30 March 2010

jack Tuesdays: Zara Lookbook March 2010

Zara's lookbook is like a breath of fresh spring air filled with army greens, safari tans and sunshine.

23 March 2010

jack Tuesdays: Nowness

A new way to experience luxury lifestyle via Nowness.

18 March 2010

"Folded :: The Origami Collection", Inspiration

If you have been following us closely you may have noticed the chatter on Twitter between us, Hijiri from Heart Fish and Jody from Brin & Nohl surrounding our discovery of these origami pendants. In the spirit of Spring and our collective love of origami we have decided to embark on a collaborative project inspired by origami flowers. We have titled it "Folded :: The Origami Collection". Today we are posting our inspirations for the project which will be used as a platform to design something new with our own individual mediums.  At the end of the process -- we will exchange, share images and link back and forth between each others blogs [and maybe even sell our creations in our respective Etsy shops].  We are really excited about this collaboration and hope that it inspires you to create as well.

origami dahlias via Dancusa

origami roses via emtysoe

origami lillies via Dancusa

origami kawasaki rose via o_zvira

origami daffodils via emtysoe

Make sure you check out Hijiri's and Jody's inspiration for this project and stay tuned to see what we come up with!

17 March 2010

Green Beer

In honor of both St. Patrick and of the Go Green Expo kicking off in New York this weekend; Cascade Green is an environmentally friendly, 100% carbon offset beer. Everything about this Australian beer -- from Cascade's commitment to using pure ingredients, to the packaging designed by Landor, aims to consciously minimize the company's carbon footprint whenever possible. Two-color biodegradable vegetable inks were used on 100% recycled stock for both the cartons and the point of sale materials.

image by Landor [found via The Dieline]

13 March 2010

What A Weekend..

Battle the stormy weather and brighten up this rainy weekend with one these:

Heart umbrellas are available here.

12 March 2010

Um, Spring? Where'd ya go??

Dear Spring,

Hurry it up. Stat! As beautiful as it was last weekend it is just as ugly this weekend. Really, you need to come to a truce with Winter already.. it will be appreciated by all. Til then we are dreaming of sunnier skies and lighter wardrobes.

Much love,
jack + jenn

Valerie Dumaine's Spring/Summer 2010 collection has a ton of great transitional pieces to take from the office to a night out. [via Handmade Evolution]

11 March 2010

jenn Thursdays: Impressionistic Illustrations

My favorite art movement hands down is Impressionism, the presence of light and the portrayal of a fleeting moment is beyond fascinating to me.  These watercolor fashion illustrations seem to have the same qualities and I am truly in love.

illustration by Baiba Ladiga

illustration by Christina Dregenstam [via Design Crush]

illustration by Stina Persson


10 March 2010

jack Tuesdays: Wine That Loves

At jack + jenn, we know that with the right wine, good food can become a party-in-your-mouth experience. But have you ever had problems pairing your food to a nice wine? Well, problems begone! Wine That Loves not only makes food and wine pairing easy but also makes us wish we thought of the idea first.

05 March 2010

Blog It Forward [Inspirations]

Today is our day to participate in Blog It Forward, an idea dreamed up by Victoria from sfgirlbybay. If you haven't heard about Blog It Forward, it is a connected stream of 300 blogs in which each blogger writes about what inspires them. We explain it a little more here. [To new friends who may be stopping by for the first time, we welcome you!]

As visual people, everything we see has an impact and inspires/ influences us in one way or another.

We love color. These are the flowers that inspired the jack + jenn color palette.
[photography by jenn]

All kinds of patterns.
[all patterns via Schumacher] left to right: Shock Wave, Griffin Flower PrintImperial Trellis II

Fashion is a huge part of our lives. From street fashion..

to runway couture.
Balmain Fall 2010 RTW Collection [via style.com]

Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Collection [via Zimbio]

Interior design and home decor are also major inspirations.
[image via klara.kristina]

[image via Brian Park]

Little architectural details, especially those on a NYC brownstone, are particularly inspiring.
[via Tampen]

Snow creates a blank canvas and a jumping point for fresh ideas.
[via kacnyc]

We are inspired by strangers in passing,

vintage suitcases,

and gorgeous food.

[via sweet paul]

Graphic Designers by profession, we are heavily inspired by typography, branding and packaging design.

We are also inspired by great Designers like Milton Glaser [best known for the I Love NY logo]. This version was re-done by Milton Glaser post 9-11. 

and Artists like Jeff Koons.

We can go on and on, but we find beauty and inspiration in anything and everything that touches our lives. From hanging out with friends and family to window shopping; we never know what may inspire us so we carry cameras and notebooks wherever we go to document it all.

Thank you to Inspire Wire for introducing us yesterday. And another a big thank you to Victoria for organizing this wonderful collaborative effort, we would be thrilled to be part of any future endeavors. Also, please check out Jamie Of All Trades for Monday's installment of Blog It Forward, we look forward to reading it.

04 March 2010

Gimme A Beer

Sometimes a girl just needs a bottle opener.. and this is perfect. Feminine and girly, just the thing to pull out when you need to pop open a Blue Moon.

Skeleton Key Bottle Opener [via Urban Outfitters]