‘Cloud Silver Rain’ by Tadao Shimizu for Abovo.

Concept floor & pendant lamps byZhao Liping.

A few pieces from Eindhoven based design studio Joon&Jung.

Clouds by the Bouroullec Brothers for Danish textile company Kvadrat. Photo by Paul Tahon.

The amazing Tara Donovan at Ace Gallery.

Ryuji Nakamura at Living Design Gallery. I blogged about it here.

Limited edition prints byFilippo Minelli.

Le Creative Sweatshop for Bonbek. Photography by Matthieu Deluc.

Amazing pleats.

The Cloud installation by Asif Khan at Design Miami/ Basel 2011.

Cloud installation by Daniel Arsham. I previously blogged about it here.

Paper Sofa “Cloud” designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. I previously blogged about it here.

Hairy ceiling of a hair salon in Zurich, Switzerland by Claudia Meier.

Photo by Eugeni Pons.

Jeff Zimmerman chandelier at Design Miami 2010.

Post-it note installation ‘Winter 1972’ by I never kissed a dog. Ok, I know this one is a stretch cause it’s about ‘winter’, but it reminds me of a cloud, k?!

My personal favourite! Backside ‘cloud’. Via The Science of Design.

Majestic white clouds have always been a source of wonder for me. I love looking up at the sky and observing their constant shifting patterns, or seeing them from up above when flying on a plain. I even love creating my own clouds in the kitchen sink with dry ice and warm water (have you tried this? It’s SO MUCH FUN – husband and I did it just last night, which is what inspired this little post…)

It really comes as no surprise to see how many designers and artists were compelled to create beautiful and interesting things inspired by clouds. This is just a small collection of some of my favourites.



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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

9 Responses

  1. Linda from OEKE

    As a fellow sky gazer (SG) who often takes her kids outside to say ‘look boys, look at that’ .. which has now led to a new generation of SG’s who now make ‘things’ out of clouds (he who finds a cloud shaped like an army tank is always the champion) – this post is just too cool.

    Note: no. 6 looks more lke brains on legs – and ‘backside cloud’ must have taken ages too make – can you imagine them giggling as they sewed, saying ‘this is going to be SO funny’!!!

  2. yellowtrace

    Hello fellow SG! I personally love imagining people’s faces in the clouds – seeing a young girl’s face transform into an evil villain in the space of minutes is the coolest!
    Yeah, agree the cloud stool looks a bit like a brain stool, but if you squint a little you can totally see where they were coming from. And the back backside cloud is friggin’ hilarious, makes me think of all sorts of wrong and wonderful things…

  3. Oliver @ Sabi Style

    When I look at “Winter 1972” it is just wahat I imagine living in a cloud would be like.

    Of all the pictures, my favourite is the one by Eugeni Pons. I know it is very simple – a ceiling covered in round white paper lanterns but I love how the chairs look perfectly angled to gaze skywards and the ceiling is transformed into the cloudy sky.

    Off to get some dry ice!

  4. Grace

    Hello Lovely Dana,

    Love this dreamy post, just wanted to drop you a line to say that although I’ve been a bit quiet,
    (works been crazy) am still really enjoying your blog & really look forward to your posts – a wonderful source of inspiration for my work & my own blog

    Thank you!



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