Something like love

Book Designs by Rodrigo Corral Design

Posted in Books, Design, Publishers, Style, Things to buy by linhdy on November 22, 2010

Rodrigo-Corral-Design books[1. Illustrator: Ben Wiseman; 2. Design: Ben Wiseman, Art Director: Jackie Seow, Simon & Schuster]  Book designs by Rodrigo Corral

Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith

Posted in Books, Pretty things, Publishers, Shiny Objects, Things to buy by linhdy on November 18, 2010

Senior cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith at Penguin Books has the most wonderfully elegant, playful cover designs.  Judge a book by it’s cover? Yes, please!

Coralie-Bickford-Smith---Books

4 reasons to look forward to Valentine’s Day

Posted in Fashion, Funny, Love, Pretty things, Uncategorized by linhdy on February 2, 2010

Yes! It’s that time of year! Time to commercialize on romance or the lack of romance in your life! Either you’re in a relationship and looking for something to do or you’re single– and you’re still looking for something to do. Either way, you probably shouldn’t sit at home and ponder the meaning of loneliness.

Design Studio360 is hosting a Valentine’s Day contest “Will you make over my Valentine?” where you can submit unique Valentines! Yes, they are sick of the hearts, the roses, the corniness.

Maybe it’s because I started making my very own Valentine’s Day cards (which I have failed to finished), but I am fascinated with Valentine’s Day cards! Something about the sappy expression of love + appreciation, the candies, the red! Everything just screams novelty. Anyway, I have posted a few favorites from their Flickr feed…if you’re lucky, maybe someone loves you deeply enough to send you one!

(or maybe you don’t want the creepy love message?)

I Wish I Could See Inside Your Head

I'll be your mirror

IOU Love

Valentine's Heart

Carnage

Carnage

And if that didn’t satisfy your Valentine’s Day hunger, here are some more retro ones! If you like some retro stock art, check this out.