Your Beautiful Home In 1974 On A Budget

Your Beautiful Home on a Budget was a home decorating book published in 1974. It was aimed at people who wanted to brighten up their homes on a shoestring budget. The book was written by Dawn Marsden, who also published a book titled “Planning Colour for Your Home: All You Need to Know About Colour” in the same year. She made her last contribution to literature world with her 1981 book ”The...

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“Lost In Color”: Spectacular Minimalist Illustrations By Effy Zhang

Chinese artist and designer Effy Zhang creates pleasant minimal landscapes with a strong use of color. “I began my illustration career before 12 years before, the method has shifted from real brush to digital software. But the spirit which I keep in mind has never changed. That is the relationship between people, human and the world we live, people and themselves. Life is so short...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/01/lost-in-color-spectacular-minimalist-illustrations-by-effy-zhang/

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019 – Living Coral Is Your Shade Next Year

Move over ‘Millenial Pink’ as the shade taking the crown for the next 12 months is ‘Living Coral’. Living Coral is a vibrant orange shade, often dubbed muted terracotta. Pantone has described the latest shade as: “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.” Pantone claims its choice has been inspired by endangered...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/pantone-colour-of-the-year-2019-living-coral-is-your-shade-next-year/

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019 – Living Coral Is Your Shade Next Year

Move over ‘Millenial Pink’ as the shade taking the crown for the next 12 months is ‘Living Coral’. Living Coral is a vibrant orange shade, often dubbed muted terracotta. Pantone has described the latest shade as: “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.” Pantone claims its choice has been inspired by endangered...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/pantone-colour-of-the-year-2019-living-coral-is-your-shade-next-year/

Kelimutu Three Color Lakes. Source



Kelimutu Three Color Lakes. Source

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Custom Spectacles Craftsman From Chicago Re-Invents The Frame With Light-Reflecting Eyewear

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Since 2005, Scott Urban has been creating bespoke wooden eyeglasses for clients all over the world. Now, his latest mission is to make eyewear shine — literally. He is calling them Reflectacles and they work by borrowing the same highly reflective technology used on road signs. Reflectacles improve night visibility for bicyclists and pedestrians, while they also provide facial-privacy from the highly invasive camera-phone culture. If his past work is any indication, Reflectacles will be made with the highest attention to detail. I would know; I own a pair of Scott’s expertly crafted wood spectacles.

I first met Scott back in 2006 at a DIY craft fair in Chicago. While most of the vendors had a tented space with neat little displays, Scott showcased his beautifully hand carved wooden specs on a suspended bicycle which he had converted into a table. And he wasn’t selling anything; he was just spreading the word on his newest creations. I took a liking to the kid (at the time) and I have been following his work ever since. Throughout the years, Scott has always maintained his Do-Everything-Yourself mentality, and he is bringing this same approach to Reflectacles.

More Info: Reflectacles, Urban Spectacles (h/t: Boingboing)


“People in eight cities have stopped me on the street to ask where they could get their own pair, and they were the hit of the playa at Burning Man this year — they turned out especially great in the dark, catching the ambient light of the art cars and the flashes on peoples’ cameras.” – Cory Doctorow (via BoingBoing)


I first reached out to Scott Urban four years ago to have my own pair of his custom work. He invited me into his workshop where he lives with his dog and has amassed a large collection of well designed objects from thrift stores and garage sales. I mean, he had stacks of Eames chairs that it seemed he preferred to study rather than sit in. He pulled out calipers to measure my facial features, showed me many different wood options and he wanted to feel me out over a beer to assess my personal style. After many rounds of design options and a few months later, I was wearing his impeccably crafted eyewear and still do to the day.

“Afnan”, Hand Carved Ebony Macassar, 2014

“Amber”, Applied Baltic Amber to Verawood, 2015.

“Dots”, Ebony Gaboon with Olivewood insets. 2013.

“Snake Mills”, Snakewood, 2013. (The specs I wear)

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Pencil Type

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Colorful artwork installation created from the sort of color pencils by Jasper Gilsing, designer from Netherlands.


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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/pencil-type/

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