Sometimes we forget to notice the beauty in the everyday objects around us. Softness, a project by Pablo Alfieri, showcases the potential magic in possibly one of the most mundane household items – the sponge.
Shine bright like the sun in these shades softened by light.
Graphic designer turned textile designer William Branton designs bold colorful patterns and has a cool brand with cushions, framed art, accessories and more!
Australian illustrator, Edith Rewa, creates intricately drawn botanical drawings in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney. Her sunny studio is situated in a 1920s mansion which offers views of an expansive garden leading out to the bush. This immediate source of inspiration weaves its way into Rewa’s work, who spends her days illustrating for her head scarf label, Fossick, or working on commissioned projects for companies like Gorman.
Protea and eucalyptus are just a few of the natural wonders captured in detailed form within Rewa’s drawings. The fauna of Australia features heavily as well, with cockatoos and magpies darting among the foliage. Check out Rewa’s instagram feed for more botanical delights or view her work here.
Rus Khasanov’s project Sweet Dreams, is enough to get anyone’s pattern imagination stirring. Scenes of swirling, marbled perfection are combined with dulcet tunes that will leave you calm and smiling – and perhaps reminiscing about the days when lava lamps were in every room. Explore more of Kahsanov’s videos here.
Viennese Chic – Designer Susanne Bisovsky – Photo by Atelier Olschinsky | Zhostovo handicraft from Russia
I’m sure it’s in my DNA to be drawn to Russian folk art. Love the rich colors, intricate details and black backgrounds especially.
Inspired by Baku Maeda’s latest photo project Bitleaves (seen above,) we’ve created a pattern based on his photos. Squares and diamonds lend themselves to repeats so easily but you don’t have to limit your squares to geometrics. Baku brings highlights the idea that flowers can be squares too!
Typically a dorm brings to mind empty pizza boxes and stacks of cups. But, for Danielle Kroll, Bev Beaulieu, and Wade Keller, their freshman dorm, Beech Hall, inspired a creative collaboration of the same name. Beech Hall, the company, crafts themed collections featuring soft goods, art, and ceramics for the home, in addition to jewelry. Unique, hand-made, and one-of-a-kind pieces take inspiration from art history and contemporary culture with the idea of longevity of use and enjoyment in mind. Their current collection, Cabana, combines festive textures, colors, and patterns. How fun are the planters? Check out more of the collection here or browse past collections here.
Artist Pawel Nolbert has a way of making the ordinary look ever-so-slightly more magical. With a color block here and a bright pink line there, the artist transforms something as “everyday” as a street corner, giving it a dream-like quality. The artist’s additions to reality are often so seamless that it’s hard to pick them out at first, as the mind readily accepts the elements and integrates them into the scene. The result is an imaginative, playful take on reality that leaves one thinking – perhaps there should be more blocks of color laying about!