For: hipster atmosphere and great people watching, pretty plants, fresh squeezed juices, and amazing heaping sandwiches.
This is a nice place to meet a friend for a coffee or lunch. It’s really popular and can be hard to find a table so it’s not the ideal spot to work, but the food is outstanding. Seriously. Plus, check out their instagram– these are clearly people who love food (and care about aesthetics! the best combination in my opinion).
For: bright and clean atmosphere, working for a few hours, fun music, frozen yogurt with all the toppings
Okay, I’ll admit that I go here often because it’s so close to my house. But it made it onto this list because it’s just so pleasant. It gets plenty of sunshine and it has a nice student feel because it’s right next to Humboldt Universität. There’s always a table and the chai lattes are awesome.
When I saw the sign for the Verpackungsmuseum in Altstadt Heidelberg, I couldn’t imagine what it would be- a museum dedicated to cardboard boxes and styrofoam? So we checked it out, partly out of curiosity and partly for a laugh. But it was actually the coolest museum I’ve ever seen, so we went inside. It’s a small museum, full of amazing old packaging, machines that were used for wrapping chocolates and measuring out portions of coffee and beans, and great examples of vintage typography and graphic design.
Here are some tobacco and cigarette tins that I loved
I’ve been going through a bit of a transformation lately. I’m moving away from pattern and surface design, and into graphic and web design. It’s not a totally new field for me, but since I’ve been focusing on patterns for the past few years I thought it would be good to create some projects for myself. This is one of them- a logo and menu for a (fictional) tea room, with hand drawn elements and typography.
It’s a little late for New Years Resolutions, but this might fall under that category. I was having a conversation with Hannah (from Patternmash) about blogging, and how it’s something I mean to do more often than I actually do. I want to improve my blogging habits, but as a person who’s not a huge fan of writing, blogging is something that I make plans and lists about, and then put off. So, here is the start of my no-words blogging: images from my sketchbook!
Currently working on a little web design project- here are some of my initial sketches to decide on a layout for a landing page.