medium /// design




jealous on jack!

There are a lot of fun perks that come with having a blog, and this is definitely one of them! Jack Cards {via Sarah Bryden-Brown of Blogstar} asked a few bloggers to design a card for them. I jumped on the chance, as did Melanie from Inward Facing Girl, and Amy from Old Sweet Song.

For my card, I used one of my mixed media pieces {and then added a pink birthday hat}, and voila… a birthday card! We held a contest for people to come up with a message for the inside of the card, and there were sooo many amazing entries! Here’s the winning message:

Ha! I love it! As it happens, the chosen message was written by design blogger, Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.com!!! Yep, she’s a style maven AND the queen of one-liners! I think it’s a pretty hilarious/weird addition to an already pretty hilarious/weird image.

All three of our cards go on sale today {mine // Melanie’s // Amy’s}…YAY! Thanks Jack, and thanks to Sarah for inviting us to be part of this!





i’m jealous of evelin kasikov



Stitched portraits, CMYK experiments, bold typography! Whoa… the graphic designer, and the artsy embroidery-lover, in me are both madly in love! London based designer/artist Evelin Kasikov blends these two disciplines perfectly! She has been commissioned to do works for WIRED, The New York Times, Kate Spade and many others. Yep, madly in love, and totally jealous! Oh, and you have to see her artist profile for the Kate Spade project:

Madly. In. Love.





i’m jealous of luli sanchez


Whoa. Brooklyn based artist Luli {aka Lourdes} Sanchez has a huge portfolio full of stunning textile designs. YES, textile designs! I want her work on all of my fabric – pillows, sheets, dresses… or maybe I’ll just frame them, and hang ‘em on my wall! I decided to go half color/half b&w, but there were so many ways I could have done this post. Flowers, dots, abstract… and the list goes on, and on, and on, and on.





i’m jealous of mika barr

Fabric that folds itself! Tel Aviv based artist/fabric designer Mika Barr calls this beautiful, organic-looking series folding A-part. Here’s how she does it:

A collection of 3D fabrics that fold, fracture and turn three-dimensional, derived from the flat printed pattern. The textiles are made in a unique process, in which the printed image defines the fabric’s dropping and folding. The light, elastic textiles are dyed and then screen printed with an inflexible material that indicates the nature of the fabric’s movement and creates a new, three-dimensional textile structure.
While the initial prototypes were hand made (dyed and printed), the technique has been transferred into industrial production through the studio. Besides forming sculptural elements, the textiles can be designated for use in various fields – furniture, lighting, fashion and accessories.

… Yes, things like folding pillows! Gorgeous.

{via designboom}





i’m jealous of tokujin yoshioka

Gorgeous Hermes scarves, video of a beautiful woman, and a strategically placed wind machine. This story is not new, but that doesn’t make it any less brilliant. Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka installed this piece at Maison Hermes in Toyko over the 2009 ~ 2010 Christmas holidays. Oh, how I wish I had seen this in person, but I didn’t, so I guess You Tube will have to do… sigh, so beautiful.

{ps. you really do have to see this in action! Go – you’ll love it!}





i’m jealous of joseph egan & hunter thomson

Ok, so do you remember when I wrote about the work of Felice Varini? If you do, then these installations might look somewhat familiar. They were done by Joseph Egan and Hunter Thomson, students at the Chelsea College of Art & Design. They wanted to create a body of work that explored a “possible relationship between graphic design and architecture”, and while doing so they “discovered the process of anamorphosis as used by the fine artist Felice Varini.” Well, I think it’s safe to say that they did, in fact, nail this assignment… A+!





i’m jealous of nishant jethi

Big letters. Little birds. Why? Well, I’ll tell you – these cute little birds are called house sparrows, and in India their population is on the decline due to, well, a lack of houses. With so many high rises going up and the urban jungle constantly expanding, there are fewer places for these sweet birds to nest… until now! Thanks to Mumbai based designer Nishant Jethi, and this project, titled Living Typography, they are getting cozy in a stylish number ‘86′, and settling down for the night with “MONA”… lucky little birdies!

{via Junkculture}





i’m jealous of payton turner & brian kaspr

As a kid, one of my most prized possessions was my sticker book. I had a designated page for “puffies”, “sparklies”, and of course, “scratch n’ sniffs”. I think I may have lost my mind if American artists Payton Turner & Brian Kaspr had popped by to install their sticker wallpaper in my bedroom! I mean, come on… when you read a description like this: “Each wallpaper pattern is made up of thousands of hand-applied stickers, and can be removed and re-applied in any space”, how can any self-respecting sticker collector not be jealous? So insanely amazing… Hm, I wonder if there are any scratch n’ sniffs in there?

{via Design Crush, via Little Green Notebook}





i’m jealous of philipp schaerer

I just got back from a few days of camping, and I’m thinking that instead of a tent, I should have stayed in one of these… except, of course, that they don’t actually exist. How did Swiss architect/artist Philipp Schaerer create this work? Well, “They are not a photograph; instead, they were newly designed and constructed from scratch by means of image synthesis and digital image editing.” Yeah, I still have no idea how you’d go about doing that. I do, however, know that I love them… and they all look more comfortable than a tent!





i’m jealous of junktion

Ok, this should probably go under ‘design’, but really, an enamel pot with a bunch of illuminated teapots growing out of it, like some kind of bizarre Alice in Wonderland garden, should also totally qualify as art! Either way, I love just about everything that Tel Aviv based Junktion makes… or, more correctly, remakes. They take forgotten junk and flip it on it’s head {literally, did you see those dangling phone lamps?}. TV’s transformed into lights, suitcases into tables, and don’t even get me started on those bike seats turned bar stools. DIWITOT {ie., Damn, I wish I thought of that!}

{via sodapopgirl}