Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.

Pantone’s Dazzling-blue

Get ready for some electrifying bolts of blue! Pantone has just announced their colour of Spring 2014, ‘dazzling-blue’ 18-3949 and it’s sure to mesmerize you in all its forms.

Although blue colours have been in vogue for the last few years they were more green based, teal tones. So this is a definite move away from that spectrum, with a classic more traditional blue but enhanced with a luminosity that gives it a modernity.

“So if you’re feeling blue because your blue collared boss is making you work until your blue in the face then don’t scream blue murder or you have the boys in blue on your door step quicker than you can say blue-eyed boy but instead out of blue take a trip across the wide blue yonder and you’ll be back to feeling true blue.”

dazzling-blue & gold wedgesPinterest - Dazzling-blue necklaceYSL nail polish - Bleu Majorelle Pantone's dazzling-blue notebook