As far as I know, there still are not many places to find barkcloth fabric to fashion into curtains (with a few matchy-matchy throw pillows, of course). Source: Eight barkcloth fabric designs by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics AdvertisementsRead More →


A set of fascinating photographs taken by Loran de Cevinne that shows street scenes of Paris from the 1970s. Source: 30 Fascinating Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Paris in the 1970sRead More →

The tight blue dress and the spiked-heeled shoes were not the regulation uniform. But Marilyn Monroe managed to make the first kick at this all-star soccer game between Israel Hapoel and the American Soccer League All-Stars at Ebbets Field on May 12, 1957. Source: 36 Candid Photographs Capture Marilyn MonroeRead More →


Travelling by aeroplane wasn’t always such a gruelling task as it is today – in fact, back in the middle of the past century, it was quite a luxurious experience. Sadly, those days have passed (and some airlines are even considering “standing” seats ) but at least we have someRead More →

Minimalist retro style illustrations by James Gilleard

James Gilleard has a style that is at once retro and futuristic, combining a definite sense of nostalgia with a clear, powerful message with a uniquely angular yet organic technique. James’ experience in both the games and production industries serves him well when he produces animation, editorial, advertising and publishing assets for his extensive list of clients.Read More →

1996 Polaroid camera retro cool

Chances are you’ve seen a few photos on Instagram that look like they belong in your parents’ old vacation albums. You can thank the Huji Cam in the app store for this. The newest “big thing” in photography apps promises your snaps will “look just like the year 1998,” byRead More →

Our friends at Gallery1988 have shown us, over the years, that there are all kinds of ways to show your love for pop culture. And just when we thought they’d run out of canvasses, along came Chet Phillips. His new exhibition “Got A Light?,” which runs through Saturday at theRead More →

“For this product series it was obvious to look back at the brand history, as well as packaging from the 30´s to the 50´s for inspiration. Based on our research we decided to re-introduce the old Hennig-Olsen script logo, combined with simple, bright graphics. Source: This Norwegian Ice Cream ComesRead More →

The stories of 1960s and 1970s America are retold in Matt Henry’s (b. 1978) striking photography, which is highlighted in a new show at Polka Galerie, Paris. The show examines Trump-era rhetoric through the lens of 1960s America, offering an unsettling yet strikingly revealing series of compositions. Source: A ContemporaryRead More →

“The Khooll” is a digital design & life style magazine. Lifestyle magazine is an umbrella term for popular magazines concerned with lifestyle. There is no universally accepted definition of what constitutes a lifestyle magazine. Source: archatlas: Yvon’s Paris of the 1920s: A Look Back On the French…Read More →

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children’s colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12. Read More →

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 →

Influential Designs

The Most Influential Designs — Enter the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards by March 12 for your chance to land a lunch date with your design idol and get your work published in 365 days of Design Inspiration, a hardcover book from HOW+PRINT, along with other great prizes!

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Lucille Ball on sarcasm

Do you think that it’s funny to be sarcastic? Others may laugh, but they will never love you.Read More →

6 Expert Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop tutorial chock-full of information on Photoshop features and how best to work with this robust application. Curated content, tips and tricks from some of the world’s best Photoshop experts.Read More →

Coco Chanel had a simple philosophy from which she never departed: “There is time for work and time for play; that leaves no other time.” Read More →

I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960’s.  The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers.  They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.Read 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 →