Traces of Colonialism
Messy Nessy Chic has such great articles. The content is fun to read, and it's fascinating. This particular article caught my eye because the images were so arresting. Traces of colonialism in Africa and Southeast Asia. The textures, the colors, the foil between wild African/Asian nature and man-made European architecture and décor. So much yummy for your eyes to feast on.
Speaking of interiors. As I'm designing these pieces, I'm keeping in mind utility as well. Starting with dinnerware because I'm excited and want to be able to use the pieces right away–and daily. So, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for examples of objects used within styled homes. Which objects go well with the environment. The subtle dance between visual interest and clashing. As pleasant as the Scandinavian design aesthetic is (Hi, Måns.), the whole gray-on-gray thing is a bit too safe. (Måns will have a different word than "safe." Maybe closer to "repugnant" or "unbearable" or "just-kill-me-now.") Found these images that walk that fine line well: between tension and clashing.