New Inspiration

I have been working on my floor slowly over the summer but in the past few weeks I have been noticing more black and white patterns in my Sunday paper. Not the black and white of the newsprint but the kind of black and white that reminds me of my floor. Here is an ad by MAXALTO:

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   From the Valentino site, I learned that the Creative Directors are  Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli .  I took a look at the  Valentino Instagram  and found that Chiuri & Pierpeolo's collection was inspired by this illustration by  Joseph Larkowsky . His illustration below:

 

From the Valentino site, I learned that the Creative Directors are Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli.

I took a look at the Valentino Instagram and found that Chiuri & Pierpeolo's collection was inspired by this illustration by Joseph Larkowsky. His illustration below:

Valentino via @josayhef

Larkowsky was in turn inspired by Emilie Flöge, a fashion designer and business woman whose style fell squarely in the Wiener Werkstãtte

This adventure was totally unexpected and fun. It is similar to the learned new word that you seem to read everywhere after learning it...I am finding inspiration in so many new places. Now back to my floor. I am almost out of duck tape...

She was also a muse for Gustave Klimt, also hashtagged by Larkowsky--a nod to both Klimt and Flöge.

Emilie Flōge

Emilie Flōge

He also follows I Have This Thing With Floors --I wrote about them a few posts back--and there is also a inspirational pattern there.

Thing With Floors

 

 

 

chaos, flows, meanders

I just googled "patterns" and I came up with a variety of responses from sewing to tiles to patterns in nature.  A Scientific American article from 1986 on chaos suggests that in nature patterns "repeat" but not exactly in the same way because small differences in the starting points can lead to very different outcomes. Many natural patterns are shaped by this "apparent randomness". 

http://csc.ucdavis.edu/~chaos/courses/ncaso/Readings/Chaos_SciAm1986/Chaos_SciAm1986.html

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The beat goes on...

By the way, I am also blogging once a month on the Hudson Valley Etsy Team. Check out the blog here.

Unsystem, system

 Last week I started to write a post that was off topic because it was my post deadline, but I decided to delay the post until I had more of the floor completed. I decided to skip the system and work without too much of a plan. I think the only system that I am using is to balance the intricate areas so the pattern is not too complicated all over and hard on the eyes.

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Ugh...try to avoid looking under your oven if you live in an old house.

Ugh...try to avoid looking under your oven if you live in an old house.

Next post, some notes on pattern.

Wabi-Sabi from emmas design blog

Contemporary wabi-sabi tea bowlImage via Wikipedia

I love the idea of Wabi Sabi. Emma Fexeus of emmasblog put together a great piece on wabi-sabi and a list of resources. Thanks emma!
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from emma's design blog 2008-12-30 @ 23:20:50
Wabi Sabi, a little more background

“Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry. Keep things clean and unencumbered but don’t sterilize” says Leonard Koren, author of Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. That would be exactly what I think defines good interior design. And that is the reason why I am so drawn to the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, and would like to share some of what I've found out lately.

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more inspiration...



This one is from the Design Museum in London from the Gio Ponti Show in 2002. It was created by design team Kerr Noble who worked together for 10 years before going their separate ways...

I wish I could find a larger image so I could read it but nevertheless totally beautiful...

Here is another from team Kerr-Noble and the Museum Sheffield show On The Map:

The blurb goes as follows...

"kerr|noble


<i>Rivermap</i>, Kerr | Noble, 1999
Rivermap, Kerr | Noble, 1999

The Rivermap leaflet illustrates the importance of the process of mapping for designers in visualising information.

In this map Kerr | Noble are representing the thoughts and feelings invoked by the River Thames, in London. They chose to use a poem by John Banck, A Description of London, 1738, to convey the character and history of the Thames. The words of this poem have replaced the geographical contours of the River, creating an alternative map. The font, Caslon by William Caslon, was chosen for its joyfulness and historicism, as it was designed at the same time that the poem was written."

Find out more about Kerr | Noble

<i>Rivermap</i>, Kerr | Noble, 1999
Rivermap, Kerr | Noble, 1999

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