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As I’m always into the story behind a striking product, this one sure fits right in. And this intruinging title ‘absence of presence’ really helps. Various printing techniques in a white colour were printed onto the first silkscreened layer in black, and leading to a striking result of 17 different layers with different structures and surfaces. The starting point of this project was to reverse the printing process and examine the effect on the different techniques. The black basic images refer to the title; they are the line when something absent or present is approached.

Design and images of ‘Absence of Presence’ are by Raw Color.

letting go

The ‘goedzak’ is an eye-catching, transparent zip lock waste bag for items that are still useable. The bag goes on the street and can be retrieved, so usable items are given a chance to a second life. The ‘goedzak’ is a straightforward introduction to sustainability. The bag is designed by Waarmakers, an agency creating designs that bring about a positive social impact, designs that materialise an ideology and trigger specific human behaviour. ‘We like stuff, but we like people better.’

The word goedzak means ‘softhearted person’, and combines the Dutch words for “good” and “bag”. Just my alley this simple, sustainable design with that sweet touch in the products name.

via Dezeen


…a bit longer. Wouldn’t that be great on this swing-tree. What a beauty it is this project ‘chop stick’ by the swedish architecture firm visiondivision, commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an innovative concession stand for the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

‘The design is based on the universal notion that you need to sacrifice something in order to make something new. Every product is a compound of different pieces of nature, whether it is a cell phone, a car, a stone floor or a wood board; they have all been harvested in one way or another.’

‘The raw material that was selected is a 100-foot yellow poplar tree, the state tree of Indiana. After the tree was transported to the park site, it became the suspended horizontal beam of the new structure, which is almost entirely made out of the tree itself.’

As an extra they made Yellow Poplar syrup; extracted from the bark of the tree and this is sold in the kiosk. How cool is that; you can actually eat a part of the building.

via Mymodernmet

a matter of time

And wow, does time fly. This Expedia campaign cleverly visualizes my share amount of travelling these last days, ahum… weeks. I had quite a few very inspiring trips and could do for a holiday and a tan ;-) The stamps in the corner adding an extra bit of content to the airport IATA codes are my kind of witty. Must have been serious fun searching over 9000 three letter codes from all airports around the world.

Campaign designed by Ogilvy & Mather, via Plentyofcolour


I’m smitten with Tattly ever since their start. The story behind this online store is a simple beauty. Their fun designs and packaging are great. It really shows this company loves what they are doing. So I’m really glad it’s finally fitting in this story over here. Shown design is by Marc Johns. Tattly is founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg aka SwissMiss.


Fun! This series of urban and rural landscape pictures with ‘Momo’ hiding somewhere in the frame. Andrew Knapp – an Ontario based graphic designer – came up with this idea when he discovered his dog would hide when fetching sticks, instead of returning them. Follow Momo’s hide and seek on GoFindMomo; ‘the playful adventures of a hiding border collie’ And that typosign ‘frigidaire’ in the first picture is such a beauty.

via Colossal


Striking, intriguing beauty; this first film production ‘lina’ by Thirza Schaap. Just astounded by her mind’s eye and her soft, quirky touch in both styling and images.

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