ADORABLE FAIRY TALE PACKAGING FOR CHOCOLATE
Marijke Buurlage is a Dutch illustrator with a very particular style, colorful and naive. Her talent appealed to the brand Choco chou which asked her to create this series of packaging for its chocolate bars. Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland… The result is perfect, we imagine us back in childhood, easily touched by these enchanting illustrations just before enjoying a good piece of chocolate.
MINI POOL FLOAT DRINK HOLDERS
A Fun concept for your next pool party or BBQ! Have a mini pool sitting on the table next to your food spread and instead of a cooler offer your guests drinks in funny mini blow up floaties.
I DID MY BEST SOCKS
One-size-fits-most and (of course) entirely gender-neutral, these "I Did My Best" socks are made for Mondays. Screen-printed on classic white crew socks, the slogan is an attempt to remind yourself (and others) that there's no place for self-doubt. If you're feeling a little insecure, throw these on and wear them proudly.
DELICATE SUCCULENT RING BOXES
Creator of jewelry accessories decorated with pretty little plants and flowers, Iryna Osinchuk-Chajka had the great idea to design the iconic wedding box in her own way. After several days looking for boxes in various shops, the artist has finally opted for the work of a joiner. She asked him to design a series of small wooden boxes, on which she finally added her personal touch.
GOOGLE HAS A SOLUTION FOR THE UX DESIGN EDUCATION GAP
As a profession, "designer" is constantly evolving. Fifty years ago, chances are you'd either be a graphic designer, industrial designer, or furniture designer. In five decades, you might be an artificial organ designer, a cybernetic director, or fusionist, according to some futurecasting pros. But today, one of the most in-demand jobs is that of the user experience (UX) designer—a by-product of our increasingly digital world, where a strong user experience is essential to remain competitive.
PEEK INSIDE THE NOTEBOOKS OF A LEGENDARY LOGO DESIGNER
In 1968, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed the iconic Mexico Olympics identity, hailed today as arguably the strongest branding of any Olympic Games. The Visual Diaries 1973—1982, they photographed every page in Wyman's "designlogs," which he kept daily for nine years. From 1973 to 1982, Wyman meticulously documented his creative process in notebooks where he drafted his ideas. The London-based design book publishers Unit Editions are now raising funds on Kickstarter to collect Wyman's original logbooks in a single volume.
THE BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW FOR DESIGN
In need of fresh inspiration? Co.Design's writers and editors have selected their favorite design-themed Instagram accounts, capturing everything from the heady nostalgia of the Eames era to the endearingly esoteric (and moderately NSFW) neon illustrations of Laura Callaghan. Consider it a guide to your next mood board.