1. new collection from Whitney Deal
2. wallpaper, found via seamless creative
3. frozen mint chocolate minitarts by a couple cooks
4. a pretty bedroom via poppytalk from the Jan/Feb ’13 issue of Real Living Magazine
5. business cards on BP&O by Studio Brave and Elise Lampe via seamless creative
Weekend Event Picks for Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Want to make your weekend count? Join HK on J in Raleigh Saturday morning, and march to end poverty // It’s sketch week at the NC Comedy Arts Festival, the largest comedy festival in the South // double feature horror films at the Carolina Theater on Friday // Last weekend to see Iris Gottlieb’s pen and ink drawings of bugs, bones, and birds at The Carrack // last weekend to see Modern Masters at the Nasher // The Ackland opened More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s last weekend, “one of the biggest and most challenging shows of the year” according to the Indy
Have a great weekend!
Oh, what a treat you’re in for! The above video is about 7 and a half minutes long, but it’s full of things you’ll want to write down and mull over for a long time. Milton Glaser is the graphic designer most well known for his “I Heart New York” campaign, and in the above video he talks about the fear of failure.
“The thing that we most fear in regard to failure is our own self acknowledgement that we really don’t exactly know what we’re doing. There’s only one solution… you must embrace failure. You must admit what is. You must find out what you’re capable of doing and what you’re not capable of doing. That is the only way to deal with the issue of success and failure, because otherwise you will simply never subject yourself to the possibility that you’re not as good as you want to be, hope to be, or as others think you are. But that is of course delusional. So my advice finally about fear of failure, which is a kind of romantic idea… there’s only one way out. embrace the failure.”
And the thing I, myself, keep mulling over? “The model for personal development is antithetical to the model for professional success.” Watch it.
via The Wall Breakers by way of Elijah Leed
A bright & sunny “take five” for you this week! Here are some favorite links for your weekend:
1. garland made by fellow fellow
2. wrapping paper made by hello sandwich
3. clutches made by basik via designlovefest
4. a cake on style me pretty
4. business cards made by eva black
Stuff to do in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill this weekend: Check out Liberty Arts “Making it Happen” tonight, for artist demos of welding, glass blowing and the like // Third Friday at Goldenbelt (come visit me in studio 129 from 7-8pm)// Performances, presentations and service opportunities all weekend, hosted by the Town of Cary for their MLK Jr Dreamfest Celebration // J.C. Raulston Arboretum is offering terrarium making for kids ($25) on Saturday in Raleigh, 10:30-12 // Dance inspired by “Where the Wild Things Are” from Studio A DanceArts on Saturday in Chapel Hill ($8) // Break out your dictionary for the Charity Scrabble Tournament in Durham, benefiting the Duke Pediatric Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation Family Support Program // Thought-controlled wearable robots! Run for the hills, or come see them demo’d at the NC Museum of Natural Science Saturday night // 28th Annual MLK Jr Memorial Banquet at UNC’s Friday Center on Sunday at 6pm // Last weekend to check out Word Up: The Intersection of Text & Image at the NC Museum of Art
Nancy Sharon Collins presents this thorough history of the art of engraving, and more generally, the history and etiquette of social stationery. The Complete Engraver is chock-full of original engraving samples to get your design juices flowing, including calling cards and monograms ranging from the 1800s to modern day.
Collins details the engraving process, with specific attention to designing monograms, ciphers and crests. Curious details, such as when sending condolences, the thickness of the stationery and envelope border should correspond to the stage of grief, will fascinate even the casual stationery enthusiast. In addition to her technical and artistic expertise, Collins also provides guidelines for writing personal notes of gratitude or sympathy. As an added bonus, two digital Monotype fonts which were inspired by engraver typefaces are available for free to those who purchase The Complete Engraver.
Thanks to Princeton Architectural Press for providing a review copy.