Driftwood Debra Bernier

When most of us pass by an old piece of wood on the ground, we don’t look at it twice. After all, it’s just a stick, right? But for Canadian artist, Debra Bernier, the grooves, pits, and breaks in a piece of driftwood are tiny works of art, created by nature, and they’re inspirational jumping-off points for her earthy, magical artwork.Read More →

Bricks Go Bold Bengal Temples

In the West, bricks are almost always used to create straight, uniform walls in rectilinear buildings. India, on the other hand, has a long history of sculptural brickwork, using these basic architectural building blocks to form complex shapes and patterns in a mélange of red, orange, Read More →

I saw La La Land this weekend and Damien Chazelle musical is brilliant and emotional tribute to the 1950’s musical. Visually stunning eye candy for my inner graphic designer. Not so much a visual re-imaging of Los Angeles as a opportunity to see it through an artists eye. Chazelles last film, “Whiplash”used Jazz as a tool to explore ambition, the price of achieving excellence. Read More →

Japanese flower arrangement

The arrangements of flowers offer far more than a pattern employing flowers and foliage neatly distributed in an appropriate container.
Not only is it a form of relaxation, but flower arrangement reawakens an awareness of nature upon which a philosophy – that of restraint and simplicity — is based.Read More →

Helen Abson - ZAB Design

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

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The following list are some of the 10 most renowned art museums in the world. Although not a definitive list they do allow a digital experience on-line exhibits and some even have an explore option with Google street view. Read More →

Xanti Schawinsky

Alexander Schawinsky was a Swiss designer born in Basel. He studied painting and architecture in Zürich, Cologne, and Berlin. He was at the Bauhaus in Germany between 1924 and 1925.Read More →

Google Arts and Culture

The following are 5 popular topics that are published on Google and Arts and Culture. It is one of my favourite parts of the Google universe.Read More →

The Chariot of Apollo by Odilon Redon 1905-16

Odilon Redon, the artist who at the age 73 outsold all but Marcel Duchamp at the 1913 Armory Show of “Modern French Art” in New York City.Read More →

Georges Braque - Still Life with a Bunch of Grapes

Among the ideas that have influenced the painting of the last 100 years, perhaps the most important has been Cubism.  The name was attached as an epithet to the efforts of a group of painters in Paris.Read More →

French Fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The patternRead More →

Royal Academy of Art

They are an Academy They have a lot in common with museums and other galleries, but as an academy they have a wider position to play – to encourage not just the appreciation and understanding of art, but also its practise. Led by artists Like the founders of the Academy,Read More →

Exhibitions - UNSW Art and Design

Encompassing three principal exhibition spaces, the Galleries are a platform for examining contemporary visual and material culture through exhibitions and public programs.Read More →

Dorodango ball

Dorodango: Shining Mudballs and Polished Dirt Dorodango is a traditional pastime for Japanese schoolchildren, and now it has evolved into an art form. Dorodango is a shiny ball made of mud and dirt and the name ‘hikaru dodorango’ literally translates to ‘shiny dumpling’. These polished spheres are amusing people onlineRead More →

Kelmscott Press

William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic design “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, aRead More →

pottery wheel

A leading development in the world of craft and design that took some time to arrive is the pottery wheel. The wheels of early potters were more like ‘Lazy Susans’ or ‘Turntables’ that were spun by hand to make it easier to make a pot. Like the current potters’ wheel,Read More →

En Iwamura ceramics

Biography In 1988, En Iwamura was born in Kyoto, Japan. He grew up in an artistic setting under the influence of both parents, who are painters. He started to be involved in the international art world after graduating with a BFA in craft at the Kanazawa College of Art andRead More →

Dingding hu

Dingding Hu, a New York-based illustrator, colour lover, artist, and life observer, partnered with the NYC DOT Art Department and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) to tell the stories of Chinatown, Manhattan, residents.Read More →

Charlotte Edey is a British printing, textile and embroidery artist & illustrator. Her interdisciplinary discovery of the intersections of identity and the spiritual reveals the symbolism and myth within her work. Womxn’s experience of colour is centred in her commentary on the politics of space.Read More →

The pointillism artist Nicholas Baker, based in Salt Lake City, creates a beautiful, nature-inspired art made up of millions of small, hand-drawn dots. Dot by dot, Baker drew an impressive detailed illustration using only black ink pens. Not only does each monochrome drawing provide an impressive amount of detail, but it also provides perfect shadow and light tones. We all know it takes time to perfect a craft, but probably still beyond your imagination, the time required to complete a drawing like the one mentioned below. Baker spent a tedious 160 hours stippling a portrait of an elephant in one specific piece, featuring wrinkled skin, a cracked tusk, and encrusted crystal formations.Read More →