If you're in NY this weekend, do check out the Architecture & Design Film Festival. The documentary "Unfinished Spaces" will be playing this Sunday Oct. 23. The film and music have been getting excellent reviews, it's totally worth watching. I designed the album for the film's soundtrack (by Giancarlo Vulcano), it's silk screened with 2 colors and a slight transparency varnish that gives it some added flair. Nothing compares to an object printed by hand. You can purchase a copy here, or on iTunes.
I have a major weakness for tea canisters. When in Montreal last week I crossed a Kusmi tea shop on St Denis street. The labels are all colorful and ornate, totally reflecting that Russian aesthetic (the company originates from St Petersburg). I ended up getting their Earl Grey with citrus and I must admit it's great tea. Luckily, their also available in New York.
On another day I stopped at the Atwater market and picked up some Darjeeling by Lov Organic. The tins look so neat all stacked up in the store. Unfortunately the tea itself is not the best. But at least I'm left with a nice canister.
If you're ever in Montreal, you must stop at this shop — Les Touilleurs. Very clean and simple, they carry all the essentials for cooking. Like a well-edited Williams-Sonoma.
The top photo is the front of the business card. The second photo shows the shopping bag (simple white paper with an adhesive label) and the back of the business card. They also give away recipe cards, when I went it was for lemon squares. Although I'm not crazy about their logo, the photography and packaging materials are all very nice.