Today we like: Glacé Icecream Shop’s Branding

We’ve just stumbled across Nathaniel Cooper’s gorgeous branding work for the Glacé Icecream Shop. Unfortunately, it’s in Missouri and Kansas…so not quite a place we come past very often. Well, you’ll never know where life takes you! Thanks to the world wide web, we can enjoy his beautiful work anywhere and get our Friday morning […]

Design Institute of Australia features People’s Choice Credit Union

High street banking hits new benchmarks Revolution! An overthrow of the old world order has happened. Victor Harbor lays the scene for a retail bank design first. Introducing the ‘anti-bank’, otherwise known as the People’s Choice Credit Union. So who is leading the charge in up-ending the staid old bank-scape? Retail bank design specialists, Design […]

Sculpture by the Sea kicks off at Bondi Beach

The world’s largest outdoor Sculpture by the Sea takes place for its 15th year along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from November 3 to 20. This year’s Sculpture by the Sea features over 100 works from artists including Ken Unsworth, Ron Robertson-Swann, Bert Flugelman and Anne Ferguson. It also presents 25 international sculptors, including […]

Design Clarity Sydney – Melbourne Cup 2011

The Sydney team enjoyed a splendid Melbourne Cup 2011 lunch yesterday at Orto Trading Co. in Surry Hills. The food was beautiful and well presented (except the snapper’s teeth). Orto’s service was outstanding and the atmosphere was complete with live coverage, decorations and everyone dressed and fascinated up. We had the bets down and ready […]

Maltby Street – London’s latest food destination

Borough Market has long held sway as an essential stop on the London food tour. But in the wake of disagreement over increasing rents and trading loyalties, some of Borough’s headlining purveyors left in search of new digs, setting up shop further east in and around the Victorian railway arches of Maltby, Stanworth and Druid […]

Pop-up Mania Continues in London

London seems to be awash with things ‘popping up’ these days. Shops, bars, galleries, restaurants; you name it, it has appeared briefly in a public toilet, basement, backstreet, church, roundabout etc. It is as if the city has become besieged with commitment-phobes. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good pop-up. They are usually tonnes […]

Lords South Beach Hotel, Miami

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Lords South Beach Hotel, Miami

Bright, brash and oh so kitsch, Miami Beach’s Lords South Beach Hotel has had the fun-factor ramped up so high that the volume knob is broken. Giant prints of Liz Taylor and Debbie Harry, studded leather chairs and a giant, beach ball wielding polar bear; it’s everything you’d expect from “America’s first gay hotel chain”, […]

Minimalist Juice Packaging

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Minimalist Juice Packaging

We came across these honest and beautiful packaging designs today. Designed by Doubleday and Cartwright for BluePrintJuice, the entire label is simply a list of plain ingredients printed in a colour that contrasts with the juice inside. If only all food packaging could be this user-friendly. Steve Jobs would approve. All we need to do […]

Cloister Bench by Fabien Capello

This intriguing seating system just appeared in the portfolio of London-based furniture designer Fabien Capello. The circular blue bench entitled Cloister is made from about a hundred repeating blue components that fit together to create a semi-private space for reading or meeting. At least that’s what it looks like. If I were to encounter this […]