Sunday, November 11, 2018

Metamorphosis: [TSLxBK] Notebook Cover // New vs. 1 year old

It's always so intriguing to see how natural nude leather wears in over time. I have been using [TSLxBK] JIBUN Techo Cover A5 Slim in all leather (nude) for this past year. I was delightfully surprised to see the difference between the new cover vs. my aged worn-in cover side by side when we received the new inventory from The Superior Labor a few weeks ago so I thought I would share them with you through photographs!
We have a few artifacts made by TSL which uses this "TSL special" leather (including our favorite Pen Holder Clip). Their leather feels incredible in hands so naturally, I tend to pick it up pretty often when a notebook is wrapped in this cover. You can definitely see a lot of my personal imprints from natural usages like the darkened area where notebook cover folds in half, as well as some extra customization including wabi-sabi, embossed stamp and stenciled letter "w" on the back cover. 
I hope you enjoy witnessing how the leather ages and wears in if you have one of their natural nude leather artifacts. 

p.s you can see all of their leather covers in different sizes here

Sunday, November 4, 2018

"Trust the Process" Design Process by Frido Beisert

At Baum-kuchen, we are designing and tinkering our next ideas every day. During summer 2018 while BK family was living in Hamburg, Germany, our creative director, Frido (also known as the dad of the studio), has developed many new designs for upcoming BK graphics. 

In this video, you will see and hear how his design adventure is never a straight line but more of a manner of taking a leap one stepping stone at a time. The most important part of the process is to "trust the process." Let the journey guide you instead of the other way around. The rest will follow. 

Using this method, our favorite quote, "The Journey is the Destination" was reimagined and reframed into the new design. 

I hope you enjoy taking a sneak peek into our BK design process! And if you would like to know more about Frido's creative process, please check out his book, Creative Strategies.

BK items mentioned in the video:
Trust the Process Notebook (A5 Slim Size)
Traveler's Notebook 
Lamy Fountain Pen
Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil
Creative Strategies Book by Frido 
TSL Paint Small Shoulder Bag
The Journey is the Destination Stamp (brass charm to arrive soon)

Thank you BK team for producing this video:
Frido for sharing his creative process and his designs;
Eunice for editing the footage beautifully;
Wakako for being the cheerleader for all contents produced for and by BK. 

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