Mul on selline tunne, et kusagil Kiehl’si peakontoris töötab minu teisik, sest aastast aastasse valivad nad oma jõulukoostöödeks minu lemmik-illustraatoreid. Eelmine kord siis Jeremy Ville kellega mul õnnestus tänavu Iirimaal disainikonverentsil tutvuda ja bondida ning seekord Kate Moross kelle piltide üle olen aastaid instagramis ilastanud.

Igastahes selline tuus kalender ja meigikotid ja jõulu-leibelid ning eritooted, saadaval ka Eestis muidugi, ilumaailmas.

Rohkem koostöid disaineritega kulla kaubamärgid, nii tuusad tulemused!

I feel like somewhere in the Kiehl’s main office works my clone or twin as year after year they collab with my most favorite illustrators! Last year it was Jeremy Ville who I absolutely love and got to personally meet and bond with him recently in Ireland at The Future conference (super awesome dude) and this year it’s Kate Moross whom I’ve adored on instagram for forever.

Anywho, an awesome advent calendar and cosmetic bags and christmas labels and products, also in Estonia of course.

Dear brands, look at this and take a note, working with illustrators rocks :)

Nagu kauni-roosa-flamingo-kimono fotolt paistab, oleme Taneliga nelja aastaga juba väikestviisi visuaalselt meenutamas vana abielupaari, tegelikult oleme abielus hoopis Kunstiakadeemiaga ja neljandat aastat veame aksessuaarikursust mille raames disaini magistrandid nullist pakendini ühe Eesti disaintoote välja mõtlevad ja valmis toodavad. Eelduseks müüdavus, tiražeerimine, skandinaavialik stiil, sihtgrupi analüüs, logo ja pakend ja lõpuboss näituse läbiviimine. Tänavune näitus-müük asub Tali disainipoes Kotzebue 33 majas ja eriti tuusaks teeb KÄEATLAS näituse see, et iga tööd esitlevad töö loonud disaineri käte keraamiline replika, täiesti päris koopia nende endi kätest, sellise tuusa ekspositsiooni eest oli omakorda vastutav andekas Sigrid Maria Luitsalu, kes kõik need käed valmis tegi. Samuti täiega tuusa postri ja graafilised visuaalid tegi meie väljamaa tudeng Hansel Tai. Ja veel tahaks südamest tänada Tali perenaist Triinu Tiiselit, selle eest, et ta meid juba teist aastat kodustab ja oma disainpoodi noorte disainerite loomet müüki võtab. Paljude nimekate kohalike disainerite jaoks on oma turunduslik teekond alanud just Talist ja see on suur asi omaette.

Näitus on väljas 9 juunini, ärge istuge pepu otsas, näitusele näitusele (ja kõike saab osta ka).
As you can see from this pink-flamingo-infused-kimono photograph, I and Tanel are slowly starting to look like an old married couple, 4 years of teaching design MA students accessories course makes us married indeed but to the Estonian Academy of Arts. Our students build a Scandinavian, sellable, target group oriented product & package from idea to the reality and present it with a badass exhibition each spring. This year the sale-exhibit takes place in Tali design shop at Kotzebue 33 Tallinn & it’s called HAND ATLAS. The name has its roots within the hands that are holding the works at the exhibition, each work held by a ceramic replica of its designer’s actual hands. The hands are made by one of our amazingly talented students Sigrid Maria Luitsalu. I’d also like to give an applause to our student Hansel Tai for creating such awesome graphic design materials. And last but not least, the lady of the Tali house, Triinu Tiisel has been truly inspirational and welcoming for the second year in a row already. Taking in new designers, making space to sell Estonian design and trusting new talent, it’s a big deal for all of us & many known designers has started off in Tali.

The show is opened until June 9, raise your butts and enjoy the designs (buy some too).


HOLY PONY by Hanna Maria (crushed cookie cutters inspired brooches & necklaces)


OVO by Oksana Teder (light empty pastel porcelain shells as necklaces & earrings)


AUREOLE by Sigrid Maria Luitsalu (stackable candle & flower holders made from reused glass)


NOBW by Kairi Katmann (colorful gemstones inspired lingerie series)


SHUPPLIES by Liis Kippar (geometric leather accessories for any shoe, also wearable as a tie)


BLACK HEART & NUDE HEART by Liisa Kivimäe (ceramic jewelry boxes that can be turned into a necklace)


1/2M by Pille Küngas (leather wristbands that can be used as a 50cm ruler)


HYPER-LOVER by Hansel Tai (motion accessories featuring nude photos mixed with Greek god sculptures)


SKIN AND BONE by Erinn Michelle Cox (silver & copper plated wisdom teeth inspired unisex jewelry)


LIGHTSUP by Kateriin Rikken (unique candle holders created from reused test tubes)

+ – DESIGN by Jan-Christopher Soovik (magnetized earrings set for people without piercings)


Me & Tanel Veenre, happy & tired. I’m wearing an H&M kimono.

PIIRÄÄR by Linda Viikant (etno influenced butter knife & salt spoon for Estonia 100’s anniversary)

BLACK HEART & NUDE HEART by Liisa Kivimäe (ceramic jewelry boxes that can be turned into a necklace)

Just my toes and my tattoo before the exhibition & my new H&M slippers.


Exhibition graphic design by Hansel Tai.

PS. There’s much more to see at the exhibition as I only managed to take photos of half of the projects.


… & some more …

Oot kas ma kirjutasin eile, et mul on pastelliteemast kopp ees? Hahaa. Valetasin raisk.

Shelley on Las Vegases tegutsev kolorist ja ma reaalselt mõtisklesin, et kui nädalaks ajaks lähen juunis New Yorki, kas siis saan kuidagi Vegases ära käia :D Naine on endale ametinimeks pannud “blonde expert” mida ta täiega ka on, kas näete katkiseid juukseid? Kas näete kollakat läiget? Kas on üldse tunne, et need imesiledad karvad oleks eales keemilselt retsida saanud? Hullult hea on see Shelley selles mida teeb ja mis veel olulisem, retsilt hea silmaga, väga tihti kombineeritakse kirkaid juukseid kuidagi totakate futuristlike soengutega, kõverate tukkadega, raseeritud peakülgedega, värvid omavahel ei klapi ja nii edasi. Siin on aga kõik lihtsalt veatu, hull mutt. Ma hakkan vaimustusest nagu külajoodik juba rääkima.

Shelley is Vegas-based hairdresser & colorist and oh did I say that I was over pastels? I fucking lied bitches!

I’m going to New York for a week in June and I was even thinking, shit, maybe I can make a little trip to Vegas to see her while in US, just to the other side of the country you know :D This woman is so talented, so legit, true blonde expert as she calls herself. I don’t see any brassyness in the hair, I don’t see any breakage, hell it doesn’t even seem like it was chemically treated, it looks so damn natural, healthy and shiny, as if these girls literally own mermaid hair that grows from their skulls. I also have to give props for the taste level. It’s too often that colourful hair is cut into futuristic haircuts, diagonal bangs, some bad artsy shaved sides, poorly coordinated colours, but here’s there’s no sign of bad taste. I’m so excited about these pictures I’m swearing like a sailor!

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