Friday, July 24, 2009

Inspiration
I've never done this before - uploaded the same image twice in a week. But I had to. To me it represents every category of design that inspires me - vintage illustration, muted color, simple pattern, retro styling, boldly contrasting hues, well worn patina and interesting tattered ephemera. I can't get enough of this image. So, if you are a new visitor to Cafe Cartolina, this is us, in a nutshell, right here. But it's not just me - it's all of you too who appreciate the random collection of artistic curiosities that I strive to bring you every morning. Have a great weekend - be inspired.


3 comments:

daisy janie said...

You said it Fiona! Those very same styles are what inspires me to no end, but also flummox me when I'm designing b/c they all come at me at once! Your love of these styles is why I tune into your swell blog!!

AnnaVallance said...

It's a wonderful photo and looking at it for the second time I see things that I missed the first time.
Have a great weekend.

Temps perdu said...

Guess what??!!!! This post, or the previous post, just made such an impression on me, I picked up 4 vintage penguin books with similar covers from the second-hand bookshop near my work. And I will be on the lookout for more!!!!
I let you know once my collection is as dazzling as this one!

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