I would like to take a moment to announce that I will be putting my Product orders on hold for a while. I have found that I mostly enjoy creating things once or twice and after that it feels more like a chore than a creative venture. That coupled with my busy schedule has made it clear the best thing to do at this time is to stop taking orders. Also, I wanted to say “Thank you!” to everyone for making me feel good every time you actually wanted to spend money on something a designed and created. I am not sure when or if I will resume making products, but I will keep you updated. Now onto the good stuff! 🙂
While at Anthro, I made the time to really finish off displays with fun and charming details. One of the details that was always expected was the way we wold tag certain special items. Within every concept there were 4-7 items that we highlighted by creating a tag that was a little art piece all on it’s own. I think it’s this attention to detail that really separates Anthro from all of its competition. And it’s a great lesson to take into interior design as well. The more thought you put into the everyday items, the mundane essentials you use all the time, well it just makes life more interesting and enjoyable!
Ok, so to the tags. Remember this display I created from dyed newspapers?
Here are the special tags I created for this concept area.
They are basically mini bundles of newspaper topped off with a mini luggage tag. The “special” items for the concepts had not been chosen by the time I left, but most likely the new DC will use the type writer to print a whimsical message on the luggage tags.
And remember this huge yarn display?
Well I thought it would be fun to create small spools of yarn that you could pin a typed price tag to.
Picture silver, gold, white, cream, and red ribbons and yarn wrapped around spools or candle sticks and sitting at all different levels! And then you could pin festive sayings to some of them. Hummm, I’ll have to write that one down so I remember it in a few months. 🙂