December 6, 2009

Yay! some of my favorite things all in one! i need this in my life!

what's better than sharks in space?



i love the colors and style. i wish i could raw like this.


i love the tacky!

Soft and fluffy

Love Glitter and Kittens an soft colors and mono-toned colors combos. yea plz

November 28, 2009

I like this but I also don't like this. which I like about it... does that make any sense at all?

Jurassic Park

YES YES YES such a great simple design for something so powerful!


i love when things are under water.




I love these. Adorable little shapes, bright fun colors.. what more could I ask for? Check out Pancake & Franks for more designs!


This is adorable! I need to decide if i want to do an L or an S... hmmm. Find out how to do it here.

November 7, 2009


Anthropologie has some great Christmas ornaments on their site right now. I wish i could make them myself. If only I knew how to crochet, but luckily I'm a wiz with felt! I'm adoring the colors and the kitsch feel of these. Check out more super cute ornaments at


WOW. I love these. The patterns and colors... I love every single print! I want to wall paper my walls with these, or at least have one in each room on my house. Check out Brainstorm Print and Design.


I love that Levi's isn't selling their clothing, but instead selling their lifestyle, brand, and attitude.  I love how these are done. The story telling and the moods. You wouldn't even know they were clothing commercials if they didn't tell you at the end. Mmm Love them.

Bird People

So in one day alone I watched 2 commercials with bird people in them. It's kind of freaking me out, but kind of awesome as well. Check them out!


Wrapping Paper Design

I stumbled upon this wrapping paper design, and since I'm practically an elf I basically freaked out. I love this idea for wrapping paper! And it is completely universal for so many holidays! The gift giver in my is screaming and full of joy right now. I couldn't find much info on it besides... Design and art direction: Fabio Milito, Francesca Guidotti. So super props to them!


Christmas Design

So I love Christmas. I probably could quality as an Elf. Today while shopping I stumbled upon this random soap. I don't care thats it's Egyptian Cotton scented Foaming Hand Lotion, but I do love the design on the label. I love the vectors images creating the tree. I love the colors and it's whole feel in general. I'm definitely keeping this in mind when I'm designing the family Christmas card.

Swedish Fish

I don't know how I missed these when they came out, but I absolutely LOVE them!
They speak for themselves...

October 14, 2009

Color Schemes

Weddings are typically known for their color schemes (among other things), and besides the cake, it's one of my favorite parts of weddings. Now marriage is no where on my radar and the only reason I look at wedding blogs is to see interesting color schemes (and pretty flowers and yummy cake) that can help inspired designs! I stumbled upon one wedding site, 100LayerCake. It's really just a blog right now, apparently more is coming soon. but they provide great visuals of color schemes! I just love them.

Delicious! I love color schemes! They really are inspiring, specially if you've never thought of pairing one color with another. Wedding blogs/sites usually have some amazing print work featured on them too. People have gotten really creative with their invitations, place markers, and favors. Check out 100LayerCake and get inspired!

I love Ikea.

I love ikea so much. No matter what!

October 13, 2009

Chocolate Milk to Vintage Design

Chocolate Milk is a trending topic on Twitter right now. Haha - this is quite amusing to me for some reason... probably because I LOVE chocolate milk! Yumm.
So this inspired me to Google/Flickr search "chocolate milk" and see if anything interesting pops up. Here are some of the entertaining images I came across.

Not, very successful in the interesting design aspect, but I am always a fan of vintage package design. I have a few old magazines from the 50's and 60's and I love looking at and studying. Classically designed ads, old lingo, and a personality that is completely different than what you see now.

October 9, 2009

The Fun Theory

This is awesome. Just absolutely awesome. That's really all I have to say about it. It speaks for its self.

October 6, 2009

Shwood Sunglasses "Experiment With Nature"

Wow. I want these. Portland's Shwood Sunglasses is blowing my mind. I want to wear them all day and all night. And not because my future is so bright, I just ADORED these! They are wooden frames. Beautiful, wooden frames. Like the classic Wayfarers, but better. Much better. It's such a fresh spin to put on sunglasses, specially in a world where everyone is wearing the same thing on their face. They handcraft these sunglasses out of Zebrawood, Wenge and Maple while making sure that the beautiful grain is preserved and on display.

Here is what they have to say about their amazing product on their website...
"A simple experiment with nature. A brand spawned from nothing more than the constant search for fresh aesthetic appeal. Utilizing one of the earth’s most abundant natural resources, Shwood is handcrafted eyewear created with the intent of individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.

Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision ply cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy. Polarized lenses are also available."

October 1, 2009

Fage - Personal Work

For one of my classes this semester my partner and I had to do a campaign for Fage Greek Yogurt. This is what we did. We created on site ads for inside a shopping cart of basket, a sticker to put on foods that can be paired with Fage, and a grocery divider for the check out line. The we went to a store and broke the rules by taking pictures. luckily they didn't catch us until we had finished! Huzzah! But they were nice and didn't hold it against us.  This is our final product...

Apparently some people loved it, and some people hated it. Any feedback is welcome to help a student better her work!

Check out Fage! It's delicious! I had never heard of it before we had this assignment and now I eat it often!

Kalle Gustafsson

Kalle Gustafsson is a hugely talented photographer. The color in his photograph is amazing and his lighting is always fabulous. His images are sharp and beautiful. The way he stylizes them makes them seem vintage, or not even photographs at all. His film shorts have the same feel as well. They all have fantastic composition, mood, and energy.
I adore his work! So inspiring! They make me want to time travel, or pick up my camera and just shooting random things.
I absolutely love the work he did for Fila. It tells a story and is just quite beautiful with its saturated colors and intense mood.
Here are a few random things form his website. His images are down-right sexy! Check out his work and keep yourself from drooling.

for Fashiontale "King of Cool"

September 30, 2009

It's almost Halloween

Halloween always makes me feel like creating. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because Halloween makes me feel like anything is possible and I can create anything I want to that I can think of. Also it makes me want to watch my favorite scary movies and ones I've never seen is.
The movie at the top of my list is Nosferatu. 1922, black and white... dawn of movie making. Must see! I also feel like some really neat inspiration could come out of it. That creepy, old feel. Hmmm interesting! You can watch a not so great version of it here! OH those organs!


September 25, 2009

Endeavor Media

Tons of music videos suck. Very few music videos rule. Thanks to Endeavor Media, I think we can all look forward to the bar being raised. They create great stories, and what's best is that they often don't need tons of fancy, glitzy production. They make it seem simple, but I know I wouldn't be able to create something so awesome (but in my dreams, I'm a pro). They've got that special touch. They've got that something that a lot of other producer/directors don't have. Be sure to check Endeavor Media out. They've got a bunch more videos on their site that get a big red A++ from me.
Here is the video they did with Owl City. It's dreamy, playful, and... magical!

My favorite toy is the crab that skuttles a bit around 3:11. I want it.
Which toy in video is your favorite?

Kicking this off!

Finally I've put this thing together the way I want, and now I'm reading to dive head-first into the blogosphere. I'll start this off with a bit of a bio. Hi, I'm Lynna. I'm a 21 year old senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. I'm studying creative advertising and I love every bit of it, even if it makes me want to run and scream through the streets of Richmond and push kids off their fixed gears. As for future plans, ask me in a few months ... I have too many ideas for plans, but nothing pinned down as of yet (or anytime soon).

I'm hoping to make this blog a collection of things that I encounter on the interwebs and real life (what? they aren't the same thing?). Design, pop culture, pretty little things, anything that inspire me. Get ready!