Monday, January 31, 2011

the nimbus factory wants to bring some sweetness into your life!

things have been busy behind the scenes at the nimbus factory (we can't wait to show off what we've been working on next!) but in the meantime, we wanted to celebrate the upcoming valentine's day holiday with a blogging extravaganza! so *drumroll* we're proud to announce our "14 days of love" event!

from february 1st through the 14th, we'll be blogging about everything and anything love, as well as sprinkling in some fun freebies and a sweet little valentine giveaway. so please -- mark your calendars, bookmark our blog, follow us on facebook or google reader, and just tell your friends to check in with us the next two weeks for a special TNF dose of v-day lovin'. we can't wait!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winsor McCay

Have you ever heard of Winsor McCay? He was a comic artist and animator, best known for his charming Little Nemo in Slumberland story. The movie you're probably thinking of was a Japanese remake, and it was introduced to the US in 1992. McCay's original film was simply called Little Nemo, and it was made in 1911 - that's a hundred years ago! What's much more impressive is that McCay drew all 4,000 cells of this film himself.  (On a side note, the talented Hayao Miyazaki worked on the modern Little Nemo in Slumberland until creative differences separated him from the project)
McCays' strips stood out for his time because of his mastery of cartoon pacing and motion. His most popular comics were "set in the dreams of their characters and featured fantasy art that attempted to capture the look and feel of dreams." Although he never became very popular, he has always had a strong following - influencing prominent  cartoonists such as Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ok, so I'm pretty much head over heels in love with Anthropologie.  Their November catalog actually took my breath away and impressed me so much that I actually wrote them an email saying how much I loved it.
On that note, I'd like to share a video from their website that I think is absolutely fabulous.  The technique isn't incredibly original, but they did it sooo well. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Packaging we fancy

A few visual treats!

Sara Nicely

Megan Reddish
(my reaction to finishing up a tasty pint)


Gitam BBDO Israel

Monday, January 10, 2011

Post-holiday sale!

Assorted holiday items are marked down in the shop. You can never be too ready for Christmas, can you? :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Le Dot

Some time ago, I came across this zine by Anthony Zinonos. The title sparked my interest- Le Dot. On each page, Zinonos used a clipping from a photograph and one orange dot sticker. He placed the dot in a way that interacts with the photo and and subject matter. I really enjoy these two scenes.

Go here to browse more of his engaging collages.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

A whole heck of a lot of things happened in 2010: the beginning of one of my lifelong dreams, The Nimbus Factory (yay!), new friends, baby bumps, engagements, and many more things to be happy about.
To celebrate, I wanted to share one of my favorite videos that captures moments of life (taken from the Radiolab blog).  I love paying attention to the little things and this video does exactly that. 

Cheers to 2011!!