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 →

Watercolour texture warm colours

I was in the hardware store  this morning and I picked up the Dulux interior colour collection catalogue. I love colour swatches and I always find them a fun and exciting way to be inspired. When I  was something through the brochure I was thinking about warm and cold colours.Read More →

Interaction of Color by Josef Albers illustration

Interaction of Color is Josef Albers masterwork and is one of the significant works on the nature and use of colour in art.  It is indispensable as a guide for artists, instructors, and students. John Ruskin, the Victorian art critic, said of colour: “Every hue throughout your work is alteredRead More →

Northern lights are a result of the collision of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  This palette I created from the deep and cosmic colours of a photo taken in Estonia. I have called it Aurora.Read More →

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 →

blue sky ocean

Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour.  Apparently, I am in good company as blue is one of the most well-liked colours.  It is the least gender specific having equal appeal to both men and women. Blue can affect us physically it calms and sedates, cools and aids intuition.Read More →

A swatch fan of pantone colour matching system

The Pantone Colour Matching System is a system for identifying, matching and communicating colours across product design, graphic design and marketing. It utilises a unique numbering system for identifying its colours.Read More →

With the new year right around the corner, many of us are resolving to go to the gym more or to keep the house clean… but if you’re like me, being more creative is top on your list. And I’m here to tell you that it’s easier than it soundsRead More →

Need help deciding what to read next? Take a cue from these famous bookworms. Sally Field recommends “The Witch Elm” by Tana French Field is also a fan of the dispatches from the Dublin Murder Squad, and although French’s latest novel doesn’t involve the usual crew, it remains thrilling andRead More →

Body Font Family from Zetafonts

Body, a sans serif font family from foundry Zetafonts. Designed by Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2018 for foundry Zetafonts , Body is a new sans-serif font family that comes with sixty-four styles. It has been developed as a contemporary alternative to modernist superfamilies such as Helvetica and Univers.Read More →

How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating Some of our greatest inspiration can come from learning about the past. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a realistic vintage portrait in the old Victorian style. We’ll fabricate the entire scene from scratch by using a few stocks to establish depth ofRead More →

What Is Chalk Paint, Anyway?

One of the great joys of having your own space is being able to make it truly your own. With the right decor, your favourite room can become a reflection of who you are—giving significant meaning to the phrase, “There’s no place like home.” DIY projects are the perfect opportunity toRead 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 →

More paintings by New Orleans-based artist Emily Lovejoy . See more below. See more images below. Each week our members share their work with us and we highlight the best of these submissions as  Editors’ Picks . If you have work to share, you can learn more about  becoming aRead More →

Growing up in New Zealand, London-based photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) always had the urge to travel. “We are so far removed from everything there at the bottom of the world that we are taught at an early age to spread our wings and fly,” she explained. She recently booked aRead More →

Sometimes, the key to refining your design idea is to think like a designer. No matter how new you are to graphic design, by learning some of the most widely used graphic design terms, you’ll be able to think and design like a pro within minutes—no prior experience required. Source:Read More →

  Located just a half hour outside Reykjavik is what may be one of the most unique cabins in Iceland. Introducing the Panorama Glass Lodge. sThis igloo-like home features a small fully equipped kitchen, a dining table, full bathroom, and hot tub – essentially everything you’d expect out of a high-endRead More →

  Have you always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights in the middle of the wilderness? Does snuggling up next to a fire while snow falls on the roof of your cabin sound appealing? How about soaking in a hot tub outside in a winter wonderland? Glamping — code word for glamorous camping — isn’t a new concept, but it isRead More →

Coasters are high on the list of things you can never have too many of. (I mean, no one actually likes cleaning up water rings on a table, right?) They’re also small, easy to store, and a fun way to punch up a coffee table. Instead of suggesting you spendRead More →