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Patterned Tiles

Patterned tiles are becoming an obsession of mine. Anyone who follows me on Instagram (prettydandybex), Pinterest, or twitter for that matter, will confirm this! Since moving to Barcelona I have begun spotting and recording them while out and about around the city. I've long been partial to pattern, colour, vintage design and - in particular - Barcelona's Modernisme style and these decorative tiles fulfill all of those passions. I'm now keen to learn more about these beautiful objects, to find out more about how they are made and their history and whether they are still being used today. So far I've established...
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Date: 07 Jan 2014 19:33
Author: Becky
Tags: art inspiration interior design Vintage

Celia Birtwell - Inspiration

I have just spotted that Celia Birtwell has her second collaboration happening with Uniqlo. She is such an inspirational figure to me. Ever since I read this book by Dominic Lutyens and blogged about it (Celia Birtwell book post) I have been a huge fan of her work and really inspired by her eye for colour and design. Seeing that she's working with a fab modern brand like Uniqlo goes to show that talent never goes out of style! Here are a few of the pieces for you to enjoy: I also love some of the pieces in her online store, like...
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Date: 13 Oct 2013 20:41
Author: Becky
Tags: art inspiration

Rene Gruau - Fashion Illustrator

Rene Gruau is an illustrator of extraordinary skill, style and flair. A good friend introduced me to his work at an exhibition a while ago at Somerset House called Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the Line of Beauty. Now I'd like to pass that gift on. Rene Gruau Diorissimo image from 1956 His father was an Italian count, but Gruau pursued his passion for art rather than follow in his father’s royal & military footsteps. His mother and father separated when he was only 3 years old and from that time on he took his French mother’s name and lived with her...
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Date: 25 Jul 2013 14:45
Author: Becky
Tags: art inspiration