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Design Happy

| June 4, 2012

I follow so many design blogs, that some days I’m overwhelmed by content. But once in a while they lead me to discover a new artist or idea that leaves me so inspired or happy, which makes the information overload so worth it.

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Photography by Hideaki Hamada
The Japan based photographer has been shooting photos of his children Haru and Mina since they were born. Aside from the boys’ adorableness, the pictures capture a wonderful innocence and joie de vivre. Hideaki uploads new photos to his website regularly.

hideaki hamada Design Happy


Photography by Cade Martin
Cade Martin‘s photos have a quirky & imaginative quality that I am drawn to. Each photo seems to tell a story – if they were on book covers, I would read it!

Cade Martin Design Happy


Design by Patricia Povoa
Portugal based designer Patrícia Póvoa has a fantastic minimalist style that is engaging and eye-catching. Her series titled Copyrighted Famous Hairs has been circulating around design blogs for a while. What appeals to me in all her work is the color choices and composition, combined with simplistic graphics. Also her use of textures- I love a well placed texture!

Patricia Povoa Design Happy


Kid’s Republic Bookstore
If there was a bookstore like this in NYC I don’t think I would ever want to leave!

Kids Republic Design Happy


Food Art by Vanessa Dualib
Vanessa Dualib is a Sao Paulo based photographer. She has a few series of food-based photos which are humorous and creative.
Her style reminds me of a school project I once did- after photographing peppers and various other vegetables with eyes stuck on, I created a mini book. (below)

Vanessa Dualib Design Happy

pepper book Design Happy

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Princess Lea June 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

Cade Martin is amazing! I want to go to her dream worlds.

Princess Leia hair! For me?


iTripped June 5, 2012 at 10:54 am

I believe that Cade Martin is a man. It probably would be awesome to escape to that dream world, but there is something slightly off kilter in some of photos that give them sinister undertones. Alice in Wonderland-esque.

The hair was totally for you! Just out of curiosity, have you ever tried the Princess Leia hair style? (Purim, perhaps?)


Princess Lea June 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

I’ve been going Indian motif the last few years. Whenever I try to pin my hair up it comes flopping down, so I would need professional help to achieve the buns. But now that you mention it, I should bite the bullet.


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