Asia based company, Tea Time has created this delightful “ice flake” inspired package design for cold brewed ice tea. Using paper and origami folding structure and no adhesives, the package folds open with 6 vessels containing your tea bag. Looks yummy! (via Dieline)
This past week, the National Mall in Washington DC hosted 48,000 panels of quilt blankets covering 29 acres of land for the AIDS Memorial Quilt project started by the NAMES Project Foundation. With over 50 locations around the DC area, these breathtaking quilts are composed of eight 3′ x 6′ panels (the dimension represents the size of a human grave) sewed together to form a a 12′ x 12′ block.
Its here! Mercury is in retrograde and will end on August 8th. Have you been feeling it? Are you having more WTF moments with co-workers, computers, phones, partners, pretty much anything you interact with?!?! Its that wake up call to remind us that things don’t function the way we think!! Hello?!?!?
With that note, I just saw this preview for the film, Samsara which depicts the essence of what we have all been enduring this week—the ever turning cycle of life, joy and pain included. The good news is that there is something to look forward to with this version of Samsara. The film captures magnificent shots of beauty and devastations around the world, in a wonderful cinematic feature that was “photographed entirely in 70mm film utilizing both standard frame rates and with a motion control time-lapse camera designed specifically for this project.”
So aside from August 8th, there is a light to the end of the tunnel! Godspeed everyone and wear your seat belts!
The Christopher Henry Gallery in Soho is currently showcasing 12 paper masters in the exhibition, A Cut Above. The range of work in this collection feels complete with artists who work primarily with cut paper transformed into type, textile patterns, landscapes and sculptures. If you’re in the area or want to indulge in inspiration, this would be worth the stop. If not, here are some of my favorites below. (via Felt & Wire)
“Baudelaire Poem” by Hina Aoyama
I’ve recently gotten intro bike riding so when I saw these simple combo shelves for the bike, books AND shoes, I couldn’t wait to share! For a lot of people that are struggling with small spaces, I think this is a great solution to solve at least some of your problems! Enjoy~
Leo Burnett London has partnered with Pantone to create a custom swatch book based on all the major outfits worn by Queen Elizabeth over the 60 years of reign. Each swatch lists the PMS number and date she wore the outfit. As funny as this is, not sure if its more on the creepy side…? Thoughts? (via The Jealous Curator)
Whew….its only Wednesday and I’m dragging this week. I think this is a call for a little sense of humor and fun. Take a look at this “birth video” of Mon Shu – the new mascot of Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura’s new cosmetic line, “Noël 2012”. With animations blending the styles of Japanese pop and European chic coupled with a great soundtrack, I think this might do the trick!
Louis Vuitton has launched their newest collection with a flair of Japanese funk/genius with artist, Yayoi Kusama. Everything from the facade of the building to clothes and accessories have been covered with Kusama’s iconographic polka dot print design. If this isn’t enough, you can also see an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Kusama’s Fireflies of the Water until September 30.
Globes have virtually become extinct which is probably what draws me to them more and more. Danish designer, Kristoffer Zeuthen has taken the traditional globe and created the “Bamboo Globe” in efforts to raise awareness for the planet. Using bamboo as the primary material, this globe (that can also double as a desk lamp!) has a modern feel with its use of graphics, color and typography. What a nice gift! (via design boom)