Style Stage is a cool 30min. documentary about hair, style, and music by Noisey, Vice’s music channel. It features interviews with Chairlift, IO Echo, Eve, Tegan and Sara, and more. The relationship between artist and their personal style is so important, it’s awesome to see what influences that.
I need to get a pair of these Shwood sunglasses for the summer. Seems like they’d be lighter than plastic or metal frames, but I might be wrong. They should team up with Warby Parker and do at home try-ons.
The team at Shwood also has a cool blog, Experiment with Nature where they share inspiring mini-docs, interviews, playlists, etc.
FlatDesign. features a nice collection of sites with flat UI design. I like that this style relies on good color theory and typography skills. Type on the web is getting better, but I feel a lot of designers still lack a good understanding of color. Hopefully flat/minimal design helps sharpen those skills.
I want this Flip the Script book by Christian P. Acker. It looks awesome. I haven’t seen a well laid out graffiti book like this, and I love that it focuses on hand styles – they are the most underrated aspect of writing, in my opinion. Graffiti really needs more respect.
“Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship.”
I like the iOS homescreen collection over at sixro.ws. The design is very nice and minimal, but I feel the pagination should include a back button at least. Regardless, I dig it more than Homescreen.me.
Ben Bate, the designer behind sixro.ws, also started Desktography, a collection of workspaces sourced from Dribbble. Worth a look.