Woodstock-based painter Karen O’Neil grew up in an artistic family learning to paint light from her brother James. Her still life paintings of glassware, china and fruits has an airy quality showing an artist fascinated by transparency and reflection. She says this about still life on ASLinea.org:
“My fascination with still life began in art school. It’s about the pure joy of seeing – the monumental and profound in our everyday visual experiences.”
The artist can be found on her website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Karen O’Neil.
Whenever we travel to Japan we always bring back a few of these Pochi Bukuro, small envelopes to enclose a token of your gratitude. They come in a wide variety of designs including traditional, seasonal and contemporary. We found these modern designs at Japanese site, Klastyling. We love the simplicity of the designs and felt that this would be a wonderful weekend project. Complete instructions in Japanese can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Klastyling.
Loving the package design for London Fields Soap Company created by East London creative
design agency, One Darnley Road. Probably best to let this creative studio tell you about themselves and about the design process for this project:
“We believe that a good concept becomes great design through inspiration, analysis and experimentation, and we take a hands-on approach to creating effective and beautiful products with a high level of finishing.”
“Launching as an artisan brand in east London, this new company wanted an identity that complimented their handmade, organic and beautiful products. The brand’s ambition is to “bring back the bar”, with soaps that are good for the skin and the environment. For their branding we looked to clean, graphic Art-Deco textile patterns that reflect both a history of craft and a modern sensibility.”
Images: Courtesy of One Darnley Road.