It’s been quite awhile since I put together a Designer’s Sketchbook. I generally like to wait until I am really truly inspired before I tackle such a post. Not that I haven’t been inspired… I just haven’t had anything specific that I could put into this format. While this one sort of breaks the rules, I thought it might be nice to show you all some of the random “fun stuff” I’ve collected over the past month of so.
Lettered Coasters :: I picked these up at Target last week because I needed something for the coffee table in our living room. So far, they haven’t left my desk. I just love the letters and numbers… so appropriate for a graphic designer, no?!
Colored Sharpies :: My mom found this huge pack of bold, colored Sharpies at her local grocery store–for only FIVE BUCKS. Score! Admittedly, I already huge a huge collection of Sharpies, but really, can one ever have too many? I think not.
Sharpie Pens :: Not to fill this post with mentions of Sharpie, but um, HELLO! These pens are the best thing since sliced bread. They are smooth, consistent and don’t bleed through the paper.
Letterpress Initials :: These were a find at a small antique shop in Hopkins, MN. I am always on the hunt for letterpress alphabets, and when I stumbled upon these I couldn’t resist. They were only a few bucks each, and the typeface is so yummy!
Metal Bottle :: I’m actually not sure if this is aluminum or stainless steel, but at any rate, it’s a welcome break from plastic. I know, I am a few months behind the curve here, but I’m pleased to say that I’ve made the switch. I can’t actually even remember the danger in plastic bottles, but I can tell you… I instantly fell for this crazy, wonderful shade of green.