For Design Appreciation


     Hi there! I just wanted to share some design love today! I picked up this olive oil awhile ago, and as you may have guessed, I am definitely that person who will pay an extra dollar for the prettier bottle of olive oil or anything that is an everyday essential but is designed well. If I use it all of the time, and have to look at it, that extra dollar is worth it for my visual sanity.

     This bottle was one of the only nice looking bottles of olive oil, that was 100% made from olives. I had recently been informed that most olive oils are made with barely any actual olives, which was disappointing to hear. I was on a mission to find real olive oil that looked nice, and found this gem. Other than their "DCOOP" logo, I fell in love with the clean white packaging and not so offensive font choices.

    Like I said, personally I don't like the logo. It is just very generic looking, and that's not my aesthetic. I let it go though, for the sake of the sleek shaped bottle and doodled illustrations of planting olive trees featured. It fits perfectly on my kitchen counter, and is pleasing to the eye when placed with my other kitchen essentials that I keep out for everyday use.

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Monday!

For Design Appreciation


     Hi there! For today's design appreciation, we have my favorite gold heart stickers from Knot & Bow. With the gifting season coming up, it seems appropriate that we look at one of my favorite embellishments to the presents and cards I give. Check out this pretty product below!


     Knot & Bow's branding appeals to my whimsical side. Much like my taste in clothes, my taste in design, and most things, varies. I'm drawn to a lot of different styles, and the mix of fonts in this design is feminine and fun. 


     I also love that the design feels handmade, with the use of stamps and hand lettering. The stickers themselves are just too cute. I love using them to seal envelopes, and to decorate gift wrap. They aren't exactly holiday-centric, but the gold is still special and appropriate this time of year. I recommend adding these to the children's gifts in your life! What kid doesn't love heart stickers?? 

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Sunday!

For Design Appreciation


     Hello! For today's design appreciation, we are checking out this pretty bottle of matches from Skeem Designs! Kristen got them for me for my birthday, and part of the reason why is because of the beautiful packaging. 


      I'm all for modern fonts and design, but I also have a love for classic, vintage design, like these matches. The mix of fonts and gold fillagree are the real standouts.


       The overall design alludes to Victorian-era pharmacy products, and if these had been made back then, this is probably how the packaging and branding would look. Modern design is great and all, but I'm a firm believer in "if it isn't broken, don't fix it"! Thanks for reading, and have a fun weekend! 

For Design Appreciation


     Hi there! Today's Art Appreciation has a little twist, in that we are going to start looking at packaging and design for a little bit. Pinterest has opened my eyes to how interesting and beautiful product branding and packaging can be. To start, we have a gorgeously designed chocolate bar from Mast Brothers.  


      If you aren't into minimalistic design, then it probably doesn't look like much, but to those who are, the clean lines, black + white color pallete, and choice of font all jump out at you.  


      Mast Brothers are well known for their candy bar design. All cater to the minimalistic aesthetic, and only vary in color ways each season. They are constantly coming out with new collections, all of which are as beautiful as the previous ones. Take a minute today, and search "packaging" + "branding" on Pinterest. You'll find endless inspiration! Thanks for reading, and haves great day!