Random Thoughts: Doubt and Judge

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgement. And you can see forever.”

- Nancy Lopez

The Beard man said | it's ok to be different

"If there's any message to my work it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgement on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different colour."
- Johnny Depp

This typeobsession: Handmade Fonts

Today I bring some more typography. This time the Handmade Fonts. They have really awesome fonts. Their motto is "We make ideas real through beautifully crafted design.We believe good ideas can be applied to anything."
Handmade Font are an Estonia based design company HMF (HandMadeFont). It was founded in 2008 by Vladimir Loginov and Maksim Loginov.
They have specialize in developing unique, untraditional fonts. Taking inspiration from everything that surrounds them.

You can find them at Behance Network and their Website.

Egyptian Inspired, very ethnic vibe.
And last, but not least, my favourite one, this sort of candle font.

Random Thoughts: I'm not afraid of the darkness

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Bites and Bits of My Weekend

So, as you can notice, I've change the blog layout a bit. The organisation it's pretty much the same, just the header and background have changed. I feel this way is way more clean.

What do you thing of the new header?

I was kind of absent this weekend, was working on a personal project. Nothing very fancy or so, just doing some DIY lightbox for myself. I'm so excited, I can't wait to finish it.
I went and bought almost all the materials yesterday and start to construct it and painting it, with help from my dad. And yesterday it was all fine, the weather was ok, the sun timidly came through the clouds, it was kind of warm. The paint dry really well, I was even able to apply two coats. Put today, oh well, today it as been total different, it's raining like hell, and there is a lot of storms around. (poor granny, she is so afraid of them). With this it means everything is kind of wet and really hard to dry. (oh well but what could you expect for the southern wind. OH north winds when will you came back? - well if you don't know, where I live, most of the time there is north winds, it's lightly cold sometimes, or even really cold, but its the normal around. Everything goes crazy and storm when the winds come from south).
Oh yeah, was saying that I was building a lightbox... here are some pictures of what I've done so far.

So as you can see in the first picture, it's a frame that we've made, and I painted with paint for wood. In the rest of the photos are some of the materials that we are going to use.
If everything goes well on wednesday or thursday I will have my lightbox made.

Recently I've also starting to be kind of obsess with christmas gifts. I've almost have bought everything. Now it's time to start to thing about some fun and creative packagings. I've been seeing some card or paper diy boxes, and that's probably what I'm going to do.
My latest purchase were these beautys

These are soap, from a portuguese manufactured. They are made with coconut oil, and these ones smell like Plum, Lemon and Peaches. I've been wanted to offer these ones for a real long time, and now it's time. Where I've bought these ones, were the only available, put in other shops exist really neat and vintage like soaps of this brand. I almost felt tempted to have them for myself, but no, not this time.

And you, are you already programming your christmas gifts?
Hope you had a nice weekend, and I which you a lovely week.
Oh, and if you have time go and check my art/drawing blog, I've launched it this week. Scribbling Drafts

7A: Alice in Wonderland (1915)

Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed and written by W.W. Young and starring Viola Savoy as Alice.
This is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland of 1915.

How in almost hundred years things became so different?
And this post finish the Alice in Wonderland week them.
Did you enjoyed this kind of week's theme? Have any suggestions?
Have a nice week!!

Alice Inspiration for the WeekEnd

What about Alice? Here is some drawn Alices.

Alice by *AdamHughes

Alice in Wonderland 2 colors by ~floina

Alice in Wonderland 1 colors by `Bakanekonei

Alice in Wonderland by ~UlaFish

s'more Alice in Wonderland by *jfrison

alice in wonderland by collaboration piece between ~digispectre and ~maikn

Alice in the moonlight by *sugarcream

Kawaii Alice In Wonderland by ~darren72

Alice in Wonderland by ~Coolgraphic

Alice by ~ArtNerdEm

02_Alice in wonderland colored by =handrewx

Clever Little Alice by ~MirrorCradle

That's it for this theme. Hope you have enjoyed the hole week theme Alice in Wonderland.
Have a nice Sunday!

alice in wonderland II. by ~granula

Sting in the ear: Alice in Wonderland

Ready for another Alice in Wonderland relate article? Today it's time for music or soundtrack related issues.
I've choose some musics I've liked or found funny from the latest film about Alice.

Original illustration from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, drawn by John Tenniel.

"Her Name Is Alice" performed by Shinedown

"Sometimes the curiosity can kill the soul but leave the pain
And every ounce of innocence is left inside her brain
And through the looking glass we see shes painfully returned
But now off with her head I fear is everyone's concern
You see there's no real ending
It's only the beginning
Come out and play

Follow Me Down” performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch

In Transit” performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz

Welcome to Mystery” performed by Plain White T’s

"Imagine a place you can always escape to
An island off the coast of nowhere
A new destination of your own creation
Just waiting till you choose to go there

Blue tree tops and velvet skies
Blue ready to blow your mind
This is a place where your mind can escape
All the problems today and go far, far away
This is a time with no history
Welcome to mystery

The Lobster Quadrille” performed by Franz Ferdinand

 "You can really have notion
How delightful it will be
When they take us up and throw us,
With the lobsters, out to sea!"
But the snail replied, "Too far, too far!"
And gave a look askance -
Said he thanked the whiting kindly,
But he would not join the dance.
Would not, could not, would not,
Could not, would not join the dance.
Would not, could not, would not,
Could not, could not join the dance.

 “Running Out of Time” performed by Motion City Soundtrack

"I won't tell you how to live your life
So please stay far away from mine
Always watching out for which and when
Is always running out of time

Fell Down a Hole” performed by Wolfmother

"Could you lend a hand,
Cuz people don't understand
She lives on her own
Down in wonderland
Fell down a hole
To another town
Living underground
Looking for that sound

She got everything on a string
And everything else in between
It don't matter which way or how
Gonna hafta get there somehow

"Topsy Turvy" performed by Family Force 5

"Maybe I'm crazy
What did I fall into
Lookin' for a key to a door that I can't get through
Just maybe
I'm crazy
Don't you know, don't you know I'm going under
Just maybe
In a world of wonder

"White Rabbit" performed by Grace Potter And the Nocturnals 

Sting in the ear: Punching in a Dream

The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream

All the lights go down as I crawl into the spaces
Fight tight all the screens, life tearing at the seams

Wait, I don’t ever want to be here
Like punching in a dream breathing life into the nightmare

If it falls apart I will surely wake it
Bright lights turning green
This is worse than it seems

Wait, I don’t ever want to be here
Like punching in a dream breathing life into the nightmare

For get through, forget you
In the place that you’re feeling lost
In the corner where this moment

And the face that you wish was a ghost

(woooow … wooow … woooo)

Wait, I don’t ever want to be here
Like punching in a dream Breathing life into the nightmare

Inspiration for the WeekEnd 5/6

I confess that I don't feel prepared for this weather, rain, then sun, then super cloudy and more rain, oh and wind. It's crazy! I want to use winter clothes, but then I feel to warm, but if I don't use "rain" clothes, I will stay all wet! Oh well... I don't mind the rain, I just would like that would only rain when I'm at home, and not just when I leave home.

It's one of my daily obsessions of read online. The blog from the amazing Claudia (aka Twiggs). I adore her writing and also her photography. Really worthy to visit. a place for twiggs I found her blog, maybe two months ago, and since then it as been a constant reading.

Autumn inspiration wall
Autumn inspiration wall By Mundo Flo (Adriana Oliveira)
don't want you to wake up.
don't want you to wake up. By Adara Sánchez Anguiano.
How much I like you.
How much I like you By .YOKOO Gibraan

my own photography

these photos were taken last sunday afternoon, and I've called them Fall Vineyards
Fall Vineyards - Leaves

Fall Vineyards - Blue Sky
Fall Vineyards - Blue Sky

Sting in the ear - Patrick Wolf

The Falcons by Patrick Wolf

Sting in the Ear | The Same thing

Currently obsessed with this music The Same thing by Cass McCombs, that I've discovered recently.

Random Images: Meow

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Sting in the ear: Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague is a French musical collective led by musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. Their name is a play on words, meaning "new wave" in French, and "bossa nova" (new trend) in Portuguese. This refers simultaneously to their "Frenchness" and "artiness" (the '60s new wave of cult French cinema), the source of their songs (all covers of punk rock, post-punk, and New Wave songs), and their use of '60s bossa nova-style arrangements.
Members, former members and contributors include many French artists who are now very well known on their own and considered as part of what is now called the "Renouveau de la chanson Française" (the "Renewal of French Music"). Singers like Camille Dalmais, Phoebe Killdeer, Mélanie Pain, Marina Céleste, Gerald Toto and Mareva Galanter.


You can find most of their musics at Youtube, I've only chosen some of my all time favourites.
I have theirs third CD, besides the great musical selection, all the design and graphics are excellent.

2004: Nouvelle Vague

On their first album, Nouvelle Vague, the group resurrected classics from the New Wave music era, and reinterpreted them in a bossa nova style. The songs were stripped back to acoustic arrangements with lithe shaker rhythms achieved by gathering a parade of singers from all over the world (six French, one Brazilian and one New Yorker) to cover bands including XTC, Modern English, The Clash, Joy Division, Tuxedomoon, The Cure, and The Undertones. The various female singers on Nouvelle Vague only performed songs they had never heard before, to ensure that each cover would have a unique quality.

1. JOY DIVISION : Love will tear us apart (feat. Eloisia)

2. DEPECHE MODE : Just can’t get enough (feat. Eloisia)

3. TUXEDOMOON : In a manner of speaking (feat. Camille)

4. THE CLASH : Guns of Brixton (feat. Camille)

5. P.I.L. : (This is not a) love song (feat. Melanie Pain)

6. DEAD KENNEDYS : Too drunk to fuck (feat. Camille)

7. THE SISTERS OF MERCY : Marian (feat. Alex)
8. XTC : Making plans for Nigel (feat. Camille)
9. THE CURE : A forest (feat. Marina)
10. MODERN ENGLISH : I melt with you (feat. Silja)
11. THE UNDERTONES : Teenage Kicks (feat. Melanie Pain)
12. KILLING JOKE : Psyche (feat. Sir Alice)
13. THE SPECIALS : Friday night, saturday morning (feat. Daniella D’Ambrosio)


1. ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN : the killing moon (Melanie)

2. BUZZCOCKS : ever fallen in love (Melanie)

3. LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH : dance with me (Melanie)

4. YAZOO : don't go (Gerald Toto)

5. BILLY IDOL : dancing with myself (Phoebe)

6. BLONDIE : heart of glass (Gerald Toto)

7. THE WAKE : o pamela (Marina)
8. NEW ORDER : blue Monday (Melanie )
9. THE CRAMPS : human fly (Phoebe )
10. BAUHAUS : bela lugosi's dead (Phoebe)

11. THE SOUND : escape myself (Phoebe)
12. HEAVEN 17 : let me go (Silja )
13. VISAGE : fade to grey (Marina)
14. BLANCMANGE : waves (Marina)


1. DEPECHE MODE :Master and Servant (Melanie Pain, feat. Martin Gore)

2. VIOLENT FEMMES : Blister in the Sun (Eloisia)

3. TALKING HEADS : Road to Nowhere (Nadeah Miranda)

4. ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN : All My Colors (Melanie Pain feat. Ian Mc Cullough)
5. SIMPLE MIND : The American (Silja)
6. PSYCHEDELIC FURS : Heaven (Karina Zeviani)
7. MAGAZINE : Parade (Nadeah Miranda feat. Barry Adamson)
8. GARY NUMAN : Metal (Eloisia)
9. PLASTIC BERTRAND : Ca Plane Pour Moi (Leelou)

10. THE GOGO'S : Our Lips Are Sealed (Marina Celeste feat. Terry Hall)
11. THE SEX PISTOLS : God save The Queen (Melanie Pain)
12. SOFT CELL : Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Sophie Delila)

13. THE POLICE : So Lonely (Nadeah Miranda)


1. GAMINE : Voila les anges (Coeur de pirate)
2. INDOCHINE : L'aventurier (Helena Nogerra, Louis Ronan Choisy)
3. ETIENNE DAHO : Week-end a Rome (Vanessa Paradis)
4. TC MATIC: Putain putain (Camille)
5. LES RITA MITSOUKO : Marcia Baila (Adrienne Pauly)
6. ELLI ET JACNO : Anne cherchait l'amour (Julien Dore)
7. JAD WIO : Ophelie (Yelle)
8. KAS PRODUCT : So young but so cold (Charlie Winston)
9. DOGS : Sandy Sandy (Soko)
10. LA MANO NEGRA : Mala vida (Olivia Ruiz)
11. WUNDERBACH : Oublions l'Amerique (Nadeah Miranda)
12. LIO : Amoureux Solitaires (Hugh Coltman)
13. STEPHAN EICHER : 2 people in a room (Cocoon)
14. Les ailes de verre (Jeanne Cherhal)
15. MARIE FRANCE : Dereglee (Melanie Pain)
16. TAXI GIRL : Je suis deja parti (Coralie Clement)

Random Images: Melancholy

Mattias Adolfsson aka Mattias Inks

This typeobsession: Candle Packaging

I really like packaging with big and bold simple typography. In this one the cut out numbers do really the trick.

"White Wood' is designed by Marc Atlan, an art director with packaging credits including Comme des Garçons, Helmut Lang and Yves Saint Laurent. Atlan, whose résumé previously includes projects for Baxter of California, describes his design as “a play on the contrast between a classic restrained elegance and a bold modern statement'."

via TheDieline