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CREATIVE CRUSH | OCTOBER

October 18, 2020

Between political discord, catastrophic environmental conditions + a global pandemic all with an unrelenting grip on America, one might say our country is in a state of disarray. We have the power to change the spiral – we can knock the current course off its axis and create a new trajectory for generations to come. I carry no political agenda here, but rather, deep respect for the fundamental principles of freedom upon which our country was founded. My ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War in pursuit of liberty and a belief that our country have the opportunity to write its own chapter. I vote to carry on their legacy in a display of patriotism. No matter the color of your skin, gender affiliation, religious beliefs or socioeconomic status, each vote carries equal weight; it’s the most universally equal opportunity we have as Americans. I sincerely hope you will get out there and do the same, whether in person or by mail, make your vote count.

CREATIVE CRUSH | OCTOBER EDITION

Cozy corners. | (@ritakonig | @kitchenandbeyond.se)

Beauty in every bite. (@boltcoffeeco)

Seasonal palette. (@mariadelaordenstudio)

Put a ribbon on it. (@emiliebonaventure)

Internal compass. (@laurariu__)

Best seat in the house. | (@oandgstudio)

Roll with it. | (@handelsmannkhaw | @peterbrookeball)

Life’s too short, ruffle feathers. (@demyleeny)

Wear your monogram on your sleeve. (@demyleeny)

It’s almost the weekend and we’re celebrating with a special two-part post showcasing a duo of creative cohorts that also happen to be partners-in-life. We stumbled across Good South several years ago (c. 2016) as we were prepping for a long weekend Gilded Getaway to Raleigh/Durham. As with many of our sweet sojourns, trying to squeeze in every morsel of eateries, shoppes and other tucked away treasures requires some degree of planning. Yellow Dog Bread Co. popped up in our pre-departure search and led us down the proverbial path (aka the rabbit hole known as the ‘www’) to the husband + wife team of Good South, the brains behind the branding and graphic elements for many ‘Research Triangle’ boutiques, restaurants + food purveyors.

From their adorable Raleigh studio (Love a good renovation story? This is one not to be missed), Chris and Elizabeth Boyette combined a love for all things old and historical into not only their reimagined railroad shed turned postage stamp-sized perfection, but also bespoke branding and identities for companies across the country. Reclaimed elements are the makings of sooo many ‘good’ projects, both architectural and on paper. And if we’re being completely honest, it was their packaging design for Slingshot’s Coffee Caramels that truly stopped us in our tracks – a black kraft wrap with beautiful typography will win our heart every. single. time.

The pair have since relocated, personally + professionally, to our favorite southern city, Charleston. While their zip code for snail mail may have changed, their eye for design has remained a constant. From letterpress to logos, signage to suites, there’s no stopping this creative couple. They also offer services in styling + interiors, and even have art if you happen to be in need of that, too.

In the words of a legendary homemaker, ‘It’s a Good Thing’. And since we can all agree one can never have too many of those, stay tuned next week (if life goes according to plan, because these days, we all know any semblance of normalcy is up for grabs), for the second serving of this super-size story, highlighting the pair’s new(ish) venture, Palmette. Until then, we’ll be ordering some of those coffee caramels, single servings of caffeinated cuteness to calm the nerves in times of global uncertainty.

Images courtesy of Good South.

CREATIVE CRUSH | AUGUST

August 2, 2020

If a month passes and you don’t post, did it really even happen? Our sincerest apologies for the written recess, we promise it wasn’t personal. It goes without saying from the City-by-the-Sea, July falls smack dab at the height of summer, when sunrises, seaside strolls + layers of SPF pull ranking. Heat and humidity have arrived on island with the month of August, which translates to a trifecta of survival tactics – tucking inside, attempting to stay cool + curating a hearty helping of inspiration. A season of change is on the horizon, so we’re diving headfirst into our August edition of Creative Crush with the same intention as a scoop of sorbet between courses – a palate (or, in the case of our black + white moodboard, palette) cleanser.

CREATIVE CRUSH | AUGUST EDITION

A common thread. (@nobilis_paris | @mollyhaynes_)

Tied up in knots. (@peterbrookeball)

Natural beauty. (@maralazaridou | @cassblackbird)

Subtle curves. (@sarakatestudios | @humbertetpoyet)

Make your mark. (@stitchdesignco | @flourist)

Paris, Je t’aime. (@alexandrine_ar)

Keep going.  (Source unknown)

CREATIVE CRUSH | JUNE

June 4, 2020

Over the past week, the corners and coasts of New England have started to emerge from the safety of their Corona-cocoons, transitioning between Phases like a rite of passage from pre- to post. Life as we all knew it has changed dramatically in recent months, and as for many, we find ourselves entering into a wounded country wrought with emotion. We’ve been served the same cocktail of uncertainty and have chosen to respond by listening, learning + reflecting on how to impart change in our daily lives. Our focus at TGL and Around the Pound continues to be centered around content that celebrates creativity in all shapes + sizes. An open invitation when you’re seeking inspiration, or perhaps in need of a reminder that in the midst of what may feel like chaos, there are places + spaces where everyone is welcome, we’d love to have you.

CREATIVE CRUSH | JUNE EDITION

Dress *a room* in layers. (@paul_massey | @stephenkentjohnson)

True blue. (@officine_universelle_buly)

Fit to print. (@searoosts | @antoinettepoisson | @lauriefrankel)

A pop of poppy. (@hesperios | @catherinebjones)

Check mate. (@mariadelaordenstudio)

Home is where the heart is. (@annakarlinstudio)

Never stop believing. (@hollieward_)

 

CREATIVE CRUSH | MAY

May 2, 2020

If one were to describe our recent mélange at our partner ‘gram Around the Pound, it affectionately matches our current mood, neutral. In our world too, most days seemingly blend together, complemented with increasing certainty that there’s a silver lining – brighter days are decidedly ahead. In the interim, we’re embracing the snail’s pace at which life is moving, an unprecedented opportunity to pause + appreciate the smallest details that so often get missed during regularly-scheduled programming. There are those anxiously pursuing a return to the rapid rate at which the world previously operated. For us, a return to life at a slower speed is an unforeseen catalyst to reimagine everything.

CREATIVE CRUSH | MAY EDITION

Accentuated form. (@helmutlang | @rogercoll_krasznai)

A stitch in time. (@therow | @hollieward_)

The bee’s knees in PPE. (@annarosakrau)

End of the line. (Erich Borchert, 1928 | @designmuseumgent)

Holiday hopes + dreams. (@alice_gao)

Pattern power play. (@loefflerrandall | @academytiles)

Snail mail sentiments. (@yolo.journal)

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