[image via designboom]
Now that it's spring, there have been lots of around-the-house projects begging for attention. I've also been looking at a lot of fresh inspiration. Here's a collection of things I've been working on and cool things I thought you might enjoy seeing.
I saw these awesome wine bottle illustrations by Lydia Nichols over at The Dieline. Speaking of The Dieline, the Package Design Conference in Boston is around the corner. I plan to be there with Yael (she's speaking on Sunday).
I decided I needed a second pair of glasses. I do a lot of work outdoors and in the workshop, so I need a second pair so I don't screw up the one I have. I was looking at a bunch of styles over at Warby Parker.
Our studio, Miller Creative, just completed the redesign for Cybele Pascal's blog. I think it looks pretty awesome.
I finally got brave and started my trial of Basecamp, which is a project management tool. Unlike Yael, I am very slow to embrace something new. Basecamp seriously rocks. It's perfect for managing our projects. All I need now is something useful to manage clients and potential clients.
I thought this video was funny.
We recently had the opportunity to recommend Keef for video production for one of our clients. They're the creative genius behind the video for Breukelen Distilling. As a suprise gesture of thanks they sent us a bottle of Breuklelen's Glorious Gin (seen above). The video kinda makes you want to get up and create something. [Branding and packaging by I Love Dust]
Volkswagen used crowdsourcing to supply ideas for a futuristic concept car. They then turned the top ideas into these amazing concept videos. You can see the video here.
Now it's time to wrap things up for the week, pull out some glasses and open the umbrella. The weekend is finally here. This is the song in my head for this time of day/week/year. It's by John Prine and Mac Wiseman. (The original song was first performed by Patti Page)
Have a great weekend.