MyHabit Art Packaging | Brand Experience Project

by Jamie Sanford on June 16, 2015

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After not visiting MyHabit for a while, I went on the site back in April and found an AMAZING deal on a piece of art that involves antlers because the obsession is real.

I checked out the packaging when my item arrived.

I was a bit disappointed by the outside look of the box, only because I knew what was inside had a frame that was probably a bit fragile.

I am a HUGE fan of this giant sticker though! It is certainly large enough to have an impact, it’s telling me who the box is from, what the website address is, and has a very charming “warning.” I’m a pretty big believer in utilizing stickers to brand boxes that aren’t custom-printed. I am sure that MyHabit has a LOT of different-sized boxes to package the enormous variety of items that they offer, so stickers are probably the best way to accomplish creating an easily recognizable box.

Bubble wrapping around the main article. Not quite the same level of padding as the Flickr Wall Art, but still acceptable.

As with most art pieces, the corners are wrapped in pretty heavy-duty cardboard to prevent dents. Great wire for hanging on the back of this piece, by the way.

Of course, here’s a glimpse at the actual product. It’s now hanging over my desk at work. It arrived safe and sound, so no complaints from me about the quality of packaging.

If you haven’t already, you should sign up for MyHabit.  (This is not a sponsored post, I’m just a big fan.)


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Instagram Roundup #72

by Jamie Sanford on January 15, 2014

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I live very close to the stadium where the Superbowl will be held. My town is full of merch. However, I don’t live in NY, I live in NJ, so I don’t understand why NJ isn’t first! Wtf.

In more New Jersey news, Chris Christie is in a big pot of hot water, and I received this Daily Kos email chock full of hilarious headlines.

I had a long period of going through more of the family history box over the weekend, and part of what is in there is a weird collection of pop culture things from the 30s, 40s, etc. It turns out that Lou Gehrig’s open casket was on the cover of the NY Daily News.

Another find from the box, an art piece that I am unsure about. Doberman or horse head?

Looking through some of the newspapers, I found this amazingness. Does it not sound like a product for a drag queen? Phantom Crotch, you made my day.

I also found mismatched baby shoes. Rumor has it that these were my dad’s and/or my aunt’s shoes. They are surprisingly well-made, but I guess a lot of things that are this old are.

More on family history soon.

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Sequins at the Circus!

by Jamie Sanford on August 7, 2012

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Back in May, Will and I went to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL. I had to work and so we went early to hit the Ringling – I had been there when I was about 8 but remembered almost nothing from that trip. We did not manage to get very far in the museum before it was closing (Will went back while I was working and was able to see the whole thing), but we did manage to explore the miniatures display (which is astounding) and look at all of the vintage circus costumes and props. It was incredibly fun, but I was super excited when we got to a room full of sequins! Lots of gorgeous costumes, absolutely covered in sparkles. I couldn’t get enough.

Here are some of the photos!

The entire set of photos is available to view here on Flickr. Lots more sequins there, as well as some full-sized photos of these costumes.

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Romantic Primitivism at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last week, Will (my husband) and I braved the intense heat and headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit.  After finding out that we would be facing a wait of 2 hours to get into the exhibit, we decided that the best course of action was to buy yearlong memberships to the museum so that we could 1)skip the line into the Alexander McQueen exhibit, and 2)come back to the museum anytime we want during the next year without paying to get in.  The membership cost is such that if we go to the museum 3 times in the year that we’ve more than covered the cost. It seemed like a no-brainer.

The Cabinet of Curiosities in the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you have a chance to be in New York between now and August 7th, make the effort to go to the museum and see the Savage Beauty exhibit.  While I have loved watching fashion shows on TV and looking at photos online, getting to be this close to some of the ridiculously detailed work happening on these creations was mind-blowing.  The work with feathers was particularly interesting to me, I could have stared at those pieces for hours.

Plato's Atlantis in the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you cannot make it to the Met between now and August 7th, you need to watch the video embedded below.  It gives a wonderful overview of the exhibit and the items contained therein.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Here are some other links about the exhibit and the items within it:

Another way to get some of the experience of this exhibit is through the official book, which I find out now is available on Amazon.

Savage Beauty BookThe hardcover Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is available from Amazon for $29.61.

If you want to visit the exhibit in person, admission to the Met is $25/person, with the audio tour headphones costing an additional $7.

Did anyone have a chance to attend the exhibition? What was your favorite thing about it?

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Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on July 26, 2010

Photo of the week. From last year’s NJ Hot Air Balloon Festival. I haven’t been taking a lot of photos lately so I’m reaching back a bit.

Festival 74.

Angelina Jolie wore an amazing red dress to the Salt premiere in Moscow. I love her. (Red Carpet Fashion Awards)

An introduction to smoke art photography, from Digital Photography School.

Loyalty lessons from Lady Gaga, from the Church of Customer blog.

Some cute free backgrounds for Twitter.

An update to a previously wonderful slide set, Marta Kagan has created “What The F**k is Social Media NOW?

This week’s video is the first music video from Lady Gaga. This song came up on my iPod in shuffle the other day, and I remember seeing the video watching NewNowNext on Logo and thinking “I love this girl!”  Then she became a megastar.  Anyway, I love the video.

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