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Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) – Symbolism and Metaphor

Adhocism - an idea of improvisation
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Adhocism – an idea of improvisation

Poster for Deutsche Werkbund Exhibition in Breslau
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Deutscher Werkbund German artistic and production association

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The London Underground Map – Design Icon

La Paresse by George Barbier
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La Paresse (1924 – 1925) by George Barbier

John Eberson - Atmospheric Theatre Design
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John Eberson (1875 – 1954) American Designer famous for the atmospheric theatre

iF Jurors
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The iF Design Award – international design competition


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Decorative & Applied Arts

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6 Amazing Books for the Ceramics Lover

The following 6 books are our latest offerings on Ceramics and Pottery. Everything that will satisfy the novice to the expert. Our blog has focused recently on British Studio pottery and ceramics and we have 3 books that explore the enormous canon of British ceramic collections.

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Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing (Mastering Ceramics)

Whether you relish the prospect of glazing your work or exclaim, “I despise glazing!” It’s for you, Amazing Glaze. Gabriel Kline, author and proprietor of Odyssey Clayworks, will take you on a trip that will make glazing less frightening and more enjoyable.

Extra Bold - Kindle edition

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.

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Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) – Symbolism and Metaphor

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.


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Industrial Design

Compasso d'Orro exhibition display

Compasso d’Oro – most prestigious industrial design award in the world

Aldo Borletti founded the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) competition and the award for product aesthetics at the Italian department store La Rinascente at the X Triennale (see Milan Triennale) in Milan in 1954. In Europe, the award was the first of its kind.

Architecture

Carrara marble – “Luni marble”

Carrara marble is a white or blue-grey marble that is commonly used in sculpture and building decor. Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy, is where it is quarried.

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John Eberson (1875 – 1954) American Designer famous for the atmospheric theatre

John Eberson was an american designer who was known for his cinema décors. One of his earliest, the 1923 Majestic Theatre in Houston, Texas, was a loosely recreated garden of a late-Renaissance palazzo in Italy. Through his workshop Michelangelo Studios, he was was successful at producing elaborate plasterwork for his theatre décors in Spanish, Moorish, Dutch, Chinese and other styles.

Furniture

Furniture News

Furniture news from around the world – new releases, new collections, updates all the information that you need to stay in touch.


150 YEARS OF DESIGN


Graphic Designers

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.

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The London Underground Map – Design Icon

The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.

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domino Your Guide to a Stylish Home

From the editors of domino magazine comes your essential guide to discovering your personal style and creating a space you love.Read More →

Extra Bold - Kindle edition

Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.Read More →

two fridas

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.Read More →

Harold Stabler tea set featured image

Harold Stabler’s lengthy, illustrious career began in the Arts and Crafts movement and extended into the modernist era. Over the 50 years or so he devoted to the arts, he created an astounding diversity of highly regarded pieces, both unique and mass-produced, in various mediums and styles. Read More →

The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.Read More →