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I didn't choose this lifestyle. It chose me.


Welcome to my blog. Instruct is the design agency of graphic designer John Owens, based in Central Manchester.

My main work site can be found here:


Farrow / Spiritualized

Want Posted on Wed, September 16, 2009 09:30:13

I love Twitter I really do because when i get into work I find out about great things like this (as opposed to what Stephen Fry had for breakfast).

Farrow has put up this stealth piece of work on his site in anticipation of the re-release of the classic ‘Ladies & Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’ on Monday 16th November.

I’m a big fan of Farrow as mentioned here but I love his packaging work even more. This looks like a great remix of a design classic and with only 3,000 copies I’m sure an instant collectors item.

Read more here on Grafikcache and Farrow


Want Posted on Wed, September 02, 2009 21:40:38

Great print update over at Because Studio, if only I had more wall space!

You can buy them here

Found over at Grafikcache

Pandora’s Box

Want Posted on Thu, June 04, 2009 11:15:07

From Dutch designer Sander Muller

Transformer USB

Want Posted on Thu, May 28, 2009 11:51:26

Tigatron 2GB USB Key and Blaster USB hub

More pictures here on Designboom


Want Posted on Fri, May 08, 2009 11:43:04

This is awesome! created by UK design firm Morpheus for some lucky CEO type, nice detailing and would love this in my studio.


Want Posted on Fri, March 13, 2009 14:16:43

Once again Blanka has made me want to dig into my pockets for more irresistible artwork, this time in the form of ‘Timestamp’ by Dublin based studio Arrival



Found via GC

Zaha Hadid for Alessi

Want Posted on Wed, February 25, 2009 10:19:40

I cannot fail to be inspired by her amazing work and cannot wait to buy this

ZH02 – Niche

And for more information on the practice

Zaha Hadid Blog

A hint of lime

Want Posted on Tue, February 17, 2009 12:08:56

I’m a fool for anything Pantone related, my kitchen has its Pantone Cookie Jar and mugs proudly on show and after finding this my fingers went straight to the Paypal button.. but none left! 

Keep your eyes peeled for new stock on 20×26

Found via Thompson Brand Partners Blog

A Solid Idea

Want Posted on Tue, February 10, 2009 16:48:59

Sorry for another light-related item but I was sent this in response to my previous post by my lovely friends at NoChintz

Another great design and some really nice items on their site which can be found at London based Caravan

Saving Energy

Want Posted on Mon, February 09, 2009 16:30:00

And other thought provoking designs by the PlayCoalition

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