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Birmingham City University - Sign In. LifeLessOrdinary. LifeLessOrdinary. Patternity. Research Pattern inspiration + curation Seeing pattern everywhere — from the mundane to the magnificent.


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Lime green colour. Ed Sheeran - Musician, Singer. Ed Sheeran is a singer-songwriter whose unique songs, such as "I See Fire" and "The A-Team," have earned him a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Ed Sheeran - Musician, Singer

Synopsis Ed Sheeran was born in February 1991 in Halifax, England. He began playing guitar at a young age and soon after started writing his own songs. Garden Bridge. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Osklen - Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear - NYFW. Search for "nature products" - ELLE Decoration UK. ‘Stamford’ and ‘Berkeley’ throws and cushions, from £30 for a cushion (£24 with discount) The #EDapproved ELLE Decoration x The White Company edit is our special selection of products by The White Company, from handcrafted bedlinen…

Search for "nature products" - ELLE Decoration UK

Montes Pirineos House. 1 of 10 2 of 10 3 of 10 4 of 10 5 of 10 6 of 10 7 of 10 8 of 10 9 of 10 10 of 10 Located west of Mexico City, this striking family home accommodates its tropical surroundings perfectly.

Montes Pirineos House

For its architects Blancas Moran, also based in Mexico, the design idea was to create as many free-flowing open spaces as possible. Large rooms, like the main stairwell (pictured), allow air to circulate as well as opening the space up for the family to enjoy. To produce a clean, minimal look, the architects used materials like concrete and stone, with warming oak added in the dining and kitchen areas. Elie Saab - Spring/Summer 2015 Couture - Paris. Giorgio Armani Prive - Spring/Summer 2015 Couture - Paris. AS Armani enters its 40th anniversary year, it felt fitting that this couture presentation would celebrate the ideas that have been fundamental to the designer during his four decades in luxury.

Giorgio Armani Prive - Spring/Summer 2015 Couture - Paris

And so Giorgio Armani looked to the orient - with bamboo printed in jackets and appliqued onto dresses glazed with a veil of shimmering beadwork, obi belts in lavish satin, and a muted colour palette of greys, blue and sage green. “Nature seen through culture,” the notes described. Similarly, earlier in the day, Karl Lagerfeld had invited us into his Chanel paper foliage jungle. With a foot now into awards season, lavish feather dresses made for especially standout pieces – no doubt soon to swap the catwalk for the red carpet, where they’ll fit in a treat.

Couture spring/summer 2015 trend: florals, nature. Menu View main navigation Articles View all Trends gallery Photos in Couture: Back To Nature.

Couture spring/summer 2015 trend: florals, nature

Disconnected From Nature. These days we seem to be plugged into everything.

Disconnected From Nature

Handheld mobile wifi platforms are making it possible to stay connected everywhere we go. Wall-sized, flat screen, high definition televisions dominate our living spaces, feeding us a, never ending, diet of information and advertising. Facebook, Twitter and texting have become the preferred method for keeping in touch with people. There is no doubt that it can be very stimulating to feel so connected and yet it can hardly be denied that there is an feeling of underlying emptiness. We have lost something. Project Wild Thing: a film-maker's campaign to reconnect kids with nature. Film-maker David Bond believes we have a problem.

Project Wild Thing: a film-maker's campaign to reconnect kids with nature

We are raising a generation of children who don't play outside any more. Time spent playing outdoors is down 50% in just one generation. Inactivity and obesity mean children born today have a lower life expectancy than their parents, for the first time ever. Meanwhile, evidence overwhelmingly suggests that natural environments have restorative physical and mental health effects, as well as specifically promoting child development.

So children not playing outside, and not engaging with nature, is a big deal. Nature in View, Nature in Design: Reconnecting People with Nature through Design. “The more we know of other forms of life, the more we enjoy and respect ourselves…Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.” — E.O.

Nature in View, Nature in Design: Reconnecting People with Nature through Design

We predict the hottest 2015 packaging trends. As a key part of the marketing process, packaging designers must constantly step up their game — not only to get the design right, but also in order to educate and lead the industry towards more ethical practices. Packaging design holds value so long as it is meaningful for people’s lives, be it through innovation or style. Thus, human needs and desires have to be kept in mind if the results are going to be noteworthy and meaningful. With those things in mind, here are 9 of the biggest 2015 packaging trends we expect to see this year. 1.

Going green Source: Korefe. A Brief History of Floral Fabrics – Bra Doctor's Blog. Its no secret that ladies love flowers, and floral printed fabrics have been a fashionable item for hundreds of years. It makes sense wearing flowers to decorate our clothes; they are pretty, they are symbolic of femininity, and they show the beauty of the natural world. The floral print originates from the east and Asia; throughout history, traders brought fabrics with ornate floral designs to Europe where they sold for very high prices.

To have been able to wear these fabrics was a status symbol. Over time European manufacturers began to copy these fabrics to suit European tastes at a cheaper price, and the rest is history! We first see fabrics with floral designs in the late Middle Ages; Italian merchants traded regularly with Ottoman textile manufacturers and brought sumptuous woven velvets to Europe.