Tag Archives: design

Expert in a Single Color?

A recent Wallpaper* post (external link) made me remember a design niche so small I think few ever contemplate it: designers and artists skilled in a single color. First, a dip into the world of Chanel Beauty. Yes, I am … Continue reading

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Follow up on The New Ornamentalism

A few posts ago I mentioned what I called the New Ornamentalism. (internal link) I worked around a skyscraper in the 80s that was in that style. I just got the 1983 title Ornamentalism by Jensen and Conway. Ten dollars … Continue reading

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Good Clip Art Goes A Long Way

While searching my paper files and folders I came across this graphic I did in the mid-1990’s. I had gone to Def Con II the previous summer and I was getting ready to go again. Dark Tangent called for poster … Continue reading

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Architecture and Writing and Compromises

Tom Wolfe once said that we all have to live with an architect’s mistakes. How true. My bad writing won’t assault your senses (and that of the public) every time you drive to work. That’s unlike the concrete tilt ups … Continue reading

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Happy Jewelry From Jwinaia

This is high-end and fun costume jewelry from Jwinaia in Italy. Freshwater pearls to make Happy and Sad ghost earrings? Very pretty stuff. https://jiwinaia.com/shopall/ I found out Jwinai through Wallpaper Magazine. You don’t have to be a subscriber to get … Continue reading

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Wallpaper* magazine

I first discovered Wallpaper* magazine in 1999. It was a thin volume then, all about design. “The Stuff That Surrounds You.” I think they now say, “The Stuff That Refines You.” It has grown into a massive tome, hundreds of … Continue reading

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