Artifort design manufacturer

Artifort used freelance designers, including Kho Liang Le and Pierre Paulin. It produced chairs, settees, and tables. It first used plastics in Paulin’s 1965 Chair 582 in tensioned rubber and latex foam and his 1965-66 Armchair 303 in polyester fibreglass. It produced Paulin’s 1953 Chair 157 in polyester, ABS, and elastomers and 1967 F577 chair. Read More →

AIGA promotional poster

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a professional design organisation. Members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, user experience, branding and identity. The objective of the organisation is to be the standard bearer of professional ethics and practice in the design profession. TRead More →

La Biche au Bois by Jules Cheret

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

The difference between oblique and italic

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.Read More →

John Rodriquez Wall Hanging

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 theRead More →

William Caslon Example of Greeking

Although it sounds like it ‘Greeking’ is not some weird sexual practice practised by the ancients.  ‘Greeking’ is a technique that originated in advertising where the potential ad copy or text for a new ad being developed is represented by non-words so that the viewer can focus on the overall design rather than getting caught up in the actual details of the text.Read More →

Small space ideas photo of a living room

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 bRead More →

Small Studio Space with a single bed

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.Read More →

Erotic Mehndi model sitting on bed

Erotic henna is a new form of art that celebrates the feminine body, highlighting the natural beauty of women, usually done around the chest, belly, legs and back, it became popular when the work of the Russian henna artist Mary GinkasRead More →

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 →

Hannah Hoch's 1925 "Equillibre," or Balance," was originally titled "America Balancing Europe."

As a designer, I am passionate about the history of art and their influence on ‘visual design.’  In art history, Dada is the artistic movement that preceded Surrealism, it began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916 by a group of mostly painters and painters.  Dada artworks challenged the preconceived notions of what art meant.  Many Dadaists felt that the way to salvation was through political anarchy, the natural emotions, the intuitive and the irrational.Read More →

Garden statues

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 toRead More →

The best labels have one thing in common: they make their products stand out on shelves, even when they’re standing among crowds of competitors. Think of how many times you’ve tried a new food or brought home a cool craft beer because it had an interesting label. Source: The 10Read 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 →