Inspiration

Erm Books has announced the release of Courts, the debut book by Australian photographer Ward Roberts. The culmination of a four-year project documenting sporting courts and fields across the globe, Roberts’ colour-drenched images operate as both playful documentary studies and intriguing formal propositions.

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These stunning handmade prints are the latest work of up and coming textile surface designer Phillippa Copping, who exhibited her work last week at the New Designers graduate exhibition in London. The designs are a colourful mash up of bold African-inspired tribal patterns and exotic flora and fauna. Read the rest of this entry »

And so continues my obsession with boxes. These turned wood beauties are designed by Paris-based designer Constance Guisset. The boxes are designed with internal magnets that allow precarious stacking and unpredictable configurations.

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I spotted this beautiful jacquard at the always impressive Maharam showroom this week during NeoCon 2012. In collaboration with Antwerp-based Studio Job, the American textile brand showcased Farm and Farm Stripe, depicting traditional farmland scenery in a complex woven jacquard construction. This complementary pair of dense, narrative patterns is an ode to rural heritage. Using a flattened perspective, Farm presents an assemblage of livestock, crops, implements, and rural transport, while Farm Stripe features repeating ribbons of farm iconography— pitchforks, apples, split-rail fences, sheaths of wheat, and life-sized horseflies all make appearances.

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