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Baby Shower Invitation

Happy Friday to everyone! Thought I’d post this fun project that I completed a couple weeks ago. A friend of mine is adopting a little boy from Vietnam and a bunch of us girls are throwing a baby shower for her. I volunteered to design the invitations and this is the finished product:

She is an artist and a very cool and creative girl, so the nursery isn’t in a set theme, but in colors like blue, brown and lime green. So we decided her shower should reflect her taste and have an Asian look and feel.

You can see a full size photo here.

Gaslight Menu by Rebecca Alden

Quite possibly the most beautifully designed menu I’ve ever seen. Clean, simple, great details…by New York designer Rebecca Alden.

[ Via Graphic Exchange ]

A Few Poster Designs

These are just a few poster designs that have caught my eye lately. The works range from the highly detailed, to the simple beauty of color and shape. Enjoy!

From left to right:

Vivagalaca // San Francisco International Film Festival Poster by Patrick Corrigan // Vuela 1971 by Scott Hansen // Imaginary Moment Limited Edition Poster

Artist Highlight: Shaz Madani

Shaz Madani, a London-based artist originally caught my eye with his Your Journey Made Simple poster, and I went on to discover more of his great work. I love these Taste the Seasons re-usable shopping bags that he created for Sainsbury to highlight the importance of eating seasonal food.

This campaign that he created for Arctic Paper, upon closer look, uses paper to build dimensional artscapes to promote their brand. Love it!

[ Via Visual Evasion ]

Swiss Banknotes and Israeli Stamps

The upside of the American dollar these days is that it is finally getting a little more colorful. I love these new Swiss banknotes designed by Zurich-based graphic designer, Manuela Pfrunder.

[ Via Creative and Live ]

It would also be really nice to have more selection when it comes to U.S. stamps. These Eliezer Weishoff designs from the 1975 Israel Environment stamp collection are just beautiful. They were created to depict three major environmental concerns – Air, Water, and Noise pollution.

[ Via NotCot ]

Old-Fashioned Gramophone for Your iPod

I thought this was so clever, I just had to post about it. The Phonofone II takes its design cues from the past. This speaker amps the volume of your favorite music with the shape of an old-fashioned gramophone using your iPod.

From designer Tristan Zimmermann of Science and Sons, this is one cool gadget, and nice to look at.

[ Via Charles & Marie ]

Beautiful Desktop Wallpaper

I love these stunning images that you can download as desktop wallpaper.

Choose from 19 beautiful images and download the one you love here.

[ Via Smashing Magazine ]

Packaging and Design Inspiration

Following my last posts on packaging and business card inspiration, here are some more great ideas in those categories.

From left to right:

Impact Salon Card Sleeves by Creative Suitcase // Business card design by Jason Tremblay // Beehive Honey Packaging by Little Fury // Freska, facial tissue packaging

Design Inspiration

Packaging Inspiration

Great packaging aesthetic is becoming more and more common these days. And it doesn’t always belong to the power brands–a lot of new kids on the block are starting strong with an enticing look. Here are some of my fav finds from TheDieline.com, the leading packaging design blog.

From left to right:

Mary’s Chocolate with art by Mizue Hirano // Williams-Sonoma Pure & Green Collection // Nusa Kitchen Soups // Sferra 1891 Linens

Beautiful Packaging

Creating Environment with Art

I love these photos of an experiential environment built by Formavision, a company that develops original art campaigns that capture one’s imagination and reinforces the brand’s vision. This particular installation was for cutting edge fashion designer duo, Marithe and Francois Girbaud. Part of the construkt series, their goal was to create limited edition design objects created by some of today’s best product designers and exclusively offered for sale at their New York flagship store in Soho.

Art by Formavision

[ Via Creative and Live ]