Talk about color! These beautiful paintings are by Kristy Gammill. Impressionist meets abstract with an infused element of ethnic pattern describes Gammill’s painting. The mix of vibrant, bright and pretty colors with a pop of neon (my favorite), make them a treat for the eye.
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Gammill lives in Oklahoma and is a self taught artist, for the most part. She says “I find inspiration in everything from ancient textile patterns to flea market finds, and I’m drawn to a saturated, all-in color palette–the more the better!” She is a woman after my own heart!
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Design Milk has devised palettes from three pieces of her work. Which is your favorite? Mine is the second one! These bright and highly saturated paintings would be a great accent in any room.
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Is it possible to forecast color trends in real time around the world? Pimkie Color Forecast thinks it is. They show you in real time what people are wearing in Europe’s fashion capitals.
High definition cameras were installed in Milan, Paris, and Antwerp (Europe’s fashion capitals). The cameras are connected to Mac Mini’s with color tracking software developed by Pedro Cruz.
The software analyzes the passing colors and shows in real time which colors are worn most. A ll colors are then complied in nice infographics, so you can follow how the cities evolve and how trends change.
What is even more fascinating Pimkie even suggests clothes to purchase based on the current color trends. You are just one click away from being on trend when it comes to color.
There is even an archive of the past color trends that where seen from the previous day or month. This is a unique concept for retailers and color forecasting.
You can even take your color forecasting on the go. Download the app on iTunes here.
Check out how it works…
Oh my gosh! I am completely amazed with the ceiling of this cafe. The cafe was separated into two zones, the front zone is incorporated into the exterior creating public space and feeling of console silhouette of the building. The rear zone is separated through floor and roof design that allowed reducing depth of space while keeping the panorama. The real challenge was to solve the issues related to ventilation, sound and acoustics. I am in awe of the detail of the ceiling and columns. The wood brings a sense of warmth to the cafe.
If you take a glance inside of a designer’s sketchbook, you can see the birth of great designs. All great designs started with a sketch. Some people today, think that it is important to only see the polished finished project. However, as a designer myself, it is important to sketch. Those rough sketches have a great deal of meaning. But sketchbooks are usually private affairs; you only see inside them at the personal invitation for the designer himself. That’s why Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers (The Monacelli Press) is such an exciting new book: It’s like a exclusive journey inside the brains of the greatest design minds working today.
Authors Steven Heller and Lita Talarico takes us inside the sketchbooks of top designers like Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, and Stefan Sagmeister, showing the intriguing evolution of familiar logos, typefaces, and book covers. Some designers use their sketchbooks as creative outlets for their over-computerized lives, making room for the painting and drawing their design work doesn’t require. So many of us are stuck at the computer day in and day out. It’s so refreshing to pick up an pen and sketch. Many of these sketchbooks also serve as journals for the designers’ daily life, so we get to see activities like meals and vacations documented as beautifully as future design projects.
It’s also a treat to see how and where designers like to sketch. Some use fancy hard-bound Moleskines, some swear by cheap drugstore spiral-bound notebook. Some designers create collages made from found objects, others have a ritualistic dedication to using the same type of pen. But no matter how designers choose to use their sketchbooks, each page tells a fascinating story about the creative process. Graphic proves that a fresh sheet of notebook paper is destined to become a work of art when placed in the right designer’s hands.
Most of you have seen the commercials for Target’s newest temporary edition. The Shops at Target debuted today. Cos Bar, The Webster, The Candy Store, Polka Dog Bakery. and The Privet House are now available at Target for a limited time. For clothing to home goods, these specialty store have created limited edition collections that will be featured at Target.
I am excited to check out all the collections!
The “Keep Calm and Carry On” graphic was designed during WWII to be used only during a crisis. However, this graphic was lost in history but found in a dusty bookstore basement. “Keep Calm and Carry On” was a slogan printed on a colored background topped with the royal crown of King George VI.
This slogan has exploded in popularity over the years. “Keep Calm and Carry On” has become commonly recognizable. It has been spotted on totes, coffee mugs, cell phone case, and posters. The slogan has been called timeless. It’s remarkable how such a simple slogan can remain so popular and loved throughout the years. The words give a comforting feeling in difficult times to “Keep Calm and Carry On.”