Hello to all the cruziners, who decided to spend some Sunday time reading new posts at Cruzine. Today, as on every other day, we have prepared a new portion of inspirational stuff for you. From cutlery to Eifel Towel art photography, and from weird sport characters illustrations to robots 3D graphics – there are many visual works here, worthy of your attention. Furthermore, we have also included some free icon sets for you, as well as some works, exposing fresh ideas in the field of typography and architectural design. Fans of technology and motion video will also find here something peculiar to satisfy their urge for the most novel and fresh information on the relevant topics. So, without wasting words, let us present you today’s jar of inspiration Cruzine has filled up with interesting design samples, ideas, and helpful information.
Invention is 1% of inspiration and 99% of perspiration. This equation may suit well for scientific inventions and technological discoveries, but not for art masterpieces, where inspiration values much more than a single percent. Actually, while working on some creative project, a bright idea, emerging all of a sudden in the artist’s mind, can predispose the success of the entire art work. This is how art differs from science. Art is often about unexplored ideas, flight of fancy, rampant imagination, freedom, which all together allow artists to create works, appealing to human soul and heart. So, if you are looking for some inspiration – we have a new set of inspirational works, waiting for you here at Cruzine. No need for perspiration, just relax and keep your mind open for fresh art ideas.
Friday is a great day to get some relax and allow your imagination recharge itself with the new portion of inspirational images that we have collected for you today. If you are working in the field of website design, you will definitely benefit from typography materials, floral brushes for Photoshop, and free vector packs presented below. Those, dealing with advertising, will also find here some new and fresh ideas to promote goods and companies. Finally, the fans of digital art will feel delight just viewing the selection of digital photographs and art illustrations, compiled by the Cruzine team.
I have never been to Istanbul, but last week I got a tiny and tasty snapshot of what it might be like at the launch of Top Floor’s new rug collection, Ottomania. It is inspired by the company’s founder and Turkish born and London-based designer Esti Barnes’ trip back to the country in the summer and named after the rich influence of the Ottoman Empire.
There are six designs, one of which – Princess Gevher- can be seen on the dedicated rug Pulse page in the up and coming November issue of idfx. All reference the world famous textile and weaving history of the city with motifs such as geometric, Islamic patterns seen above on Kaftan and here on Turga.
I can’t help but notice the message this anthill-like group of vaulted magnificent landmark in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site in Limpopo could send to other world heritage sites. The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa by veteran architect, Peter Rich, winner of the 2010 ABSOLUT VISI Designer of the Year Award for the centre itself, which also won the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2009.
‘The vaulted structures were built using stabilized earth tiles and the ancient tile vaulting technique, which requires no reinforcing.
The largest free-form vaults span 14.5m, with an un-reinforced masonry vault of only 300mm in thickness. The simple, elegant structures are clad with locally quarried stone, which adds a stabilizing load to the vaults and integrates the centre into its surroundings.
The project contributed to poverty relief in the area by using ecological methods, local materials and labour.’
ARIA Resort & Casino has been designed to redefine the Las Vegas skyline. The 3.8 million square feet hotel-casino complex features spacious guest rooms and light-filled corridors offering panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip below and the surrounding mountains beyond. The project includes a 150,000 square feet casino, 16 restaurants, 10 bars and lounges, shops, a three-level conference centre, a two-level spa building, a 215,000 square feet pool deck, and a 1,800-seat theatre for Cirque du Soleil. ARIA also includes works by renowned artists Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, and Tony Cragg.