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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 →

Pantone Colour Swatch

The Pantone Colour Matching System is a system for identifying, matching and communicating colours across product design, graphic design and marketing. It utilises a unique numbering system for identifying its colours.Read More →

Peter Mauney photographs capture light streaks that blaze across the night sky

Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch aeroplanes have they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect.Read More →

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

Kelmscott Press

Morris believed his responsibility was “to revive a sense of beauty in home life, to restore the dignity of art to household decoration.Read More →

La Biche au Bois by Jules Cheret

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle ร‰poque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.Read More →

Resplendent Trogon Bird

These beautiful hand-drawn birds were taken from two books by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby; Beautiful Birds in Far-off Lands and Birds of Gay Plumage.ย Read More →

AS 2700 Colour Sample

AS 2700-2011 – Colour Standards for General Purposes. There are 206 reference colours and the chart or guide is used to assist with the specification and matching of colours used in the industrial architectural and decorative areas, with particular emphasis on paints and related materials.Read More →

Green retro dude created with Adobe Spark

If we consider the cosmic spectrum, the average colour is green it is what the human eye would see if the observer could view all the light sources in the universe together. Read More →

Game of Thrones Papercuts

These intricate portraits of our favourite Game of Thrones characters are made entirely from paper, cut in different layers and using various colours and textures to emulate the strokes of a paintbrush.

Crafted by Robbin Gregorio, an illustrator and designer from the Philippines, the attention to detail is impressive and certainly demonstrates a patient and steady hand. From the expensive, embroidered clothes and house emblems to the heavy beards and fur coats, Robbin papercuts depict every character beautifully.Read More →

Watercolour texture warm colours

I was in the hardware store ย 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 ย was something through the brochure I was thinking about warm and cold colours.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 asRead More →