We stayed with Matt, Kenya and Cosmo while in London. They’re so stylish and photogenic that I will have to make a separate post on that issue later. The most amazing part of the stay was Matt’s cooking. He fattened us up every night with his major chef skills. Pictured are the before and after of a dish that involves roasted pork belly on sourdough, with some membrillo (or quince paste) spread in between. Roasted fennel, pumpkin and parsnips looking pretty and tasting good, on the side.
I’ve started to help rebrand and market a local line of jewellery and accessories. Nadia Campbell has been producing some sweet work for a while, and she is about to relaunch her line and website. I’ve taken pictures for that site, but am now focussing on the logo. Prior to my involvement, there was an existing design for the logo:
It certainly served its purpose and Nadia has gotten plenty of mileage out of it. The old logo has a nice and folksy feeling, and that is great. I also liked the previous designer’s illustrated doodad, so I tweaked it for the redesign. I took out some little elements, and decided to use it as an outline. I like how it is now amorphous, clean and still Bahamian in feeling. And since Nadia’s work is getting higher-end—from the materials to the design, I had to reflect that. Still a lot more to do, but this is a good start that I feel ready to share.
I am also in love with Love Beach. A ten-minute drive from home that feels like another island away. Yes, it sounds boasty, but I really only go there every four months or so. Last time was on Christmas Day, this time it is easter weekend. I’m glad Gina & co. invited us to partake in the potluck and sunset action. Days like this don’t come around too often, so I need to be grateful for them.
I just had to share the joy.
This spread has all my favourite design aspects: a black and white colour palette; circles; and a Shelly Duvall-lookalike in stripes. I was just thinking about this layout today because Lewis Cho is about to update their website with the new Spring/Summer 2013 collection. This belongs to the previous collection. Which I found particularly inspired.