My Observed gallery for the month of October is (a little late) now up on Flickr. I got out of the studio a lot last month (unlike this month) so there are a bunch of random photos of things I saw that inspired me.
Looking for African textiles for the Amend presentation (a project I’m working on that I will write about shortly) and I found this striking quilt. Love.
Image credit: gooma8x on Flickr
Whether the metaphor will hold for the aesthetic or mechanical concept for the seat, the idea of energy absorption will carry through as the defining principle of the design.
September was a small gallery (maybe I was taking a break after the 700 photos I took in Egypt and Jordan in August). You can find it here.
This is my favorite image of the month, though some people find it gross. I just think there is so much aesthetic value in an oyster – the rutted, stony texture of the outer shell; the fine, flaky edge; the luminous white of the interior shell; and best of all, the watery suspension of pattern and texture inside. I love the toothy ruffled edge of muscle, the kidney shape covered with tiny parallel ridges, the egg-like spots and the leaf-like veining.