Sunday, November 30, 2008

Apple On Apple

If you're an Apple fan like I am, you will enjoy this delicious apple with an Apple logo on it. :-)

image via: Blog!NOBON

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

G&B Wine Packaging Designed by Narrow House

Narrow House designed these wine bottles for the G&B restaurant and lounge, the best restaurant on the east coast of United Kingdom.

Love the illustrations!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

W.O.W. (Why Only White) Shower System

WOW! What an amazing shower!

This customizable shower system by Teda is appropriately called Why Only White (W.O.W). It offers a collection of designs that changes periodically to reflect the newest trends and moods.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Beautiful Headbands at WINK

Designer: Rachel Weissman

(Spotted, Blair wearing a silk bow headband on Gossip Girl.)
Designer: Susan Daniels

Designer: Juko

Designer: Lavender Girl

When it comes to hair styles, I tend to keep mine very simple-black & straight. Yet it doesn't mean I'm not tempted by those fancy, girlie hair accessories. These beautiful headbands at WinkNYC really got me thinking that maybe, someday, I should try those on just to see how they look on me....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ribbon Banner Holiday Cards

I'm not big on holiday cards, usually. But these handmade cards I saw on Craftershock are so exquisite, that I actually wanted to give them to my friends. Unfortunately, they are out of stock.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gamma Transparent Concept Car

Like many people, I was very intrigued to the idea of transparent design revealing the insides of a product. Transportation and industrial designer Niel Grubak Iversen has created this GAMMA concept car that features large transparent areas to show the underlying structure and engine parts. The shape of the car is obviously very sleek and edgy, but what I like the most about this transparent design is that it reminds us how the car actually works.

Egg Shaped Throw Pillow

I couldn't help smiling when I saw this egg shaped throw pillow. How cute, fun, and, yummy...

image via: thisnext

Friday, November 14, 2008

Optical Illusions in Interior Design

Only by standing at the exact proper angle, one can see the complete image. Those who are not looking from the right angle won't understand why the colored lines and curves are painted on the walls.

images via: crookedbrains

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Claus Porto Fantasia Soap Bars

I love the vintage look of these Claus Porto Fantasia soap bars, so exquisite.

Typography Scarf from Little Factory

one of my designs with type treatment

Little Factory type scarf

If you had seen my designs, you'd know how much I'm into typography. I'm always searching for the most creative and expressive way to incorporate types into design. So when I saw these type scarves from Little Factory with uppercase and lowercase letters, I was very impressed. What a fun and stylish way to express your love of typography! I would love to have one of these for as my Christmas gift.

These laser-cut scarves are made of microfiber suede, and each measures 160cm x 10cm. You have 3 different versions to choose from: uppercase, lowercase, and numbers. I thought it might be more fun to have the letters personalized with names, words, and sentences.

Monday, November 10, 2008

French Umbrellas from Alexandra Sojfer

It rarely rains in LA, but the city I grew up in China has a lot of rain all year long. So it's no surprise that I always love umbrellas, especially the hand-made ones. (My hometown is famous for its hand-made umbrellas.)

The other day I saw these beautiful French umbrellas and parasols from Alexandra Sojfer. All their products are hand-crafted in Paris, using one-of-a-kind secret techniques developed since 1834. The men's umbrellas are very classic, yet handsome and practical. Women's parasols are simply gorgeous, some embellished with laces, Swarovski crystals, mink, or silk flowers. My absolute favorite one is the pagoda-shaped umbrella adorned with 150 Swarovski crystals, hand-sewn one by one all over the fabric like sparkling raindrops.

有一天我看到了这些美丽的法国Alexandra Sojfer.的雨伞和遮阳伞。他们所有的产品都是在巴黎手工制作,采用一种从1834年就有流传至今的独门技术。男用伞非常经典,好看而实用。女用的遮阳伞非常华丽,有些装饰了蕾丝,Swarovski水晶,貂皮,或者绢花。我最最喜欢的就是那把宝塔形的镶有150颗Swarovski水晶的伞,每一颗水晶都是用手工缝上去的排列成闪亮的雨滴形状。

White House Interior Decor History

Which ones do you think are the better design solutions?

Before the recent presidential election, I never thought I'd be interested in learning about the White House. Now, since the newest first family is about to move in, strangely enough, I find myself quite curious about the how the inside of the white house looks like. This post at design crisis gives a room-by-room overview of the white house decor history. It is a very informative and interesting post with pictures of some most famous rooms in the white house. I was quite amazed by the contrasts of beautiful designs vs. disastrous decor solutions. I'm no expert on interior design, but as a graphic designer I know often times, less is more.
Click here to read the post about the white house decor history and see the pictures of overly-done draperies.
在这次总统大选之前,我从没想过我会对白宫有兴趣.然而,自从新的第一家庭产生后,很奇怪,我居然很好奇白宫里面是什么样的.这张在design crisis上 的照片从一个个房间展示了白宫的装修史.这真是一组非常有意思的照片,展现了白宫最著名的房间.而我更感兴趣的是漂亮装修和恐怖装修之间的对比,我不是一个室内装潢的行家,但是作为一个平面设计师,我知道很多时间,越简洁越美.