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New Orleans Dreams: Creative’s Corner

Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery, design, and so much more all the time. Once a week, they’ll be sharing their latest inspirations—from pretty-hued wrapping paper to silly YouTube memes—so you can see the unexpected items that get them fired up.

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I love to travel! It’s a great opportunity to get out, eat new food (my favorite past time) and experience local culture. I recently traveled to New Orleans over the holidays, and found the historic architecture and the color palette of the entire city so beautiful. Since parts of NOLA date back to the 1800s, visiting the city was like taking a walk back in time. As a graphic designer I look for small details to draw inspiration from. The subdued palette, cobble stone streets and oil paintings made the perfect setting for my relaxing winter vacation.

—Kelsey

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Movie Magic: Creative’s Corner

Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery, design, and so much more all the time. Once a week, they’ll be sharing their latest inspirations—from pretty-hued wrapping paper to silly YouTube memes—so you can see the unexpected items that get them fired up.

Movies (clockwise from top left):  1. Moonrise Kingdom 2. In The Mood for Love 3. The Fall 4. 2001 A Space Odyssey 5. West Side Story 6. Lost in Translation

Whenever I’m looking for inspiration, I turn to films. I love how all the different parts of a movie work together in perfect harmony—the score, the story, the beautiful images. But what really makes a story successful for me is when I can pull out any single moment and feel like it’s just as evocative alone as when it’s part of a whole story. As a photographer, I strive to have that magic moment in everything that I create. 

—Kathleen

Looking for more imagery to help fire up your creative side? Take a peek at the Creative Team’s Mood Boards

Here Chicky, Chicky: Creative’s Corner

Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery, design, and so much more all the time. Once a week, they’ll be sharing their latest inspirations—from pretty-hued wrapping paper to silly YouTube memes—so you can see the unexpected items that get them fired up.

1. A chicken timer from my co-worker, Kathleen.
2. Chicken timer illustrations that I pasted up all over the office.
3. The final product: recipe cards!

I love to cook, and I have a shameless obsession with cute kitchen goods—salt and pepper shakers, measuring cups, and yes, even chicken timers. That last adorable and quirky item was the inspiration behind the recipe cards included in our new Limited Edition: Home box. When I found out that I’d be creating the cards, I dove into making illustrated icons that reminded me of my favorite kitchen supplies—the staples and whimsical accessories that make cooking so much fun. 

—Rebecca

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Dance Party At Your Desk: Creative’s Corner

Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery, design, and so much more all the time. Once a week, they’ll be sharing their latest inspirations—from pretty-hued wrapping paper to silly YouTube memes—so you can see the unexpected items that get them fired up.

Every once in awhile, you need some serious beats to keep you going. Whenever I have designer’s block, I like to tune out the noise of the Birchbox office and listen to some of my favorite songs. Just like my wide-ranging taste in design, I enjoy multiple genres and artists—which is why you’ll find everything from First Aid Kit to A Tribe Called Quest on my playlist. Take a listen to my Spotify mix below and enjoy!

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