Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Vintage Photos with a Bold Attitude

Not your average classic glamorous photos. Some of these photos i found as - how do i put this in words? Too bold to be shot in the 60's.

And finally, my favorite, Fay Dunaway from the classic Bonnie & Clyde movie

Friday, 17 June 2011

For The Love of Pantone

Whether it's coated or uncoated, metallic or matte - we love Pantone swatches. Here are some awesome Pantone-inspired gadgets...

The iPhone app

(although I couldn't find this specific one on the app store)

For a bright smile

Very few guys would dare to wear this

For a bright morning (you can find these at bloomingdales)

Would look great at design studios!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Deep Fascination with Everyday Objects

These Paintings (yes, PAINTINGS, not photographs) by Roland Hicks made me gasp.
But it isn't just their highly realistic appearance that made me appreciate them so much - it is the choice of subjects.
Who would think that a hair ball that collects dust on filthy floors can be captured so mesmerizingly? Or thought a sticky grimy gum or little bubbles on a washing soap bottle can illustrate a magnificent image?

I'll leave you with some of his work, but do check his portfolio here

Monday, 6 June 2011

So You Really Love Polaroids?

Who doesn't? The older they look and feel the more charming they become. Polaroids is a photography craze that never fades away. Even if we don't actually take polaroids with a polaroid camera, many of us digitally photoshop a polaroid frame to our photos. (at least, I do)

So if you are a big polaroid fan, here's a sweet fashion accessory:

The Polaroid Scarf by Philippe Roucou. Check them out here

Surround Yourself with Photos, Artwork & Notes in The Most Creative Way Possible

Forget scotch tape! There are millions of out-of-the-box ideas to showcase photos, artwork and notes on walls (or elsewhere).
I think a great idea to do so would be sustainable - in the sense that it allows you to reuse materials easily, relatively cheap, easy, and would not create much mess.

Here are some ideas -

I shall start with my favorite of all! The Post it Cushion - Check it here

The marker (which comes with the pillow) is a water-soluble fabric marker which means that all you need to do is rinse the case with water, and water only to wash the notes away. And it comes in a variety of colors.

Without A Frame

I really like the look and feel of this! Using black paper clips to hang photos. I wonder though, how do the clips hang? hmmm. I think this is great if the walls were made out of that relatively soft material that allows you to puncture them with pins but still look neat, like the ones in my office.

The Post-it Calendar - Simple & Useful

Clever Clipboards

What better way to store your bills? This idea was featured in Martha Stewart magazine. These clipboards that have been decorated with wallpaper are affordable and very appealing. A great way to stick them to a wall would be using a that gum-like sticker.