Black and White and Fascinating All Over: The History of B&W Checkerboard

Imprint’s longtime color columnist, Jude Stewart, is writing a new series on patterns in design. Her previous posts have touched on Adolf Loos, pattern consulting, pattern archives, and holiday wrapping paper. Here, she plumbs a simple, ubiquitous pattern—black-and-white checks, or tartan—that …

Stick Bomb!

Fun project for the weekend: play with physics and patterns! This is a cobra-weave stick bomb, which makes a huge loud racket that kids will doubtless love and cats will doubtless hate. I found these very much by accident a …

Today's Obsession: Bellringing

Hands down, the coolest thing I’ve found by mistake lately: The Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association. This is an association of church bell ringers, and resources for those profesionals (and, I think, hobbyists). Within, you’ll find a map of …