Those Things 008: Tom Pigeon

Created by Pete and Kristy Thomas, Tom Pigeon is a creative studio that makes minimalistic jewelry, stationary, and prints. As a big fan of simple geometric statements, this makes me want to jump into creating geometric screen prints, stat.

The fabric of this necklace (copper and formica) and their contrast is stunning:

Their abstract prints are also amazing. Below is “Harbour”:

“Sol Dawn”:

Resource Run 08/23/2015

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++ Art ++

I’ve never heard of the wooden aquarelle coloring technique until now. Design Milk did a recent feature on Meike Harde’s wooden aquarelle pieces, which is absolutely stunning. Would love to have one of these mesmerizing, colorful pieces for my home.

++ Typography ++

A dating website for type? Who knew. Check out this super fun game to learn a bit more about type.

++ Positivity ++

My newest diet plan: eating a crapton of veggies. Brought to you by Zenhabits. I died laughing while reading this article.

++ Design ++

Last week, I was designing a small infographic for my company and read a great article that infographics should have minimal colors, but multiple shades. Here is a great article for creating shades in Illustrator.

Let me know if you find any of these interesting or useful!

Those Things 007: Jenny N. Design

I have been looking for adorable bags everywhere and I think I’ve found what I’m looking for.

Meet Jenny Nemlekar: a biomedical engineer turned artist who manipulates materials into gorgeous bags. I feel like I can somewhat relate – my neuroscience nerdiness is always a part of me, but the thing that is holding me back from pursuing a full-on science career is my need to create. Definitely an inspiring woman.

Learn more about her here!

Resource Run 08/16/2015

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++ Print ++

There is nothing better than a strong desire to create paper from scratch. How much more hands on can you get? Bucket list status.

++ Fashion ++

As a sucker for geometric designs, I had to feature this gorgeous set of bracelets from Adorn Milk.

++ Blog ++

Thanks to Pink Pot, this will definitely be on my September’s To Do list: creating and/or finding a wood background for Space Thyme photos.

++ Design ++

My main takeaway from this article about infographic colors is that I should be focusing on using more shades, rather than giving into the temptation of using a multitude of colors.

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Now off to go take a couple of friends on a tour of Chicago! Wish me luck.

Those Things 006: Moira K. Lime

Alright gentlemen. Name me one thing more awkward than a girl purchasing her own engagement ring. Yup, didn’t think so.

Not that I am planning to do that soon, of course…

But stumbling upon Moira K. Lime‘s gorgeous collection of handmade engagement rings makes it hard not to. For some reason, I find her marriage/engagement collection a lot more drawing than her regular collection.

So, good men of this world – please buy your soon to be fiancees one of these rings and make me happy.

Moira K. Lime is an artist based out of Indiana who finds inspiration from geometric patterns in nature. She creates with a mindset of producing an heirloom and she even donates part of the profit to animal shelters!

I am a huge sucker for the yellow gold. But I also love the intricate geometric patterns of the ring bands, as well as the interesting jewel shapes.

Wedding bands too. Ugh, stahp.

I do also love her stud earrings selection.

Resource Run 08/09/2015

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++ Typography ++

Somewhat bored? Play this silly little game called Shoot the Serif. You get to shoot, yup you guessed it, theserif.

On a more serious note – looking to brush up on your typography terminology? Look no further than this Fontroduction guide.

++ Clothing ++

Wait, this is amazing. Modernized Korean han-bok outfits? I am so tempted to buy one as a proud Korean. Definitely worth checking out the article and the store itself

++ Print ++

This is a fascinating interview with Amelie Mancini (featured recently in one of my Those Things posts). She discusses the difficulty of going wholesale and the decisions she’s had to make in the process of developing in her identity and her market.

++ Design ++

love this website for selecting color palettes. The space bar feature makes it very convenient to scroll through color combinations, and you can “lock” color(s) in place so that they have to be part of the color palate generation. Super nifty.

What useful resources did you come across this week?