From Unicahome: " Sandy Chilewich applies her interest in color and experimentation with fibers to create her signature textile, woven vinyl. Her innovative use of yarn fuses style and sophistication to create tablemats, bags, cube ottomans and plynyl flooring, available as floormats, w2w and tile. inspired by modern technologies and innovative applications of materials, her award winning products are made in the usa and sold around the world. plynyl, a commercial grade floor surface, was developed with her husband joe sultan, an architect and has created a completely new category in flooring." Chilewich makes some great and innovative products but I am not sure that I have ever seen a lot of color. The mug and saucer are also interesting.
Most of these outdoor thermometers look awful. After a day of reviewing portfolios at RISD and hearing that a large majority of the students look-down on product designers that simply make things look and sell better it is interesting to think about what an impact that type of design can have...and how hard it can be to impact/improve everyday products like outdoor thermometers.
Tito's handmade vodka is a damn fine vodka. Maybe the best I have ever had outside of the niche stuff I had in Krakow a few years ago. Unfortunately the name and the logo are like a lead anchor. Even the color palette which might make sense to a distiller does not resonate with the consumer. Who would buy vodka from a guy named Tito? Would you buy salsa from a guy named Boris?
According to "The Dieline" the assignment was "to renew the brand image and packaging of the wine Septiembre." Septiembre is one of the leaders of the Argentine market. This solution is based on the concept of Spring night and the new flower icon builds colorful patterns in each variety/label. It caught my eye because the spring themed graphics on a wine called Septiembre seemed weird...but I guess that is when spring is in Argentina. I like the retro kitchen apron colors and patterns.
They make a big deal out of this building and it draws a lot of tourists. It is unique but not worthy of all of the excitement it generates. It is well lit and futuristic but to me it looks like it is made from a toy set and the individual forms to not combine into one structure but continue to read as just a series of connected geometrics whose connects fade away.