Some cool designs that have caught my eye…
1. Moo box
A few months ago, I started noticing mini Moo business cards everywhere. They were so adorable that I had to design some of my own. When I discovered that I could upload 100 different images for one set of cards, I was blown away. But I decided to go with the Something Like Fate spine stripes. I cropped three different areas of the stripes for a touch of variety. The cards are super cute. Also super cute? The box they came in.
This is one of the many reasons I’m obsessed with Shiny Happy Apple World. Not only are Apple products simplistically elegant, even their packaging is beautiful. It’s thrilling to discover another company taking packaging just as seriously (or not seriously). Sparkly confetti for Moo!
2. All Star Marimekko
Marimekko flowers make me happy. Every time I go to Crate & Barrel, I have to stroll through the Marimekko section just to take in all the pretty designs. Marimekko plus Converse equals two of my fave things coming together to achieve brilliance.
Full disclosure: I have a bit of a Converse addiction. Fine, more than a bit. Let’s just say the last thing I need is another pair of Converse. But…WANT. Want is a whole other thing. Want has taken over big time. I’m either ordering these or some customized ones I’ve been working on. There’s really no choice.
3. Pioneers of American Industrial Design stamps
Q: How cool are these stamps?
A: So cool that I had to get a second sheet for my stamp book. I don’t collect as many stamps as I used to, but when I see ones as awesome as these they immediately get added to the book. Love.
4. MoMA Store’s Ultra-Flat Multicolor Wall Clock
I just checked my dictionary for the definition of “cool” and there’s a picture of this clock. Which is really weird because I’ve had my enormous Say Anything style dictionary since college and I believe this is a new design. See, that’s how cool this clock is. So cool it redefined cool a long time ago, before it even existed.
Keep it cool, friendly neighbors!