General principles – The grammar of ornament

Owen Jones (1809-1874) wrote down 37 propositions in his book The grammar of ornament. He called them: "GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN THE ARRANGEMENT OF FORM AND COLOUR, IN ARCHITECTURE AND THE DECORATIVE ARTS (...)" So here are some of these principles which I think are still relevant: Proposition 2. Architecture is the material expression of the... Continue Reading →

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80/20 rule aka the Pareto principle

Today I'm gonna talk about the Pareto principle (= 80/20 rule = the law of the vital few). The principle is named after Vilfredo Pareto, who stated that 80% of Italy was controlled by only 20% of its population. What is it and how to apply The law of the vital few is best interpreted... Continue Reading →

Doodle challenge #002

A project I'm currently working on, what do you think? Really, any interpretation or feedback is welcome! - M Made in Autodesk SketchBook with a wacom intuos pro. Here you can find more about this challenge, and here you can see doodle #001.

Doodle challenge #001

This is my favorite doodle of last week. The best part of organic drawings: you can't mess up a line! I explain here what this doodle challenge is about.  

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