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Design, Product Design

Nostalgic Design

I started this feature on my blog because I look at the design of everything from everyday household products to food packaging to advertisements. It’s just a natural part of observation. I promise this is not a “hail corporate” feature, but a feature to praise a design and why it has a purpose.


With that being said, good product design is eye catching for the purpose of selling to the consumer. I saw these air fresheners at the store and immediately knew I wanted them, not just because I trust this brand, but because of the design. It’s something I can leave out in my bathroom without it clashing with the decor. The design also makes me think of old wallpaper, which makes me a little nostalgic. It’s important for the consumer to be able to make a connection with a design.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but there’s a reason why companies strive to improve their initial design or in this case, create a “limited edition” version with special branding. Preferences and trends are always evolving. Depending on the product, it’s beneficial for a brand to create a feeling of comfort for the consumer.

Design, Printables

Recipe Cards: Colorful Set

recipecard-AI like to keep track of my recipes in 3 different ways: Evernote, Paprika, and my favorite method, on paper. I designed this printable set to focus primarily on pretty colors; the design is simple and clean with large text that will make it easy to locate categories.

recipecard-BThe recipe cards are 6″ x 4″ and can easily fit in a box, binder, or notebook. You can open the file in Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, or another program to type in the recipes. You also have the option of handwriting the recipe once printed.

Download the printable PDF.