‘Bias of thought’ bookshelf by Australian architects John Leung and ClarkeHopkinsClarke. Via designboom.


°on line by Bart Lens for objetb art via Daily Icon. Nominated for this year’s Red Dot Design Award (if I’m not mistaken).


Mirrors by La Mamba for Omelette-ed will present this series of mirrors on legs at Tortona Design Week in Milan next month (yay!) Via dezeen.


Kinetic lights by Michael Anastassiades.


Beautiful work by artist Ron Gilad. Images via Spaces Etc.


‘Thin black lines’ exhibition by Nendo. Many more superb examples on designboom.


Asplund Tati table viaDavid Report.


Wire chair by Nendo via designboom.


Prism light by Nathalie Dewez.


Pyramid Illusion, sterling silver necklace with oxidized pendant on Etsy.


Guidelines Magazine Rack by Frederik Roijé.


Weave bookshelf by Tokyo designer Chicako Ibaraki via dezeen.


JSPR steel cabinets.


Melissa Tammerijn by Inez & Vinoodh in YSL | Muse Summer 2010. Via Fashion Gone Rogue.


Andrea Klarin on Béhance via iiiinspired.


‘Fingerings’ drawings by Judith Braun done using only her fingers dipped in charcoal or pastel.


Eames wire chair via Online Preview.


Piero Lissoni stair via dwell.


Steel stair by Mobile Workshop Architects via Arch Daily.


I don’t know if I ever shared with you guys that I started teaching design this year. You know, I had a lot of spare time on my hands and I thought – what the heck, might as well. [Hope that by now you are getting better at detecting when my comments are laced with sarcasm]. In any case, despite the added pressure teaching has placed on my schedule, I never realised how rewarding this experience was going to be for me. For those of you that are interested, I am teaching a subject called ‘Ideas Generation’ at Billy Blue College of Design to first year design students [Commercial/ Residential Interiors + Branded Environment]. The subject is an exploration of where ideas come from, introduction to design elements and principles, looking at how different designers work, delving into design inspiration and studying precedents etc. We are now in Week 3 and learning about one of the most basic elements in design.


For experienced designers it is quite easy to forget the power of something so simple. So I wanted to remind us all of the purity and the beauty of lines. And specifically – thin black lines.

Fine, elegant, crisp and eternally stylish, this humble building-block can be just as powerful and potent when left alone, or when cleverly manipulated, repeated, twisted and layered. Especially in the hands of visionary design masters.

Extreme love.


Graphics by Stuart L. Crawford.

About The Author

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.

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