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Briefs

Just wondering if I’m alone in constantly trying to avoid the plural of ‘brief’ in my job to avoid the inevitable visual of granny undies it guarentees to conjure up, every time?

Link Collective

The Link Collective based in Japan produce contemporary textiles using traditional Japanese screen printing techniques. We loved their designs so much we decided to purchase one for our resident designer Chantel for her birthday. Check out their beautiful works at: www.thelinkcollective.com

Janie’s engagement postcard

Look what our new clever intern Angela created for our dear friend and client Janie’s engagement postcard invitation! There’s no more perfect combination of things in life than rain, romance and a pretty engagement ring, surely…

The High Tea Party has a makeover of its own

Because a change is as good as a cup of tea with some tiny tasty sweet morsels… this year the wonderful Alison at The High Tea Party decided it was time to give this all-things-feminine brand a breath of new life. We have loved working on this project and took it upon ourselves to recreate this identity to be one which inspired whimsical optimism in both the guests and the partners who loyally return to the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane events each year. We wanted to capture the experience of a day at The High Tea Party as being an escape from the everyday – where mothers, daughters, girlfriends and sisters could meet up, feel gorgeous and be delighted. The result is a collection of hand-drawn and softly collaged elements which come together to create a pretty, sunshiny new image. Their website is yet to be completely finished, but still looks great and you can see it here. To celebrate the makeover, tickets this week are only $65: check out their facebook page for more info.

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

I’m not entirely sure that Pantone’s Colour of the Year announcements aren’t self-fulfilling prophesies. Nor am I all that comfortable really with the makers of my printing swatch book (or at least the descendants of the makers of my swatch book) should be informing me of what colour I should be filling this season’s wardrobe with or indeed, which hue my eyelashes should be. In any case, I have to admit this is a fun idea and a nice way to introduce the graphic designers’ referencing system to the shiny white tiled floor of David Jones. Buy it online at Sephora.

Ashley Goldberg

Since I’m planning a visit to Portland OR sometime soon (Yipppeee!) I thought I should probably get listening to The Decemberists a bit more, and find some other artists which have come out of this bohemian (in the traditional sense of the word) city. Ashley Goldberg’s illustrations have a naivety and an unhindered creativity which is really charming. Check out the prints of her  at her seemingly asian-inspired illustrations at her Etsy store.

Handy online tool

… Now all I have to do is remember a5.gg. Thanks, Jason Cooper!

Free printable: Weights of Common Ingredients

If we’re going to have a chart stuck on the fridge, it’s got to be pretty, right? I put this together for my own kitchen and thought I’d share it with you guys as well. Feel free to print-and-stick, although note that it’s still bound by copyright, so personal use only. Oh, and FYI the Nut Flour is fairly variable, I was getting results ranging from about 80g to 150g, so I went midway. Enjoy!

Karen Walker x Advanced Style

New Zealand designer Karen Walker has just released campaign pics of her upcoming eyewear range for 2013. Partnering with the blog ‘Advanced Style‘, a blog dedicated to capturing the style of over 50’s in New York, Walker has been able to showcase her new collection on a range of seriously stylish older models aged between 65 and 92 years old!
The outcome is great. It’s so nice to see such creative ideas for a high end fashion label. The quirkiness of both the eyewear and the styling work perfectly. If only I could pull of that silver hair…

I think I might

With about a gazillion pictures being taken worldwide using mobile phones and posted on Instagram and other social media networks, and almost as many websites being built to show off these little treasures, it’s hard to know where to look to find some real beauties. “I think I might” is an online curation of photographs with a cute interface and quirky collection of images. It also has a world map indicating what’s being shot where… although no Aussies on the map yet as far as I can see!
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