Posts Categorized: Design

the anti journal

I got this awesome Anti Journal from a friend for Christmas.  So what is anti journaling? Apparently it is “a route to creative discovery, a way of seeing things differently — it’s journaling outside the box”.  Whatever. That’s enough philosophy for today. It’s not as if I need an excuse or encouragement to a) journal,… Read more »

DIY cubital tunnel syndrome splint

the condition Lately I have developed a bout of self-diagnosed cubital tunnel syndrome that is making me mad. It started with a vague tingling in my pinky and ring fingers, progressing to a slight ache in those extremities over the course of several years. A few months ago it graduated to a near-constant pain that runs… Read more »

period-proof panties (and great design) by thinx

As a designer I get to trawl the internet for beautiful stuff as part of my job (and yet you won’t believe how much even that feels like work sometimes…) Today’s interesting find was forwarded to me by a client who liked the design and I wanted to share it, because not only is the… Read more »

return on investment: good design is often invisible design

As a designer I don’t always get to see the work I create in it’s natural habitat. Many of our projects are internal communications for large companies, and as I am not an employee at any of these companies I have no way of experiencing our campaigns as the consumers would. What I do know is that I… Read more »

Arabesque, Arabic art and other beautiful squiglygoos

A few days ago I received a link from a friend that reminded me again of another form of art that I love: arabesque. Copied shamelessly from CreativeRoots: “Arabesque is an artistic motif that is characterised by the application of repeating geometric forms and fancifully combined Arabic calligraphy.” These particular images were created by Muhammad… Read more »