I found this article from a 1938 edition of the The Courier Mail. Primer for painters Most homeowners like to have their house looking brand new with a bright coat of paint in the sunshine of spring and summer. For the guidance of would-be decorators, the following hints will beRead More →

Webb Corbett Glassware

Webb Corbett is a British glassware manufacturer, located in Stourbridge.Irene Stevens joined Webb Corbett as a designer in 1946. L. Green designed its 1958 Bouquet range of cut glass. David Marquess of Queensberry was retained as a consultant designer in the early 1960s.Read More →

violets colour swatch

The violets are one of the most recognisable flowers.  Even the scientific name of the principal type makes sense; it is Viola odorta, the sweet violet.  It is a native of Europe. Many hybrid forms exist with both single and double flowers.  Flower colours include white and shades of pink lavender, violet, purple and yellow.

I call this colour swatch Violet on wood.Read More →

To be a sound designer, it is not just technical skill.  Sucess as a designer often means getting out of your own way.  I have found designing with mindfulness has helped me to stay focused, stay relaxed and have consistent access to my creativity.    Recently I was listening toRead More →

Watercolour texture warm colours

I was in the hardware store  this morning and I picked up the Dulux interior colour collection catalogue. I love colour swatches and I always find them a fun and exciting way to be inspired. When I  was something through the brochure I was thinking about warm and cold colours.Read More →

Northern lights are a result of the collision of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  This palette I created from the deep and cosmic colours of a photo taken in Estonia. I have called it Aurora.Read More →

YinMn - The New Blue

I am not a natural when it comes to being able to distinguish between different shades of the same colour. It has now just become more difficult to differentiate a new shade of blue has hit a market called YinMn. Researchers named the pigment YnMn after its three elements: Yittrium (Y), Indium (In) and Manganese (Mn).Read More →

blue sky ocean

Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour.  Apparently, I am in good company as blue is one of the most well-liked colours.  It is the least gender specific having equal appeal to both men and women. Blue can affect us physically it calms and sedates, cools and aids intuition.Read More →

Maldives luxury resort

  PV panels never looked so good From above, the Kudadoo Maldives Private Resort looks like a shiny black beetle floating in a tranquil aquamarine sea. Located off one of the Maldives’ tiny tropical islands, the luxury resort’s main building has a roof built from solar panels arranged into aRead More →

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the release of ColorForward 2020, the 14th edition of the annual color forecasting guide for the plastics industry. While consumer preference has been trending toward warmer tones in recent years, Clariant color-trend watchers see a shift to cooler blues and greens in theRead More →

It’s no great stretch to associate Moscow with the winter – after all, the stock image of a Russian usually includes full coat, furry hat, the whole nine yards. What we’ve seldom seen are representations of the beauty of the Russian winter, and that’s where Kristina Makeeva comes in. Source:Read More →

How far are you willing to take the concept of ‘individuality and eccentricity’ in home design? That is the core issue that the fabulously unique Blue House aims to address even as it sheds a light on the Build-it-Yourself (BIY) plots that became all too popular during the recession years.Read More →

In yesterday’s story about sarong dresses, rompers and cabana sets ala Alfred Shaheen for Unique Vintage , a reader commented that famed pattern designer Gertie also has a sarong dress pattern — so if you have the skills, you can sew your own. Source: Sew your own sarong dresses —Read More →

http://www.beautifullife.info/urban-design/dubldom-shelter-beneath-the-northern-lights/ DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern Lights Located in the snowy hills of the Murmansk region, Kandalaksha, there is a snowy seclusion that offers true solitude. Source: DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern LightsRead More →

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.Read More →