1. Pantone 2013 Color Chart
Love each and everyone of these! Found via Pinterest.
2. Jan V. White
You could spend hours perusing the new Jan V. White site. As his About page states:
Jan V. White is a magazine guru and design consultant to publishing companies. He has given more than 1800 seminars in 27 countries on the relationship of layout and graphics to editing. His goal is to persuade word-people to think visually and visual people to think verbally. Understanding each other and blending their skills increases the impact and quality of their shared product.
And now eight of his books are online for free!
Over his forty-year design career, Jan V. White wrote twelve books on grids, page layout, typography, designing charts and graphs, the use of color, and other aspects of information design. Now, eight of his classic design books can be yours, free.
3. Christel Llop Calligraphy
Just last week I posted about needing to take a calligraphy class, well you guys, this stuff is hard! So far my letters are not looking the way I hoped. That class is looking more and more appealing to me! Especially when I saw the work of Christel Llop on the Graphic-Exchange. Her work is amazing and I love the mixed media pieces she’s created that truly take her lettering and calligraphy to a whole new level of art and design. New design crush right here.
4. Map Quilting Kit
Well I guess we can add all things sewing and quilting to my growing list of “new hobbies I want to try.” I have been wanting to try to learn how to crochet for awhile, not that I have done one thing about that, but finding this Haptic Lab quiliting kit that creates a map, well now that is just too cool. And you can get even more creative with it by adding in your favorite places in the city. They have kits for New York, Washington D.C., Paris and a ton more! Found via swissmiss.
5. Decorative Wooden Crates Forming A Cabinet
People of the internet, I am finally working on my new office!! Remember when I posted about getting inspiration for offices? Well that day is finally here! And my husband has agreed to allowing the installation of a wall of crates—you may also remember my obsession with those!! I sold him on the idea after seeing this DIY post about getting crates from Michael’s and staining them. I could not be more excited—or antsy—to get started! So far I have 4 crates, but with the size of the intended wall, I believe I need about 20! Oh and this photo here, I love the way the vertical crates break up the design, the various heights of columns, and the way the top ledge is decorated. Thank you Pinterest!