Hello everyone! My name is Chloé Douglas and I am a Vancouver designer and the founder of Plenty of Colour, a blog devoted to colour. I am honoured to be guest posting on yellowtrace as Dana welcomes her baby into the world. Can you imagine how stylish and design-minded that wee one will be?

As a lover of finding magic in the everyday and the power of street art, I was instantly captivated by the “Geode” Project. Designer and artist A Common Name creates 3D paper sculptures in the holes of buildings and random pipes around the Los Angeles area. The shapes reference geodes, crystals, quartz and other mineral formations and were created in beautiful metallic colours. Much like the nature shapes they mimic, the pieces are affected by weather and may not last forever. So far there are nine pieces (let’s hope for many more!) and they are mapped out hereA Common Name created the pieces as unexpected treasures among mundane street features and they certainly achieve that goal. How wonderful would it be to come across a glorious paper crystal formation among random bricks of a building?

– Chloé.

[via Present & Correct.]

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

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.

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  1. paper crystal street art « plenty of colour

    […] Yellowtrace is a fantastic Australian blog with a razor sharp eye for style and design. I am thrilled to be doing a few guest posts for Dana, yellowtrace’s founder, while she is on maternity leave this month. My first is the Geode Project by artist A Common Name, a street art project of paper sculptures created in beautiful metallic colours. Placed in building holes and random pipes, these amazingly intricate crystal formations bring real-life magic to everyday surroundings. Has a drainpipe ever looked better? Read my whole post here. […]


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