Here's a fun little project I had going through my head for a while. It was also a great excuse to buy myself a box of my favorite sugar cereal.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas over here in New York - The holiday markets have all popped open, lights are strung along the avenues, and the seasonal candy aisle at Duane Reade has been a red and green eyesore since before Halloween. To me, the Christmas season can't begin until after Thanksgiving, as kids we would always go get our tree the Saturday after, but once the pumpkin pie leftovers are but a fond memory, all bets are off.
This weekend involved classic holiday playlists, pine scented candles, and a little word play. My dad and I used to always make the cranberry sauce together for Thanksgiving, and that sweet little tradition is inextricably linked to the holidays for me. I always marvel at the glossy red skin pulled taut over bright, cream-colored centers of those bright little berries, so when the nostalgia-induced idea came to me to create this little piece, nothing seemed more natural than to give them their chance to shine in a typographic piece.
Currently living for these hazy, dreamy, faded tropical vibes. Can't wait for this rainy weather to clear up and to lay in the park with some Washed Out and Beach House on repeat.
Here's a one-off lettering piece I executed with an extra behind-the-scenes image I asked my coworker to take after an in-house photoshoot. If you're going to paint your paint your entire arm bright red, you might as well make something cool out of it.
Growing up, my sister danced, so I have seen countless live iterations of The Nutcracker, as well as videotapes of different ballets. The last time I saw a live ballet was the Boston Ballet's last run of The Nutrcracker in the Wang theater, before it moved and the classic choreography was reworked, but every year I listen to the soundtrack on repeat. I love the soulful movement combined with magical costumes, sets, and sweeping music of the ballet, it's so beautiful I can feel my heart in my throat while I'm watching.
I heard about The Most Incredible Thing through the Of a Kind newsletter, and doesn't it look great? The trailer is so Wes Anderson, and it's so intriguing that Bryce Dessner of The National composed the score. I think it's about time for a trip to the ballet.
An image dump compiled doing research for a new project i'm very excited about!
I'm not one to use or wear a lot of color, but I sure admire someone who has a good handle on it! I think it takes a certain level of sophistication and skill to effectively utilize bright colors. It's something that takes a lot of practice, play, and knowledge of color theory.These prints by Rosie Mudge are so beautiful, I just want to live in them.
I actually attempted a color field project like this years ago when I took printmaking classes in college, but I never achieved this kind of color vibrancy. They remind me a lot of Rothko's paintings, one of my favorite artists. I was first exposed to his work was on the first day of my freshman design class--the day I decided to study design.
When you stand in front of his paintings, you almost feel sucked
into them, and they have an incredible, tangible presence. Some even describe it as a spiritual experience. Rothko created his paintings to re-introduce the mysticism and levity that the concept of death held before being destroyed by modern science, which is addressed by Nietzche (A great Anna Chave article on that). It's fascinating to read his motivation and understand what he was trying to accomplish, especially if you've already experienced his work. It's amazing what can be accomplished
by what looks like a simple gradient.
I've been getting served lots of ads for Need Supply Co's huge winter sale for at least a month now, and I just can't shake these adorable Loeffler Randall heels and cool cocoon coat. I love the colors of the pretty lilac shoes with the bold neutral coat, and since we're just emerging from winter storm Jonas in the city, a cozy sweater goes without saying. And PS, Banana Republic denim is surprisingly good--I have these jeans and they're a flattering, comfy go-to.