Allen Grubesic’s mixed-media light box puts a more, well, exciting, spin on a standard exit sign.
With minimalist posters all the rage, Design Sponge may just as easily have gone the clean white-and-bright route with their month-long Color of the Day series. But good on them for opting instead for something a bit more nuanced. Using a simple and effective template–banner, geometric repeat pattern, and blurb–against a backdrop of faux aged paper, they’ve turned out a surprisingly informative, elegant and pitch-perfect suite of images that manage to impress, whether viewed individually or as a cohesive statement.
Being mindful of animal cruelty is neither obsessive nor compulsive, but I have to applaud “100% vegan and cruelty-free” Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for broaching a serious issue (or two?) with humor. And this color is nice, too.
The UK fashion and housewares designer/retailer Toast, has made its name with a carefully curated selection of high-quality, low-flash products–like this homemade, preservative-free marmalade and its equally unassuming label.
It should be called Ark, but this boat-shaped bench (or table, I’d think) is called Arc, and whilst everything about it–from its reductive beauty to its pale wood (oak), to the sheepskin rug–says it’s Scandinavian, it’s the masterwork of the Dutch furniture designer Bertjan Pot.