Textures, Materials & Patterns

1 November, 2018

From London & Paris, With Love — Autumn 2018 Trends Report

Pre-Fall, End of Summer. Whatever you call this transitional time of year, it’s a major moment for fashion, art and design. Throughout the months of August and September, fashion weeks are staggered in major cities around the globe, followed by Paris Design Week, Maison & Objet, the London Design Festival and the increasingly fascinating Frieze…

6 March, 2018

Why Do We Rely So Much on Geometry in Our Designs?

Geometry is an integral part of design from start to finish. Just think about it. Architects use geometry to study and divide space as well as draft detailed building plans. Builders and engineers rely on geometric principles to create structures safely. Designers apply geometry (along with colour and scale) to make the aesthetically pleasing spaces…

14 November, 2016

Inspired by the Art of Hand-crafting

Even when craftspeople are working to a pattern, hand spun or woven textiles are one-of-a-kind items – small variations make each one unique. Saori weaving, created by Misao Jo in 1968, celebrates this idea of random beauty. Unlike other hand-weaving techniques, Saori is completely freestyle with no rules, restrictions, or samples to follow, and where…