Yves Klein (28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist who was an important member of the Nouveau réalisme movement. He was instrumental in the development of performance art. But he is also known for a well-known series of ultramarine blue monochrome paintings he first exhibited in Milan in 1957. This deep, lapis lazuli like, blue became known as International Klein Blue. He later used this same colour for his famous ‘Anthropometries’ series for which he covered women’s naked bodies with IKB and had them jump or fall against white linen and canvasses.
Today the colour is used in both contemporary and classic interior designs.
Nothing like a bit of interior design inspiration for those dreadful Monday blues.
When, in 1793, the guillotine cut off his head, he probably had no idea how his legacy would live on in furniture. Trends come and go, but the style named after this notorious French King, is always in fashion. Here’s a couple Louis XVI inspired interiors to feast your eyes on.
Pied-de-poule (chicken’s foot) or houndstooth in English is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colours are used.
I know, I know, I am hopelessly late as this trend has been going on since forever, but I still love this graphic pattern in the home.
Not sure what the weather is like in your neck of the woods but here it’s, pardon my French, crap. It’s been snowing wet sleet-like nonsense for a couple of days now, where we usually would have been enjoying spring already. Needless to say, with this type of weather getting out of bed is just that little bit harder. So with the weekend coming up, and no sun on the horizon, what better time to get inspired by …..daybeds?
I am not sure about the weather where you are, but here the sun is out! It’s still cold, and the weather people are talking of a pending winter week, but for now it almost feels like spring. So time for some summer inspiration: summer cottages!
From experience I know to what length advertising agencies go to attract the attention of prospects, peers and clients. Elaborate parties, treats, pressies, incentives; you name it. Crisis smisis; there’s money to be made because brands still need to be in the spotlight and are still looking for a partner in crime to spend a lot of cash with, and more importantly, on! And we all know the saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. Often that first impression is in the office of the agency. So it better impresses! My former colleague Paul Kramer blogs about the world of advertising on his blog Ad-aglance.com. He rounded up eight inspiring interiors of agencies around the globe. Have a look at TBWA (Tokyo), Brandbase (Amsterdam), Roorda (Amsterdam),JWT (New York), Leo Burnett (Sidney), Mother (London), Wieden & Kennedy (London)and Pullpo (Santiago) respectively.