My office is irritating me at the moment. I think it’s because I desperately need more storage. It could also be the fact that the cats have taken over the prize real estate that is my dear Nanna’s writing desk. I’m now fighting a 14 year old cat and 12 week old kitten for the privileged of its use. Darn cats.
We’re heading into the cooler months and I need something to give my space some life. That’s where TYPO comes in.
*1* Woodland calendar *2* Shadow box frame *3* Baroque whiteboard *4* Gnome pen holder *5* Gem hour glass *6* Test tube kit *7* Glass head money box *8* Wooden crate
I bought the very first issue of Porter about six weeks ago and have been meaning to blog about it ever since. You all know what a magazine addict I am. I buy everything from the obscure to the mundane. I’d heard about Porter a few days before its release down here in Australia and was really interested to see where the new glossy would fit within the market.
I pretty much devoured the whole issue in an hour. You can see how well read this mag is by that deep fold in the cover (see below).
Porter is a fashion mag. Being the child of Net-a-Porter, it couldn’t be anything else really. The features have been beautifully styled (especially the cover, shot by Dutch masters Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin of Gisele). There is a smattering of cultural commentary which is good to see. The only gripe I have, and it is a small one, is the font chosen for some of the single and double page fashion features. It looks like a grungy Courier and personally, I give it a big thumbs down because it is overpowering and ugly. When a font sticks out like that it ruins the flow of the piece. It tripped me up and stopped me from reading past the headline a couple of times. That’s not a good thing. Of course the mag is new and there might be some changes in terms of design in the second issue which is due out in a few weeks. If it were me I’d try and stick pretty close to the style elements used in The Edit. They work beautifully.
My opinion: if you like fashion mags you will love Porter. It’s a beautiful magazine and definitely worth forking out $12.95 for it.
I really like origami light fixtures like these from Reborn. I think they give a room extra pizazz don’t you think?
4. Pink and White Jelly.
There are a few reasons why I really dig clap clap design and stationery. I love the farm animals. I love the beautifully illustrated birthday cards but most of all I love the simplicity of the product shots. So simple. So perfect.
1. Chifon cake birthday card.
2. Peach farm animals wrapping paper.
3. Green geese card.
4. Farm animals journal notebook.
5. 2014 Calendar.
Christine Kim is an amazing paper artist from Toronto. Her installations are out-of-this-world awesome and her mixed media pieces are breathtaking. I loved reading about her inspirations too – it’s great to see the little (or big) things that play a part in the way art is created.
1. Hexagon detail.
2. Pandemonium detail.
Ages ago I mentioned that I had begun using an A5 folder to keep track of all my blogging stuff. It keeps me so much more organised and helps me to channel all of my thoughts into one space. I’ve got editorial calendar printouts, sharing schedules and even a humble to-do list.
I thought that these might help to organise some of you guys so I’ve listed them on Etsy. Download them and give them a try. I’d love to know what you think.
**Please note: the printables are A5 size and are set to print on an A5 piece of paper. An A4 version is coming soon.**