Posts from December, 2011

Pamper the Pooch

The Sweethoots shop has got to be one of the best shops on Etsy I have seen in awhile. If only that pug knew how many people were seeing these gorgeous modeling skills. If only I had a dog to put these on and take funny pictures. Oh boy. You would think I do. I wonder how weird that makes me and what my ratio of dog talk is compared to the average dog owner. I bet it's not looking good for me.

December 31, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Taste Patrol Olive Oil Packaging

My new favorite aisle at the grocery store it the olive oil section. The packaging design lures me in. It's hard to beat the wine area or chocolate bar area, but lately the olive oil market seems to be getting bigger and bigger. I would love to do more of this kind of work. Specialty food packaging = dream design projects to me. I felt pretty inspired to do some packaging design for a holiday gift this year and incorporate something I love looking at, helicopters! The result was California extra virgin olive oil, Taste Patrol Fine Foods & Findings by Design Womb. We'll see where the chopper takes me next. I've mentioned this before. I love all the different shapes and sizes helicopters come in. Hoping to turn this project into a printmaking project in 2012 for helicopter prints. Keep you posted.

December 30, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Linocut Pug

I had the pleasure of attending a linocut printmaking class at 3 Fish Studios earlier in December with a friend. 3 Fish Studios is the artistic home of Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer, painters and printmakers, husband and wife, and creators of original and affordable art. They offer classes and original work for sale on their site, check it out. I had done printmaking in the past, but it had been years. Not only was the class great, but the studio space is so inspiring and Eric is the nicest and most patient instructor (Annie was sick that day, so I need to go back to meet her). I can't wait to go back and rent some studio time. This has inspired me on a whole new level and I'll be posting a very limited edition run of Bow Tie Pug Prints for sale on the Design Womb Etsy shop as soon as I can. If you are interested in reserving one, contact me. This is the start of my dog series, but of course I had to start with a black pug. Man, would I love to get one of these machines someday to have a small setup at my house, but for those of you that are like me in San Francisco, go check out a class.

December 30, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Pantone announces 2012 Color of the Year.

Reading the HOW Magazine blog this morning & came across the Pantone 2012 color of the year. This is totally my kind of color. Maybe I should get a mug to add to my collection.

December 09, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Design Womb’s Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1

1. For the Kitchen | Joseph Joseph Elevate Kit 2. For the Eyes | The Warby Parker Glasses Gift Box 3. For the Memories | The Instax Mini Instant Cameras 4. For the Mail | Pantone 100 Swatch Postcards 5. For the Car Lovers | Manual Design's Classic Car Prints

December 05, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Branding & Packaging Design