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Keep it unique

May 9, 2015 Leave a comment


When I saw this bottle it really made an impression and stood out from the shelf. Honestly it was great to see a strong concept speak louder than its design. This shows more character and personality than any font in my font book. I really like the message and how personalized the story is.

Simple details with a twist

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment


This bottle caught my eye from across the room . I really like the simple  ornate details of the bottle. There is a simple image that is tiled and the small detailed display font is used  but the change of angle really make its different from the standard wine label.

Playing with the shadows

March 5, 2015 Leave a comment


This is a cleaver way to add some dark tones and character to  a room with out using a dark paint color or wall paper

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Broke A#@ Wine

December 26, 2013 Leave a comment


Found this wine in TN when visiting some family. I had to buy it just because of the name but the simple design stood out to me.  Over the past year and a half wine labels have become more interesting. The simple and witty labels catch my eye the most. The simple shilouete is simple and straight to the point  and  the parchment like background give an aged feel. Having a jack ass donkey with a band-aid on its ass is so simple and funny, it really does work.  Having a simple and somewhat juvenile mindset really does go a long way, its new way of hitting the adults who are young and silly at heart!!!   The wine is a full bodied red with a light peppery after taste.

Newsprint Christmas

November 29, 2013 Leave a comment

While shopping on Black Friday came a cross this idea. Really like how simple this is, the red really pops – having a red, green, black and white color scheme for Christmas has been done but this approach has a vintage feel.

Newsprint christmas

Newsprint christmas


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Black is used as a Blank Canvas

May 12, 2013 Leave a comment

I saw this commercial and really like how the black is used to help the viewer focus on the sink fixtures and utensils Glenn Kotche is playing. The  set is very simple  set  but  the set  up of the sink water fixtures and the culinary items are a little more complex which we notice and focus on. Having the different colors , a viewer can  imagine or relate to their household color plates helps with that small trigger of possibly adding the Delta faucetin their home .

Black is the Focal Point

May 7, 2013 Leave a comment

I saw this on Dancing with the Stars last night and was blown away with Jaimie Goodwin & Derek Hough performance. The chorography and idea is amazing!!! Besides the dancing – the over use of the reds and pink are over kill for the simple set but having the dancers all in black with an sheik grunge feel helps make them the focal point. I am a fan of having one wall with a heavy print wall paper in a room, this really help bring in the eye and ground the room.  But over all there is a great sense of vintage and modern grunge to the whole thing, from the set design, costumes and to dancing.  Please watch the entire video!!!

Classy but Age Neutral

December 22, 2012 Leave a comment


I went shopping to see what last minute deals I could get and I came across this Christmas gift bag. What grabbed me is not just the color choices but this can be used for anyone at any age. I am very particularly about the over all presentation of my gifts and how the colors and theme need to be consistent with the gift and for whom it is for. But this gift bag could be used for grandma, mom or a little cousin. I really like the solid silhouettes shapes against the print backgrounds. Even though this design is flat my eye keeps moving – the diagonal red blocks help keep the consistent feel of the red but the slight over use allow the white and blacks to pop and help tone it down. I really like that there is no use of metallic or glitter on this bag – it really helps keep it simple and focus on some of the iconic images for the Christmas holiday.

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Literally Simple

October 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Thorny Rose - Cabernet Sauvignon

Thorny Rose – Cabernet Sauvignon

Last night I tasted and new wine, Thorny Rose Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon. I am not a red wine drinker but I figured it would go well with the pizza I had bought. The main reason I bought this wine is that it stood out from the others on the shelf.  I really like the contrast of the print and the silhouette of the wine glass. the background print it very complex, bein monotone helps keep it consistent and strong. If there was use of other colors it would be too busy. The silhouette of the glass is right in the middle, which breaks the background pattern and helps the logo pop. The stacked type design in white lettering is prominent. Think the use of shapes with positive and negative space help with the hierarchy. The break in the pattern helps calm your eye and the pop of white lettering catches your eye first. The cleaver play on the Thorny Rose and the use of thorns in the logo and on the stem of the wine glass help with little details the help make it unique. There are probably numerous wine logos that have wine glasses  – the trick is how to present the name and the iconic wine glass different to make your brand iconic.

AND Yes.. It was good – smooth taste that had a good flavor.  I do prefer my whites but this was really good and plan on having it a gain soon and trying some of other Thorny Rose Wines.

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Black and White in the Home PART II?

June 17, 2012 Leave a comment

I had done a post earlier about the set design for  Once Upon A time – Black and White in the Home ?  I really like the mix of hi-end with the nature feeling. I was able to find the wall paper used on set and plan to buy some for my place.  The wall paper can be found  at and if you search for birch tree wallpaper you can see the other style options for the wall paper.

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