This is a feature layout I did for The Society Diaries, a high-end glossy magazine. When laying out a feature about a destination, I feel that the pictures should be the focus point and be able to speak for themselves. With this, the opener started with a two-page spread image with just the header and subhead. A few key words were highlighted in a complementary blue to make it a little more interesting than just keeping all the text white. Since the feature was about paradise in Hawaii, I felt it was important to keep the layout clean, simple and breathable. Ideally, I would’ve liked to have another spread just for the island photo shown on the second spread. It’s such a gorgeous photo and it encompasses the beautiful island of Hawaii. Overall, I’m really happy with how the feature turned out!
New Starbucks Logo Officially Here!
I posted about the new Starbucks logo back in January and for those who have been waiting at the edge of their seat, it is finally here! I wasn’t really keen on the idea at first, but from looking at these pics my friend took for me, I actually don’t mind it! Looks like they changed up the sleeve as well to reflect the new logo.
10 Cool Modern Desk Lamps
1. Binic Table Lamp by Foscari
2. Sigma 0555 by VIBIA
3. LivingColors Mini LED lamp by Philips
4. Dalu Artemide lamp by Vico Magistretti
5. Urban Creature Glow Gnome by Vitamin
6. Tua Lamp by Foscarini
7. Saily lamp by Skitsch
8. Cobra Table Lamp by Martinelli Luce
9. KOZO3 Lamp by DEMO / design clinic
10. Lego Block Lamp by 25togo
Making Your Bed Just Got Easier!
Let’s face it. Who actually enjoys making their bed every morning? This contemporary, innovative Zip Bed is designed by the Italian company Florida Furniture. I love the rounded corners. In the morning, just wake up, zip up, and get on with your day! It comes in three striking color combos: white/red, gray/red, blue/white.
Cool Sleek Catalog Designs
When I went shopping in Taiwan last Fall, I fell in love with the Rado watches. They’re simple, clean, and… I’m waiting for the right time to get one! Two weeks ago, I requested a catalog from them online and when I received it, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the packaging and design. They definitely did not cut corners with the heavy-stock paper, silver catalog jacket, and casing. I also love the use of “white” space on each page. They let the watch/picture speak for itself. As they say, “Less is More.” I agree! http://www.shoprado.us/
I’ve been furniture shopping lately. With a love for modern, contemporary designs, I paid a visit to BoConcept downtown Austin. LOVE LOVE LOVE their pieces! Wish I could buy the whole store! Everything there is customizable — of course, with a price! They gave a copy of their catalog when I entered the store. I got a hold of their catalog from last year so I was super excited to get the newest issue! They pretty much kept the same format, but did a few infographic-type designs which was cool. There’s awesome photography throughout, and the print quality on the white glossy, thick-stock paper allows the pieces to really come alive on paper. www.boconcept.us/