Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring handbag - Dareen Hakim - 2016

In March 2016, I ordered a handbag from an internet shopping site.  It is a Dareen Hakim handbag tote and the name of the style is Le Grand Icon.  The colors are taupe, navy, and aubergine.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Illustrator Ottilia Adelborg - Blomsteralfabet

I learned of an illustrator today named Ottilia Adelborg from Sweden. I found her book on the internet on a Pinterest page. The book is called "Prinsarnes Blomsteralfabet", and it was published in Stockholm in 1892.  Here are pictures from the internet. First is the cover of the book. After that is a collage I made of letters in the book that spell out my name.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Artist Itzchak Tarkay

I found an artist on the internet who uses fun bright colors. His motif is similar in all his paintings, but even so, I like the playful color combinations.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Map of New York City in 1674

I like old maps. Here is a map of New York City from 1674. This area of New York city is at the bottom tip of Manhattan Island.  The first two are the same map in slightly different quality versions. The third one is a modern illustration the shows another perspective, from the year 1664.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Adinkra Symbols from Africa

I like the bold graphic shapes of Adinkra.  I learned about Adinkra when I searched on the internet for an African alphabet.  Adinkra symbols are used for textiles and each symbol has a meaning.

Here are examples of Adinkra symbols.

Friday, June 28, 2013

IKEA designs

Here are some IKEA products that I like for their design.

    fabric "Annamoa" designed by Lotta Kuhlhorn for IKEA

 glass "Mildra"  designed by Christian Strömqvist for IKEA
 fabric "Fredrika" designed by Helen Trast for IKEA
tray "Bärbar" designed by Edholm Ullenius for IKEA

 napkin "Orubblig" designed by Edholm  Ullenius for IKEA
napkin holder "Liksidig"
glass "Diod" designed by Anne Nilsson for IKEA

graphics "Kort - flowers" designed by Zoe Badger for IKEA

graphics "Kort - In the Forest" designed by Clara Wells for IKEA

fabric "Stockholm Blad Multi" designed by Maria Åström for IKEA

 fabric "Stockholm Blad Brown" designed by Maria Åström for IKEA

fabric "Sysann" designed by Ann Wessblad for IKEA

fabric "Jonill" designed by Ann Wessblad for IKEA

fabric "Majvisa" designed by Evalou Hauge for IKEA

fabric "Barbro" - designed by Helle Vilen for IKEA

 shower curtain "Akerkulla" designed by Eva Lundgreen for IKEA

shower curtain "Akerkulla" designed by Eva Lundgreen for IKEA

 fabric "Kajsastina" designed by Amsell Berlin for IKEA