Posts Tagged ‘inspiratie’

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Weekly inspiration on pinterest.
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Photo cards (by Janis Nicolay of Pinecone Camp)
Packaging inspiration. Maybe I’m going to make little gift bags for potential clients and other relations.

TIS Cutting Board
My cutting board broke in two pieces so I’m looking for a new one. This one from Tis Lifestyle is really cute.

Christin Boggs – Slow & Steady
I’m always looking for artwork and photo’s with a dreamy atmosphere. I’m collecting them on my pinboard ‘Dreams’

>What Katie Ate
Weblog and book with delicious recipes and nice photography.

Owl illustrated wooden brooch
Always nice to look for nice items on Etsy.

Reading: Design is a job

I finished “Designing for Emotion” which was a very interesting book about triggering emotion and using personality in your website, design, products, packages, etc. Now I’m moving on to the next (and for now last) book in the A Book Apart series:


Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know.

Inspirational music: iamamiwhoami

One of my biggest inspirations is iamamiwhoami: the visual music project of Jonna Lee, producer Claes Björklund and photographer John Strandh.
It started as viral video-music project; every once in a while they uploaded a mysterious video on youtube. Once more people were spreading the word, the videos became very popular. If you haven’t heard them yet, go to their Youtube channel and watch the wonderful videos.

Reading: Designing for Emotion

Earlier this week I posted I was reading “The Elements of Content Strategy”. The first chapter was interesting. It was about setting clear goals for the things you do (in this case I used it for the plans I’m making for a new website) and about describing things in a clear way that really tells what makes you different than other designers/photographers. So instead of saying “I make photos of bands”, use a more accurate description of what I really do and want to achieve: “I want to convince bands, with creative photography and original presentations and design, that visuals are still very important in the music industry”.

So the first chapter was very interesting but after that I kind of lost it and it became sort of a blur of things I didn’t understand. Not that it’s a bad book but the 2nd and 3rd chapter are more for content editors & strategists than photographers..

So I moved on to the next book in the Book Apart Series which I thought could be interesting:

Designing for Emotion
by Aarron Walter

Make your users fall in love with your site via the precepts packed into this brief, charming book by MailChimp user experience design lead Aarron Walter. From classic psychology to case studies, highbrow concepts to common sense, Designing for Emotion demonstrates accessible strategies and memorable methods to help you make a human connection through design.

I finished the first chapters and this book seems really interesting for me. Especially now I’m working on a new design for my website and because I want to do more with presentation & promotion for bands. The book gives inspiration of how to communicate your idea’s in a clear but personal way.

Inspiration: Woonbeurs

Last week I went to the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam and found some great products and ideas:

Use framed photos if you don’t have a window.

Ariadne Huis – Vintage radio and photo

Gelderland Colour Wood

Gelderland pillows

101 Woonideeën huis – Triangles

101 Woonideeën huis – Love this tray! Don’t know who made it..

101 Woonideeën huis – The rabbit looks like it’s real !

101 Woonideeën huis – Yarn with glue lamp

Felt Lamp

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