Basse-taille is a method for enamelling the graves or graves low-reliefs on a metal surface, typically gold or silver, and then covers it with translucent glazed enamel. (French: ‘low-cut’) This technique dramatises the play of light and shadow over the low-cut design and also gives the item a tone of
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.
Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings. True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren. Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.
John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950’s. He introduced a unique Australian Style. His abstract textile designs included everyday household items tea towels and curtains. The materials were sunburnt Australian shades, “deep and muted, sometimes almost three dimensional”. Greys, yellows and greens were the
A perfect greeting card for lovers of Japan and historians alike!
Includes one blank 7.5” x 6” PopLife 3D Pop-Up card, and one custom envelope for gifting or sending in the mail.
The ultra-slim profile of this card means the recipient will be simply AMAZED every time they open it.
Cut the anchor threads or tabs and use the pop-up as a standalone decoration or a one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament for your tree!
Finally, the card & gift for any occasion, from Thank You to Wedding – They’ll love it for years to come.
A small space doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be cramped. Maybe there is not enough light; furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout isn’t right? How do you make a small room feel more spacious? With clever use of colour, furniture placing, space planning and lighting, your small space can feel as spacious as you need it to b
This small one-room studio is decorated with lots of white combined with natural materials and warm colours like beige and ochre. This warm palette looks very inviting and unifies the style throughout the space.
My favourite area must be the small white dining area with white bentwood chairs. Perfect for a morning coffee.
These posters by Robin Weissenborn are not new, they were designed in 2015 and awarded in an international poster competition. The graphic designer, who was studying at the prestigious Bauhaus university at the time, designed a series of posters using experimental typography and cool distorted perspectives.
Aleksandr Rodchenko was a commercial as well as a fine artist. He was a proponent of the Russian constructivist art movement. The term ” constructivism” came about because the artists claimed they riveted the images together in the manner of engineers not artists. In the early years of the Russian
Think of them as art for your garden. Garden statues are the perfect accessory to enhance and intensify the intended mood of an outdoor space or sunroom. Whether you are looking to infuse your backyard with a bit of humour, balance the composition of your landscaping, or draw attention to
These dimmable outdoor lights were designed by the architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, a beautiful interpretation of the traditional tube light of Samode. Adjustable via your smartphone, the luminaires called Gude and Kyhn are available for indoor and outdoor use and fit perfectly in a contract
Creative professionals now have a number of new typefaces to select from the Monotype Library for their projects, including a textured and hand-drawn calligraphic typeface, a sans serif with a bold personality, a hybrid script family and a quirky design inspired by the cinema of the 1930s and 1940s. Source: