Inspiring Me This Week, Pt. I

The first installment of a different format for sharing what's on my design-mind: an image-based collection of various sources of inspiration that have come to my attention recently and held it.  Some of these may evolve into the longer, more researched posts I've typically dedicated to one material resource in the past.  Though they serve different purposes, this style feels a little more like a real snapshot of what's swirling around in my creative thoughts at the moment.  I hope you enjoy!

Milk Glass

Hen-on-nest Dish, Indiana Glass Company.  Image from  Twisted Lola Designs  on Etsy. 

Hen-on-nest Dish, Indiana Glass Company.  Image from Twisted Lola Designs on Etsy. 

Pink milk glass shell candy dish, Jeanette Glass Company.  Image from  Whimzy Thyme  on Etsy.

Pink milk glass shell candy dish, Jeanette Glass Company.  Image from Whimzy Thyme on Etsy.

Fenton Company hobnail milk glass pitcher from the 1960s

Fenton Company hobnail milk glass pitcher from the 1960s

Fenton Company hobnail milk glass swung vase.  Image from  Swept in From the Sea  on Etsy.

Fenton Company hobnail milk glass swung vase.  Image from Swept in From the Sea on Etsy.

Pink Fenton Company milk glass fan vase with daisy and button pattern from the 1950s.  

Pink Fenton Company milk glass fan vase with daisy and button pattern from the 1950s.  

Fenton Company hobnail milk glass cake stand.  Image from  Roche Studio Vintage  on Etsy.

Fenton Company hobnail milk glass cake stand.  Image from Roche Studio Vintage on Etsy.

Azulejos

Portuguese Azulejos in Lisbon, photo credit to iStock.

Portuguese Azulejos in Lisbon, photo credit to iStock.

Panel of glazed tiles from Jorge Colaço (1922) representing an episode of the  battle of Aljubarrota  (1385) between the Portuguese and Castillian armies. Lisboa, Pavilhão Carlos Lopes.  Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Panel of glazed tiles from Jorge Colaço (1922) representing an episode of the battle of Aljubarrota (1385) between the Portuguese and Castillian armies. Lisboa, Pavilhão Carlos Lopes.  Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Maria Sibylla Merian's Botanical Illustrations

Watercolor study of a Rose by Maria Sibylla Merian, Nürnberg 1675.  Image from Bamberg State Library.

Watercolor study of a Rose by Maria Sibylla Merian, Nürnberg 1675.  Image from Bamberg State Library.

Tulip, two brances of myrtle, and two shells, Maria Sibylla Merian, 1700.  From  Trivium Art History .

Tulip, two brances of myrtle, and two shells, Maria Sibylla Merian, 1700.  From Trivium Art History.

Illuminated copper-engraving from  Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium , Plate XLVIII, 1705.  Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Illuminated copper-engraving from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, Plate XLVIII, 1705.  Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Illuminated copper-engraving from  Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium , Plate VI, 1705.  From  Botanical Art and Artists . 

Illuminated copper-engraving from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, Plate VI, 1705.  From Botanical Art and Artists