Geometric Social Icons

6 October 2014

I'm not so sure if geometric is in or out now. What I'm sure is that it always gives fun + unique touch to anything you design. That includes your blog design. Well, of course, not everyone is really comfortable to put it into a big part of design, however, you can always use it for small details. Something like social media buttons! 

Lucky for you that today I'm sharing some geometric buttons as freebies. And they are in Autumn colours, because that's the season our blogosphere is in right now! Okay, here is the download link, feel free to grab them. These buttons came in a rather large size (100 x 100 px), so you might want to re-size them first to fit your need. You can use Photoshop to do so if you have one. If not, I recommend you use Pixlr - an online photo/graphic editor. It's totally free! 

So, tell me, is geometric still in or out?

Fontastic 07: Getting Better On Typography

1 October 2014

Fontastic 07: Getting Better On Typography -

Greetings, people!

Okay, my Fontastic post this time is a bit different than usual. You know, I normally don't do a link-up post here. However, I've came across some really good posts about typography that I find it impossible not to share with you guys. These post are written by some experienced creatives and bloggers who are so generous to let us pick their brains. I have gathered them here together, so I hope you'll gain some knowledge and get a little better on typography.

5 Font Crimes You Should Not Commit
Carmia shares some common mistakes people do when work with type. Just make sure you read it carefully and try not to commit these crimes. Or else you'll end up ruining your supposed-to-be-beautiful design.

If you read Carmia's post, you must have noticed these terms mentioned in it. This post from Creative Market gives you more explanation about these essential elements of typography. Even better, it also shows you how to adjust them on Photoshop.

A font can tell you many things about a product, a person, or a project. So, it's crucial to find the right one for whatever you design. Let's hear what Laura has to say on finding the perfect style for her clients - which you can totally apply for your clients or yourself (and your blog).

10 Typography Tips for Your Blog Photos
This post is full of fabulous tips. Barbara covers some basic guides to get the best use of type for your blog photos. From making better font choices, to combining ones with your photos. I totally recommend any new bloggers to read this post. It will help you create appealing graphics for your blog.

Fake Great Handwriting
Last but not least. Here's a fun little post with quick tips on how to practice + get good at handwriting.

What do you think about these links I shared here? Did you find them useful? Is there any great post about typography you read recently?

Blogger Themes - A/W 2014 (Vol. 1)

27 September 2014

Blogger Themes - A/W 2014 (Vol. 1) -

I know I've mentioned this several times already on Twitter and Google +. But, I feel like it's not official until I make a proper post about it on this blog. So...yeah, last week I finally opened a shop and launched a (mini) collection of premade Blogger themes. Yay!

This collection comes in neutral colours such as black, white, and grey which are very appropriate for an Autumn/Winter collection. The whole design is based on simple + modern concept that hopefully will give your blog a clean + stylish look. These themes are specifically made for every kind of blogger who finds beauty in simplicity.

BTW, there will be Volume 2 to follow soon. I've already started to work on the mockups, so it should be ready next month. Right now all I can tell you is the second volume will be more glamorous and have more colours other than black/white. Although it'll still be in A/W colours. Can't wait for it!

If you are in need of a new design, why don't you give them a try? Go to my shop over there and start looking for your favourite look. Happy shopping!

Just For Fun: Books

24 September 2014

Just For Fun: Books -

Hello, guys!

First of all, let me fill you in with my news, just in case anyone was wondering. :) Earlier this month I just moved to Jakarta, just about 1-2 hours from Bogor where I used to live. Well, it's exciting because Jakarta is bigger, and there are so much things/places to see and ready to be explored. So, now you probably can guess why I had to take some time off from blogging. I needed time to settle in.

Apart from moving, I also got caught up with the preparation for my shop which I had to delayed its opening due to some problems. But, everything is under control. Now I'm slowly filling up the shop with new items. Hey, btw, if you guys know anyone in need of new blog design, could you please refer me to them? That would be so nice! :)

Okay, now let's go to the fun part, who likes reading books here? Me! Me! Me! Reading is one of my favourite ways to relaxing and relieving stress. I don't know, but there's something calming about reading. Don't you agree? That is why today I want to share some books I've read recently and enjoyed very much. Actually, there are two books I'm currently reading.

Gone Girl - This book is so sick. And the characters are just as twisted as the plot. Even until the end, I didn't know what to make of it or what to believe. It left me in a WTH moment with my mouth hanging open. Great book, though!

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Okay, the photographs inside the book really creeped me out honestly. But, that's the fascinating part about the book. They make the characters more alive. Just a little advice for you who get easily creeped out, maybe don't read it at night.

The Cuckoo's Calling - I'm a sucker for detective stories. And it's JK Rowling we're talking about. Of course, I had to read it. And I was not disappointed. The plot is clever. The ending is totally worth the wait.

The Silkworm - This is the second book that follows another Cormoran - Robin's adventure. This one is darker than the first, with more creepy crime and once again an unexpected twist at the end. I really hope to see more of this series in the future.

Wonder - Thanks to Diana for the recommendation. This book is truly wonderful. You will laugh. And you will cry. There are many good stuff I want to quote from the book. Although it is a book for middle grader, I think it's made for everyone, regardless of age.

A Game of Thrones - You know that I'm a loyal follower of the TV show. All this time, I resisted myself to read the books. Because I didn't want to be spoiled by knowing what to expect. After finishing season 4, I finally decided that I was ready for the book(s). Reading the book allows me to see more of the characters' personal struggles and what's going on inside their heads.

Tuesdays With Morrie - I'm currently reading this book. I'm loving it. This book makes me think the way I live my life so far. Triggers the "Am I living in the moment?" kind of question.

Do you like reading too? Any books you'd like to recommend to us all? I'd like to hear it!