Spoonflower.com | Kawaii & Geek Fabrics


http://www.spoonflower.com/tags/geek via http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/
Space Invader pillows by http://www.flickr.com/photos/voodoo_rabbit/sets/72157622336189343/

& Finally...
One for design geeks, Pantone Fabric http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/234992
Fabric pic from http://www.flickr.com/photos/38367146@N05/4640589836/ 

All from http://www.spoonflower.com/
"Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs."

Neatly Organised Things

A little OCD it may be, but a neatly organised collection is a beautiful thing. The 'Things Organised Neatly' blog has made finding neat things it's business, http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com (thanks to Jez D for the link). Also see the IKEA 'Art of Cooking' video series and 'Homemade is Best' Cook Book for award winning neatness http://kathykavan.com/ikea-the-art-of-cooking-video-series

via http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663537/a-symphony-played-by-200-old-household-ap...

Other references:

Love is...Torben Giehler Art

I love everything about this work, end of.

Essay - http://www.torbengiehler.com/TEXT/merrilykerr,2003.html
The collection - http://www.torbengiehler.com/
The Agent - http://www.leokoenig.com/artist/view/446

"It is as if the virtual had become tangible: in the paintings of Torben Giehler impressions of immateriality and artificiality are linked with those of painterly presence and powerfully coloured plasticity. When viewing these pictures one might spontaneously think of artificial spatial constructions such as one could find in computer games, flight simulators, or CAD animations. Giehler is clearly interested in the gaze specific to the generation of space: a gaze inherent in imaging techniques and applications such as those. He is fascinated by virtual spaces which, even from the outset, always illustrate realities that are just possibilities – imaginary worlds floating between planning, construction, and unconstrained fiction."

I ♥ Polaroid Rainbow Stripes Branding

'The Branding of Polaroid' http://www.zlok.net/blog/2008/07/15/the-branding-of-polaroid/ and 'Polapackages' article http://moominsean.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html

Paul Giambarba, the designer who worked on Polaroid's Identity between 1958-1977 http://giam.typepad.com/the_branding_of_polaroid_/ "Paul Giambarba initiated Polaroid's corporate image development and product identity in 1958. His innovative black packaging successfully subdued the dominance of Kodak yellow at point-of-purchase and spawned a vogue of black packaging within the industry. Creator of the ubiquitous Polaroid color stripes, one of the most widely imitated design devices of the last several decades, he designed and produced hundreds of Polaroid packages and collateral material including consumer literature and "How to Make Better Polaroid Instant Pictures," a trade book for Doubleday & Co." Also, see his latest work for Polaroid here http://giambarba.com/

Don't forget to look at my other Polaroid post 'Viva La Polaroid' which focuses on some great Polaroid photo collections http://kathykavan.posterous.com/viva-la-polaroid-abstract-flickr

Polaroid pic archives in these big Flickr Groups: http://www.flickr.com/groups/polaroid_/ and http://www.flickr.com/groups/14462747@N00/

Want more, buy the book 'Polaroid Book' by Barbara Hitchcock/Taschen - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polaroid-Book-Barbara-Hitchcock/dp/3822830720/ref=sr_...

Let there be Colour, lots of it | Pantone Branding

PANTONE PLUS http://www.basedesign.com/#/project/310/node310 - Identity, packaging, and launch campaign for Pantone Plus, the successor to the Pantone Matching System. Photography and props by Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbens.

Rare behind-the-scenes look at Pantone and the development of the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES - http://kathykavan.posterous.com/so-thats-how-they-do-itpantone-colour-dev-vid

PRODUCTS 'Pantone brand creates a rainbow of new products' - http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/2007/06/pantone-brand-creates-a-rainbo... also 'Pantone, Merchants of Color' - http://www.printmag.com/article/pantone-merchants-of-color

Excellent article by Momus called 'She comes in colours' - "In just nine months, Pantone has completely changed its meaning in Japan. Once a fistful of numbered swatch cards that pernickety designers would menace printers with, it's now become a trendy consumer buzzword in Japan, and, some might say, a byword for the newly-acceptable face of colour in a nation which dips in and out of chromophobia." http://imomus.livejournal.com/295636.html and Wiki here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantone

FASHION Gap and Pantone – an interesting cobranding attempt, Gap Pantone concept store NYC - http://idology.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/gap-and-pantone-an-interesting-cobran...

Pantone T-Shirts by Uniqlo - http://www.swiss-miss.com/2007/11/pantone-t-shirt.html