Olive Oil Packaging

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Have you seen olive oil packaging these days? It is amazing – an art form in my opinion! It has come a long way. Olive oil is being treated like an expensive wine bottle; where the materials, bottle shapes, printing techniques are all fair game. There is some espectacular bottles out there. Plus the olive oil is…

Cobalt Blue

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Whether it was a particular decade or a trip to a special place, designers are fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style this fall season. Design and color were inspired by everything from books, artisan crafts, photography and retro architecture, to exotic landscapes…

Stripes

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Today, stripes in fashion seems like an unquestionable choice. Anywhere from nautical to mod, to a casual laid-back look, stripes are a key element in achieving great style. It is a pattern that appeals to everyone, even those who prefer no pattern at all. So naturally, we consider stripes to be a timeless classic, and…

Merci Store

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Merci! Yes, it means “thank you” in French but it is also a wonderful concept store in Paris. I have had the chance to visit the store a few times during my work travels. People come from all over the world to see the store and to be inspired. Merci is a place created in…

Crazy for craft paper

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The packaging and stationery world are crazy for craft paper! It is all about that hand-made feel, recycled, textured and natural feel. Adding small details, like a delicate white pattern over it or some metallic touches, helps to elevate the look. See below some examples. The top gorgeous photo is from Chesapeake Bay Candle (by…

The freebie is here!

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Please make sure to check out my new addition to the blog, Freebies! I will be posting a “freebie” twice a month that you can download and use! Anything from a pattern, to a photo, or stationery. Whatever the mood strikes me during the month! Sign up for the newsletter and you will get weekly emails with the…

White & Gold

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Metallics have been used in the past strictly during the holiday season. Not anymore. Gold, copper, rose gold, silver are all part of the everyday fashion and home decor. The pairing of white and gold is a match made in heaven! The white makes it fresh and modern, the gold gives it a touch of…

Skulls are not just for Halloween anymore.

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I don’t know if you have noticed but more and more skull designs are showing up everywhere. Skulls are not just for Halloween anymore! With the increasing “darker” movie trend and after Alexander McQueen, the late British fashion and luxury clothing designer, rocked the style with his show at the Met Museum in 2011, it sent the look…

The chalk look

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Oh the chalk look! I love it! And it is now everywhere! So easy, anyone can apply it to anything these days with a spray can. You can find it from stationery, packaging to home decor. It has a vintage feel but it is modern and fun. Great to leave little sweet notes to your loved…

Freebies coming soon!

Freebies coming soon!

Please make sure to check out my new addition to the blog this week, Freebies! Who doesn’t love something for free? I will be posting a “freebie” twice a month that you can download and use! Anything from a pattern, to a photo, or stationery. Whatever the mood strikes me during the month! The first one will be this…