Monday, 31 January 2011

I was in love with the place, in my mind, in my mind

This little design was created for a recent brief to hypothetically promote the opening of a new Topman store in Chicago, USA (in Autumn, or should I say FALL 2011). Since the Windy City (I've done my research) was practically the birthplace of the skyscraper, I wanted to concentrate on expressing structure/architecture through my designs. Thus, the pyramid invitation was born! My aim was to design something that could be easily reproduced and handed out, yet would be memorable and draw people back into the store. The pyramid folds out into an invitation to the store opening. It was ridiculously easy to make, yet comes together so nicely.

After a solid two weeks of hearing Sufjan Stevens' "Chicago" in my head whenever I even thought of the word, I am glad to be moving on!!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

bargain hunt

So it seems I was good in 2010 as Santa brought me a Nikon SLR D3100 for Christmas. I'm super happy as now I can finally take really high quality photos for my blog. However now I don't have any excuses for slacking off and not posting for long bouts of time (yikes)! So look forward to lots of blogging in 2011. For my first post of the New Year I know I should have blogged about my wonderful Christmas gifts and holiday fun, but I am just too excited about today's bargain buy!
My mum, sister and I participated in a car boot sale at Safa Park in Dubai, pretty prestigious in terms of Dubai sales. Amidst the hectic selling at our own stall I managed to sneak off for a little look around and amazingly found this little gem, a vintage YSL mini rucksack. I found it quite late on in the day so was sure that the reason it hadn't been sold yet was because it was outrageously priced, but to my absolute delight it was priced at 10 dhs (equivalent of £2)!! I didn't even bother haggling, just grabbed it and ran. So yeah, although still in disbelief I am pretty psyched.