27.02.2009.

Gloominess Icons



GLOOMINESS IKONICE za Mac-a. Gloomy Bear u 8 boja, pa svi oni samo glave i cela tela, pa svaki od tih klot, malo krvav i potpuno isprskan krvlju, kao ova crvena glava u preview-u seta. Za ove poslednje downloadujte ceo paket i cuvajte u steku za ovakve sumorne dane. Dese se i najboljima...

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GLOOMINESS ICONS for Mac. Gloomy Bear in eight different colors, then heads and the entire bodies in each of these colors, and then each of them clean, a bit bloody and mighty splattered with blood, like the red head in this preview set. To see them all, download the entire set and keep safe for the days like these. Yes, even the best of us have those once in a while...

26.02.2009.

Logos I ♥: YOGI TEA


ILI U NOVOM, poliranom izdanju - just "Yogi". Ne znam smem li objaviti potpuni redizajn svojih omiljenih cajeva, ali me je u slucajnoj poseti Amazonu na prepad sacekala armija novih pakovanja sa novim logom. I guess it's official, iako je YogiTea sajt nepromenjen...

Dakle, sta je sve drugacije: najpre BOJA. Sa karamel cokoladnog ferlaufa presli smo na plisano ljubicaste tonove koji idu ka magenti. OBLIK - obliji, slova u njemu se ugodno baskare. SLOVA - i dalje spoj blago smeksanog sanserifa kombinovan je sa izuvijanim potezima, ukusno ublazenog na pocetnom slovu. "o" ostaje cisto sanserifno, bez smene tankih i debelih poteza. "g" fino izbalansirano, ovde okrugli deo dobija smenu poteza i fino se utapa u lepi vertikalni potez sa lepim skracenim zaobljenjem na kraju. "i" je naprotiv dobilo produzetak kovrdzice i svoju pripadajuci tackicu. Za uzvrat je ukinut ZNAK koji je u prethodnoj varijanti cinio tu centralnu krunicu.



Kao sto joga vise nije nikakva tropikalija, nema potrebe za prenaglasavanjem orjentalnog, just a hint je dovoljno. To govori i pakovanje. U novom prociscenijem i kontrolisanijem dizajnu orijent se stapa sa zapadom, pretpostavljam da je to ta globalizacija... Sada vise nema potrebe za bucnim sarama koje su kao kana tetovaze do sada obmotavale pakovanje. Dakle, gore - after, dole - before.



Joga vezbe su i dalje na bocnim stranama kutije, samo se jos pitam sta ce me sacekati sa unutrasnje strane. Do sad sam uzivala u jednobojnoj sari, za nijansu tamnijoj od unutrasnje boje kartona.


scanned by michelle zn

I naravno, sigurna sam da su porukice jos uvek tu, samo jos da vidim kakav su redizajn one dozivele. Evo tri verzije etiketica koje su pratile tri generacije Yogi cajeva. Pretpostavljam da ce sa prelaskom sa Gothama na Rotis Semi Serif Bold na kutiji preci na istu izmenu na etiketicama. Buhuhu. Rotis je pase.


photo credits: prvi red 1, 2, 3, drugi red 1, 2, 3.



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OR IN ITS brand new and polished edition - just "Yogi". I'm not sure if I'm supposed to make this announcement, since the official YogiTea web site's unchanged, but I bumped into an army of redesigned packages on Amazon.

So, what's changed: first of all THE COLOR. From caramel choco gradient we're introduced with these plushy purple deep magenta tones. THE SHAPE - more rounded, letters feel pretty comfy in it. THE LETTERS - still a cross between mildly softened sans serif and curvy lines. This curvy one is finer, softer and more sophisticated than before. "o" is still evenly thick with no narrow/wide shifts. "g" finely balanced, the rounded body gets that
narrow/wide shift in stroke flow and and merges beautifully into a vertical stroke ending with a lot shorter curvy ending of the letter. "i", contary to the previous got an extention to the end curve and got the dot that belongs to it. In return THE MARK, that central flowery crown is gone.

And just like yoga is not
anything strange and there's no need to stress out the oriental, just a hint is enough. The new package speaks in harmony with the new logo. It is more clean and controled, east meets west. Globalization, I guess. No need for loud henna tattoo like ornamets that enwrapped the box until now. So, the before image is below the after image.

Yoga tips are still on the boxes' side, I wonder what is printed inside now, if anything. There was this lovely tapistry-like image till now, printed in one color, one tone darker that the inside paper tone.

And, of course, I'm sure that the wonderous messages are still there, I'm just eager to see how do they look now. Here are tree of the previous versions, designed according to the Yogi Tea generations we've seen so far. I guess they're goint to switch from Gotham to Rotis Semi Serif Bold, just like they did with the boxes. Too bad.

25.02.2009.

Sugalumps!

Decaci se glupiraju da bi se devojcice smejale.
Nova sezona Flight of the Conchords.



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Guys are goofing off to make girls laugh. That's what makes the world go round.
New Flight of the Conchords season.

24.02.2009.

Type of Mood

TAMAN KAD sam pomislila da je Helvetika poprilicno gotova, evo je ponovo. Plakat za film o francuskim zemljoradnicima La Vie Moderne ima jednostavnu crnu ALL CAPS Helvetiku koja uz ove divne jednostavne ljude ide sasvim logicno.



A onda se u trejleru pojavi na kraju naslov filma ispisan Arialom (!?) i shvatim da je, uprkos nedoslednosti u vizuelnom identitetu TO zapravo pismo za ovu priliku. Jos prostije i jos jednostavnije od Helvetike. Gde je onda Helvetika, da li je konacno potpuno izgubila svoju ulogu u mom tipo svetu i otisla u arhivu? A sto se Ariala tice, izgleda da pocinjem da ga volim tek sada kada je prestao da bude ono sto je Myriad preuzeo - Illustratorov default, prvo sto se ukljuci kada izaberes type tool i krenes da kucas, pa samim tim i pismo koje je malkice prezreno i u iole ozbiljnom dizajnu (Mac campaigns excluded, obviously) zabranjeno za koriscenje.

Da mi je neko rekao...


Bas kao i Clarendon, koji sam silno zavolela tek pre nekih godinu dana i koji, retro kakav jeste, blista na novi nacin u filmu Frost/Nixon. Iako bih na keca rekla da nisu moj karakter, ispostavlja se da mi izgleda leze ti slab serifi...

Da mi je neko rekao...



Ah, da, i filmovi su odlicni. Jako razliciti i zaista divni.

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JUST WHEN I thought Helvetica is fully done, there it goes again. Poster for the movie on French farmers
La Vie Moderne has this simple ALL CAPS Helvetica that goes very well and pretty logic along with these fine simple people.

But then, the trailer has the text set in Arial (!?) and I realized that, despite this inconsistency in visual identity this type goes even better with the movie. Even more plain and more direct than Helvetica. So where does Helvetica stand, what is Helvetica's place and role? It seem it is finally and definitely gone out of my typo universe and directly to the archives. And as far as Arial itself is concerned, it seems I'm starting to like it just now when it stopped being the default, the type that automatically shows up when you select type tool in Illustrator, and therefore a bit looked down and absolutely improper to design with. Exactly the feel I have for Myriad now (Mac campaigns excluded, obviously).

If someone told me...

Just like Clarendon, that I grew to love some year ago and now enjoy seeing it glowing in the new revived way in Frost/Nixon titles. And even though I would always say that slab serifs are not exactly my cup-a-tea, turns out I kinda like them...
If someone told me...

And, oh, yes, the movies are both great, really different and so good.

20.02.2009.

Palette: GARLIC



BELI LUK. Zamislite da ga vidite prvi put u zivotu. Spolja naizgled nezan oblacic sa tanjusnom krtom opnom iz nekoliko ljuspica. Unutra - kompaktni, srodni, ali razliciti brodici okupljeni i cvrsto zagrljeni kao porodica. Njegov snazan i grub miris i ukus nije svakom po volji. Zdrav, ali se tesko vari. Prava persona.

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GARLIC. Imagine that you're looking at it for the first time. Look fragile at the otside, a fluffy cloud of brittle wrapping in a few thin crispy layers. Inside you'll find a tightly hug family of little clove boats. Its harsh and strong scent and taste are not everyones pleasure. Health in a fist, but hard to digest. A true character.

18.02.2009.

You Are Here - Solar System

U SANU galeriji je aktuelna izozba o istrazivanjima Milutina Milankovica. Ne bih se preciznije izrazavala o temi i sirini opusa, da li je ovo samo deo ili sve sto je istrazivao... deluje vise nego dovoljno za cao zivot i preko toga. Ja to mogu da percipiram samo slobodno i iskljucivo impresionisticki. Evo par zabeleski sa lica mesta.







Sta je to sa muskarcima i rukama na ledjima...

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THERE'S THIS exhibition in the city talking about Milutin Milankovic's scientific explorations. I wouldn't dare saying a thing about his work determining this as a whole or just a part of his work, seems more than enough t think about for a lifetime and beyond. I perceive these things the only way I can - freely and in a specific impresionist manner. Here are a few notes.

Plus, what's with men and their hand joined in the back...

Dreamy Drink



PREDIVNI NOVI napitak. Svaka flasa sadrzi sok napravljen od 705 latica ruze. Bez ruznih dodataka. Zasladjeno medom. Moj novi favorit iz linije Bakina tajna. Osecaj je kao da pijem ovo.

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LOVELY NEW drink. Each bottle contains this magical juice made of 705 rose petals. No nastiness inside. Honey sweetened. My new favourite from Granny's Secret brand. Feels like drinking this.

16.02.2009.

Kangaroo at 5pm

GLEDALI STE Benjamina Buttona? Znate onu pricu na koju nas vracaju nekoliko puta tokom filma? Onu sa kengurom u pet sati popodne kada je, kao sto je obecano, dobio zadnje noge? Prikazali su nam i ilustraciju iz knjige koja prati ovu scenu.

Procackam kratko po paucinom prekrivenim folderima u podrumima moje glave i prisetim se. Specifican ton ove price moze pripadati samo jednoj knjizi - Just So Stories. Cudesna knjiga i magicne ilustracije Rudyarda Kiplinga. O pocetku svega. Prava literatura za odgajanje nove dece za novi vrli svet. Nastala PRE VISE OD STO GODINA, 1902. Neverovatno.

Jos uvek ne mogu da poverujem da ovu kolosalnu knjigu mozete citati ovog trenutka. Pronaci cete je u okviru projekta Gutenberg, baze sa preko 27.000 besplatnih elektronskih knjiga. Citajte je, odstampajte ili cak slusajte u avionu ili pred spavanje. I jedno posebno izdanje - citava knjiga sa originalnim ilustracijama.

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YOU'VE SEEN
Benjamin Button? You know that story they get back to a few times during the movie? The one with t he Kangaroo at 5pm when he got his hind legs as promissed? They've also shown the illustration to the text.

I browse through the long lost spider web covered folders in my mind to remember. There's only one book this tone in writing can belong to -
Just So Stories. Wonderous book and magical illustrations by Rudyard Kipling. On beginning of everything. One proper literature for you to raise a new young man for a big new world. The book is dating back to 1902, MORE THAT A CENTURY AGO. Incredible.

I still cannot believe that you can read this colosal book right this moment. You'll find it on project Gutenberg, an online base of electronic books containing more than 27.000 free titles. Read it, print it or even listen on the plain or before bed. And one special edition - the entire book containing original illustrations by Mr. Kipling.

Oblivion Cold

15.2. 2009.
11 sati uvece.
Sat na Trgu republike ne voli zimu.
Ili smo nesvesno otkrili vremeplov...


... samo dve stvari su mi prosle kroz glavu: vreme pre inflacije i mama je ziva! Svasta bi tu moglo da se ucini drugacije. Ili ne...

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Feb 15th, 2009
11pm
The clock at the city's main meeting point doesn't agree with the cold.
Or did we just find the time machine...

... only two things crossed my mind: it's the time before that awful crisis we had here in the 90's and mom's alive! A lot could've been different. Or not...

14.02.2009.

Love Food




DIIIIIIVNE AMBALAZE iz Daylesford Organic.

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ADORABLE PACKAGE design at Daylesford Organic.

12.02.2009.

Neon is On




ODNEKUD SE javi potreba da pred ocima imate novi desktop wallpaper. I na njemu adekvatne ikonice. Moji wallpaperi su uvek tamni, jako tamni, skoro crni. Bljeste manje i emituju manje energije. To je vazno. Uglavnom, evo mog aktuelnog seta - svuda neoni. Bice jos besplatnih preporuka. Stay tuned.

NEON WALLPAPERS ~ Flarup
NEON LIGHT ICON SET (pngs) ~ zen nikki

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SOMEHOW there comes the moment to have something brand new before your eyes - one new glorious desktop wallpaper and all the icons to go along with it. My walls are always dark, very dark, close to black. They spare less energy, and that is very important. Anyhow, this is my current set - neons all over. More free recommendations to come. Stay tuned.

11.02.2009.

Just an Idea

... koja mi se mnogo svidja! Ok, markeri su strava, obozavam onaj fenomenalni set soljica za kafu, torba je veri svit. Posle svog tog Pantone merchandizinga, evo necega bas po mojoj meri. Senke za oci inspirisane Pantone cipovima i to komplet od smislenih tonova. Koncept Renate Veige. Postoje i lakovi za nokte! Takodje kao ideja...




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... that I adore! Ok, markers are great, I love that fenomenal set of coffee cups, the bag is very sweet.
After all the Pantone merch, here's something that's just like made for me. Pantone chips inspired eye shadows and in hues that make sense. Concept by Renata Veiga. There are also matching nail polishes! Also an idea...

10.02.2009.

Travelissima




SVILENA HALJINA za tokijsko prolece i limena kutija sa avionom u kojoj su koliko jutros bile cokolade.

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SILK DRESS for Tokyo spring and a tin box with an airplane that held choco truffles just this morning.

09.02.2009.

Ida Ciric Retrospective


U CETVRTAK, 12. februara, u 19h, u Muzeju primenjene umetnosti, otvara se velika retrospektvina izlozba Ide Ciric koja ce trajati do 10. marta. Do njenih illustracija jos je teze doci nego do Petricicevih. Jedini izvor podsecanja na njen opus za mene su veliki Poletarci. A sada, paralelno sa izlozbom Milosa Cirica u Grafickom Kolektivu, sve na jednom mestu. Bas jedva cekam!

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BIG RETROSPECTIVE exhibition of Ida Ciric's illustrations opening at the Museum od Applied Art in Belgrade. Thursday, February 12th, 7pm. Can't wait!

08.02.2009.

Sofia Mini * ^ _ ^)U*


IAKO POSTOJI jos od 2004, vino Sofia Mini se u mom univerzumu tek nedavno pojavilo zahvaljujuci DIELINE sajtu koji se bavi iskljucivo dizajnom ambalaze prikupljajuci zanimljivosti sirom sveta. Sofia Mini je penusavo vince iz Bianco&Rosso, vinarije Francisa Forda Coppole i trece vino u Sofia opusu, posvecenom njegovoj cerki i slicnim smizlama worldwide. Uz svaku konzervu dobija se slamcica.





O tonu koji ono nosi mozete saznati iz promo fotki (ovo gore je bila jedna od njih), kao i iz promo filmica (again, ovo gore je jedan od njih) i muzike u Style delu sajta i gomilice kljucnih reci koje se tamo vrzmaju, ali mi se cini da je ova fotka duchamp blinks najadekvatniji opis konstantnog i nepokolebljivog uzivantskog zivotnog moda koji Sofia Mini podstice kod prijemcivih pojedinaca, such as myself. Silno se nadam jednom ovakvom pikniku na prolece...



Perfektan prikaz pravog glamuroznog zivota i sustinskog stila po mojim arshinima dao je Andrew Durham koji je za New York Times napravio set Sofijinih fotki za vreme njenog boravka u Parizu tokom snimanja Marije Antoanete. Udahnite duboko, evo nekih od njih:





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EVEN THOUGH it's been released back in 2004, the sparkling wine
Sofia Mini appeared in my universe just a month ago thanks to DIELINE package design website. Sofia Mini comes from Bianco&Rosso, Francis Ford Coppola's winery and it is the third one in Sofia wine range, dedicated to his daughter and savvy gals alike. There's a straw with every can.

You'll find a whole lot about the atmosphere looking at the promo photos and clips (one of each shown here, see image), checking the music selection at the Style section of the Sofia Mini mini-site, and browsing through the keywords there, but I think that the photo by
duchamp blinks is the most accurate real life description of what Sofia Mini is boosting in a pervious one - a constant and consistent joie de vivre tone. I am so looking forward to one of these picnics this spring...
A perfect insight to a real glamurous life and a crucial sense in style according to my measures and taste is given by Andrew Durham, who made this incredible set of photos for New York Times. Sofia in Paris during the filming of her movie Marie Antoinette.
Take a deep breath, here a some of the photos: see images

05.02.2009.

Scents&Sensibility

DANAS JE izasla najnovija, februarska Sensa, u kojoj ponovo imam svoju listu zelja. Ovoga puta, mirisi. Cvetni. Ljubavni, musicavi, nezni i zenstveni. Pa sve to iscrtano, iscizelirano, bocice, mashne, pudrijere, cvece i slovca. Prilicno sam ponosna.





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THE LATEST, Ferbuary issue of Sensa magazine came out of print today! And I have my new wish list published. This time, it's the fragrances, flowery perfumes. Lovely, misty, gentle, feminine. Little bottles, bows, flowers, powder puffs, letters, all drawn and lettered by hand. I'm pretty proud.

04.02.2009.

Jaime Hayon for Baccarat!

via DESIGNBOOM and DEZEEN


UKOLIKO NISTE pretplaceni na Designboom newsletter, ucinite to sto pre! Meni je sa novim setom novosti stigla i vest o novoj kolekciji koju je svemocni Jaime Hayon (njegov link je tu desno na mom blogu, jedna od konstanti. love him!) koju je priredio za Baccarat. Pocinjemo sa radnom atmosferom. Diiiiivne fotke via DEZEEN.



Cela atmosfera, studio, prozori, pa plavi sto sa belom radnom plocom. Pa sve medjufaze kombinatorike tekstura i boja porcelana i stakla... Pogledajte samo ovu belu tapaciranu ciniju sa sjajnom bakarnom unutrasnjoscu! Pa tek posle toga - dragulji. Njih 9 u ogranicenoj seriji od po 25 komada.





Na Dezeen-u
, u dnu posta, nadjite Baccarat press release koji divno zbori o Hayonu i njegovom Crystal Candy setu, pogledajte skice za kolekciju i fotke spektakularno glamurozne prezentacije koja se desila krajem januara u Parizu.

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IN CASE YOU ARE NOT subscribed to Designboom newsletter, do is ASAP! Along with the new set of goodies, I also received the news about new collection which the almighty Jaime Hayon (his link is there, right side of my blog, one of the constant things. love him!) created for Baccarat. We start with the work atmosphere. Beautiiiiiiful photos via DEZEEN.

The whole atmosphere, the studio, windows, and then the blue table with white surface. Then all the phases between in the process of textures combining and porcelain colors and glass... Just take a look at this white dish with shiny cooper inside. And only after that – jewels. Nine of them in a limited series including 25 pieces each.

At Dezeen, in the bottom of the post, find Baccarat press release wonderfully talking about Hayon and his Crystal Candy set, check out the sketches for collection and photos of a spectacularly glamorous presentation that happened in the end of January in Paris.

03.02.2009.

Milk Splash Bowls

via DESIGNBOOM



SET CINIJA Milk Moments napravio je nemacki tandem Laura Strasser i Milia Seyppel u okviru kursa Design-Aerobics koji je u poslednjem kvartalu 2006 za temu imao Ceramics for breakfast. Nije pobednik, ali je u tri sledeca, pomenuta i pohvaljena rada. Nije novost ali je jos uvek sveze.

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THIS BOWL SET called Milk Moments was designed by Laura Strasser and Milia Seyppel who participated in 4th quarter course at Design-Aerobics with the theme Ceramics for breakfast. They didn't win but were among the three other work that were honorably mentioned. It's old news but these bowls are still freshly splashed.
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