Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beauty to my eyes: The Dieline

This coming Fall, I'll be finally going back to school for Packaging Design (it took me almost 29 years to decide!). I'm so excited I can't even describe it.

I've been obsessed with packaging for as long as I can remember.
"Pretty design" always helped me decide what to buy ( kind of awful, I know, but it's the truth). So, for that matter I've been following The Dieline for quite some time (
"The Dieline is dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to define and promote the world’s best examples of packaging, and provide a place where the package design community can review, critique and stay informed of the latest industry trends and design projects being created in the field."

I love the work they showcase there. I picked a few of the latest ones that I thought were just beautiful.

Hope you enjoy it,


A wine label that double as a poster. No adhesive, just a rubber band,
so you get to keep the poster and return the bottle. Pretty smart!
by Bendita Gloria

Packaging for Marypat Pastry Shop by Wallnut Studio

Student Spotlight: Michael Gump Jr. - Pure Bake Shop

Branding and packaging project for a pâtisserie in Monterrey, México.
Anagrama (highly recommend looking at their portfolio -
Loved every single piece

How much can you stare at this logo? I'm fascinated. Beautiful illustration.

Topshop new makeup line packaging - feels as if they bought the
product and with a sharpie designed the rest of the packaging. Beautiful!
( The nail polish is my favorite)

Tea Bag coasters. How genius?
"Once you remove the teabag from its packaging and steep your tea, you can place the soaked bag on top of thepaper envelope to reveal artwork."
We're not sure how much water the paper could absorb, but who cares? We'll make it look prettyand then dump it, instead of just throwing it out in the first place!
by Yuree S Lim and Jleun Yang (no link)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm late, but I made it!

Hola everybody!
Sorry for being out of the loop for a while. I decided to take on a 9 to 5 temp job so I could make a little bit of extra $$$ to help out the business. It sucks because there is not much energy and time left for my creations, but what is another 2, 3 weeks gonna change in my life?

With that said...I haven't been checking my Twitter account very often. There is not much going on in my "Corporate America" life, and I don't want to just post uninteresting things such as "I just answered the phone and served coffee to this super rich guy".Nah!

But it just happened that I wasn't doing anything or feeling inspired, so I decided to check Twitter to see what's going on outside my cubicle these days.
I'm so glad I did because I then found out about The Score! swap in Brooklyn.(Score! is a roving pop-up free store). You basically join their e-mail list, gather stuff that you don't want anymore, drop it off when you come in, and grab as much as you can carry with you!
It was insane!!! What a great event!
The goodies kept pouring in and I didn't wanna leave. The entrance for 3 bucks (with rsvp) was the best money I've ever spent. I wish I had arrived there earlier so I could still grab some of Etsy's goodies. But I scored two amazing books I've been wanting to read for a long time and a vintage night gown that were worth the walk on a 90 degree day.

To join their e-mail list go to

Also, one of my favorite blogs is in need of our help. She needs lots and lots of comments on her post. (And she's giving away amazing goodies). So, please "let's help the sister out"!

Till next time,