Summer is hear! Can’t believe it’s already Summer Solstice, can you? It’s already so warm and hot and humid here, but we get to visit the beach almost every day after we’re done working. I’m so excited for August’s shooting stars, and Jason’s baptism in a couple of weeks. A couple of weeks! I feel like i haven’t shared anything here at all about the process but that should change soon. We’re planning a new direction for Cocorrina here and i’m really excited to share it all with you!
This month, has been such a deep transformative one for me. I’m working on so many different projects, sometimes i feel like i truly could be anyone. Being able to identify and discover who i really am and what i truly love designing has taken me years and years of exploration which is why it’s been so easy to step back and connect with so many different people and projects.
I feel like i should be thanking the universe for bringing my way all these incredible human beings to my way. Beings with such a great causes, focusing on making this world better, working to empower other people, to care for our planet and all the creatures. And here i am little me, adding a small touch to all the beauty happening around me. Whether that’s working with all these people and bringing all their dreams to life, or creating new paintings and pieces of my own while i work on our ethical and sustainable shop, while being eco conscious at the same time. y
It has been a long long time since i did some hand lettering for the blog or a personal project. So this one is for the love of hand lettering. Plenty of bisous and love in the air today.
We got back from our trip in Mykonos on Sunday and i’ve been going through images all week and picking the prettiest ones to share with you here. We didn’t see much of Mykonos honestly, but we had the most incredible experience doing a photoshoot with One Fine Stay and living in the most mind-blowing villa. Can’t wait to share it all soon!
Happy new moon everyone! Hope your sky is full of bright stars and a full beautiful moon tonight.
Our day was completely nuts as we were packing and preparing for a very exciting trip tomorrow. It’s J’s first big trip so wish us luck! Can’t wait to show you more about this place and finally reveal were we’re heading. I’ll be sharing everything on Instagram & stories and you really don’t want to miss this one!
This painting currently sits in our home office and i can’t get over the golden moon and copper sun. I shared it last week on coocrrina.co instagram and received so many complements and even inquires to create some paintings. So i guess next thing on my to do list for the shop launching will be paintings!
In case you haven’t heard already, i’ve designed a tarot deck for Kristine Fredheim! This has been such a huge and exciting project the past year, as you can imagine how it must have been to design 78 line art tarot inspired totems. Our goal was to keep my detailed totem work, but at the same time making clear what each card stands from the first look. This is “The Empress” in the black & gold version, and over my other instagram accounts you can see the other version “The Lovers” in pink & copper.
Can’t wait to share with you more about this one! You’ll definitely hear more soon.
Very rarely i share the process behind the brand identity, or not the finished logos, and this is one of them. I had the beautiful chance to work with this gorgeous new and upcoming jewellery brand, that creates some very unique and avant-garde pieces. The direction was very clear from the very beginning. Dark, mysterious, goddess mood, sacred geometry and a queen bee.
While there were some alterations in the finished logos, like slimming down the bee and reducing the hair and a a completely different logo, i wanted to show some love to these two elements before they go down the rejected pile.
The primary logo font is one of my absolutely favourite ones. It is custom made by me, and i wanted to show that avant-garde vibe, with the spiky ends that remind the bee’s sting. I wanted it to be different and unique, and really stand out on its own. The bee is also illustrated by me and i enjoyed bringing on all the detail so that it would remind a realistic vintage illustration.
You know me, black and gold totally owns my heart so this project was really a blast to work on!
These days, i wonder why it has taken so long to discover a way to create what’s been inside me for many years. For as long as i can remember myself, i’ve been inspired by anything magical, sparkly, supernatural, out of this world. I was 10 years old, walking to school with my nose stuck inside Harry Potter not looking where i went. During class, the book was always open, eager to be a part of that magical world and not the boring reality.
I always dreamt of something more, that magic was real and that if i found a way to make it part of my life i would feel special, complete. Daydreaming, more books and movies and i was always starring in supernatural adventures in mind. Starting the cocorrina account earlier this year, has opened the door to a whole new creative universe. But what’s more, is all the incredible people iv’e and the chance to connect with. Incredible people that believe in magic as well, are inspired by the universe and see how golden our energy is. To each and every one of you following along, i absolutely adore you and thank you for being part of this universe i’m creating.
Now, not only i have my own magical corner in this world, but so many plans to bring this magic to you as well. Many designers aspire to be teachers, do podcasts, create organisations, empower women. All of which i admire so much. Me? I just want to create magic. Whether that’s through the brand identities i design, the stories i get to tell, the people i connect with and now this little shop we’re preparing.
I know i’ve been teasing a lot on the grid and stories, and for now that’s all i’ll be doing. You see, i started this account just for inspiration and you’re catching all the ideas -i literally saw in my dreams- at the very beginning of their creation. While i wanted to create just one thing only for the shop, i find myself wanting so. much. more. I feel like all these ideas are going to burst and there’s only one way to stay sane… to bring them all to life. There’s something so fulfilling to see what you’ve had in mind take shape and becoming an actual thing. So this is what we’ve been making.
Magical little bottles, full of potions, art and more magic. I wish there were ways to tell you without spoiling or revealing anything, but i’ll just stop here and say i’ve never felt more inspired in my life.