the cool blue

vince_Luxe Linen Pull-On Trousers

this must be the most IT blue this summer season. now with the discovery of the blue pigment that could help to cool off the building – the vibrant blue will not only be spotted from runway but even to the building rooftops!

+YinMn Blue+


image courtesy of Oregon State University

a bright blue pigment discovered in 2009 by OSU chemists which has high solar reflectance indicates that this ‘cool pigment’ could be used in a variety of exterior applications by reducing surface temperatures, cooling costs, and energy consumption. as a result of this testing, Shepherd Color Co. has licensed the patent for commercialization efforts.

learn more about this vibrant blue – “YinMn blue” – here.

+ capri blue by vince +

vince has launched couple styles with this “capri” blue. after all it is by vince. everything stay cool and minimal, including the colors. nothing too screaming.

vince_capri blue top

+icebergs by JCFO+

that blue. the icebergs installation is part of the annual summer block party series, opens from July 2 – September 5 at the national building museum in washington dc. learn more about the installation, here.

for a while i’ve been referring this bright blue as field operations blue. now officially i can call it the YinMn blue!


image via washingtonian| photography by Evy Mages

happy blue sunday =)

the cool blue

design week portland


still few seats available (as i am typing… hurry up!) from the lettering & printing master workshop by our friends house industries at the portland design week (april 22 & 23). this two days workshop is hosted by swift agency & tanner goods, an equally awesome creative agency and the must-visit leather atelier, respectively, in portland, oregon.

through this two days workshop you will learn the formal and informal script styles as well as trademark house industries tips, tricks and lettering recipes by the master lettering artist ken will also get to hear three decades of screen printing experience and expertise derived from bringing ridiculous house industries ideas to life by the screen printing  master david dodde, a long time house industries collaborator.

what could be better than spending your time in the hipster town AND hanging out with the masters?

design week portland | april 15-23 2016 |


design week portland

foiled prints by tom pigeon

tom pigeon_luna dusk_foiled print
tom pigeon_sol dusk_foiled print_full

all images courtesy of tom pigeon

current obsession: fife-based scottish design studio tom pigeon‘s  foiled prints. minimal graphic with lux foil touch ( and hand printed in UK)… as the designers described “a nod to glamorous 80’s beach parties”.

oh yeah, summer days.

tom pigeon_sol dusk_foiled print
all images courtesy of tom pigeon
more awesome prints like this and this on their webshop.

foiled prints by tom pigeon

that perfect poster


image courtesy of

i’ve been looking for two or three pieces of mainly black & white poster for our home. the beauty of the white wall is that if you put on the right poster – it elevates that little corner into a mini gallery instantly. here are kind of my finalists…and hopefully, i will settle down on the decision soon.

 cacao one eye poster by Olle Eksell


photo by Frida Ramstedt,

la Mela e La Pera poster by enzo mari

a Mela e La Pera poster_skonahem

image courtesy of

 elephant print by angela ferrara

elephant print by angela ferrara

mountain abc by cocolapine 

MOUNTAIN ABC_by_cocolapine

 ✚ small talk (right) by one must dash

artprints_mood_smalltalk_one must dash

✚ bold and straight by therese sennerholt

Bold and Straight_Shape2_therese sennrholt

batmaan by wiho design

batmaan poster by wiho design

( isn’t this the cutest poster EVER?? )

that perfect poster