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Tag: Design

Maud Vantours - paper patterns

We love the stunning arrangements of layer upon layer of cut paper, by Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours. She uses paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set designs, fashion accessories, and editorial treatments.

The ampersand colouring book

Colouring books (mainly of the adult variety) have had a boom this year – from the easy-going to the outrageous, there’s seemingly something to cater for all tastes. The latest great example we’ve found is from UK-based illustrator Tim Easley, who’s created this beautiful slim little volume; The Ampersand Colouring Book.

content aware illustration

With the advent of Adobe Photoshop CS5 came the Content-Aware Fill tool. It’s function – to let Photoshop analyse the contents of an image to figure out what the photo would have looked like if the unwanted object or area had never been there and then repair or replace larger, more complex areas, even multiple areas at once.

PaperLater

There’s a growing trend of self-publishing building in the UK at the moment. Many people have been looking to digital outlets to get their daily fix of news, articles and blogs, but it seems the popularity of print still continues.

paper birds

We love all things to do with our feathered friends, and these geometric paper sculptures from Estudio Guardabosques, a design studio in Argentina are no exception.

UNELEFANTE chocolate

Mexican chocolatiers Unelefante make some beautiful chocolate bars including one that looks like melted crayons and another inspired by the drippy paint splashes of Jackson Pollock…

Cyanometer

This is an 18th century instrument designed to measure the blueness of the sky called a Cyanometer. The simple device was invented in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who…

Temari balls

Temari balls are a form of folk art that originated in China and were introduced to Japan in the 7th century. The carefully hand-embroidered balls often made from the thread of old kimonos were created by parents or grandparents and given to children on New Year’s day as a special gift.

GQ freedman chair article

We always knew the FreedMan Chair was going to change people’s lives, but now it’s been confirmed by UK GQ magazine. The 2013 Christmas edition has a great feature titled: “100 best things in the world right now!” which covers everything from actors, wines, products, to music and films.