For this week’s Spotlight On feature, we spoke to Irish designer Aisling Kavanagh. The talented young designer creates gorgeous accessories such as hairpieces and bags available to purchase on her website. She opened up to Goss.ie about how her career started, the challenges of running a business, and what’s coming next.
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Coco Chanel: A Classic of the 20th Century
From gold buttons to comfortable tailored trousers and comfortable cardigan sweaters, there is no more significant influence on clothes than Coco Chanel.
Faience Manufacturing Company – the heart of American ceramics
The Faience Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturing company that operated between 1880 – 1892 in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York. There is little evidence of the remains of the Company as it failed in 1892.
Raymond Loewy (1893 – 1986) 🇺🇸 American Designer
He arrived in the United States in 1929, just in time for the great depression. As it happened the beginning of the depression was a fortuitous time for a talented designer with new ideas to arrive in the United States. The old design aesthetic was disappearing with the collapsing economy. Manufacturers wanted to stimulate demand for their products by offering customers new designs, and Loewy had an abundance of them with the ego to match. His mother had always told him, “It is better to be envied than pitied.”
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What is a Monogram?
A monogram is a single symbol made up of one or more letters. Every aspect of an individual’s taste and fancy can be accommodated with a monogram. Monograms differ significantly, and there are of a great variety of design. There are so many different types and combinations of the same letters that no two persons with the same initials need to have the same monogram.
Stylish Hallucinations in Dane Nicklas’ Colorful Tattoos
Dane Nicklas is a tattoo artist currently working in a private LA Studio. This is an update from a blog post back in 2018.
Whimsical Photo Manipulation by Julien Tabet
Julien Tabet, the 20-year-old digital artist from France, use Photoshop to create surreal situations involving animals. From zebras with stripes for wings to the entire ocean in a belly of a bird, it takes a lot of imagination and creativity to create pieces like that.
Competition: C6 Herringbone griddle pan by Inga Sempé
The Herringbone pattern grill lines channel cooking juices to either of the two pouring spouts and the large power-grip handles optimise manoeuvrability.
The Crystal Ship: Dourone in Ostend, Belgium
Fabio Lopez aka DOURONE was born in Madrid and raised in the countryside. Travelling extensively around the globe he’s a creative artist who loves to paint and be inspired by all the places he’s been to and by the people he’s met along the way.
Caricaturist Illustrates – What’s Wrong With Today’s Society
Haderer had even gone to court over one of his works, “The Life of Jesus,” which sparked heated reactions across the country, particularly among Catholics. He was able to change the verdict a few months later, after being sentenced to a six-month ban.
New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture
Throughout the twentieth century, ceramics was broadly divided into two sectors. Studio pottery, which was a reaction against the mass-made wares of the industrial revolution, and fine art by contemporary artists, who just happened to use clay in their practice but rejected many of its traditional codes of practice.
Best Of Indian Home Window Grill Design
Windows are an introduction to the world beyond. They are an invincible part of any home since it brings in air, sunlight, views, sounds that could be music to ears or noise to irritate, weather… inside the house to make and keep it fresh and vibrant. More the windows better ventilated is the home. Moreover, windows allow the owner to show their creativity and decorate it. Designing the right kind of windows with protective grills can make a whole lot of difference in the overall appearance of the room from inside and protection of the house from outside. In Indian homes, we need grills for protection from theft, birds and animals, or simply for the security of our beloved family.
A Typeface Transforms the Alphabet in the Style of Famous Artworks
Typography, whether purposely unnoticed or at its most beautiful, is an art, even if some of us pay little attention to it. The Madrid-based design studio CESS created a typeface inspired by modern art itself for the 36 Days of Type project, which invited graphic artists and designers to design one letter or number each day. The result is the adorably named Artphabet, a striking, mostly hand-designed project that also serves as a lesson in 20th- and 21st-century art.
Outdoor Seating & Table System for Moroso M’Afrique by Marc Thorpe
Eight years into their collaborative relationship, New York-based designer Marc Thorpe is launching his latest piece for Moroso for their outdoor collection called Moroso M’Afrique. DayTrip comprises various components that are used as low tables and benches that pay homage to the Italian brand’s multi-cultural ethos. The design allows the user to create a composition for themselves, giving them ownership of the product and design for which they can use with others.
20 Most Beautiful Stairs from around the World
These stairs can be in unassuming places or as a part of a beautification project, but one thing for sure, these have turned into eye candies. Few of these have been painted, while few have tiles and some even have an ever-changing design (sort of) – growing plants.
Illustrator reimagines Disney princesses as modern career women
Matt Burt – a North Carolina-based graphic designer decided to do a new take on the classic Disney princesses by redrawing them as hard-working modern career women.
Stunning Photographs Of Frozen Baikal Lake In Russia
Kristina Makeeva, a Moscow-based photographer, took a series of images on Russia’s Baikal Lake. When the lake freezes over in the winter, methane and oxygen bubbles from the plants freeze and create an incredible representation. The majority of? Tourists can take a walk on the frozen ground and take interesting photographs.
Colour red – Cartier advertisement
The colour red symbolises confidence and power.
The Crystal Ship: Colectivo Licuado
Their work lights up the grey streets of Montevideo. Their focus lies often on women, as proven by their huge piece for The Crystal Ship. Two confident women; one representing the sea, and the other the storm. A reference to the fishing industry and to Ostend itself. Pay particular attention to their great eye for detail and the refined techniques.
A colorfully illustrated Cold War-era desk calendar
All through the 1980s, a disgruntled Department of Defense analyst adorned his daily desk calendar with all sorts of illustrations and commentary on the news . The majority of the entries focus on domestic politics and international affairs, providing (with the exception of 1988) a day-by-day view of the Reagan Administration and the waning years of the Cold War.
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