Albeit an unconventional horticultural method, singing to plants has long been the old wives’ favourite technique for heathy foliage. But international collective ANTIVJ has turned this on its head, creating a site-specific audio-visual installation in… Continue Reading »The post Cacti Choir appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
Part church, part fairground, wholly delicious, Red’s True Barbecue Restaurant & Bar in Manchester delivers the barbecue experience with an enthusiasm that borders on religious fervour. Owners James Douglas and Scott Munro are on a… Continue Reading »The post The Second Coming appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
"Terracotta Embossed Cup Set for smith&hsu is designed for sharing the joy of tea drinking. The...
Andrew Hem, Kibas, acrylic on panel Andrew Hem couldn’t wait to get into the world: the artist was born on a flight from Cambodia. His energetic approach to life is clearly evident in his paintings,… Continue Reading »The post Sleepless Nights appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
Mary’s Day procession Immaculate Heart College, 1964, courtesy of Circle Culture Gallery and Corita Art Center, photographer unknown God broke the mould when he made Sister Mary Corita Kent, a teacher, philosopher, political activist and… Continue Reading »The post A Different Calling appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
Studio 54, New York It can be a bit of a cringe-worthy experience looking back at old photos, and more so the older we get. Even the most dedicated follower of fashion has a few… Continue Reading »The post Down With the Kids appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
This house in the Scottish Highlands by London office Raw Architecture Workshop is partly buried into its sloping site and features a kinked plan that directs views towards the sunrise and sunset. (+ slideshow). (more...)
Ilustrarte is an international, biennial contest and exhibition for contemporary children’s book illustration held in Lisbon. For the 6th edition architects Pedro Cabrito and Isabel Diniz designed an exhibition space inspired by colourful toy blocks. “For this Ilustrarte 14, we have crossed illustration for children with the playful and creative dimension of the […]
Waste material from the mining and cutting of marble has been used by Italian designer Francesca Gattello to create a range of simple homeware. (more...)
Horst Wittmann’s solo exhibition at the Städtische Galerie Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, entitled ’3me2you1thing4sale’, focuses on the designer’s personal understanding of design and its social dimension. “The examination of objects and their function beyond purpose.” says Horst Wittmann, “the desires that objects communicate have direct impact on our personal identities and so, rise the question […]
StudioMax Design has developed a charming design with a lot of personality for RuTT Beer.RuTT Beer Brewery is a small company from the Tampa Bay Area born with a passion for craft beer. All the varieties are Gluten Free specialty beers rich in flavor, aroma and personality. RuTT Beer Brewery cans are colorful and bold much like the taste of the beers themselves. Fun drawings of animals with hip sunglasses makes this playful and just plain "cool." Related Posts:DarcyOriginal Miller Lite Can Limited-Edition
Designed by Fifty3, Dámes Labouré-roi 2010 is a classic complex French red. The taste notes are the key element on this print, with a rich copper foil on a substantial recycled board it really makes a pretty good looking bottle label. Each bottle is hand dipped in a copper wax to finish is off. Related Posts:Before & After: el Jimador TequilaStumbras Vodka Premium Organic
Designed by redpepper, Sensado Cigar Co. is a high-end, luxury cigar brand for the young adventurer who thrives on travel and honest experiences. "In our research, we discovered that the competitive cigar market is very traditional. We saw an opportunity to take a modern, fresh approach to cigar branding and ran with it. We're introducing Sensado to the world with a 'City Series'—including New York, Roma, Shanghai and Miami. By comparing tobacco and cities, we're allowing the smoker to relate a flavor profile to something already familiar. For example, 'Roma' has flavors of earth and a hint of Italian cappuccino. 'Shanghai' has a spicy start and a sweet finish. This method of organization allows smokers, both novice and experienced, to understand the cigar before they ever smoke it. Visually, we wanted to represent the cities without being too literal. We designed marks that allude back to architecture and motifs related to the specific regions. Then we brought in pops of colors to an overall black and white color scheme, neither of which you'd typically see in a humidor. The labels are printed on foil paper and debossed to give them richness and depth."
Retail-owned brands have come a long way from the black and white generic labels of the 1970’s. The transition included a lengthy period of knock offs, where retailers introduced “me-too” private labels that closely mimicked the look of the national brands. Now, in his first book, Christopher Durham, Vice President of Retail Brands at Theory House, takes a focused look at private brands that have cracked the code and become true national brands.The book is design in a bonded in white cover with a sophisticated indie feel. Using a selective color to represent this book, the book includes expanded brand strategy and learnings from the 52 brands, as well as more than 200+ new photographs from the award winning photographer, Teri Campbell.The premise of the book was to combat the erroneous perception that private brands in the United States are just a value play wrapped in bad design. With Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project, Durham sets out to prove that perception wrong. Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project is based on Durham’s yearlong blog project of the same name on his industry website, My Private Brand. “One of the things I love about this project is that when I found the best brands, they weren’t all from big retailers with big budgets. Some of the brands, like Bi-Rite, are local surprises that truly deserve the honor.” - Christopher Durham, Vice President of Retail Brands at Theory[..]
Waitrose has been working with brand consultancy DewGibbons + Partners on a packaging redesign of ‘Pure’, its own label beauty range. The Waitrose Pure skincare range has been in-store for a number of years – it required redevelopment for better standout on shelf. Plus there was a need to more clearly position the nine-strong range as ‘natural skincare’, due to a reappraisal and reformulation of all products, which are now suitable for all skin types, dermatologically approved, and contain 95%+ naturally derived ingredients. To ensure Pure is displayed with pride on shelf and in bathrooms, DewGibbons + Partners’ design solution acknowledges contemporary trends in interior design. The agency collaborated with renowned fabric and wallpaper designer Sabine Reinhart to create a flora inspired background pattern that subtly decorates each of the packs. The logotype and typography are a simple and purposely understated foil to the richness of the illustration. A seal endorsing the products’ purity underpins the brand’s natural claims. DewGibbons also sourced new pack structures that provide a united feel to the range. Related Posts:Rude HealthSlammers
Premium Handmade Coasters started off as a objective by Brian Brubaker of Tried & True Supply Co.The objective was to create custom shipping packaging for small batches of handmade coasters that would be as attractive and interesting as well as inexpensive and practical. Each box was screen printed by hand on kraft mailers with eco-friendly water based ink. Related Posts:DropcamVertty
High-end bird food brand Birds & Bees has partnered with design agency B&B Studio. The award winning design agency has created the brand’s identity, packaging, website and print communications. “The identity's vibrant and dynamic look and feel reflects the brand’s broader mission to support local wildlife and help bring Britain’s gardens to life. In addition, the colour-coded packaging brings clarity and ease of navigation to what can be a complex category to shop.” - Shaun Bowen, B&B Creative Partner This positive outlook on Britain’s wildlife has helped shape and define the visual language of the brand, which spans across packaging, website and print communication. Silhouettes of garden birds and insects are used to suggest a proliferation of wildlife, all rendered in a stamp effect for a raw and natural feel, while the logo itself balances authoritative and friendly typography and a bee icon appears to draw out the word and act as a sign-off. Related Posts:VerttyGrace and James Candles Co.
TSMGO has recently completed packaging for Ninety-Wines, a dotted grid bottle label full of meaning.Ninety-Wines required labels that reflected the wines high quality taste. So in continuation with the clean and minimalistic brand identity, TSMGO chose a simple visual language with a single dominant graphic element: dots. Related Posts:The McLennanRouseabout Rousey
The Dope Soap Co. was launched by Intelligent Design Co. to put a spin on craft made soap. Most hand crafted soaps are packaged using natural appearing materials and designs, but Intelligent Design Co. (on the other hand) wanted to make The Dope Soap Co. more design based, giving each soap a unique look. Related Posts:VerttyGrace and James Candles Co.
This wooden extension to a house in Paris by MIR architectes and Nicolas Hugoo has an angular roofline that frames a window at the front and wraps around a terrace at the rear (+ slideshow). (more...)
Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen has become the latest guest editor of Belgian fashion publication A Magazine Curated By. (more...)
Airwave retro: Antenna Light by Joy Charbonneau pays sleek, aluminum and LED tribute to the ubiquitous, pre-cable, pre-satellite rooftop aerial from the salad days of television.
Interview: on the anniversary of the Japanese tsunami of 2011, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma explains how the catastrophe made him rethink his attitude to architecture. (more...)
A beautiful laser-cut dollhouse for kids and collectors alike with matching furniture.
Faceted four-legged metal structures line the route through this landscaped park in the Chinese city of Chongqing by landscape architects Martha Schwartz Partners (+ slideshow). (more...)
RS Barcelona crafts a portable bbq pit with the soul of a briefcase.
Conçue autour de la cuisine, le coeur de la maison selon les souhaits du client, focus sur la magnifique « Allens Rivulet House 2″, une agréable villa contemporaine imaginée par le studio d’architecture australien Room11.Construite en Tasmanie, elle offre en outre de vastes volumes intérieurs ainsi que d’immenses baies vitrées…
Tout simple mais terriblement cool, coup de coeur pour ces excellentes « Ball Socks« , des chaussettes reprenant les imprimés de différents types de balles et ballons que l’on retrouve une fois repliées en boule sur elles-même … plus qu’à tenter le panier dans la corbeille à linge !Plus de détails …
News: Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has released more details of the Venice Architecture Biennale he is curating this year and revealed his aim to disconnect the exhibition from the current state of architecture, which he says "is not in good health". (more...)
StudioMax Design has developed a charming design with a lot of personality for RuTT Beer.RuTT Beer Brewery is a small company from the Tampa Bay Area born with a passion for craft beer. All the varieties are Gluten Free specialty beers rich in flavor, aroma and personality. RuTT Beer Brewery cans are colorful and bold much like the taste of the beers themselves. Fun drawings of animals with hip sunglasses makes this playful and just plain "cool."
Desert Eichler Homes from KUD Properties is bringing sexy back. In the form of Eichler homes. Between 1950 and 1974, Eichler Homes built over 11,000 homes in nine communities in Northern California and homes in three communities in Southern California. They’ve become very sought after in recent years. Once upon a time you had to have... Read more »
Designed by Geometry Global | Country: Germany “A piece of paper merges an extraordinary packaging concept and an exceptional product into one. Sold in Fedrigoni showrooms only, the limited Edition of Leica Cameras is wrapped so intimately by fine paper, the “unboxing” reminds of a paper sample book and turns into a Fedrigoni brand experience. Finally, the paper [...]