Boarding Pass – Peggy Wong

Lately I’ve been seeing designers use Tumblr in new and exciting ways, and it really does feel more like a scrapbook than any other online tools. So I was excited and inspired by Peggy Wong‘s own “snaps” page where she uses it and shows how you can explore a place even when you’re not traveling (and upload it from a smart phone). Peggy is a talented designer – and former deputy art director for Martha Stewart – who now runs her own stationery line, Blue Pool Road. And today, as a woman with an eye for style, I’m so pleased to share with you a look at how she travels. And can I just add, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone make gray skies so appealing in photos beforese ! I love the way she captures color. {Thanks, Peggy!}

{hong kong – catalina}

last trip taken:
New York City

{nyc}

next trip on deck:
New England

{nyc travel collagephotos from camera phone}

one place you would go back to again and again:
Even though I used to live in New York City, I would go back as a tourist anytime!

{london}

place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit:
I love little islands. For a weekend getaway in the states, my faves are Catalina Island, Peaks Island, and Shelter Island.

{nyc}

{shanghai}

preferred method of transportation:
I think walking is the best way to see a city. Subway would be my second choice.

{chicago}

place you’ve never been but dying to go:
Just saw the movie To Catch a Thief for the first time and south of France is on top of my list right now!

{chicago}

{hong kong}

place you’d never go back:
Happy to report I don’t have one.

{san fran travel collage – photos from camera phone}

most memorable trip in 2 sentences or less:
I have so many… but if I have to pick one, it would be my trip to Bangkok when I was eleven with my mom.
how do you record your travels when you’re traveling?
Lately it’s been with my camera phone.

{nyc}

what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place?
Architecture, and anything that has great graphic quality, especially with type and lines.

{london}
{hong kong}

on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip?
300+

{chicago}

what’s in your “designer travel kit”?
I travel light, so just my PowerShot and my Muji zip pocket to keep any ephemera that I collect along the trip.

{london-nyc}

what do you do after a trip? how long after a trip does this happen?
Blog. Although I’m not very good at keeping it up! My dream would be to design a travel journal/coffee table book for each city.

{hong kong}

favorite souvenir/thing to bring back?
Paper items. Most of the time they are typographically driven. They get put into my type + design box when I return home.

{shanghai}

{london}

bonus:
I love taking pictures around town as well. I started a blog called “snaps.” It’s my on-the-go visual journal on Tumblr. It’s been a great outlet for me to document my snapshots directly from my phone.

{shanghai}

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