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The corporate world? 

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"Kotoba, the Japanese word for language, is a collective knitwear brand that strives to produce timeless pieces for the modern woman. Kotoba focuses on promoting Wholegarment knitting technology, which is a revolutionary knitwear system developed by Shima Seiki. We’ve worked with Kotoba since their inception, helping to establish the brand’s identity through logo and website design, packaging, stationary collateral, and lookbook production."

High Tide is an independent design studio creating compelling visual narrative through innovative and interactive media tools. By partnering with a visionary group of photographers, illustrators, and developers, High Tide creates timeless design that conveys a unique identity and emotional resonance. From branding and marketing projects to limited edition publications and site-specific installations, High Tide communicates a vision that pushes the boundaries of traditional design.

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This is so beautiful! I don’t know why, but I’m always attracted to simple, thin lines. The letters create shapes that feel delicate but very stable. There is no clutter—anything that is not absolutely necessary does not exist. It is clean. 

Japanese design utilizes zen concepts that have been recorded into a list of seven principles. This project is a great example of these three: 

kanso (かんそ)  Elimination of clutter. There is only black on white. Added decoration would take away from direct communication. 

shibui (しぶい) Minimal, elegant in simplicity, being understated is the reason for its aesthetic appeal. ”Kotoba” is composed of triangles, lines, and perfect circles. The designer combined shapes that already existed to create a pleasing form rather than add flashy, gaudy decoration. 

yugen (ゆげん) Suggestion, rather than revelation. The strike through the “A” has been eliminated because the viewer / reader can complete the word without it. 

wow I love ice cream so much

beantownbailout:

mustaleski:

matildathedragonfly:

knownorwegian:

In Norwegian, you don’t refer to your romantic partner as a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”. You say “kjæreste”, which is gender neutral and literally translates to “the dearest”.

and in swedish you refer to your boyfriend/girlfriend by saying ”älskling” which translates into ”my beloved one” 

And in Finnish we say “mulkvisti” which means “one I don’t hate as much as the others”

*squints at finland*

(via whisperingwordsofwisdom)

tunabora:

Morning reflection times

The brushstrokes in the hair! This looks like it’s painted on wood. I like the red nose because it feels like a cold morning. 

tunabora:

Morning reflection times

The brushstrokes in the hair! This looks like it’s painted on wood. I like the red nose because it feels like a cold morning. 

(via illustratedladies)

sheryoart:

Gas station rap squirt
Sheryo & The Yok
Detroit 2014

Detroit is getting funkier 

sheryoart:

Gas station rap squirt

Sheryo & The Yok

Detroit 2014

Detroit is getting funkier 

Updates updates so when I am stressed and thinking, “Wow, my life is terrible and nobody loves me.” I can come back and look at this and say, “Okay, my life is … I am alive and loved, after all.” 

This weekend was very weird. I crashed, from stress, from unhappiness, and from eating an entire Chipotle burrito in one sitting. I usually don’t feel lonely, but I was my own most terrible company for a few days. 

I learned some pretty valuable life advice from three very different people that I will mash together into a very short and general list for everybody to see. 

  1. Do things. Just do them. Don’t think all of the time about them. Pick a thing, and just do it, and maybe it won’t grow into another, bigger, better, cooler thing but it might. And the might, that’s the best part. 
  2. Look at things and ask “WHY IS IT DOING THAT!?” or “WHAT IS THAT COLOR FOR?!” or “HOW DOES THAT INSPIRE ME?” And then answer them! 
  3. Let each of your feelings play themselves out. Let yourself feel sad, or angry, or happy. Every feeling you have is valid, and you need to listen to all of them. 
  4. Nothing is permanent. 
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours (via larmoyante)

This is really, really important to remember.

(via am-clark)

awelltraveledwoman:

A young Amish girl holds the reins of two huge draft horses. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. William Albert Allard/National Geographic.

Sometimes, I really miss living around this. It’s difficult moving to a new place that is … on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to your old home.
I used to find a lot of my inspiration from travel, but I didn’t realize that even more of my work, really the heart that I put into it, somehow comes from this. I miss the quiet, and I miss the smell, and I miss feeling connected to the earth. 
But! New York City is a new and exciting place as well! 

awelltraveledwoman:

A young Amish girl holds the reins of two huge draft horses. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. William Albert Allard/National Geographic.

Sometimes, I really miss living around this. It’s difficult moving to a new place that is … on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to your old home.

I used to find a lot of my inspiration from travel, but I didn’t realize that even more of my work, really the heart that I put into it, somehow comes from this. I miss the quiet, and I miss the smell, and I miss feeling connected to the earth. 

But! New York City is a new and exciting place as well! 

(via au-mieux)

Today, I found an illustrator, Guillaume Kurkdjian, who creates gifs. They’re all simple, constructed with very basic shapes and movements, but the color palettes are very soft and thoughtful. I love muted tones, though my professors are all bored by them. It’s nice to look at soft image to rest your eyes, I don’t think that one should be assaulted by bright colors all of the time!
Though I’m not necessarily a fan of this style, if you look at the rest of his work, the colors he uses are beautiful. 
http://guillaumekurkdjian.com/

Today, I found an illustrator, Guillaume Kurkdjian, who creates gifs. They’re all simple, constructed with very basic shapes and movements, but the color palettes are very soft and thoughtful. I love muted tones, though my professors are all bored by them. It’s nice to look at soft image to rest your eyes, I don’t think that one should be assaulted by bright colors all of the time!

Though I’m not necessarily a fan of this style, if you look at the rest of his work, the colors he uses are beautiful. 

http://guillaumekurkdjian.com/

Lisa Solberg, Supernatural Lamb

Lisa Solberg, Supernatural Lamb

nevver:

Possession is nine tenths of the law, Emma Kisiel

Why is Green Mountain Coffee so bad?