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Hamonshu: A Japanese Book of Wave and Ripple Designs (1903)

- September 16, 2018 in best of books, best of design, best of illustration, design, japan, japanese, ocean, ripples, sea, water, waves

Hamonshū v. 1, by Mori Yūzan; Yamada Geisōdō, Kyōto-shi, Meiji 36 [1903] Hamonshū v. 2, by Mori Yūzan; Yamada Geisōdō, Kyōto-shi, Meiji 36 [1903] Hamonshū v. 3, by Mori Yūzan; Yamada Geisōdō, Kyōto-shi, Meiji 36 [1903] The three volumes above bring together a wonderful selection of wave and ripple designs produced by the Japanese artist […]

Hamonshu: A Japanese Book of Wave and Ripple Designs (1903)

- September 16, 2018 in best of books, best of design, best of illustration, design, japan, japanese, ocean, ripples, sea, water, waves

Hamonshū v. 1, by Mori Yūzan; Yamada Geisōdō, Kyōto-shi, Meiji 36 [1903] Hamonshū v. 2, by Mori Yūzan; Yamada Geisōdō, Kyōto-shi, Meiji 36 [1903] Hamonshū v. 3, by Mori Yūzan; Yamada Geisōdō, Kyōto-shi, Meiji 36 [1903] The three volumes above bring together a wonderful selection of wave and ripple designs produced by the Japanese artist […]

Albert Racinet’s L’Ornement Polychrome (1869–73)

- July 5, 2018 in architecture, art, design, ornament, Ornaments

Highlights from a visual record in 100 plates of the decorative arts from antiquity to the eighteenth century.

Albert Racinet’s L’Ornement Polychrome (1869–73)

- July 5, 2018 in architecture, art, design, ornament, Ornaments

Highlights from a visual record in 100 plates of the decorative arts from antiquity to the eighteenth century.

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, Ralph Waldo Emerson, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, Ralph Waldo Emerson, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, Ralph Waldo Emerson, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Details from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1908)

- February 6, 2018 in design, gold, gustav klimt, kissing, pattern, the kiss, Vienna

Celebrating the centenary of Gustav Klimt's death with a selection of close-ups from his most famous painting.

Details from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1908)

- February 6, 2018 in design, gold, gustav klimt, kissing, pattern, the kiss, Vienna

Celebrating the centenary of Gustav Klimt's death with a selection of close-ups from his most famous painting.