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The Block Printing Textiles of India

The Block Printing Textiles of India

Block Prints are a design pattern on a raised surface that is coated with dyes, inks, pigments or paint and then pressed onto another material, leaving an impression of the pattern when pulled away. The results are hand-stamped surfaces with ...

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Decorated Elephants of India

Decorated Elephants of India

Image: Walter G Which country comes to mind first, when talking of elephants? India! For some reason, people have always connected elephants with India when surprisingly enough, its not even the country’s national animal! This is perhaps because only in ...

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10 Colorful India Inspired Interiors

10 Colorful India Inspired Interiors

Speaking if India, does any specific color come to your mind first? India is far too varied to be represented by a single color. The Indian color palette is inspired by landscapes, exotic spices, blooming fruits and fragrant flowers, not ...

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The Wonderful World of Marcel Wanders

The Wonderful World of Marcel Wanders

I happen to enjoy being around people who are unusual. Eccentric, left of center people who see things in an imaginative, happy and passionate way. Those who get the strange looks or who can be misunderstood because they speak whimsically, ...

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Marrakesh by Design Day

Marrakesh by Design Day

Our Moroccan decorating and book signing event for the new book by Maryam Montague, Marrakesh by Design, was a magical day! Maryam, of My Marrakesh blog, wove a spellbinding tale of love, travel, style, and adventures in Moroccan design that was inspiring, insightful,and oh, so entertaining. ...

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Architecture in Barcelona

Architecture in Barcelona

On my recent trip to Barcelona, I got up early one day (well, OK, 8am-which IS early when you’ve just flown intercontinental from the West Coast!) to take a nice, leisurely walk around our hotel neighborhood. We were staying in ...

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Spanish Design Influences Stencils

Spanish Design Influences Stencils

There are two major projects that are the focus of most of my thoughts these days (though it’s pretty crowded inside my head, as usual!). They are: my upcoming painting trip to Spain, AND my new collection of stencils and ...

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