Design: Mecca Cosmetica

I'm a sucker for good packaging...

I always toyed with the idea of studying graphic design because I find it incredibly fascinating. Creating and designing a brand's identity - you are helping them put their best foot forward. I enjoy this the most when it comes to product and packaging design. It's thrilling to me when I open up a well labeled box with my cute product sitting pretty inside. I get even more excited when I can keep the packaging as a 'decorative' part to my product or even better, when I can actually use it (I'm talking about you Glossier, with your cute little pink pouches).

I recently stumbled upon this design concept for Mecca Cosmetica out of Australia designed by Fabio Ongarato. "Simple and bold" as they say, with a beautifully poetic type flowing across the sides...

Any recommendations for great products with great packaging??

Let me know!

+ Images via Fabio Ongarato Design


Interior: Marble Kitchen

Nothing like a beautiful marble kitchen to inspire you to cook every meal from scratch. I love cooking and currently am residing in an old Victorian home with a tiny galley kitchen where I can barely open the oven cause it'll hit some cabinets. So, clearly I spend a lot of times fawning over kitchens on Pinterest. I stumbled upon this lovely one with an incredible amount of marble. Love how it carries through to the sink, back splash, and a shelf for displaying some elegant glass pieces and all your cookbooks. Somewhat masculine but with refined feminine touches - this is kind of a dream kitchen for a couple. I'm sure both parties would be happy cooking in here.

ONE: Decorating with a dark glass vase for an elegant look. I'd add some white flowers to give some life to the kitchen. These come in various styles and sizes so adding a couple more for a nice collection to display on the shelf.

TWO: Can't have a kitchen without a wine decanter for those lovely dinner parties you'll be throwing.

THREE: My mom just recently bought this Plenty More Cookbook and I'm so tempted to 'borrow' it from her, long term....really great recipes and beautiful images to go along with. You'll want to cook every single meal from this book.

FOUR: Nothing like a great solid wood cutting board for chopping up all those fresh veggies.

FIVE: Love this cute little Hand-carved Jam Spatula.

SIX: A simple glass pitcher for serving up some delicious drinks or water and fresh lemon. Nice to mix it up and use it as a vase as well.

SEVEN: Love the idea of a fine art piece hanging in the kitchen. A simple still life to add to the most important room in the house.