Guse Ars

GuseArsEnlightened by this cooperative project from Japanese design pair, Guse Ars. Designers Takahiro Murahashi and Satomi Iwase created this line of “washed patterns” using small found ceramic pieces washed ashore on the beach. The pieces were reconfigured and repeated to create these unique collection of blue patterns. You can see more of their work on their website and follow them here on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Guse Ars.

 

Kick FLAG

Kick-FlagAdmiring these color blocked bags sold under the Japanese brand name, Kick FLAG. The handmade bags and small cases were designed and produced by Yukiko Takahashi. Applauding her use of colors, fabrics and textures to form these simple geometric shapes. You can follow her here on Tumblr and also here on Twitter.

Images: Courtesy of Kick FLAG.

 

Nancy McCabe

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Always wanted to hang a world map on one of my walls and this great design certainly is in consideration. The letterpress typographic world map called Chartis Graphein was designed by Chicago-based designer, photographer, and typography obsessed art director, Nancy McCabe. Love the watercolor version but the map is also available in black on white and white on black here in her Etsy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Nancy McCabe.