotte. It’s a bit hard to see but this is a stack of plates cut out in the middle to make a 3D landscape.


Bodo Sperlein.


Malin Lundmark.




Judith van der Boom.

Elena Kalis
July 9, 2009, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Photography

I don’t think I know any other photographer in the Bahamas but here’s Elena Kalis. Fittingly her expertice is underwater photography and when I stumbled upon her portfolio I was amazed with the clours and ambience in her shots. It’s like ballerinas in an underwater dreamworld.

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Sarah Illenberger
July 8, 2009, 12:47 pm
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art

From New York to Berlin, here’s German illustrator/artist/designer Sarah Illenberger. I first noticed her work when I saw some of her infographics for Neon Magazine but when I looked in to her portfolio I was so amazed by her play with materials, from paper to meat and just the overall humour in her work.

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John Mccann
July 7, 2009, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Packaging

Look what I had for breakfast this morning, of course bought it PURELY for the lovely canister.


Words Are Pictures
July 6, 2009, 4:41 pm
Filed under: Illustration/Art, Typography

I’ve featured Craig Ward aka Words Are Pictures before but he has done a lot of cool work since so I think it’s time for another post. With a provocative stand on legibility as being overrated he might get a few eyerolls on the way but I think his body of amazing typographic illustrations speak for themselves. His website does not seam to work at the moment but if you Google his name you will get lots of goodies. Just look ate these pieces, I love the piece he did for the cover of Computer Arts Projects, where he apparently broke 20 sheets of glass before he got the perfect image.

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