When the kids have gone home, the sand remains: Passing by a window, I saw a person calmly sweeping the floor. This snapshot lingered with me as I made my way home. It reminds me of the joys of play and exploration… even if they sometimes bring in a bit of grime and dust!
Doodle by @pyrhoska (Elisa P), January 2018
What happens, when we become desensitised to the countless faces we sweep by each day in our visual feeds? What remains, when a face is distorted or hidden?
I recently ran across three examples of using copywriting to surprise and charm. For a moment, each of these items seemed to be saying in it’s own way, “thank you for your purchase and welcome again”:
Walking past a cafeteria today, the dynamic of this perhaps-a-couple caught my eye. The expression on the woman’s face keeps haunting me…
Sketch by Elisa P (@pyrhoska), March 2017.
As I was walking home, a highschool student was heading in the opposite direction. She had this fluffy, fur lined parka and long, straightened hair. The contrast of these two was visually striking.
Sketch by Elisa P (@pyrhoska), Winter 16/17
Doodling with 53’s Paper app is fun. Using the roller brush in particular feels magical – and oddly soothing.
Illustration by Elisa Pyrhönen
The Pantone color duo for the year 2016 is ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’: a sweet and nicely named pair, isn’t it? At the same time, this week in news feels less uplifting, raising questions of…
Sketch by @pyrhoska, (Elisa P)
The introduction to the Pantone color duo of the year 2016, ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’, promises “wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”. But however soft and appealing, what if it get’s ugly under the surface?
I wanted to explore this contrast, sparked by these two articles I happened to come across roughly at the same time…
‘Lost cashmere goats’ pattern by @pyrhoska (Elisa P)
I like looking at art in museums. But there are those empty moments, questions and doubts as you walk past a lonely museum workshop room… What would it take for visitors to become more engaged? What would it take for an art museum to be more inclusive, social and playful?
UI sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen // Portraits via pixabay
Service evidence sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen
There’s an art museum in Stockholm (or was it Munich?) that has installed a special system: Step too close to a painting and you will hear a soft warning sound, nudging you to take a step back. As you stroll through the display rooms you’ll hear a steady stream of these tones sounding from all around the museum… but what if you could get that up and close to an art piece?
UI sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen // ‘Prophet Joel’ by Michelangelo, via Wikipedia
UI sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen // Last Judgement by Hieronymus Bosch, via Wikipedia
Ever since taking Chemistry, I’ve never fully trusted molecules to be quite as I expected…
Excerpt from Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything”, and a doodle by @pyrhoska (Elisa P)