Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bombo!

Un disegnatore, da Lucca, Italia, Maurizio Santucci. I love the whimsy and use of color. The second one feels like a Stuart Davis painting. View more Bombo! here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy 100!

Episodes of LOST and days of the Obama Presidency! I'm sitting here catching up on my LOST episodes while clicking through the official Flickr photostream of the White House. Most of the photo credits go to Pete Souza. View the rest here.

04.24: The President getting debriefed on the Swine Flu.

04.24: Mr. President on the phone in the Oval Office. Also present, Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel and Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, Phil Schiliro.

04.13: President Obama, cheering on a little girl as she rolls her egg to the finish line.

04.15: Mr. President presenting a birthday cake to Senior Advisor, Pete Rouse.

04.07: Pound it Mr. President. @ Camp Victory, Iraq with U.S. Soldiers.

02.22: Mr. President & the First Lady dancing to Earth, Wind, Fire at the Governor's Ball.

03.04: This one was for me. Couldn't resist. Dessert plates prepped by Assistant Pastry Chef Susie Morrison.

nosigner

Perfect and awe-inspiring geometry. AWA, a series of products designed by nosigner of Japan. Read more here and here.

Toshiba Lighting Systems

At Milan Design Week '09. Embedded LED lights that glow and pulsate as a person draws near. Or in my words, absolutely gorgeous and magical. Read more here and here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thread Social

Fall (already??) '09. Lovely color and shapes. View the rest of the collection here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

So:Lo, Kate Havnevik

Palén Design

Just heard about Hannah Ha of Palén from Jaehee. She does necklaces and earrings but in my opinion, her necklaces are where it's at with their bold and lyrical quality. We're going to check out her trunk show next weekend, so I'll update more then. For now, a few pieces from her site.

Naiya

Simone

Nevile

Emporia



Friday, April 24, 2009

Zócalo

By Cyrus Highsmith. as featured in Typographica's Typefaces of 2008.

Print Suits

Beautifully alluring patterns. Summer time can't get here any faster.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chef Sebastien Gaudard

At his home in Paris, as found on The Selby.

Bits and Pieces

I am forever saving things in hopes that one day, these pieces of junk will be helpful. I have this odd hunch that I will end up getting rid of this stuff the day before I need it. For now, they serve as reminders of time spent, places visited, and interactions had.

It's funny though, how these so-called pieces of junk work. I got a flash of an idea at the end of the day yesterday and suddenly remembered the objects in the photos below. I never know when these things will inspire again.

Rome

Paris

NYC

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mangatars!

Make your own here! Below, members of SM.

Skoty, by Liz

Mike, by Liz

Mindy, by Liz

D-Glove, by Liz

Nerd Liz, by Mindy

Hot Liz, by Nobu

ToneMatrix

Go play! Thanks to some cool kid.

Puma Lift

Monday, April 20, 2009

TipoItalia

Read about this on Steven Heller's blog a couple weeks ago and didn't get around to posting about it until now. As a lover of all things Italian, this magazine devoted to typography in Italy resonated with me. Below, some images from the first issue. Read more about TipoItalia here.

Le Letter Dimenticate (Forgotten Letters)

Le Letter Dimenticate (Forgotten Letters)

Punches for Caslon's Italian