Home Decor

Grain and Knot Wooden Creations

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Grain and Knot

I have to admit I am a little obsessed with textures and patterns, visual and tactile qualities of objects are just so important to me. Even more so, if they derive from nature. Therefore, today I find inspiration in wooden creations by Sophie Sellu from Grain and Knot. Sophie makes beautiful tactile kitchenware in her London studio. Each of her pieces are made […]

Mood

Mood: Dream in Blue

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Morocco. Image by photographer and food stylist Gabriel Cabrera. Shibori Pillowcases by Upstate. Printed scarf from ‘Whatever the Weather’ collection by Anna Badur. Ellipse Platers by Suite One Studio. Hand Dyed Shibori Scarf by Ayelet Iontef.

Mood

Mood: High Spirits

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Izziyana Suhaimi

Embroidered piece ‘Reaching for Equilibrium’ by Izziyana Suhaimi.  Acrylic painting by Prudencio Irazabal. Photograph by Angex Lin. Photograph ‘Ode to Her II’ by Beeline Studio. Encaustic Painting ‘Tupelo’ by Betsy Eby.

Jewellery

Handwoven Fibre Jewellery by Lesh

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Lesh Jewellery

Today on the blog we have an opportunity to get an insight into the creative world of a fibre artist and photographer Summer Moore. She creates unique handwoven jewellery pieces in her New York based studio, under the brand name Lesh. Initially Summer’s interest in fibre arts was inspired by antique Andean textiles seen in Peru, later influenced by the […]

Mood

Mood: Moon Textures

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Mae Engelgeer

Today I am introducing a new section to Ideasblock – Mood. Here we will have daily inspirations of art, design, photography, colours, textures, patterns and anything else that will come to mind that particular day. It is all about inspiration! Today’s mood is Moon Textures: Blankets from ‘Mod’ collection by Mae Engelgeer. Still life photography […]

Fashion

Natural Dyeing with Cara Marie Piazza

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Cara Marie Piazza

You might think that is a weird thing to say, but I just love natural dyes! Maybe it is not so odd if you consider that I am a textile designer, so my mind is always filled with ideas about colours, patterns, textures, materials and, of course, dyes. I am happy to find designers experimenting with alternative ways […]

Ceramic Designers

Textures and Floral Patterns in Dorotea Ceramics

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Dorotea Ceramics

Today I have one more inspiring story for you, an interesting interview with a visual artist and ceramicist Carolina Silva, who is originally from Spain, but now based in Seattle. Apart from creating art pieces for exhibitions Carolina also works on her nature inspired ceramics’ line Dorotea. Her ceramics are filled with floral patterns that artist draws by hand. Therefore, each […]

Inspiration

Textiles Made by Rain

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Made by Rain

I don’t know about your new year, but mine is starting with some rain. I know that for many of us rainy days are quite slow and sleepy, whenever it is possible we try to avoid getting wet and cold. For that reason I was looking for an inspiration that would embrace the rainy weather. […]

Graphic Design

DIY Christmas Decorations by Studio Lilesadi

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I am quite sure there are many people out there looking for some interesting Christmas decoration ideas. Therefore, today I would like to share with you some great DIY paper decorations from a creative studio that was previously featured on the blog – Studio Lilesadi. They are offering free pdf files for everyone who is […]

Inspiration

What Appears Through Disappearance by Seung-Hwan Oh

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Seunghwan-oh

I just discovered something great and had to share it with you all. This time I am admiring some beautiful photographic creations, in particular, a series of photographs called ’Impermanence’ by Seung-Hwan Oh. The collection is inspired by the second law of thermodynamics and explores the ideas of temporal dimension, disappearance and disintegration. ’Impermanence’ is expressed through microbiological practise, where a film […]

Home Decor

Fabrics of Sound by BeatWoven

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Beatwoven

Sound and textiles to me looks like a perfect combination. While doing research on this subject I found something really interesting- woven fabric featuring sound patterns. The geometric patterns created by the beats and sounds in music are set to the loom to be materialised. This wonderful project is created by the textiles label BeatWoven, based in London. Here are a few […]