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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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.

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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 →

Long vertical panel image depicting a variety of interior design textures

adding texture is one of the easiest ways to give a room a warmer, more relaxed vibe, and step up the sophistication, too. and doing so through layered textiles is easy, and usually quite affordable, too. there are so many wonderful online and vintage resources for rugs, pillows, throws andRead More →

After Piet Mondrian moved to New York in 1940, his work became influenced by Manhattan’s grid system, particularly expressed in Broadway Boogie Woogie. Similarly, for his City DNA project, Xinjiang Lu studied satellite maps of cities like Beijing, Athens, New York, and Los Angeles and then created these maze-like paintingsRead More →

Digital art by Romain Bonnet. Female in black-and-white with orange mascara and orange lipstick.

“A former professional flamenco guitarist, I took my musical retreat in the South of France to dedicate myself to another form of art that allows me to associate several forms of artistic expressions, such as painting or manipulated photography. Source: Digital art by Romain BonnetRead More →

Co-working spaces aren’t about working anymore: in the age of millennial loneliness, they’re mostly about finding one’s social niche. Source: Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-workingRead More →

There are a few things that can improve the quality of your outdoor areas like a deck can. It is the most versatile addition that you can update your backyard, courtyard, porch or garden with. I mean, there are just so many things that you can do with a deck,Read More →

From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year’s most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of “top 10” articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of theRead More →

It’s a pattern that dates back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Yet it never seems to go out of style. We’re talking about herringbone — a design aesthetic that the experts say is trending higher lately in home design and which can instantly add an upscale look andRead More →

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Throws & Movies To Ease the Daylight Savings Time Conundrum

And so once again, the season of disconcerting time changes and a deep longing for one’s bed at 7 pm has arrived. It is what it is. Take consolation in the increased opportunity for some quality “me” time, complete with some comfort food, movies and couch time (if hitting theRead 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 →

It’s becoming usual again to use a leather texture in web & graphic design. Leather is a tough material that has seen a lot of uses during the course of human civilization, from rugged to luxurious. A leather texture adds a distinct touch to your design, from weathered and grunge-yRead More →

Textures are an all-but-necessary component in web design. They can give a webpage depth, draw the eye to key elements, serve as great backgrounds and just look great when used well! If you’re looking for free textures to enhance your projects, you’ve come to the right place. Source: 10 ResourcesRead More →