Hey Ducks. Yes, yes... apologies for being absent from my blog for a few days. Things are just very busy, and as I often say, when nothing has popped out at me that seems to be of note, I usually choose not to post. I know you are picky. And, ducks, THAT is what I love about you! You would have none of it if I just posted pabulum here for the sake of looking prolific. Right? Ehhh...
Anyway. THIS is postworthy. Promise. Something I've been thinking about lots lately as a business owner is branding. Not just the look of a company-- but the actual energy of a brand. Branding is much more than a logo, and it doesn't have to be as icky and slicky as it sounds. It's actually your entire outward facing side...and hopefully a good deal of the inward workings, too. Everything from customer service, to invoice formatting, to your hold music, to how you treat your staff and collaborators. It is finding out what can work FOR you, and then, making it work for you, in a thoughtful way.
So, I wanted to post about a design duo I just found out about...Mark and Sally Bailey. Not only do I love their asthetic, but it is exciting to see how they have developed it into a store/home concept, and a design and lifestyle attitude, which is present in a delightful variety through many elements of their brand. (See the map of their store below, in which each building has become a part of their store).
Anyway, the idea here is for you to go and check this out yourselves-- so I will stop posting and start linking in a moment. But not before I tell you that they also have a book, and a place to buy CHOCOLATE AND BISCUITS.