Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Gorgeous new discoveries

Anyone who frequents my blog will know that I am obsolutely obsessed with the Parisienne vintage chic aesthetic. If you are looking for a novel way to store your Christmas cards and left over wrap for use next year, or you need somewhere to put receipts for the tax man, then these hatboxes would be a glamorous yet practical start to a more organised you. Available from

With stunning colours combinations and graphic vintage patters Lorca by Osborne and Little offers a sophisticated take on vintage glamour.

Sephora Crystalised Lipstick Encrusted with over 100 black diamantes, this covetable collector's edition tube adds instant sparkle to your makeup routine. Even after its perfect shade of red is gone, just swap the top onto any other hue in the best-selling Sephora lipstick range. Available through Sephora

Want something original so your signature scent doesn't smell like everyone else? Designer Nanette Lepore’s collection reflects the true gypsy spirit she cultivated as a child traveling with her family.  Fragrance range available at Neiman Marcus.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Happy holidays and wishing you all a gorgeous new year!

Have a wonderful holiday break and don't forget to book in your 2010 projects early to ensure Blossom can fit you into our already busy January/February 2010 Graphic and Web Design schedule.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Separated at Birth? Mor Cosmetics and Ladurée

I was wandering through the department store today and some packaging caught my eye. There is a striking similarity between Australia's famed Mor Cosmetics and the even more famous french brand Ladurée.



Laduree (above) and Mor (below)


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

In Love With The Site/Designer's Work

I was doing my usual browsing around to keep my design juices flowing, and came upon a gorgeous site with some really lovely and delicate pen work. Personally I gave up my Rotring years ago, I think design school all but killed my love of ink. A meglomaniacal Swiss typography drill sergeant, er, I mean tutor, who never got over his single successful logo design, and a menopausal right-handed calligraphy torturer, oops, tutor who thought left-handedness was a choice, didn't help either.

Looking at this gorgeous work below however restores my faith that ink can be beautiful, fun and playful, because it's creator Daren Newman looks like he loves what he is doing. The simple graphic quality and restrained delicacy all mix to reveal someone with a lot "going on" inside his head and fabulous sense of composition to boot.

Check out the amazing Me&MyPen by Daren Newman and truly get inspired.

©2009 Darren Newman. All worldwide rights reserved.