I’ve always had a thing for vintage fashion magazines. There was such an artfulness to them, especially the covers–which have always struck me as so much more whimsical and creative than the magazines today. I’ve found that Pinterest is a great resource for digitally hoarding and collecting old magazine covers- Vogue in particular. Below is a small roundup of some of my favorite vintage Vogue covers. Enjoy!
Posted on May 4, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on May 3, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on April 28, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I’m inspired by the work of British fashion illustrator Jacqueline Bissett. I’ve always admired and loved the classic “fashion illustration style” – bold, gestural lines with seasonal colors based on the collection. Enjoy!
Posted on April 27, 2016 by designquixotic
I’ve been using unsplash for about a year now–whenever I can, and I’m constantly recommending it to people I work with. Unsplash is a stock photography site that is completely FREE. Not only that, the photo’s don’t look like stock photography at all. To me, it’s like looking at someone’s photography portfolio. It has become one of my favorite resources, so I wanted to share it with you all as well. Below I’ve compiled some of my favorites for summer VIBES, (almost here!). Enjoy.
Posted on April 26, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on April 20, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I’m sharing the work of Laine Fraser. Laine is a multidisciplinary graphic artist- well versed in professional illustration, design, art, and home decor. Featured below are some of my favorite illustrations of hers. Enjoy!
Posted on April 19, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on April 15, 2016 by designquixotic
It’s been awhile since I did a Home post so I thought it was time to share some of my recent inspirations in interior design. Featured below is… my dream home! And, the real home of Judy Aldridge- mother of Jane from Sea of Shoes. The story behind her home decorating is pretty cool. In her own words,
I have dreamed for years of having a blank palette for a home, and the opportunity to fill it with items found from local thrift stores. I finally decided to fulfill my dream, and accomplish it in only three weeks.
The process of choosing the pieces was decided for me by the thrift store merchandise I encountered. Because I had allowed myself only three weeks to complete the project, I knew I had to choose quickly. I realized some pieces would need to be reupholstered, and some other TLC would be needed for other pieces. I tried to choose somewhat average pieces so that anyone reading this story could say, “I see that stuff all the time! I can do this easily myself. “
When it came to reupholstering the chairs and sofa, I chose fabric from local outlets at 10-20 dollars per yard. I chose to buy from thrift stores that only accepted donations, so that money I spent would go directly to good causes. During this project, I made donations to Salvation Army,Genesis Womens Shelter, and The Carrolton Food Bank and CitySquare Dallas.
Posted on April 14, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I’m featuring a project by Estonian illustrator and graphic designer Eiko Ojala. I loved his wallpaper project-a remake of a 18th century wallpaper for Musée du papier peint. The attention to detail and beauty of the illustration and pattern is stunning. Enjoy!
Posted on April 13, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I’m sharing a project by Swedish design studio Snask. Featured below, Häng konsten lågt is described as…
…a book with the aim to inspire you on starting your own art collection – even with a limited budget or lack of knowledge on the topic. Written by swedish writer Karolina Modig, she takes you on her own personal ride of buying art for the first time and give interviews with prominent people in the art world, in order to undramatize art and make it more available. When designing the book, we wanted to keep the aestetics of an artook, but by adding an editorial touch to the design, try to make it more public to a wider audience.
The title comes from photographer Annika von Hausswolff: ”I always hang my pictures quite low in order to make you approach the pictures with your stomach rather than with your eyes.”