Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I forgot to mention another favorite item from Lost Marbles in Ottawa.....a clever ode to the mix tape in our digital generation. The memory stick stores up to 1 hour of high quality digital music - which is about the same amount you could hold of a C60 cassette tape.

Love it? Have to have it? Check out http://www.suck.uk.com for this product and loads of other fun pretty things. If anyone out there from suck.uk.com is reading this and feels like sending me stuff....I like stuff....a lot...especially free stuff.


My sister introduced me to a funky store when I was visiting her in Ottawa this past weekend. I was browsing through Lost Marbles in the Byward market and discovered the Pick Your Nose Party Cups. (I first mentioned them a few weeks when my Swedish friend posted photos.) You can buy them online at http://www.grandrivertoys.com.

3 words: cute cute cute!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


My Swedish friend Emelie posted a pic of this cute cup design. There are various nose designs on cups, but as of now I'm not sure if they are simply artistic or promotional (for what..I don't know. A plastic surgeon's office?).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I'm on a perpetual quest as a graphic designer to create the best business card possible to stand out....meaning people like it, want to sleep with it under their pillow, and remember me in the morning. Honestly, with all the cards flying around I just want something that won't get thrown out or used as a place to hold chewed up gum.

I've been doing lots of research lately on different materials for cards and along the way I've come across a few unique ones I thought I'd share.

[above] Created by Seattle designer Jeni Mattson, this clever card was designed for Melvin, a self proclaimed "hacker, entrepreneur, and all around mischief maker."

[above] British designer Jamie Wieck capitalized on the ever growing number of graphic designers popping up in the UK with his "another bloomin designer" business card. When dipped in water it grows alfalfa!

[above] To stand out from the competition in Austin, Texas, Organic Chemistry tutor Sean Michael Ragan came up with this plastic card. Chem students can use the "chair" stencil in homework assignments.

[above] Aussie fashion designer Laura Camilleri's beautiful card for clothing line Elkha. I like.

Some unconventional cards....

[above] The only info I have about this card is that it's a peanut. Anyone able to read it?

[above] A clever business card for a chest physician Dr. Pramod V. Niphadkar M.D.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


That's right boys and girls, design is yummy has a fresh new blog just in time for Canada Day. All the old posts are here, but you can expect to see a lot more action on this page for the 2nd half of 2008. Expect more news about my ongoing projects and other artist's fun projects I encounter.