Thursday, December 25, 2008

The "Catolouge" Vol. 1

When people ask me if I always knew that I wanted to be a graphic designer, I say "absolutely."
I think back on the greeting cards, posters, dioramas and other collateral that my parents probably have in a Klein's box on some shelf in the dark. 

One of these things resurfaced a few years ago... it's The "Catolouge" (catalog) 

Elena and I made this when we were 10 (?) years old.
She kept it all these years, and passed it back to me on a big birthday.

She & I were 2 of a kind.
While most girls were playing Barbies, we were having important meetings to map out a plan for our product empire.

We imagined a life that was filled with things of luxury and convenience.

We poured all our wishes and enthusiasm into this catalog. 
We were very detail-oriented. 
Each item had a name, a description, and usually listed the materials it was made from.

The misspelling of the word "Reclining" has given us the giggles even to this day.

Can't you see this one in a nice teak? 

If I had only known that someday, through knowing Elena, I'd marry a man in the plastics biz...

this also doubles as a sex swing...
(it was the 70's)

This would be a top-seller if it was available today.
El, do we have the patents on any of this stuff??

Here's where you would snuggle up with David Cassidy or in my case, Apollo from Battlestar Gallactica.

What do YOU wanna be when you grow up?


Elena said...

O.M.G. I want that shoe rack! And the soft downy foam reclinig chair! Sadly, my spelling has not improved since.

Your designs were really good - the kitchen chair and the love seat especially.

PS. That clock would have won your watch contest ;)

Joyce said...

I love this catalogue AND that you kept it! I like the sugar and spice holder. How fun to look back on it. Oh dear I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!!

pve design said...

Each and every item would be wonderful in some store like target. I really enjoyed the catalouge and the materials, plexi-glass, wood, plastic, teak.
Too cute. Thanks for sharing.

Renovation Therapy said...

This is awesome. Love it!!

I especially love the tufted chair.

Krissy said...

This is so great! Thanks for sharing :) I'll take the love seat in hot pink...

Laura @ the shorehouse said...

Hahahahahahahaha! This is HYSTERICAL! "Durable plastic." "Hard wood." Ha! And love the tres chic use of "colour" -- you were so international at such a young age. :-) I think it's great that your friend held on to this. It's priceless.

Hope you had a very merry! Thanks for making my days a little more faboolos this year!

xo, Laura

please sir said...

Oh my gosh - I love it! Now I want to dig up my old drawings - these are great.

please sir said...

Oh my gosh - I love it! Now I want to dig up my old drawings - these are great.

G-Ro said...

Made of wood and mirror! LOVE it.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

holy crap i have tears right now--this is so great heidi--for real--and your love of plastic--how perfect. my favorite? the luxury fishbowl.
dreams really do come true.
happy new year honey!