We should be happy; Sunday should have set us up for a bomb ass week. We meandered through the Tate Modern to check out Tacita Dean, wandered along Southbank, sank some caramel macchiatos, and wrapped it up with Dinner at Jamie’s with a friend from Hong Kong who was rocking glasses sans lenses. The only thing we needed was a moleskin and a Holga camera and we would have chalked up 100 out of 100 on the pretentious hipster list (bonus points if we had gone to East Village).
So, this morning in a need to let our hipster overflow into the sweetness of Monday we put on a band who are so obscure and cool, that we killed them, and used their bodies to make jerky. So, while swinging our legs (and munching hipster band jerky) at our desk we thought we’d meander the interweb, and happiness was found for a while until we found this.
One plus One should be a design company, but in player hater algebraic formula it equals bile spewing, and wrath. *shakes fist clenching a flat white from an independent coffee store that is really cool and we don’t want to share as we’d have to kill you*. One plus One design we hate you a pox on you and your design house. P.S We hate your shop too!
*strokes bowtie and peers angrily at screen through lens –less glasses*
It’s a double does today! *big salty tears* Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove! Like really Love! This pretty print is the perfect pressie for the lovely couple! Such beautiful words and gorgeous typography too. From the ridiculously, heartbreakingly work from Sarah Chiarot design
Normally, design envy is about the wedding pretties, but instead of hating on the paper porn merchants of the wedding industry. Today, is going a little off tangent and just enjoying graphics for the sake of them being graphiccy awesomness – although our little design brains tell us that there is some wedding related idea that is bubbling way in the animated awesomeness.
In any case, enjoy some awesomeness from Mr Whaite – yeah it’s off topic, but that’s the way we like it. Normal wedding related service will resume in a wee while. Time for you to enjoy the visual equivalent of a booty slap – let’s get it on in a visual sense!
We really loved the Designer Vintage Bridal Show, because it put us on fertile fighting ground with some of our mortal design enemies. Despite the fact that Lucy Ledger is with child we shoved her in a corner and threatened to do some thangs if she ever dared to step on our design turf again.
And at our evening dinner, when they weren’t looking we did a little something-something to the Jambalaya of Dottie Creations, Illustries and Vann Thomas Design (we will be fixing their little design wagons in the weeks to come – watch this space). However, today we reserve our jealousy, hatred and envy for the brother and sister team that is Pocket Typewriter.
We don’t do siblings, honestly for many years now we have been requesting that Brother Beyond*(remember that band, but we aren’t talking dodgy boy band of the 80’s) we have a sibling that we have been trying to vote off the genetic island for years. However, mother won’t here of us not allowing him to be part of a family *kiss teeth*. So, imagine our horror when we encountered a brother and sister, who not only like each other, but work together as a design team! That’s it there is not hair pulling, no back biting, no secretly checking to see who the favourite is, I genuinely mean a solid team who work together *sad face*
And unfortunately their designs are incredibly good *really sad face*. Plotting the demise of design individual mano-y-mano is one thing. But, a brother and sister team – we can’t really have the jealous physical altercation in the way that we would like; as we would take a pasting – one get’s you by the arms and the other one punches you in the stomach – or pink bellies you which is equally painful.
So, we concede designer defeat not because we couldn’t totally win if we caught either one of them on their own – but like the Gambino crime family, The Partridge Family and the Osmonds – you can’t beat family power (You might ask where the Jacksons were in that list but we all know that Michael RIP was carrying the rest of them for years *pushes up lighter for the deceased MJ*)
*Spurious Brother Beyond footage for those amongst you who were confused about the music reference.