JCrew | 770 Behind The Line: Thinking Outside the Bag

great example fo the design process

jcrew:

Rachel, our Web designer and ultimate alpine illustrator,
shares the design process behind our festive
holiday shopping bags
On her inspiration:
For these bags I wanted to create a cozy wintery feel through color and imagery, so I looked at a lot of photos of alpine cottages and snowy…

Top 3 happenings of November:

1. newly elected president of Alpha Sigma Alpha - Theta Zeta Chapter 11.20.11

2. lavaliered by Kameron (Phi Kappa Psi - Indiana Theta) 11.23.11

3. circle of lights 11.25.11

thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: To promote the launch of his new website and blog, London-based photographer David Sykes decided to create a QR code out of objects such as boots, calculators, briefcases, boomboxes and champagne bottles. The QR code was then photographed and sent out as limited edition prints so that lucky recipients can scan the code with their phone or tablet to launch Sykes’ new website.
ed: YES!! There was a photoshopped-together QR code submitted recently, but this one looks legit! Bravo, Sykes.
via Featureshoot

Brilliant

thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: To promote the launch of his new website and blog, London-based photographer David Sykes decided to create a QR code out of objects such as boots, calculators, briefcases, boomboxes and champagne bottles. The QR code was then photographed and sent out as limited edition prints so that lucky recipients can scan the code with their phone or tablet to launch Sykes’ new website.

ed: YES!! There was a photoshopped-together QR code submitted recently, but this one looks legit! Bravo, Sykes.

via Featureshoot

Brilliant

I was asked to create a piece for my sorority’s founders day this Tuesday. I chose a quote that means a lot to me personally. It acts as a daily reminder of the commitment I’ve made to my organization. 

I was asked to create a piece for my sorority’s founders day this Tuesday. I chose a quote that means a lot to me personally. It acts as a daily reminder of the commitment I’ve made to my organization. 

wechoosetogotothemoon:

barackobama:

In response to our call for poster quotes, Ross just sent in this design: “A self motivated typographic experiment I did a few months ago from a President Obama speech,” he says. Nice.

Thanks to President Obama & his staff for posting my work on his official Tumblr!

wechoosetogotothemoon:

barackobama:

In response to our call for poster quotes, Ross just sent in this design: “A self motivated typographic experiment I did a few months ago from a President Obama speech,” he says. Nice.

Thanks to President Obama & his staff for posting my work on his official Tumblr!

Favorite things about fall:

pumpkins. intramural soccer. soy, light whip, salted carmel mocha. 

apple orchard dates. glittering my jack-o-lanterrn. trips to the park. 

festive cake pops. costume parties. pumpkin spice cupcakes with the bestie. 

For labor day we had a cookout. I was in charge of desserts so I opted to make vanilla almond cupcakes using this recipe and mini key lime tarts. Try to keep up because here it gets a bit confusing. Amidst the craziness that has been my life for the past few weeks, I somehow managed to mix up which recipe I had decided to use so mid-way I changed recipes.  

The key-lime curd was made from a recipe found at bonappetite.com

Key Lime Curd

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh Key lime juice (from about 18 limes) or regular fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, lime juice, lemon juice, and coarse salt in medium metal bowl. Set bowl over medium saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch water). Whisk constantly until curd thickens slightly and instant-read thermometer inserted into curd registers 140°F for 3 minutes, 5 to 6 minutes total (do not allow to boil). Remove bowl from over water. Gradually whisk butter into curd a few cubes at a time until smooth, allowing butter cubes to melt before adding more. Strain curd through fine sieve set over small bowl. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of curd and chill overnight. DO AHEAD Lime curd can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
    As for the crust, I used this recipe found at marthstewert.com
  • 1 1/2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 5 tablespoons sugar

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine graham-cracker crumbs, butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl; mix well. Press into a 9-inch pie plate, and bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer to a wire rack until completely cooled.
    I used a mini cupcake pan and lines each cup with a wrapper. Total bake time ended up being about 9 min. 
    Finally I used the same whipped meringue topping recipe on the cupcakes and the tarts. Made my job a lot easier. Add lime rhine as garnish and set in the fridge/ freezer and you’re good to go! 
    I absolutely love museums. Art museums to be specific. Growing up in Indy, I’ve been fortunate to frequent the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It has beautiful gardens and the building itself was recently redesigned. It’s definitely worth checking out, that is if you haven’t already.

    I absolutely love museums. Art museums to be specific. Growing up in Indy, I’ve been fortunate to frequent the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It has beautiful gardens and the building itself was recently redesigned. It’s definitely worth checking out, that is if you haven’t already.

    (via classy-in-the-city)

    A couple days ago, Kam and I decided to have a fun, carefree day. We started out by going to the butterfly garden at the zoo, but apparently they decided not to bring back the “expensive” butterflies so now all they have is plants. Still the gardens were beautiful. Then we went next door to the Indianapolis Zoo and made it just in time to see the baby elephant (which might have been the cutest thing I’ve ever seen). I celebrated the trip to the zoo by wearing my zebra patterned mini and a jackie cardigan in “African Violet”.

    For lunch we debated between Yogulatte and Yatz, both of which are amazing, but Yatz won. A while back, Yatz had these crazy good Toffee Crunch Cookies and I had been craving them ever since. This time I was sure to find out who supplied these incredible cookies. Turns out, Yatz has the cookies delivered from Carol’s Cookies in the Chicago area. They specialize in 1/2 pound cookies made with premium, all-natural ingredients. I highly suggest trying one!