Art Nouveau Column tiling at Liverpool’s Victoria Building like the tile but not the colour. I live with a man's man, lilac or pink fru-fru might end our perfect marriage. go for deeper colours

Iznik tiles from the Harem in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

If you've never been to Istanbul, Iznik tiles are amazing ceramic designs from the ottoman empire, and there are so many amazing patterns. My visit to Istanbul still influences my style so much. Iznik tile decoration - The Harem, Topkapi Palace

Art

“Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance. On this path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear.

small part of islamic floral pattern from a mosque

small part of islamic floral pattern from a mosque islamic-art-islamic-arabic-calligraphy-inspiration

"'L'art Arabe', a rare collection of breathtaking set of plates (wood engraving, heliogravures and color lithographs) of the famous Islamic-Arab designs and ornaments published by the French art historian Prisse d'Avennes sometime during 1869 after buying them from the sixty or so French artists who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte on his compaign against Egypt in 1798.

"'L'art Arabe', a rare collection of breathtaking set of plates (wood engraving, heliogravures and color lithographs) of the famous Islamic-Arab designs and ornaments published by the French art historian Prisse d'Avennes sometime during 1869

Arabic / Islamic geometry - as said in one of the pins the amalgam of distinct geometric languages. its a whole larger than the sum of its parts

persian / Islamic geometry - as said in one of the pins the amalgam of distinct geometric languages. its a whole larger than the sum of its parts

Design drawing

Artist: Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland Mulhouse) Date: ca. based on earlier design Medium: Graphite, ink, and gouache

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