Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Inspiration

When I can afford a $600 lamp - this will be hanging in my house. The new Miconos collection designed by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide features glass globes over exposed bulbs, very simple and elegant.
via Design Woo

via FriendsofType

via PackagingUQAM

love this cute packaging work with illustrations by Ben Javens. Ben is a young illustrator our of the UK who says that "after wandering for several years in the wilderness that is life after graduation I found my true calling as an illustrator and haven't looked back since."

Copy me?!

I was doing some identity browsing today - as I like to do - and came across the following work from The Official Mfg. Co. aka OMFGco out in Portland, OR. Their work is cute, trendy and fun. But I noticed that their branding for Olympic Provisions very closely matched work I've previously blogged about by ptarmak for The Chop Shop.

Not only do the brands look similar, the photography is and style of showing work is similar too. Now, I know that copying is the greatest form of flattery - but this might be going a little closer to plagiarism - although in the world of the internet, I don't know which came first - the chop shop or olympic provisions.