Home office envy

There’s more enviousness going on at pm3… look at this home office! Ok, it’s not just the office… how about the house? OMG and the view?! Sigh. More architectural fabulousness thanks to Contemporist.com

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Home office envy

Now this… is a brand

pm3 has major design envy. Pentagram (a collective of designers in New York and London) have just designed this incredibly strong and striking brand for a leading residential real estate brokerage firm in New York. To me, it ticks all the boxes of excellent design; strong, simple, relevant and incredibly versatile.

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The logo is a “reimagined H” – the initial of the clients name – and stands strongly as a static icon but also transforms effortlessly into a multidimensional, animated graphic, with a massive range of flexibility for various brand applications and uses. For example, when duplicated and placed collectively, the icon creates a wall paper pattern, while singularly it can be used as a window for photographs or even as a directional arrow.

Like I said; it ticks all the boxes.

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Now this… is a brand

YES!

In celebration of the yes vote… this gorgeous poster by Phoebe Dunn. Love it. Thanks to The Loop for sharing it.

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YES!

Peoples choice Archibald 2017

I’m very happy about this.

Ahn Do wins the peoples choice award for the 2017 Archibald. I saw Ahn painting Jack Charle’s portrait on his show ‘A Brush with Fame’ – I loved it then and love it now although I’m not sure if it’s the same painting? I seem to recall a twinkle in the subjects’ eye that’s not as apparent here… I still love it though.

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Peoples choice Archibald 2017

Contemporarily retro

I know I bang on about creativity a lot… but… look at this. It really does blow my mind.

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‘Designed as an object to desire and show off’… and my oh my why wouldn’t you? I’d find this an absolute pleasure to have in my lounge room, almost too beautiful to use. So stylishly simplistic and sophisticated yet displays elements of ‘old school’, which I’d imagine would take quite a bit of skill to achieve. Contemporarily retro.

 

Contemporarily retro

A curated art space in the back streets of Byron Bay – lovin’ it!

pm3 is currently involved in a very exciting community artscape project. I’ve posted a number of times about other places with fantastic public art and now we have an opportunity to be involved with our local version. This one is a fully curated version and encompasses converting a whole laneway to a curated streetscape art gallery on a permanent basis. It was the brain child of our mayor and two local companies, Creative Road and Fullerton Creative. The former is headed up by Rebecca Townsend who, as a curator, has a formidable background in public art spaces (Sculptures by the Sea – Bondi, Sydney) and together with landscape architect Jane Fullerton,  they’re collaborating with both local and international artists to transform one of our dingiest laneways into a permanent art space.

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The above images are renders of the proposed works and pm3’s first job was to create a logo using the colour palette from the above renders…

The project was launched this week by Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, who gave an incredibly inspiring and motivational launch speech. The project requires $100,000 to enable the vision to be fully executed and a crowd funding campaign will be launched shortly. Any passionate philanthropists and business owners who are inspired by the project can transfer their life savings to fast track the vision here.

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A curated art space in the back streets of Byron Bay – lovin’ it!

Hyperlinks and Adobe Illustrator work around

I googled high and low to figure out how to simply include a hyperlink in an Illustrator layout whose end use was to be an interactive pdf. I had no idea that it wasn’t easily do-able in Illustrator. I know it’s ‘simple as’ in Indesign and dreaded the thought of having to recreate the layout in Indesign for one small link.

I tried several of the suggestions I found on google but frustratingly, none worked. I was tearing my hair out. The good news is, I stumbled upon a work around that wasn’t anywhere to be found on google – well I couldn’t see it – and it was soooo simple (so simple that most of you probably already do it this way) I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it earlier. So for those of you, who like me, couldn’t see the forest for the frustrating trees…

1 simply save your Illustrator document as a pdf

2 and place it in a new document in Indesign

3 create a new text box and type in your url, make it white and place it where you want the link to be

4 create a new hyperlink (Type>Hyperlink & cross references) and follow the options to make it invisible

5 send the hyperlink to the back and save the pdf as usual ensuring the hyperlink box is checked. Voila!

Hyperlinks and Adobe Illustrator work around