Author Archives: clabrown

Blurred vision

Blurred images bring us closer to the core of things. Colours and basic shapes become the star of the show. This is why designers often half-close their eyes when they judge the fundamental value of a design. All the visual noise gets left out. For me these images are a sort of minimalist island in [...]


So, what’s the matter with Flickr? I’ve been using it forever but they lost me. Not only has their interface not been improved since the middle ages, they ask money for pretty much anything now. Can’t see the point anymore. I’ll just share what I have to share here on the blog, where it is [...]

my kind of photography

I have a confession to make: I wasn’t much into photography until a couple of years ago. I guess that was largely due to the fact that I hate to have my picture taken and that I don’t want to bother others with my camera. But when I finally got a good camera three [...]


I don’t think I’ve ever been so aware of days becoming shorter. The dark six months of the year are officially here now.

my little green friend

look who’s visiting again! I realize that this is a lot of green for one image. but I just couldn’t resist.

meanwhile on the other side of the planet

Not all was tropical sunshine this summer. I went home, back to the roots. Oh, how I miss the family, the woods, the hills and the endless shades of green. My summer was all about extreme opposites.

let’s run away

it’s wet. it’s cold. and I’m not ready for it. not at all. I much rather dream of sweet tropical days.

Eames, yes! Plastic Chair, no!

Open publication - Free publishing - More design
okay, trying out publishing on Issuu for the first time. So please, bear with me …
Anyhow, EAMES. Charles Eames would have turned 105 this past Saturday. He is a man to be admired for many things. Incredibly smart, witty, social, interested, capable and engaged. However, I think [...]

I love the internets

I hardly ever post links here. But this is way to fabulous to pass by. Online exercises with colour in the spirit of Josef Albers. Brilliant.
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iPad application icon

After the toolbar icons for Edge, I thought about a possible app icon. A nice opportunity to learn the ins and outs of iOS icon design. My ideas initially all centered around crisp edges and high-contrast letters, preferably Didot. Both doesn’t work very well for the icons. The mandatory rounded corners make everything look cute [...]