I think the one item I am with more than any other is my computer. It’s one of the first things I see when I wake up, and usually the last thing I putter on before I rest. For many, this might seem a bitter existence, but not I. A computer is the medium through which I siphon a majority of my creativity. It’s the vehicle that allows me to keep in contact with friends and family thousands of miles away. It sends me coupons to Bloomingdales. To me, it’s not a shackle — it’s my magic box.
So, I like to treat my computers with lots of love. I decorate them. I cover them with my notes and ideas. I talk to them. Often yell at them. And one way I find to keep inspired is to have an alternating collection of fun and lovely desktop wallpapers. Often unsatisfied with the selection I find online, sometimes I take it upon myself to create one. And that’s where you come in. I’ve decided to start sharing these here. Maybe you won’t like them. Or maybe, like me, they’ll be a bit of digital sunshine.
This first edition is entitled, “Chinois,” which is the name of ethnic Chinese who reside in a French overseas island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. There’s something very glamorous in the word to me. I first found this pattern in the archive on the New York Public Library website, and was immediately struck by the intricate patterns and vibrant colors. Enjoy!