As the first official day of summer nears, I thought I’d share a beautiful color story to celebrate all things summer (and all things orange). For more color inspiration, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to all things colour. Get into it and have a great weekend.
Pop of color.
One of my favorite things that is orange
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“Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.”
from Fail Safe by Debbie Millman
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I’ve had my eye on the Saturdays Surf NYC x Colette collaboration for a few weeks now as I’m pretty much obsessed with anything Saturdays Surf NYC. I stumbled across this pattern they’re using on shorts in their spring 2013 collection and I’m so in love. The print is simple and graphic, and works really well in multiple applications. I like that it appears hand painted too. Patterns like this are so simple to create and put into repeats. Once this is done you can apply them to anything: clothes, product design, packaging and digital applications too. I’ve been feeling the itch to get back to designing new prints and patterns so keep on the lookout.
Colette window in Paris displaying the Saturdays Surf NYC x Colette collabo
Notice how the pattern is applied to bags and hats too, and how well they match with the shirts? Get into it!
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I just stumbled across the Spring 2013 Lookbook for Marais USA, a women’s shoe brand with offices in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’m so in love with these photos! I think this campaign is so fun, inventive and youthful.
Their blog is also pretty cool and their Brooklyn offices look neat too.
Check out the video for their Spring 2013 Lookbook here. Get into it!
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Alec Soth, New Orleans, from Sleeping by the Mississippi
“If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path.” — Alec Soth
On American Photomag‘s blog there’s a cool series of posts called “How You Living” that interview established photographers about how they’ve supported themselves during their career. I love hearing about how artists and designers transition from school to work and “fame” in the art world. There’s truly no established path to “make it” in the art/design world, but learning from others is a great way to find your own path. I know I still haven’t found mine but I’m working on it.
Check out the full series here.
And if you’d like to see more of Alec Soth‘s photography – check out his site.
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If Keith Haring were still alive, today would be his 55th birthday. Happy Birthday to one of my favorites artists!
Happy Birthday Keith! <3
To see more about Keith Haring – go here.
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Last week I stumbled across the street photography of Vivien Maier, a nanny living in NYC in the 1950′s that lead a prolifically creative life, but also one that was fiercely private. Some regard Maier as the female Cartier-Bresson but all her work was unknown until just a few years ago. In 2007, John Maloof went to an auction near his home and purchased a unlabeled trunk full of negatives for less then $400. Inside the box contained hundreds of negatives and rolls of film belonging to Maier that had never been seen by anyone else. The find of the century! Since then, Maloof has shared her legacy to the world and is even producing a documentary about her life. Can you imagine if these photos had never been found? And what’s even more puzzling is why Maier kept this all a secret? Even those closest to her had no idea about her secret double life as a photographer, possibly regarded as one of the greatest of the 20th century. Check out a selection of Maier’s work here on her official site, read about her, and watch the trailer for the documentary here. I can’t wait to SEE more and LEARN more about this amazing photographer! Get into it!
The negatives Maloof purchased in 2007.
Who could have known these breathtaking photos were contained inside?
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