17th June 2013
I am in love with this series, Geografías y a veces ni eso / Geography and sometimes not even that by Escuela de Cebras.
11th June 2013
I’m so excited to pick up my latest Moo Cards, although I’m a little miffed you still have to pay a £2.50 ‘delivery’ fee for collecting them yourself.
I’ll let you know when they’re available to buy!
5th June 2013
I love it’s flexibility (the W is responsive), it’s simplicity, and that it took 2 years to complete.
Because you just can’t rush these things you know.
31st May 2013
This card was designed especially for me.
It’s awesome on a whole new level.
30th May 2013
I especially love the quotes and this Paul Coelho Universe Print in particular.
24th May 2013
Way more fun that your average backpack, no?
15th May 2013
John Eng Cheng is a LA based artist and designer who uses motifs from nature, heritage, pop-culture (pokémon anyone?) and religion to create surreal illustrations and paintings about life and relationships.
I really love this Four Winds piece … too bad I missed the chance to win it as a print giveaway!
30th April 2013
It’s not just a pretty box either – packed with everything you could possibly need to set up your own screen printing empire, it looks perfect for anyone who wanted to start screen printing (me/him). Think we’re going to split it.
26th April 2013
Oh yes I am.
24th April 2013
24th April 2013
I love this redesigned UK Birth Certificate by IWANT design for ICON Magazine’s ReThink series.
Using the information found on the original birth certificate – mother, father, name, registrar – extras include birth location (with mapping co-ordinates for the digital version), time of birth, type of birth, physical attributes including weight, length, head circumference, hand and foot prints, blood type and eye and hair colour.
Astrological and astronomical details (moon cycle, ruling planet, weather), the etymology of the baby’s name, the birth flower and stone, the religion and the ruling monarch are a sweet touch. The certificates come in 4 colours to represent the season of birth and combine a mix of graphic icons and typography.
The certificate is then presented in a heavy, gloss, white envelope with the baby’s basic information embossed on the front with a wax seal. Beautiful.
This is something that would surely be displayed, rather than tucked away in an office filing cabinate.
I love design.
17th April 2013
I discovered The Elli Blog a few days ago, and fell in love with their beautiful customisable invites, announcements and stationery.
They also have some sweet downloadable ideas (like these monogram stickers) that can be customised to match your stationery, and I love that they’re giving them away for free.
15th April 2013
So excited to see the guys over at Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar are now doing cards and custom prints.
A Long Forever Love is awesome.
8th April 2013
These Pantone Colour Flash Cards are brilliant. 18 cards with 2 tones of each of the 9 basic colours including Lollipop Purple, Starfish Orange, and Grasshopper Green.
“Each card features a solid colour on one side, such as Duckling Yellow (Pantone 1215). When you flip the card over, additional colours in the same colour family (yellow) are introduced in the context of an illustrated pattern, so that a child can pick out which shade is Duckling Yellow.”
Never underestimate the importance of teaching kids about colour.
26th March 2013
Heart of Gold opens tomorrow and is on until April 20th.
Be sure to stop by if you’re on Kloof Street.
22nd March 2013
This week I’ve been busy doing all kinds of fun things – flower arranging, invite designing, some crazy art working, report designing (not quite as fun!) and now it’s the weekend and I haven’t put anything on here today.
Instead I will leave you with one of my new posters. Keep it real dudes.
See you next week! x
4th March 2013
I ended up popping into Design Indaba for a quick run around yesterday morning, and these were some of my favourite finds…
I’m a sucker for succulents and the little guys potted in Sara Hernandez’s gorgeous ceramic hangings were absolutely divine.
Nina Du Plessis
These wooden geometric wall hooks were amazing … and very reasonable at R80 a hook.
I completely fell in love with Simone le Roux’s creatures. She has some awesome illustrated characters on her Behance site, but the handmade dudes were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
The Tale of Balaclava Bear / Sootcookie
I’m always drawn to Tanya Laing’s work and last year I picked up a Sootcookie ceramic paper plane which I love. The Tale of Balaclava Bear is a collaboration between her and Alex Goldberg and although I’m not so into the bears themselves, I think the story behind them is awesome.
The simple elegance of Jeanine Benjamin’s bracelets and rings were lovely. Too bad she didn’t have that triangle bracelet at the expo because I would’ve bought it for sure.
Mervyn Gers Ceramics
Although this brand felt a little commercial (and have designed ranges for some big name restaurants and vineyards around Cape Town) I couldn’t help but fall in love with these African/Chinese plates. The dragon, rhino and machine gun combinations were beautiful and bizarre.
Concrete jewellery, lighting and bowls with some lovely angles.
I spotted this folded African map on some Design Indaba signage before going into the expo and it was even more beautiful in real life.
28th February 2013
Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, when the best of the South Africa design world come out to play at Design Indaba.
Like always I wish I had some spare cash to actually see some of the conference (Jessica Hische is speaking on Saturday) but I’m happy enough to pop down tomorrow to get inspired, and I’ll put a post together next week of all of my favourite finds.
12th February 2013
I’m excited to finally share a site I designed last year with y’all, and although it’s a little more corporate than my usual BringMeJoy stuff I’d like to think it’s still rather pretty? Comments on a postcard please…
(Kudos to the talented code-guru NickFrost for his unwavering enthusiasm and coding expertise on this project x)
11th February 2013
My sister-in-law told me that she’d bought a Silhouette Cameo the other day and I’m ashamed to say I’d never even heard of it!
This amazing device is a little digital cutting machine. Genius.
If only I’d known about them when we were designing and having things lasercut for our wedding (and when I had to hand-cut these dogs last week for a client!)
This has just gone on my 2013 Wish List.
17th January 2013
I’ve having a bit of an obsession with stamps at the moment so I thought I’d share the newest in my collection.
This one was a gift from my sweet friend Chloe who picked it up in India over the Christmas holidays. I think it might have to stay on the shelf though! It’s too pretty to ink.
The handwritten alphabet was a Christmas present from my 1 year old nephew. Doesn’t he have awesome taste! I’m going to get the letters dirty this weekend and stamp him a little card…
Owl + &:
I found these guys in the sale at Typo yesterday. I especially can’t wait to use the little owl to make some miniature love notes ♥