Ahoy, matey! We're about to set sail into summer with these nautical-inspired gifts.
With every new design challenge comes the chance to step into the minds and lives of some of America’s budding designers. The Wall Art challenge brought in over 100 entries and an opportunity for artists to tell a personal story through the paintings, sketches and digital graphics they have created.
My name is Colleen and I am the creator of design and lifestyle Inspired to Share. I've been blogging for three years now and it has continually sparked my interest and desire to learn more about graphic design. Mood boards are a great way to do more than just look at inspiration, but to really make it your own. I also find they can help with developing projects and concepts. t's really quite fun!
The original Face Mug has gotten a lot of attention since he first looked at us with those wide eyes, flashed that perfect (for stuffing with cookies) smile, and landed in our lineup. We've heard gifting stories of how he's made loved ones laugh, suggestions for filling him with different drink and treat combos, and some interesting alternate uses... But one thing we've heard time and time again is that folks would love to see this character in color.
Claudia Pearson is the designer behind the 4 Seasons Tea Towels and one of our newest UncommonGoods artists. She is not a new name around Brooklyn flea markets and I have admired her commercial work and illustrations for cooking magazines, so I was excited to visit her sunny studio and learn about her craft and her business.