living with texture.

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 and bedspreads (see below!), as well … Continue reading living with texture.

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City DNA

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 paintings that resemble the street layouts … Continue reading City DNA

Digital art by Romain Bonnet

“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 Bonnet

Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-working

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-working

17 Charming Shabby-Chic Deck Designs You Need In Your Backyard

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, especially if it is in … Continue reading 17 Charming Shabby-Chic Deck Designs You Need In Your Backyard

10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

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 the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

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 and chic to your interiors. Source: … Continue reading Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

Stone wall textured background vectors set 10

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Throws & Movies To Ease the Daylight Savings Time Conundrum

12 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 the sack in the afternoon on … Continue reading 12 Throws & Movies To Ease the Daylight Savings Time Conundrum

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

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 10 best freelance label designers for … Continue reading The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

Free leather texture examples to download for your design projects

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-y to elegant and suave. Source: … Continue reading Free leather texture examples to download for your design projects

10 Resources to Find Free Textures

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 Resources to Find Free Textures

Larger-Than-Life Weavings are a Splendorous Celebration of Color and Texture

Tammy Kanat creates textile art that’s larger than life. Her colorful, highly-textural wall hangings feature organic circular and oval shapes that are a celebration of materials. “For me,” she says , “weaving projects a mood. I follow my instinct to create designs that feel balanced. Source: Larger-Than-Life Weavings are a Splendorous Celebration of Color and … Continue reading Larger-Than-Life Weavings are a Splendorous Celebration of Color and Texture

” SumĂ©rgete en un ocĂ©ano textil ” | More with Less

“Sumérgete en un océano textil” es el proyecto presentado por el estudio valenciano BOMa y la diseñadora de interiores Carmela Martí para la Feria de Hostelco 2018, celebrada en Barcelona. Source: " Sumérgete en un océano textil ” | More with Less

The best of the typographic posters by Robin Weissenborn

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.

Whispering Smith house - concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

HOUSE A – concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

“Minimal land, minimal house, minimal life” Words from Whispering Smith Architecture. What a wonderful combination of concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick and much more. Just stunning.

How to Create a Grunge Text Effect Using a Displacement Map in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a text effect using displacement mapping in Adobe Photoshop. I created a Text Destroyer with unlimited text effects using the same method for my GraphicRiver portfolio.

Paper Marbling Textures Vol.3

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.

Alex Carro Packaging

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Life got in the way, but I’m back from hibernation and I will try to post more frequently. This work designed by Malva Sawada and creative directed by Andrew Trotter is what got me out of my slumber. It’s a super minimal packaging design for Barcelona based skincare brand, Alex … Continue reading Alex Carro Packaging

The boathouse – colour palette

William Glackens debt to the Impressionists can be seen in the intense colours, the energetic brushwork and textured surface.   I call this the boathouse.