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Pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, of London-based PATTERNITY
, just launched an eye-popping collaboration with British retailer John Lewis
that spans housewares and fashion. The bold PATTERNITY + John Lewis
collection is full of graphic black and white patterns that land on everything from leggings, parkas, dresses, and sweaters, to pillows, bedding, towels, bath accessories, rugs, candles, and incense, that will no doubt inspire happiness in your life.
By working with the legendary retailer, PATTERNITY was able create designs that were of high quality but at reasonable prices, and for the first time, a collaboration that includes both fashion and home goods.
From Anna Murray:
This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people
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Dezeen is looking a little different today. We have temporarily updated our masthead with a hand-drawn version of the Dezeen logo by Jean Jullien
to celebrate the launch of our new film about Emeco
, which features illustrations by the French graphic designer. Read more
From miniature test tube sculptures to botanical prints to an Instagram-worthy museum dedicated to ice cream, we featured just about every kind of art throughout 2017, all of which kept our eyes visually stimulated. Want to find out which <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/art/" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Art</a> posts were the most popular this year? Check out the top 10…
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10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/wardrobe-snacks-a-project-inspired-by-diners-lacking-a-table/" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table</a><br />
Snack enthusiasts, Pinch Food Design, checked out Wardrobe Snacks, a project inspired by diners eating without the luxury of a table.
Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery
- Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
A look at Tara Donovan’s latest wall sculptures that are composed of THOUSANDS of white styrene cards that are individually stacked, glued, and rotated 90 degrees.
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- Miniature Test Tube Sculptures By Rosa de Jong
Micro Matter consisted of multiple upside down glass
New York-based graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff, whose iconic designs include logotypes for New York's MoMA
and LA's MoCA museums, has died aged 85. Read more
There are rock star designers, and then there are rock star designers. The former represents those high-profile artists with lucrative product deals, spots on design shows and panels, and huge social media presence. Sean Yseult is the perfect description of the latter — a musician, artist and entrepreneur who recently unveiled a new line of textiles and wallpaper designs.
The former bass player for Grammy-nominated rock band White Zombie, Yseult now leads a decidedly different life. She lives in a Greek Revival home in New Orleans, where she focuses on design, photography, writing and her newest business, Yseult Designs.
Strong start in the arts
Hailing from Raleigh, N.C., Yseult grew up with a strong appreciation for the arts. Her mother was a Chaucerian scholar and her father a Hemmingway expert,
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<em>In the latest of our monthly series profiling designers based in the UK and Europe, our editor at large Katie Treggiden talks to London-based designer <a href="https://www.kanganarora.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kangan Arora</a>.</em>
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Born in Northern India and resident in London, surface pattern designer <a href="https://www.kanganarora.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kangan Arora</a> takes inspiration from everywhere and, as a result, her work is every bit as bold, vibrant and colorful as you might expect.
She was born in Ludhiana, a city known for its hosiery mills and industry, where her family still runs a textiles business originally established by her great-grandfather. “From a really young age I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, embroideries, and prints,” she says. “I remember going on buying trips with my dad and helping him choose stock for the showroom and feeling quite pleased that I had made a small contribution and my opinion had counted.”
Despite this early start, it was by no means a foregone
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Dezeen is giving away
five sets of three prints by creative studio Tom Pigeon, which are based on the Victoria and Albert Museum's new Amanda Levete-designed entrance and underground gallery
. Read more
Advertising agency 72andsunny has designed a logo
and campaign for an initiative highlighting creative entrepreneurs in Los Angeles
, with a long space in between the letters L and A that users can customise. Read more
[From left to right: Todd Plaunt, Andrew van Leeuwen, Pete Nelson, Michael Smith, Mark Carson, Brian Boram, Kevin Eckert, Albert Shum, Jeff Johnson, Peter Gray, Aaron Pambianco, Paul Jaqua, Chris Mears, Blair Casey, Brandon Boudreaux, Greg Plaunt, Bill Weigand]
Something remarkable happened this last summer. Each year, at the end of August, we round up our comrades and ride for two days from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s a chance to close our laptops, get some serious fitness, and spend time with an exceptional crew of individuals, all while enjoying the spectacle of summer in the Pacific Northwest. Like every year, we carefully chose a compelling non-profit organization to direct our contributions to, and, like every year, we called on our community to contribute to that organization. This year we made an especially unreasonable financial goal, doubling our initial pledge, and asked our community to dig deep and give
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Artist Alex Proba started a daily project back in 2013, Mine Yours Ours Hers, based on calls from strangers around the world. These invocations spanned a wide range of topics—from happiness, sadness, loss, and much more. She began her A Poster A Day project by visually interpreting and responding to it each one with a custom poster. She did this for more than a year. In fact it was close to four years, where she answered 1460 questions with 1460 posters.
The four years were divided into different parts, which explains the name of the project. The first year, Mine, was about her life. The second year, Yours, was about your life. The third year, Ours, was about our life, and the fourth year, Hers, was about the lives of inspirational women.
The show will have each poster in 5×7 prints, and cover the whole gallery. They will all be available
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This is the point in the winter where it’s hard to believe that the days will ever be longer and warmer. It’s dark, cold and dreary. No matter where you live, the morning commute in February is not a joy. (Understatement!) If every time you close the door behind you, you’re thinking of how to transition to a working-in-pajamas situation, this post is for you. In fact it was a moment just like that, which inspired <a href="http://www.larknraven.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">LARK+RAVEN</a> founder <a href="http://alimacdoodle.com/about" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ali Macdonald</a> to transition out of the daily grind and into a job as a full-time designer.
After a few years at Jonathan Adler and then a stint at C Wonder, Ali was at a creative crossroads. She had made it as an in-house designer for big
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Above: From ABC to CD by Sascha Lobe
Dark Matter 0311 by Michael Cina
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After co-founding the still successful <a href="https://society6.com/prints/design-milk?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>, Justin Cooper has continued his path in the art world with the launch of his latest venture, <a href="https://anotherfinemess.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Another Fine Mess</a>. The Los Angeles-based company publishes and produces editioned work from a variety of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers. Choosing <a href="https://anotherfinemess.com/collections/limited-editions" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">limited editions</a> and <a href="https://anotherfinemess.com/collections/art-prints" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">series</a> over mass-produced artwork, their focus is more on quality and not quantity and by keeping the art highly curated, they’re able to attract a higher caliber of artist, all of which are personally invited. The best part? They’re still extremely affordable. Now that they’ve launched and all is running smoothly, they’ll be releasing even more limited edition works.
Michael Cina signing
On what Another Fine Mess is able to offer that Society6 couldn’t, Cooper says, “With Society6, the goal was to create as much opportunity for as
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Austrian artist <a href="http://www.kogler.net/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Peter Kogler</a> has been creating some of the most visually warped, mind-bending rooms for over 30 years now. He doesn’t just stick to the walls – he covers the floors and ceilings too and completely envelops the viewer with his hypnotizing patterns. They’re dizzying enough just looking at the images so I can’t imagine what it’s like to walk into one of these spaces in person. How long do you think you could last in one of these rooms and remain completely sane?
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2014 \\\ Photo by Atelier Kogler
Art Brussels 2016 \\\ Photo by Vincent Everarts
Art Brussels 2016 \\\ Photo by Vincent Everarts
Sigmund Freud Museum, Schauraum, Wien, 2015 \\\ Photo by Atelier Kogler
Sigmund Freud Museum, Schauraum, Wien, 2015 \\\ Photo by Atelier Kogler
ING Art Center, Brussels, 2016 \\\ Photo by Vincent Everarts