Graphics and Packaging
People and Places
My old employers over at London based design shop SCP have just introduced some beautiful new lotions and potions from a brand called Blodwen. Based in Cardigan Bay in Wales, Blodwen champion the use of natural ingredients, local craftsmanship and the revival and preservation of traditional Welsh skills.
All of the ingredients are carefully selected and the processes are in keeping with tradition – the Wild Rose skincare range uses just-opened rose petals from a hillside farm in Cilcennin that are distilled in darkness for 6 months to extract their potent oils.
As an avid lover of board games with an arguably unhealthy competitive streak, the ArtGameLab program at SFMOMA seems right up my alley. The interactive exhibit is a series of crowdsourced games designed by SFMOMA’s community that were selected after an open call for inventive but simple and low-cost game ideas. Visitors are given instructions on the games that can be played throughout the museum. The exhibition’s “game design station” allows visitors to provide comments and feedback.On until August 12, the ArtGameLab’s Tumblr drops cryptic visual clues as to what the games entail, and I have to admit, I’m intrigued.