Category Archives: design

Week Ten: B Paper

As a fan of B Magazine, a Korean publication that takes an in-depth look at a single brand with each issue (don’t miss issue 16, focused on Aesop), I was elated to see they’ve now launched B Paper, which expands the focus to a product category. The first issues cover the gamut of my interests, […]

Week Eight: Nick Barclay // The London Underground

Perfectly minimalist with striking typography and graphics, and facts about The London Underground to boot. Nick Barclay’s poster series, celebrating the Tube, is simply brilliant. I need these in my life. (Discovered via Amanda Jane Jones’ never-failing eye for design at Pinterest.) images from

Week Five: Cambridge IMPRINT

By the time late January/early February rolls around, I’m ready for an infusion of bright color to reassure me that spring is on the way.  Cambridge IMPRINT, a creative collaboration between painter Claerwen James, textile artist Jane Powell, and ceramicist Ali Murphy, turns out a delightful array of colorful, graphically patterned mugs, paper, cards (+ more)  that will […]

Week Three: “by | n” Stationery from Nendo

Is there anything better than well-considered, gorgeous stationery? Not in my world. Tokyo/Milan design firm Nendo‘s new line of office supplies for its “by | n” line is strikingly simple and perfect in every way. One of everything, please. (See more at Design Boom and Wallpaper online.) image credits: photos by akihiro yoshida, courtesy of […]

Week Fifty-one: Chisato Tamabayashi

London artist Chisato Tamabayashi was another of my serendipitous discoveries at November’s Small Publishers Fair. I instantly fell for her pop-up books, which combine graphic, minimalist linen covers with intricately detailed works of cut-out paper art inside. Chisato was kind enough to show me a few books from her collection, including “Plunge” with its enchanting […]