Wednesday, June 18, 2008

spreading my wings

Oh, just a note that my website is not up yet. So wait for my updates on that.

Today is wednesday and play-date day for my daughter Kay. We typically spend the day hanging out with her little friends in Stouffville and just chilling at home. Work will have to wait for her nap times today.

Just wanted to say that I'm excited to start working on my business plan and getting things going with the business. Let's see what i did today : updating some information on my coroflot portfolio, adding photos to Muun Design's profile on facebook and sending out some emails to connect with friends.

It's a sunny day enjoy !

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Starting my own shoe collection...

As the shoemaker's daughter who goes around without shoes, I'm still in the process of designing my own brand image and business card. I think it will be a constantly evolving process, but some day I will start my own shoe collection- literally. (i already have 50 pairs to boast) Notice the wide grin on my face right now :)

The new logo on the left of the wordmark is open to interpretation. It is derived from the shape of a keyhole. But could also be a magnifying device, a wrench, the top of a clown's hat...or a symbol of a mother and child. In the spirit if vintage styling, it's made to look like an old stamped image. I was inspired by the antique ephemera and vintage keys that were sold on an Etsy shop called Paper Perfect.

Well, it is just a collection of ideas and things that I love and treasure.

what shall we create today ...

These words were actually painted on the walls of an artists' cafe in New Zealand where my parents live. I found it encouraging and forward looking and open to possibilities, just like how I would like muucafe to be.

MUUN Design Studio based in Toronto.
It is an idea, a dream and a work in progress.

It is a place for exchanging ideas and creating new ones.

MUUN started as an idea for an actual coffee shop called muucafe somewhere in Toronto.
Well we still don't have the real cafe yet but it will definitely become a reality some day and ideas are still brewing. So meanwhile all you need to know is that behind every great design is a fantastic cuppa coffee. Mine is a grande non-fat mocha with whipped cream.

Creative solutions for :
Print graphics

Art Direction

I will be posting my work, thoughts, processes and daily rants on this blog.

Today is the milestone where I can officially say that dreams are made on the MUUN.
Just signed the documentation for a government grant to help with the start of this new venture.

cheers to Lychee Martinis & a sleeping baby!