fun : a few favorites
Paper Schmaper : Russell + Hazel : Fresh
Hi Everyone -
Since I work on marketing for an accessories company, I look at trends quite a bit. We don't follow them, but it's important for us to be aware of how our designs fit in. Lately, I've been really focusing on color forecasting and loved this summary of Pantone's color palette for Spring 2009. I also learned via unruly-things that The Gap teamed up with Pantone and has a special t-shirt shop based on those colors.
Earlier this month, coco + kelly had some wonderful predictions and I really loved the choices from Snippet & Ink :
- Lemon + Navy
- Coral + Emerald
- Cocoa + Cream
- Red + Peach
I think they influenced me quite a bit as I focused on yellow last week and blue today. I've never imagined combining red + peach, but we'll see with Valentine's Day a couple of weeks away. Maybe pink + orange as an alternative? Have a wonderful weekend!
Art : Jim Deneven's sand art is absolutely incredible, the scale alone is amazing (via Double Takes). You can make your own sand art online here.
Beauty : Scott likes to buy me soap, a lot. I hope he's not trying to tell me something ;). The latest is a lightly-scented Violet Moss in the prettiest packaging from Fresh. I conserve fancy soaps like this, but will spare you the details.
Music : My brother gave me Juliana Hatfield's latest album How To Walk Away recently and it's nice to hold an actual CD in my hands for a change.
Office : One of the best things about starting school each year was the new supplies. I love the Field Notebooks from Russell + Hazel and actually write in them.
Stationery : Krissy of Paper Schmaper creates the most wonderful designs. We both love the birch wood postcards and I'm particularly excited about Krissy's new letterpress. The above design would look awesome in that format. I loved how Mav combined her photos with letterpress. Just sayin'.