Thursday, January 31, 2008

mike & chris



Loving everything from the Mike & Chris Holiday 07 collection. Come on, where's the Spring collection?

ochre


Josef Albers, 1959

We've been busy lately, thus the blog neglect. We promise to post more soon.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

From Concept to Final. Round 1

Have you ever wondered what a Character looked like before they finalized the design? Well, for the next weeks to come, I will be sharing what some of your favorite characters both looked like during concept to final design.

Robin Hood






Governor Ratcliffe















Friday, January 25, 2008

packaging, and travelling



I constantly have all of these little ideas that I have scribbled in notebooks or on scraps of paper, or simply lingering on in the back of my brain. It seems, however, that if I ever do get around to putting these ideas to practice, it is many months or even years later!

One of these little notions of mine is to update all of my products that use any plastics in their packaging. This requires a bit of creative problem solving but here is my updated packaging for my address file +30 card packs. I used pieces of tracing paper to wrap the stacks of cards, and designed up a sticker to fasten them shut. Its a nice way to show off some off the different patterns of the cards inside. I also used this similar solution with my paper samplers as well.



Last week I received an email from a prop buyer, who is working on a movie being filmed here in Vancouver called Travelling, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. She was looking for some special papers for a scene in the film that has something to do with Aniston's character having a wooden box filled with romantic quotes, or something. Of course I was happy to go through my stash to put together approximately 500 3x5"ish sized random papers (stacked, tied, and shown here). The prop buyer also mentioned that she wants to sneak my little address file into the movie scenes of Aniston's flower shop. It will be neat to see if the file or the papers work out and make it into the film!

yes it is.



Love this- It is ok for me to have everything I want poster from Lisa Congdon's collection on Poppytalk. Anyone know where it's from?

wow..

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

first impression

A sneak peek of our first letterpress project:

the factory is growing.



This weekend we welcomed another letterpress to our little shop. Lindsay, a fellow design graduate, is storing her 12x18 Kluge press & huge guillotine cutter in our space. We call ourselves a design factory for a reason :)

After waiting so long and getting everything ready, we're so anxious to start printing. Our first project is a promo letter/calendar we'll be mailing out to potential clients (stay tuned for photos!).

RAGDOLL


My old Levis ragdoll. She is well used and so sweet!

My new doll made from old fabrics. I named her Ella and she´s already a member of the family.

HARMONY

Monday, January 21, 2008

yellow = happy office



When we build our dream office/factory/store, it will have a kitchen. Preferably one that looks like this.

{photo & Bertoia chairs from DWR}

the tree of ghent.



The latest issue of Dwell magazine keeps catching my eye. I've probably read through it twice already, and the article about The Tree of Ghent house is my favorite. The use of color on the walls is SO great.

You can see a brief slideshow of the house here.

SANS MAGASIN


November 2007 the magazine Sans came to shoot some pictures of our bedrooms. I must admit that I was a bit nervous, showing of our private rooms. But after meeting Gøril Helle, the journalist and the photographer Dag Norsveen all my bad feelings disappeard. The cat Prix and Mathea loved all the attention and I love the pictures Dag took.


Foto: Dag Norsveen

Sunday, January 20, 2008

HAPPY MONDAY



I just miss spring so much that I had to post some pictures from spring 2007!
Hope you enjoy it too.

MATHEA AND HER COUSIN SIGRID MARIE



Mathea (4) and Sigrid Marie (5) are having a good time, as always.

CHILDREN ILLUSTRATION



I started making these illustrations for my nieces and nephews when they were born. The ideé was that every picture should be unique with the childs name and with different illustrations.
Now I make the illustrations on order.