Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Samurai Hair Care - Cute Packaging Found Online

Found this in my travels in cyber space. Just love it. Not sure who designed it, but simply love the identity and packaging. It's simple and pretty and I would be happy to have it on my shower shelf.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Strumpet and Pink Lingerie - Her Rich Attire Creeps Rustling to her Knees

I'm intrigued and fascinated by the marketing of this brand. It's so simple and carefully edited. The products themselves are divine and really need very little to promote them, except a great bottom underneath. The vintage "unfinished" and deconstructed styling of the range is simply beautiful and bang on trend.

A seductive and glamorous approach to lingerie marketing too. The models are not retouched, rounded, and ivory skinned, with a voyeuristic, anonymous feel - you can't tell who the model is, so the product and the beautiful, fair skinned behind, becomes the heroine.

 Key Lime
Garden of Delights
 Bow Peep
 Hunting Through The Ruffles
Black Swan
Garden of Delights
Dress Shirt
Rosette Cheeks

Strumpet & Pink, founded in 2002 by Lisa Z Morgan and Melanie Probert, focus on limited-edition handmade knickers, using pure silk, satin, chiffon, and crepe. Morgan and Probert say of their creations (source The Lingerie Post): “Our prime concern; how does a woman actually feel when she wears one of our creations. It is this experience that makes our knickers beautiful. Strumpet & Pink achieve this by embodying the sensibilities of the flower i.e beauty, fragility, sexuality and joy and combining these with the sensuous qualities of pure silk crepe, satin, chiffon and tulle. The knickers are cut on the bias in such a way as to trace and disclose the contours of the female form. Our knickers brim with contradictions; they feel beautiful, sensuous, humorous, naïve, sexual, confident and playful. Each pair holds a discovery…”

Modern Chinoisie Style Painting - Kathe Fraga

 La Vie En Rose © Kathe Fraga

"Imagine you’re strolling down a fabulous old street in the heart of Paris and you spy a wonderful decades-old mansion, sooty with age and covered with gargoyles and window boxes overflowing with lavender, roses, honeysuckle. You stop to admire but then, out of the corner of your eye you see a big black wrecking ball about to smash the building down. 'Noooo,' you cry as you clutch your Lulu Guinness handbag and rush in, determined to save the age-old hand-decorated plastered panel walls."

Dans Le Jardin © Kathe Fraga

Evocative of the hand-painted, timeworn walls of a grand old Parisian mansion, the paintings in Kathe Fraga's French Wallpaper Series resemble aged decorative fresco panels adorned with  birds and flowers, vines and leaves in a modern Chinoiserie style.

Graga's beautifully vintage yet modern art is inspired by vintage silky kimonos, hand-worked embroidery, lacquered little boxes, blocked wallpaper and panels from years ago, distressed with age, revealing a soft loveliness still…you’ll see layered colours peeking out behind one another—pinks, blues, lavender—speckles of gold, a wisp of glitter. Look for a small shy heart. A nestle of lovebirds. A French phrase. Each piece meant to be seen as part of a larger scene that’s been hidden away…until now.
 Les Chansons de les Fleurs © Kathe Fraga

Toujours Ensemble © Kathe Fraga

  La Belle Saison © Kathe Fraga

Les Fleurs de L'Ile © Kathe Fraga

Kathe's next show opens on September 4 at Museo Gallery in Langley, Washington. 
Don't miss out on one of these exquisite original works by an exceptional painter!