February 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does Vintage: Eames Dot Pattern

Beautiful readers, guess what? It's that time of the month again! i.e. DIGIT-AL DOZEN TIME. Things have been a little slow here; I took an accidental and unannounced week off from nail blogging and of course chipped almost all the corners off of my nails during that time. So for now I have adorable semi-nubbins! For February the Digit-al Dozen theme is 'vintage' and I'm starting it off with a fab mid-century modern pattern. I'm also trying to use my stockpile of new and untried polishes for the month of February, so for this week I'm faced with a double challenge *cue dramatic music*. Check these out!

The Digit-al Dozen does Vintage: Eames Dot Pattern Nails with Floss Gloss Dinge and Faded - easy nail art idea! | Manicurity.com

This pattern is patterned off of (har har, pattern puns) the Eames Dot pattern - a design Charles and Ray Eames did for a printed textiles competition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. I am a huge fan of mid-century modern product design and especially the Eames; their design principles really resonate with me. Fun tidbit: I graduated with a BS in industrial design, so I try to work my little design inspiration nuggets into nail posts sometimes ((like these nails inspired by Karim Rashid, who I have had the pleasure of meeting in person!!))

The Digit-al Dozen does Vintage: Eames Dot Pattern Nails with Floss Gloss Dinge and Faded - easy nail art idea! | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does Vintage: Eames Dot Pattern Nails with Floss Gloss Dinge and Faded - easy nail art idea! | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does Vintage: Eames Dot Pattern Nails with Floss Gloss Dinge and Faded - easy nail art idea! | Manicurity.com

For my supplies, as per my new policy for February, I used two untried Floss Gloss polishes - Dinge, a pale, dirty pinkish creme, and Faded, an amazing grey inspired by faded tattoo ink. I really like both colors but was a smidgen bummed out at how Dinge applied (it took three coats instead of 2, and my expectations were high because I've heard a lot of hype about this brand). BUT probably the extra coat is my fault for not mixing my bottle of Dinge enough before applying it! I used a dotting tool and a trimmed down brush to replicate the Dot Pattern. I feel like this is a pretty easy design - especially when looking at a photo - and is a lil similar to my recent constellation nails. If you can do one of these designs you can deffo do the other!

Check out the other vintage designs from the rest of the Digit-al Dozen ladies below!




Disclosure: I bought these things! If you want to, please read my disclosure page.

16 comments:

  1. Cute idea. I haven't seen a design like this before!

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  2. Super cute! I love the idea of your untrieds too! Lord knows we all have some we need to be hauling out!

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  3. I absolutely adore these. I love midcentury modern as well, though I don't have the education chops that you do, so I don't know nearly as much as I'm sure you do. I just like swoopy and simple lines! :)

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  4. These are so great! I love that you really explained where your inspiration came from!!

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  5. Fantastic! Great idea on using your untried's!

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  6. This design is awesome! It reminds of those cool 50s -60s kitchen designs. Very cool!

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  7. Have you run across any nail design or nail treatments which popular in the 1940s or 50s? I'm doing research for my novel: The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress (sequel) and I thought it would be fun to include some manicure or pedicure stuff that was unique or started in those eras? AND I love your Eames nails above. PERFECT for a Mad Man Party!

    ~ Tam Francis ~
    www.girlinthejitterbugdress.com

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  8. These are amazing! So simple but such an impact! And you "semi-nubbins" as you call them are perfect!

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  9. These are so creative!! haha i love it

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