PLANT LIFE | TAKE ME THERE

September 29, 2016

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Happy almost Friday! (thank god) I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and plant life always has a way of making me feel more calm and relaxed, while also being just amazing to look at. So in case you’re feeling a little bit insane, take a break…or lots of breaks and stare at these for a bit. They never disappoint!

 

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INTERIORS | BLUSH FLORAL STUDIO

September 26, 2016

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I’ve had a dream before of one day owning a multi-purpose store that had a floral portion to it and this interior of the studio, BLUSH, in Auckland, New Zealand has so many things that I saw in my store vision! Isn’t it just gorgeous?! White, blush, and bold elements of gold make for a stunning design that I can’t stop looking at. Add in minimalist branding + packaging like this and I. Am. Sold.

 

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All images by Michell Weir of Studio:Weir

 

FASHION | ROSE GOLD SUNGLASSES

September 21, 2016

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I’ve been seeing a lot of these mirrored rose gold sunglasses lately, and I am definitely a fan. Soooo I pretty much NEED a pair of these asap! Right now I’m thinking between #1, #2, and #5…what do you guys think?! Which is your favorite?

1.Rose Gold Aviator | 2. EXPRESS Rose Gold Square Cateye | 3.Rose Gold Retro Alloy Cat Eye | 4. Quay – All My Love Rose Gold | 5. Classic Bella | 6. EXPRESS Mirrored Rose Gold Aviator

 

ILLUSTRATION | THE WORK OF MARLEIGH CULVER

September 14, 2016

I found Marleigh Culver on Pinterest one day when I was doing my usual scroll through for inspiration of anything and everything. Her large areas of different shapes and colors drew me in…especially that bright orange and pink piece!

 

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Marleigh has a shop where you can buy a number of her colorful pieces (Marleigh Culver Shopas well as a daily feed called The Routine Clubwhere additional work is posted in partner with another designer. 

 

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INTERVIEWS | HIBRID TALKS ON THE PINEGATE ROAD PODCAST

September 12, 2016

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Do you guys listen to any podcasts at all?! I’ve always known what they are, but I’m actually quite new to them to be honest. I guess I’ve always strayed from them because it feels like just another thing that I have to add to my of to-dos, but I found out that it’s actually quite the opposite!  They are so easy to just turn on and let play in the background while you’re doing other things. Such a time saver for us extreme multi-taskers!

One of my fellow SCAD grad school alumna, Kelsey Cronkhite, started her own brand, Pinegate Road, whenever we were in grad school together. She’s let it grow and evolve into what she needs and wants it to be. As you can see now, she offers a number of design services ranging from web design, branding, custom lettering, art direction, and photography. Recently, she has started her own podcast that has been a big undertaking and new addition to the blog, and I’m a guest on it today!

In Kelsey and I’s conversation today, we cover:

  • My start/journey into the design world
  • Both of our thoughts on graduate school at SCAD
  • My transition into the working world after SCAD
  • Picking a name that fits your brand
  • Creating a strong, consistent Instagram feed that supports your business
  • My journey with learning hand lettering
  • Balancing HIBRID with another full time job
  • When to take your side job to full time
  • What is HIBRID’s next step?
  • Internet research of desired collaborators
  • Maintaining good health and fitness habits
  • Our favorite infused water recipes

You can listen to our podcast episode here: “Following Your Passions and Growing an Instagram Following with Courtney Shelton”

If you’d like to listen to more from Pinegate Road, you can also subscribe here on iTunes and listen to previous episodes! Subscribe here: iTunes Pinegate Road Podcast

 

HANDLETTERING | HIBIRD + ALI MAKES THINGS – JULY MAIL

September 8, 2016

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I know it’s already the start of September, but July was such a crazy month! Obviously… since I’m just now getting to posting our July Mail Collaboration with Ali Makes Things. We love color, so that’s what this month of mail was all about. Jess Phoenix, who is a West Coast based illustrator was also a collaborator who took part in this month’s mail as well. (I’m sure you can quickly identify her piece!)  

 

 

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Our mail project starts out with concepting together as a group. The central theme is decided on, a color palette starts to take form, and then content creation of lettering, illustration, and pattern making begins! You can see some of our mood board collection and imagery here that we created for the July month of mail.

 

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The month of July was also super fun because of these large scale botanical posters that Ali surprised the subscribers with! It was the perfect piece to bring more interest and variety into the collection. We hope you loved your July month of mail!