Early this past summer, we went on a multi-family camping trip to Refugio State Beach up the California coast. We enjoyed sunny days, dense rolling walls of afternoon fog, and thick tangles of tourmaline colored seaweed laying in sandy clumps as though it had fallen off a mermaid’s hairbrush.
Whitney Hurst sews a line of deceptively simple rag quilts. Why deceptive?
Because sure, you can sew together a bunch of fabric squares and trim them with ultrasoft minky, but really. Can you also put together a set of color combinations and patterns in such a surprising and delightful way?
TED Talk: Paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to preserve and transmit messages beyond a single moment in time, may be much older than we think.
Recently, I received an email asking about Haiku in a Prism, one of the Gems pattern colorways I offer on Spoonflower (a digital fabric printing website).
Humans are always creative, no matter what their circumstances. The nature of their creativity is shaped by their circumstances, and I’ve been wondering today if that shape ranges from playfulness at one end of an imaginary scale to resourcefulness at the other end.
Once again, I read a designer’s post telling readers that “the user is no longer a spectator”.
How is this still a thing?
The user has never been a spectator.
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