1. Pixar Logo Animations This was fun to watch, seeing how far one the greatest (next to Disney of course) animation studio ever, Pixar, has come over the decades. Found via Brand New. 2. Lesley Barnes I was really drawn to the illustration work of Lesley Barnes. Each piece made me smile, from the characters to the saturated colors. Found via Design Work Life. 3. Mohawk Paper Another Design Work Life find, shows such an inspiring video to get to work, with your hands, making high quality crafts. See more from Mohawk Paper. What will you make today? 4. Biz Ladies Profile: Dana Tanamachi Yet another week where I have to mention Dana Tanamachi, but this girl is just all over the place. And she is such an inspiration. In response to a question regarding starting your own business, she said: Know your strengths. If you’re good at something, you’ll usually be passionate about it. Typically, we look at it from the other way around, but sometimes (and if we’re honest) we’re not that great at everything we’re passionate about. And in starting a business, we’ve got to be realistic. Both passion and skill have got to be there! Read the whole interview here on Design*Sponge. 5. Art Display Frame I
1. Burton Skateboards by Dana Tanamachi I wish I would have seen this in time for my 27 Wishes post! These are pretty much the most gorgeous snowboards I have ever seen. Oh how I love EVERY SINGLE piece of work Dana Tanamachi puts out!! See more images including some behind the scenes production work here. 2. Envelope Addressing Technique One of my favorite things to do is letter envelopes
1. The Type Deck These are the most beautiful playing cards I've ever seen! Now that I've learned how to play poker—have I shared about that yet, Internet?—I've been on a playing card spree. Mostly just collecting them as souvenirs during our trip. Anyway, these gorgeous cards have already been fully funded on Kickstarter but you can still get in with a pack for putting up $15 toward the start of the project. Found via Mr. Cup. 2. Our City, Our Home Mural Hand painted on brick
1. The Progression of Storytelling Really enjoyed this short video found on Brave the Woods! Joe Sabia has great storytelling skills—all using his iPad to supply the visuals. Just watching made me so excited to create and read and learn and share! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did or at least I hope it brings a smile to your face this Friday morning! 2. Once in A Lullaby Adorable poster by The Heads of State (and congrats on the new site!)
1. Calendar by Elizabeth Ward Neat concept for a calendar—a variety of found expiration dates and the like by Elizabeth Ward. Found via Looks Like Good Design. 2. NY's Fashion Week Pinterest Graphics Sketchy graphics created for New York's Fashion Week and Pinterest. Love the fun spin on a more sophisticated subject. New work from Matt Stevens. 3. DC 2024 Big fan of these concepts that have been presented as Washington D.C. bids for the 2024 Olymics. More can be found on Shane Helm's Dribbble. 4. Evidently Characters These little animal characters for Evidently made me smile—inspired by their office pups. Found via Brand New. 5. Industrial Lighting Seriously fell in love with these industrial lights from Luke Lamp Co when they were featured in a recent Etsy email. Love love love.
1. Pixelist Inspired by Jess' guest post last week, I love this concept of turning iPhone/Instagram images (pretty low resolution for prints) into custom paintings! Their Indiegogo (like Kickstarter) was fully funded, sign up to be notified for more information! Found via swiss-miss. 2. Hugo's Oh yes, would totally buy hot sauce that sets their business cards on fire to look cool