As someone who at one point many years ago worked from a home-office full-time, I can say sometimes one just needs a little space, and bit of a plan and a lot of inspiration. This post was written in 2009 when we first started The Style Tree. I was recently off work with the flu, but still managed to blog and successfully complete a variety of work from my home computer, which is pretty good considering. I love having an office and our Style Tree studio office In Sydney’s Surry Hills is a hive of activity. We share our studio with some very talented creatives who we will be talking more about in our ‘The Studio’ section of the blog. ♣ (stay tuned)
The Style Tree luckily can be updated and researched from anywhere in the world, which is why these days so many people are continuing to work from home. ♣
If I had to do it again, I think I would have one of these amazing office pods, or mobile offices. Designers have pioneered the home office idea, researched the needs of the potential occupant and taken it to a new level.♥
images courtesy of – room envy, workalicious
At The Style Tree we appreciate innovation, attention to detail and beautiful packaging design. I personally have a love of packaging design and have since I was 15 years of age. There is nothing better than being stopped in your tracks by something relatively simple being presented in a way that makes you want to buy it, if for no other reason than you really want that product in your sight daily. I admit im a sucker, and have many a product that I just look at and don’t use often. Its usually unexpected things like a jar of honey.
Babee’s Organic Honey – is no exception ♥
Packaging Design by Ah&Oh Studio | Based in Poznan, Poland “A simple and litlle idea of packaging for honey. Here is an extract from their website explaining the creative process. ‘We tried to treat the jar as a playground for a character design. The Dark cap and stripes made the idea quite clear. Through this project we tried to encourage kids to reach for honey instead of refined sugar. Especially for them we created the logo which smiles like a bee’s face. It’s hand calligraphed, custom made, and it softens the overall simple, geometric look of the packaging.”
Im must say the mint colour carry ‘tote’ adds a certain something to the over all design and fits in beautifully with our ‘mint Moment’ theme this week. I might add I was very surprised and excited to see some wonderful design coming out of Poland (my heritage).
♣ Ah&oh Studio - www.ahandoh.com
*note – at the time of posting this the Ah&Oh Studio site had experienced some problems. Keep trying they have some amazing ideas and projects worth looking at. ♥
Todays post is an unusual one. Ive wanted to review this childrens book for a while. Design is not exclusively for grown ups. I mentioned in a previous post that my dads architecture books, epic international stamp collection and 60′s and 70′s books housed in our family homes study were for me ‘the library’. I was never too fussed with traditional childrens books, for me it had to be colourful and graphically designed, with attention to detail and with style. Our book in review today stands true to this statement and has remained iconic in the world of graphic design. ♣
We have – Henri’s Walk To Paris (1920-1996) created by the renowned Saul Bass also known as one of the greatest graphic designers of all time. Bass was the creator of some of the most timeless logos and most memorable film title sequences of the twentieth century. In the early 60′s Bass collaborated with former librarian Leonore Klein on his only children’s book, which spent decades as a prized out-of-print collector’s item. Fifty years later, Rizzoli reprinted Henri’s Walk To Paris — graphically simple, bold with color, minimalist and incredibly rich, this book tells a sweet story of a boy living in rural france and his dream to go to Paris. You will fall in love with the images…. and possibly Henri’s dream ♥