design-is-fine:

Anni Albers Second Movement 5´V, 1978. Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

design-is-fine:

Anni Albers Second Movement 5´V, 1978. Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Thursday 4/10/2014

print; art; 1978; 1970s; pattern;

archiemcphee:

Far away in an isolated Russian village called Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, lives a creative and dedicated pensioner named Olga Kostina who has meticulously decorated the exterior of her home with 30,000 plastic bottle caps.

Olga collected the bottle caps over the course of many years and only began to hammer them into place once she felt she had accumulated enough. Clearly this is a person with tremendous patience. The bottle caps have been carefully arranged into colourful, detailed mosaics depicting traditional macrame motifs and local woodland creatures. Each bottle cap has been hammered into place by Olga herself. It comes as no surprise to learn that her awesome home has since become something of a local landmark.

Photos by Ilya Naymushin

[via Designboom]

Saturday 3/29/2014

2010s; pattern; siberia; mosaic;

Four geometric compositions by André Durenceau (1904). Via.

Monday 3/17/2014

pattern; mosaic; 1900s; 1904;

design-is-fine:

The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL

design-is-fine:

The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL

pattern; embroidery; 1864; 1800s; textile; print; book;

Pages from Ben Nicholson’s sketchbook (2005): Labyrinths, France 13th century and Meander folding, 8th cent. Greek Geometric Vase. Thanks to bitcraft lab for the tip.

Wednesday 3/12/2014

2000s; 2005; pattern; Labyrinth; drawing;

From the movie The Final Programme (1973) by Robert Fuest.

Friday 3/7/2014

pattern; 1973; 1970s; The Final Programme; film;

Peter Struycken

SPLASH 1972/1974 internet link
Monday 2/24/2014

1970s; art; pattern;

HABA Pattern Mosaic toy

Friday 2/21/2014

pattern; mosaic; toy; haba; 1980s;

Mordvalaisten pukuja kuoseja (1896).
A book of traditional Mordvin costume patterns (Russia). Via

Thursday 2/13/2014

pattern; textile; 1800s; 1896; Russia; mordvin;

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Theory of Relativity , Protocol Sentences and Memory Matrix (1967)

Tuesday 2/11/2014

mosaic; pattern; 1960s; 1967; tate; art;

TRIUMPH MOSAIC - Antique German Clay Marble Game - 1930s from here

TRIUMPH MOSAIC - Antique German Clay Marble Game - 1930s from here

Sunday 1/19/2014

mosaic; toy; 1930s; germany; pattern;

prostheticknowledge:

Appearance Of Crosses by Ding Li 

Continual painting series by Shanghai artist creates abstract colourful grids using the cross as his motif mark unit. He has been making these paintings for 20 years and is considered one of the most important abstract artists working in China today.

More can be discovered at ShangART Gallery website here

grid; pattern; painting; art; china;

Hammerons by Pressman, a building set from1960s, via.

Hammerons by Pressman, a building set from1960s, via.

Saturday 1/11/2014

1960s; toy; usa; building set; pattern; mosaic;

Polka Doodles peg board toy by the Lisbeth Whiting Company circa 1965.

Polka Doodles peg board toy by the Lisbeth Whiting Company circa 1965.

Friday 1/10/2014

1960s; toy; usa; pattern; mosaic;

Bedcover from Skåne (Sweden), ca 1850. Photo by Anders Norrsell. Via

Bedcover from Skåne (Sweden), ca 1850. Photo by Anders Norrsell.
Via

Thursday 1/9/2014

textile; sweden; 1800s; pattern;