Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Flickr Set // Packaging & Merchandising

I've decided to start a new Flickr set to compliment my Window Displays set: a Packaging and Merchandising set. I guess, after photographing from the sidewalk, it makes sense to start documenting the great design that goes on inside stores (though it does involve being a bit more stealthy!) I was spurred to action after, frustrated by not being able to get good photos of the Juicy Couture windows on Fifth Avenue due to the glaring sun, I stepped inside to find that Juicy Couture has the most exciting, whimsical, stunning visual merchandising and product packaging I've come across in quite some time! Some of the highlights include: heaps of necklaces adorning taxidermy deer heads, socks displayed on a retro ceramic dog statuette, "sale" signs created by painting over gold-framed oil paintings, and Juicy's baroque-punk perfume bottles arranged in vignettes around the store. Though I wouldn't be caught dead in a velour jumpsuit, I would seriously love to move into this store! I look forward to adding more content to this set soon, but you can check out all the Juicy Couture photos now!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mood Board // Animal Print

I've come to realize that I relish the look of eccentric old ladies, which of course means lots and lots of animal print! Personally, I see animal print almost as a neutral, like a black or denim, which not only means it can look great with other patterns (see my earlier "mixed patterns" mood board) but also mixed among species. I swear, I've mixed snake, leopard, and giraffe print among my apartment decor, and it looks amazing. Not convinced? Check out this mixed animal print Lanvin dress! But don't get me wrong: animal print doesn't always have to be over-the-top. I love the elegant minimalism of this Zebra wine packaging. And Kate Spade, who has an uncanny knack for mixing "quirky" with "chic", integrated candy colors and sequins to make these perfectly sumptuous leopard print bags.