I just love when I come across something completely new and unique. There’s obviously a TON of creative stuff out there and we all pull inspiration from everywhere and add our spin to it but it’s refreshing when you come across something that’s not really like anything you’ve seen before.
That’s how I felt when I saw these amazing log bowls by Loyal Loot Collective (via Scrap Hacker.com). Doha Chebib is the specific designer behind these beauties which she designed for CABIN, a design exhibition by Canadian creative studio Motherbrand that explored Canadian symbols and myths.
There really isn’t anything about them that I don’t love. I think contrast just works so well in any kind of design. Here the glossy, colourful and smooth bowl interior pops so much in contrast to the earthy, rough and brown exterior. I think anyone of these would stand out on it’s own but the impact of having a grouping of them is just that much more impactful. Of course I would definitely gravitate towards the bright colours if buying these for my own space.
One of the biggest ones was to bring myself up-to-date with the times and create a website for myself. The objective was to showcase my work and all things creative that I have to offer. In today’s industry not having a website just ins’t an option.
I’m not a web designer or really familiar with putting together a website (another goal for the new year) so this was a little bit of a daunting challenge for me. But I have to say that our brains are pretty amazing and after a few slow starts and some trail and error I managed to figure out enough to put something together I’m happy with…well at least for now until I learn some new tricks.
I came up with my ‘identity’ which I think is a good combination of being very clean & simple but also fun & colourful, which I think is an accurate reflection of me. The site is very basic and clean but that was the objective so that the work is the focus. I also took the opportunity to highlight some of my other creative endeavours such as this blog, my photography and handmade goodies. You can check it all out at melissadirenzo.com.
This is actually a pre-fab house (well more of a garden shed) designed by Jens Risom and featured in Life magazine in 1967. I found it while browsing Anthology this morning and was immediately transported.
What, you ask is stunning enough to get me back on the blog horse after a lonnnggg break? How about these stunning photos from Johnny Miller. I can’t stop staring at them. What a beautiful way to bring some sunshine & colour into your life at such a gloomy and cold time of year. I just love photography or design with transparent elements and I’m a sucker for any kind of colour gradient (minus the cheesy Illustrator version). I can picture having one of these framed in a white bathroom or kitchen and letting the sun shine in all year long!