Top 5 places to travel for design inspiration
I don't know about you but it's January, it's cold and after the holiday decorations come down I am in full on wanderlust mode. From the glowing shores of East Africa to the sun drenched architecture of Northern India there is so much to see and so many reasons to book a design inspired flight out of this town :)
Here are my top 5:
#1 Melbourne, Australia
With a ton of my art and design inspiration based in cool, graphic color, Melbourne has an abundance of amazing designers and artists with incredible homes to match! The Design Files is one of Australia's most popular design blogs, I could spend hours during through the images and I have, spend hours following the rabbit hole that is a never ending web of design genius, from one instagramer to the next! You're on my bucket list Melbourne!
#2 Marrakech, Morocco
Color, Texture, Sunshine, oh my! Morocco has long been on my travel list only second to Tanzania in Africa but it has quickly crept up the list with my following of IG accounts like fine_moroccan-rugs and babasouk to drool over. The neon colors mixed with traditional weaving techniques leave me dreaming of extra suitcases filled with woven goods galore.
#3 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Imagine a city with boundless culinary options and mind blowing beaches. It's impossible not to come away with a head overflowing with inspiration. With birds and scenery so bold and beautiful, it's no surprise that their textiles are equally striking and adventurous.
#4 Antigua, Guatemala
After traveling to Antigua in September for New World Craft I must go back! The beautiful people, stunning surroundings and incredible artisans happily practicing ancient Mayan weaving techniques make this the best of all worlds. I look forward to sharing our new line of goods from our partners in Guatemala SOON!
Fine attention to detail and (one last time) COLOR! Jaipur has a long history in handicrafts from block printing to weaving, paper making to pottery. This city is a color junkies dream not to mention it is nicknamed the "Pink City" for its distinct building colors. Craftsmen in Jaipur are stated to commit their whole life just into making handicrafts for the city and developing the city one step ahead in art and craft form.
I am searching discount flights right now! What's on your bucket list? Which city do you look to for design inspiration?