Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Web designs for Marks & Spencer






















Ladies and gentlemen of the world - buy some key pieces from M&S courtesy of some of my new editorial page designs for marksandspencer.com . Women - click here. Men - go for it here!

Monday, September 29, 2008

3+ = the coolest gig in town


Here's my design for the flyer for my dad's forthcoming gig in October. It's at a very cool venue - Hugo's in Queen's Park - and it should be a really entertaining night.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tag Galaxy image search tool... out of this world?



Tag Galaxy is a tool that allows you to explore photos on Flickr. It is literally a galaxy of tags, where subjects take the form of planets. This is what I got when I searched for Union Jack

On the down side, I think the photos themselves are a little hidden, but it's an interesting navigation tool.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Woops






















Perhaps the team behind this cover for a parenting magazine had just found out they were all out of a job - otherwise it's kind of hard to understand quite how the above made it off the printing press.

More amusing 'fails' - like 'rivet fail' - at failblog.org

My perfect birthday cupcakes (no hint intended)
























Thanks to Ben Catchpole for this piece of ipod cupcake heaven.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lazy web design tools




Great time-saving tools - very useful to generate quick backgrounds, tabs and reflections:

- Stripe Generator
- Tartan Maker
- Image Reflection Maker
- Tabs Generator

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lovemarks



What makes some brands inspirational, while others struggle?

The answer is Lovemarks - a term to coin brands that inspire loyalty beyond reason.

"Take a brand away and people will find a replacement. Take a Lovemark away and people will protest its absence. You don’t just buy Lovemarks, you embrace them passionately."

My Lovemarks are: New York City, everything Apple, Scrabulous, Whole Earth Peanut Butter, Google, Hawaii Conditioner, Laurent-Perrier Pink Champagne and of course Cinnamon Creative!

What are your Lovemarks?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Warmth and privacy while using your laptop





"These 'Body-Technology Interfaces,' (BTIs) in the form of hand-knitted custom wrappers for personal electronic devices, will reflect salient interaction behaviours between the participant and their chosen device."

One for the Dragon's Den?..

I don't think so.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Review: Tim Walker at the Design Museum



Above: Erin O’Connor, Jacquetta Wheeler and Lily Cole, Colchester, Essex, England, 2004, British Vogue

Ladies jumping out of books, coloured cats, a garden in a bathroom, a hanging model and the most stylish messy room. All from the imagination of Tim Walker, a fashion photographer with an amazing eye for absurd detail whose images are witty and playful yet sufficiently sophisticated for his high fashion clients.

His creations are daring, theatrical and full of a magic that has rightly earned him his place in the high ranks of fashion photography stardom, and a Vogue master lineage, at only 37 years of age.

Glam, decay, fantasy, impressive lighting - it's all there - and well worth seeing, at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London,  SE1 2YD, until 28th September 2008.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Gates vs Jobs: The Game



Give it a go... Jobs to win!