Monday, October 31, 2011

Something Wagging This Way Comes...

Happy Halloween from our two office assistants, Atticus Finch & Sylvie Grace.  Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble... something wagging this way comes! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Every Album is a Wonderful

  Just picked up the new Coldplay Album, Mylo Xyloto, & wow! These guys just keep knocking it out of the park!  The artwork, done by Coldplay frontman,Chris Martin, and Paris, is outstanding! The packaging is extremely well done and carries out the colorful theme throughout.

  Take a trip to the land of awesome, a.k.a. Coldplay's website, and you can get your own initials personalized Mylo Xyloto style!  Great fun to be had :)  Here's ours!

   And if you ever need something to make you smile, check out their latest video, Paradise.  We guarantee it will do the trick! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Back off Man, We're Scientists.

    When there is something strange in your neighborhood, who do you call? One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to pull out the well-worn copy of Ghostbusters every year and laugh ourselves silly. However this year we had an extra treat, our local theater just happened to be playing it on the big screen for one night only! We love this movie so much we bought tickets five days ahead of the actual showing and it was soooo worth the wait! The movie holds up tremendously after twenty-seven years and shows little or no signs of aging (unfortunately the same cannot be said of our Ghostbusters VHS!) So here is to Venkman, Stanz, Spengler and Zeddmore, keep bustin' guys, we'll never stop watching!

And if that wasn't cool enough, we actually, by crazy luck, got to meet the one & only Dan Aykroyd the next day!  He is currently traveling around promoting his new (& wicked awesome) vodka, Crystal Head.  

He seems like such a nice, genuine guy!  And we can't wait to try this vodka, sounds amazing, & get this.... is filtered through diamonds!  Love it!  Check out the bottle, a skull designed by artist & founding partner, John Alexander, based on the legend of the 13 Crystal Skulls...

Can't wait to try it out! There are some yummy recipes on the Crystal Head website.  This one looks good for dessert tonight! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

{Pugs in Design} And They Call it Puggy Love

   We received the cutest email ad from Bed Bath & Beyond featuring none other than the adorable little waddler, the pug!  Love this pug & love the ad layout for that matter.  Check out Bed Bath & Beyond's cool pet products here.  Only 72 shopping days left until Christmas :) 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

{Pugs in Design} I Shot the Sheriff (with our camera, that is)

This is from one of Target's Halloween Pet Displays... their costumes are so cute, it's ridiculous!  Love the little Sheriff :) You can see all the costumes here!  Can't wait until Halloween!! Our pugs, Sylvie & Atticus are excited too! They love greeting, err barking at, all of the trick or treaters :)

Own a Color, Save a Life

   We are in love with color and when we heard about the chance to purchase a color to help Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund, we jumped on it!  This is such a great way to raise money for children in need worldwide. 

How it works:

 1.  Go to the Own a ColorWeb Site.  Pick a color, any color (that is, any one that has not already been purchased).
      You get to name your color and why you chose it.  You are then asked to describe your color in one  word.  The color name, meaning, and description will all appear under the color you choose after you complete the process.  You can also choose to gift a color to someone, which is a great idea!

       2.  Choose a donation amount
            You can donate as little as $1.54 (£1 GBP/ 1.14 EUR)

       3.  Enter your payment information & that’s it! You are now the proud owner of a color!

            The whole process is fast, easy, & a great way to raise money for children in need.  We chose color #d65b0f a.k.a. “Orange You a Hokie.”  We are proud graduates of Virginia Tech & chose this color whereas orange and maroon are our alma mater’s school colors.  You can visit your color as often as you like on the website and see what other colors people have chosen :)  We would love to hear your favorite colors!  Give us a tweet @GraphicSugar & let us know! 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs, the amazing businessman, visionary, and founder of Apple has passed away at the age of 56. 

Apple pays tribute to him on their website, stating:

Thanks to Steve for his innovation and imprint he has made on the world, rest in peace Steve. 

Apple's "Think different" commercial, remixed in appreciation of Steve Jobs via Ken Segall's Observatory