5 Step Instructions for Making A Rag Rug

  Background One of my brothers used to always insist on going to the Duxford Imperial War Museum for his birthday every year to see all the planes he loved so much, and I think it must have been there somewhere maybe that I saw it first - a craft commonly practised by those hiding … Continue reading 5 Step Instructions for Making A Rag Rug

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The Best ‘Alternative’ Geeky Posters

So every September millions of students excited to be living independently go about making their new flat or house feel like a home away from home. Part of this, or at least part of it for many of the students I know (including myself), is getting a few cool posters to adorn my new walls … Continue reading The Best ‘Alternative’ Geeky Posters

‘The Genius Of The Place’

The Genius Of The Place is the name of the project that I have long been thinking about but I know I will never get the time or money to develop. The idea would be collecting and tagging every piece of artwork that directly portrays that particular place, preferably cataloging time and date as well, … Continue reading ‘The Genius Of The Place’

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Deutscher Werkbund

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Deutscher Werkbund A German association of architects, artists, designers and industrialists 1907 – 1938 Pioneered the integration of craftsman, artists and industrialists togetherin thedesign process, rather than … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Deutscher Werkbund

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Art Nouveau

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Art Nouveau 1890s - 1910s Widespread but predominantly European, with lots of different local variations Included Louis Comfort Tiffany, René Lalique, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Alfonso Mucha, Victor … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Art Nouveau

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Blobism

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Blobism Mid 1990s to late 2000s or into 2010s? Curved, often irregular or asymmetric, organic shapes enabled by developments in CAD and CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacture) in … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Blobism

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Memphis

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Memphis Founded in Milan by Ettore Sottass, Michele De Lucchi etc 1981 - 1988 Postmodernist group that aimed to challenge the dark, humourless minimalism of 1970s Europe … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Memphis

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Art and Crafts

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Arts & Crafts Considered the earliest, possibly first art & design movement Reaction against industrialisation, mass production and the machine age 1880s - early 1900 Nostalgia for … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Art and Crafts

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Modernism

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Modernism A concept that covered a range of movements from Bauhaus to 'pop culture', used very freely and not always well defined 1930s to 1970s Had already … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Modernism

A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Post Modernism

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements - Introduction for more information. Post Modernism  "Obsessed with style for its own sake" Began in 1970s but reached a peak around1980 to the early 1990s Often questionable definitions and standards                    … Continue reading A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Post Modernism