The year I discovered Sagmeister



Although not a huge fan of the ‘Starbucks experience’ – I do quite like the look of their working environment… Dieline interviews the major players: –  Jennifer Quotson, Director of Visual Presentation; Jeffrey Fields, Vice president of Global Creative; and Jean-Marie Shields, Director of Brand Strategy and Expression. Nice to see all work is produced by their in-house studio…

Full interview and more images via the Dieline. 






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Home & Delicious

Gunnar Sverrisson and Halla Bára Gestsdóttir – husband and wife team from Iceland… nice blog site but also a lovely online magazine

In their words…

home & delicious – is a place for our thoughts, work and interests. The home and food, our environment and the nature; how we think about it and treat it means a lot to us. Our site is a place for people to seek inspiration and get useful ideas for their home and living. To create interesting and personal space around you where cooking food and eating is an integral part of the whole.

Issue one (cover below) – Issue twoIssue three


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Alex Fowkes

Work by Alex Fowkes for Sony – Sony Music Timeline.

Covering 150sqm – made from CNC cut vinyl…seen via Mr Cup (aka Fabien Barral)

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Umbro HQ – Love

A terribly lazy post, seen via What Makes Us in my usual daily/weekly sweep of favourite blog links…

Really lovely work from Love, (based in Manchester) for Umbro HQ, signage + generally making the work place a space to  ‘inspire and motivate’. Images via Love.

A little extra is that Love has a blog as well

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Hand Over Fist

Saw these a while back on Design*Sponge… really great ‘pillows’ (or cushions!) designed by Hand Over Fist (based in Queens). You can buy them via their Etsy shop (for $50). Photo via Design*Sponge, shot by Pippa Drummond.

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Fitzhugh and Linsay of the Brooklyn Home Co

Stumbled across Design Sponge sometime last year – a wonderful site. These photos are part of their “sneak peak” pages where they interview and go behind the scenes of designers worldwide. The home I have selected is by Fitzhugh Karol and Linsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Co – (I still have a the kitchen shot with the dog Olive as my desktop at work). Possibly the best part is that most of the furniture has been made and crafted by this couple.

Visit the full Design Sponge peak

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Pino – lifestyle store

“Pino is a market place for unique, functional and innovative design objects. The idea for the concept camefrom the name of the shop, Pino, which means a ‘pile’ or ‘stack’ in Finnish.That is taken visually into the new logo and the design of the shop fixtures.The interior concept with a subtle colour palette works as a background for thefresh, colourful identity and products.”

Words and images via Behance here.
Designed by Bond Creative Agency who hail from Helsinki.

(Photo credit Paavo Lehtonen)

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