Evernotes Every Friday

1. Starbucks Red Cup Design

I read this really cool article on the back story of the annual design of the “red cups” at Starbucks. The post even shares the sketch that started it all… really cool concept and amazing execution across all the platforms from the cups to the coffee bean bags. Found via The Dieline.

2. Greg Lauren Limited Edition Fragrance

I haven’t a clue how this fragrance smells but the handmade packaging already makes me want to buy it!

Each bottle has the same feel but no two are exactly alike. ‘I wanted the bottle to feel special,’ says Lauren. ‘To do this I made the labels out of various materials. I used paper, fabric and even small scraps of vintage military fabrics. Then each has my hand-written name on a torn piece of classic masking tape. The labels are then stained with everything from coffee, ink, pencil and pastels.’

Found via The Dieline.

3. Chic iPad Cases

My husband asked if we could get an iPad as a joint Christmas present to ourselves. So what am I most excited for? Getting an iPad case of course! Thanks to Design*Sponge for their well timed article…

4. Kelly Moore’s Home

I really love this home, featured on A Beautiful Mess. And I really love the way she’s (Kelly Moore Clark) printed large scale images of her children, and their family, making each print into a piece of art really. When can I move in? 🙂

5. “Halloween Haters” Decor Tips

I have definitely said that a few times this season, “I hate Halloween.” But just as this article mentions the demons and skanky girl outfits, I would say I wholeheartedly agree. On a whole other note though, it is a welcome into Autumn which is definitely my favorite season of them all and this article has quite a few darling decorating tips! Read it in full on The House that Lars Built.

Evernotes Every Friday

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… and that have a degree symbol instead of an apostrophe in their name. And I am being totally serious. Found via designworklife.

3. Spicy Type

Speaking of hot foods, type created in spices! Yum-mo! (Gee, I must be hungry…) Created for Canada’s Target, by Danielle Evans… found via I Am Mr. Cup, Tumblr.

4. American Provisions

Some more beautiful type… just gorgeous. Found via Once New Vintage.

5. H&M Home Collection

Thanks to Ez on CreatureComforts.com, I have found and fallen in love with H&M’s Home collection. It’s not too early for Christmas shopping… for myself… is it?

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Evernotes Every Friday

1. Ryan Hamrick Lettering

Loved this video created in reply to the question, “Where’s the best place to get started in lettering?” And a big thanks to Ryan for this wonderful post on some of the tools of the trade—now I want a felt pen!

2. Nike Air Packaging

Makes me want to buy a pair of Nikes just to be able to pop the packaging! Found via The Dieline.

3. Pipe Shelves

With our office barely done… okay its been months—I am already yearning for a new project for decor and storage! Found via A Beautiful Mess.

4. How to Find Sanity by Separating Work and Life

Found myself nodding and nodding and nodding while reading this article—of course a freelance doesn’t really fit the mold when its over and above the 9–5 job… via Braid Creative.

5. Wedding Placemat Ideas

Let’s come full circle, since we started this post with lettering—looking for creative ways to label the guest seats at the upcoming Pankratz wedding—loving this type treatment and look of white ink on Kraft paper. Love love love. Found via Elizabeth Anne Designs.