Today’s post is a bit of a mixed bag. New music, cassette tapes, BoomBoxes, Buckyballs and Willie Nelson all factor into the daily inspiration. Hey, sometimes inspiration comes from strange places.
All summer long, I’ve had a craving for new music. Pandora is where I normally get my fix and my daily soundtrack. Recently though, my favorite has been the Flavorpill Mixtape. It’s a weekly feature of new tracks from all types of artists.
The mix tape concept got me thinking about old cassette tapes. I made some mean mix tapes back in the day. They looked just like the one featured in Karen Kurycki’s water color.
I even owned a BoomBox. No, not a radio or a tape player it was a BoomBox. Similar to the BoomBox birthday card by Steel Petal Press. I graffitied up the speakers on mine. It was the thing to do back then. Think, Breakin 2 – Electric Boogaloo.
Karen Kurycki actually has a BoomFox. I like her style and her water color prints. Check out her portfolio on Behance.
Switching gears, while I was surfing for BoomBox imagery I stumbled upon this invitation concept. Barnickel Design created a passport style invitation evoking the jet-set, travel theme for a fashion collection launch party. The detailed graphics and worn, weathered feel they gave the passport caught my eye.
This is where my post gets slightly more random. While I was trolling Behance, I got distracted by an ad. An ad for BuckyBalls - The Amazing DeskTop Toy. Strange I know, but not completely random, because I’ve studied Buckminster Fuller, the inventor and philosopher behind the concept. I just didn’t know someone turned his scientific theory into a desktop toy. I’ve already ordered two sets.
After the BuckyBall purchase, veered over to Veer to do a little LightBoxing. Love the concept. If you haven’t been yet, give it a go.
And finally, one last shot out to Karen Kurycki and fellow collaborator Ashley Hazen. They managed to sum up why I would go to a country music concert. My girlfriend and I are going to see Willie Nelson at Radio City tomorrow. “You remind me of everything good about Willie Nelson songs”. That’s brilliant. I’m going to use it.