Category Archives: GENERAL DESIGN

A N V E envelope

We like this little envelope cardholder in soft goatskin. Comes in many different colors. Buy it here.



For writing …

Brass ballpoint pen by Minimalux (£75)

Flowers (or something related)

Bouquet composed by British installation artist and designer Faye Toogood for COS magazine. Incidentally her mother was a florist. We like it.

Jasper Morrison

Next time we’re in London, we’re definitely going to pay Jasper Morrison’s (secret) gallery/high-class hardware shop a visit. Apparently it has been hiding behind a black gate with no signs and directions at Kingsland Rd. since 2008. Found you!

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Not to forget …

… these beautiful Stella McCartney perfume bottles. So perfect in every way possible!

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Funny waffle idea for a food packaging book! Designed by the talented people at viction:ary.

All images and full story via The Dieline.

Ditch the Pitch?

A quite interesting debate topic from Creative Review. Written by Patrick Burgoyne:

On Saturday I chaired a Q&A session with Stefan Sagmeister at the Cheltenham Design Festival. During our discussion, he revealed that his studio never pitches for work. ‘That’s all very well for a big name like Stefan Sagmeister’, you might think, ‘what about the rest of us?’ But Sagmeister revealed that refusing to pitch for work is becoming more and more common in the US. And there are sound reasons for doing so.

Sagmeister’s argument, and one that is shared by many, is that the pitch process is bad for designers, clients and the work. The work that usually ends up winning, he says, is not necessarily the best solution for the client but the best response to the brief in the pitch. Such briefs typically ask work to respond to a list of criteria: an identity must be ‘dynamic’, say, or reference ‘diversity’. So the respondents engage in a box-ticking exercise to address these criteria and the winner is the one that does it best.

Read the whole article here.