Friday, February 18, 2011

A-Z | Trophy

We are excited to announce that we’ve just won our first DBA Effectiveness Award for our work with 
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, USA. 

“The best design work is accountable, delivering both creatively and commercially. That's the very essence of effective design.  It’s the only award scheme that uses commercial data as a key judging criteria” 
(Design Business Association)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A-Z | Street Stencils

Candy Chang is a unique mix of graphic designer, urban planner, and architect with an ultimate goal of improving local communities with her environmental designs. 
She is known for street stenciling public spaces with thought-provoking messages, maps, and other helpful graphics. Her project called Sidewalk Psychiatry, was designed to prompt pedestrians to "do a little self-reflecting in transit". 

On the pavement of New York City, she stenciled questions such as "Do you think that went well?" and "Does she know how you feel?" with temporary spray chalk.  
On Governors Island in New York City, she used the same stenciling process to bring both entertaining and important historical facts to the sidewalks.


In Chinatown you will find a stencil design on the sidewalk that reads "This would be a nice place for a tree". This was her contribution to the "new MillionTreesNYC program, where they are aiming to plant one million new trees in the next decade".
She proposed a navigation system for the Brooklyn Bridge as the area is difficult to navigate for visitors and tourists. Her simple graphics would make the tourist hot spot a fun place to explore.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A-Z | Inspires

Jonathan Adler is a colorful thinker and interior innovator. Design comes in all sizes, shapes and colors in this case it comes as a prescription. “My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living” By Jonathan Adler.

In the book Jonathan boastsLayer, layer, layer. Unexpected touches are the soul of the MAXIMALIST HOME: A painting hung on a bookcase, a chandelier in a closet, a brass lion’s-head door knocker in a modern apartment.” 


Having things in your home that brighten your mood and make you smile should be a way of life.

Love or hate the things he creates, he truly inspires his followers to enjoy and embrace the things they love and encourages them to bring them into their homes and showcase them! 

Adler inspires people to embrace their own style through his beautifully kitschy styled rooms and in your face glam-fab accessories.

Giraffe Lamps- High fired stoneware with a matte white glaze and hand made paper shade


Some exclusive items for Barnes & Noble, typographic umbrella.