Reblogged from apliiq
you’re money fabric (yes, you are)
Pursuing creativity in front of the world.
In grad school I discovered the Grammar of Ornament, a book every designer should know. This divine collection of decorative design from Asia, Africa, and Europe was curated by architect and designer Owen Jones in the mid 19th century. Grammar of Ornament is a rich documentation of global design aesthetics and a beautiful historical record of visual culture. This library of ornamentation continues to be a resource of inspiration for the graphic, textile, fashion, and architectural design industries.
“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear.
On the location of Australia, and the Outer Hebrides;Such maps abound; more precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day.”
~Alexander McCall Smith from Love Over Scotland
Photo by wakingphotolife / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
The story begins with Grams…Miyoko Koga, the dress maker. Here she is in Fukuoka, Japan. I will treasure this photo of her forever.
Dear Universe, it’s me Wolfgirl.