Graphics and Packaging

jtq

JTQ, a communication design firm for space, pursuing “Sending messages through space as ultimate media,” has released a 10th anniversary book that reviews the firm’s history, works and projects. It’s tactile and interactive nature makes this a beautifully delicate art book of note.

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The Oyster Inn_Waiheke_5

Last month saw the opening of new boutique hotel the Oyster Inn over on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Having come across the project on British furniture brand Another Country‘s website, we did a little more investigation to see what it was all about. The Oyster Inn is the brainchild of Andrew Glenn and Jonathan Rutherfurd Best, ex-Londoners who settled on the island after careers in high-end marketing and event management.

The duo tasked Auckland-based designer Katie Lockhart with the interior design. Graphics and branding are by Special Group and furniture is either locally made from reclaimed wood or designed by Another Country. After discovering this, we were eager to see the results…and here they are.

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We have been fans of British designer Esme Winter‘s hand drawn wrapping papers and cards for a while now so we were very excited to hear that they are now available to buy online via Esme’s new online shop. Happily, the opening of the online shop coincides with the launch of her stunning new collection of papers and cards. Read the rest of this entry »

After three weeks packed full of design (spoga+gafa, Maison & Objet, London Design Festival) it was this simple little exhibition of sticky tapes at legendary designer Jasper Morrison’s studio that made me smile.

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