letting mother nature in

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The first image above comes from my all time favorite hotel, the Kimber Modern in Austin, Texas. Sean and I stayed there a few years ago on the weekend he proposed! One of the most memorable things about the hotel is the live oak that continues to grow through the center of their large community deck. It’s such a quiet and tranquil place, and I thought it was oh so awesome. We’re so quick to remove plants from the path of our building projects without a second thought, I found the amount of care they had given to keeping this tree alive both sweet and beautiful. If you could, would you let mother nature come live inside with you?

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inspired by nature: earthy stripes

inspired by nature from blog.cleanlinestudio.com These beautiful rock formations are located in the Gansu Province in China. The vivid stripes you’re seeing are caused by 24 million year old sediment between 2 tectonic plates, combined with some good old fashioned erosion. Do you think Peter Phillips, the makeup artist behind this 2007 Vogue photograph, was inspired by these dramatic, earthy stripes?

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inspired by nature: starfish / blouse

inspired nature design from blog.cleanlinestudio.com Happy Thursday, Y’all! I’m adding this new post “Inspired by nature,” please leave a comment and let me know if you’re feelin’ it! I love seeing design inspired by elements of nature, be it fashion, sculpture, graphic, etc. I’m not the only one, in fact, the’res actually a term for it: biomimicry. Usually we’re referring to practical design elements (think velcro inspired by seed pods or wet suits designed after shark skin) but I think the way nature has influenced the aesthetics of design is really interesting too. Every Thursday I’ll be sharing a pair of images; one natural inspiration and one design.
This week, we’ve got an incredible blush colored starfish paired with an image of British model Cara Delevingne by Annabel Mehran from Lula magazine. I love the color combinations and repeating floral shapes these two images share.

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