We have instated a ritual when we do design envy – we play the ‘Drank’ game, despite swimming pools being a somewhat cautionary tale about what happens when you imbibe too much grappa, vino, and whatnot.
We look at other creatives work and each time we hear the word drank it becomes ‘Petron o’clock’; it’s filled with tears; torment, regurgitation and it always end with us wondering why we didn’t make the pretties and start playing Mr Kendrick Lamar on full volume. It’s not a wise game and we may have to think about having an emergency fund dedicated to liver replacement or we might have a mini fundraiser a la Comic Relief, only it will be called Beyond Beyond relief and all funds can go towards counselling and Art therapy.
So, what evil images of design beauty are keeping us company whilst we play the drank game? What is the kerning that is giving us a yearning to ‘drank’ the pain away?
It is this sweet suite from Starry Night Paperie, who depressed us so much that the only stars we saw were those of a hangover variety. This exquisite (we are wincing over that admittance) which was designed for Amy & Marcus mixes a Moroccan pattern and super nice detailing.
So *sigh* why don’t you head to their site *sigh* and go and see what other cool things they’ve done *sigh*. As for us… time for us to emotionally and psychologically damage ourselves… let the drank game commence!
Paper from Starry Night Paperie
If the garden of the soul is watered with tears then we have probably just about managed to cultivate a rainforest. A few years back there was a trend in Japan called around crying clubs where people would go to a club and cry their little hearts out, we have established one such club in London – it is the club of design envy, with a special designated pity party table for one.
So, here we are sobbing with the emotion of an ex-factor finalist, recounting their rags to riches or supermarket to small screen journey – complete with poignant music (cue R Kelly’s I believe I can fly), except we aren’t achieving a dream – just dissolving into a design nightmare; and the nexus of a our agony is the work of Quill and Fox.
So much for joy, so much for believing in our creative gifts, how about feeling emotionally destroyed by the design skills that we wish we had to pay the bills. Quill and Fox, it is official we a drinking a mix of haterade and novacane – while our pupils slowly boil in a soup of our eye water. We hate you!
Life is hard, we have plenty of things to be depressed about: Champagne tastes and lemonade budgets (Not even the budget stuff you can buy in the shop but the home made kind that you have to make with sugar and lemons, and we can barely afford the lemons), global warming, if our favourite nail polish will be discontinued… you know the grist for the mind that makes you stare up at the ceiling around the witching hour, while passing cars make the shadows dance before your peepers.
What you don’t need to add to the mix is disgustingly cute couple shot by Amelia Lyon, in a cute wedding planned by So Happi Together; life can be a whistle stop tour of misery and mayhem… what we don’t need is blimmin cute stationery made by the bride and groom (thanks Susan & Sean). See the full cutness and the *kisses teeth* lovely stationery see the full wedding on So Happi Together & Project Wedding