Monday, July 26, 2010

Amazing table designs

I just stumbled upon this website today...check out these awesome tables.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Free 3D Paper Toy Pattern Now Available!

I've been having a lot of fun working on various retail and other design projects lately, but if I tell you about them I'll have to shoot you.  But, that wouldn't be a very nice start to this rainy Minnesota day.  So, instead, I've decided to share my latest personal project.  I've added a new section to my online "shop" section...3D paper toy patterns!  There's only one up there now, but it's FREE so check it out.  Whether you're looking for something to do with your kids on this rainy day, or stuck in a cubicle looking for a way to pass the time, GF Design's new 3D Paper Road Construction Playset is perfect for you!  Download your free pdf (in color or black and white) here!  For more detailed photos of it's construction, as well as a few paper folding tips and tricks, check out my IDMommy post.  If you do end up building one, please post a comment...I'd love to know how it went!

Monday, July 12, 2010

"White Box" by Makoto Yabuki

Check out this gorgeous video by Makoto Yabuki. I just love it!! (via ReubenMiller)

White Box from makoto yabuki on Vimeo.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Design work spills out of my studio and into the home!

GF Design has been busy with a bunch of random projects lately!  I've been working on everything from retail displays to brochures to working my Photoshop magic on some photos for my Realtor.  I love the variety of projects I get as a freelancer! Even more than that, I love being able to do what I love while still being home with my kids, and being able to use my skills and talents for their benefit as well.

One such project is this toy barn that I recently refurbished from a thrift store.  You can read more about it on my ID Mommy blog post.

 I've also been letting my design skills spill over into the kitchen, in the form of cheeseburger cupcakes and bbq grill cupcakes

I have to admit I was a little sad this past week though, when one of my kid-related design projects backfired on me.  My 2 and a half year old informed me that he was scared of the robots in his room...which is half of his robot-slash-space theme.  So, together we took down the robot paintings Mommy did, and packed up all his robot toys into boxes, including the one Mommy crocheted for him.  Oh, well.  I'm not so sad about having to pack them up, as I'm sure he'll still have fun with them when he's a little older.  But, I was sad that his room was making him scared!  I don't blame him...I suppose if I woke up in the middle of the night and saw twenty pairs of gigantic robot eyes staring at me under the low lighting of my night light, I'd be pretty freaked out too.  Oh, well, lesson learned...wait to decide what theme to make your kids' room in until they are big enough to show you what they like! ;-)  For now we'll stick with just space, and maybe once we sell our house and move, we can talk about a new theme!

Today I spent about 2 minutes turning a cardboard box into a tunnel for Sammy's train.  It came complete with a little gate arm that swivels on a brad.  Man, that thing kept him busy playing for hours today, and I have a feeling the fun will last through this holiday weekend!  Gotta love how easy to please these little clients are!