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Ideas Collection

1. "Unleash your imagination with the Sketch Ideal Home No. VI - where ideas take shape. " 2

Background imageIdeas Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background imageIdeas Collection: Political Map of Africa

Political Map of Africa
Vector Illustration of the policital map of Africa Reference map as created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageIdeas Collection: An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson

An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson
The first in the series of the Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson. The illustrations from The Sketch depict ingenious space creating ideas for the spatially challenged home

Background imageIdeas Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imageIdeas Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageIdeas Collection: Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson

Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson
Another well-thought-out experiment in dentistry from Heath Robinson, the Gadget King and mastermind behind endless convoluted contraptions and silly ideas. Date: 1927

Background imageIdeas Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageIdeas Collection: Rocks balancing on driftwood, sea in background

Rocks balancing on driftwood, sea in background

Background imageIdeas Collection: Santa Claus at the Beach

Santa Claus at the Beach
Santa relaxing on an Australian beach with his feet up

Background imageIdeas Collection: Political map of The Middle East

Political map of The Middle East
Vector illustration of the policital map of The Middle East Reference map was created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageIdeas Collection: Be yourself gold foil message

Be yourself gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageIdeas Collection: Penny Lane Street Sign

Penny Lane Street Sign
A Penny Lane street sign in Liverpool, England. Inspiration for the famous Beatles song

Background imageIdeas Collection: Italy, The Disturbing muses

Italy, The Disturbing muses
Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978), The Disturbing Muses, ca. 1956

Background imageIdeas Collection: Trust your journey gold foil message

Trust your journey gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageIdeas Collection: France, Nice, Creole Dancer, 1950, Gouache on paper

France, Nice, Creole Dancer, 1950, Gouache on paper
Henri Matisse (1869-1947), Creole Dancer, 1950, gouache on paper

Background imageIdeas Collection: The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom

The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom
Photograph of the delivery of first Thor Ballistic Missile to an RAF Base in Norfolk, 19th September 1958. Sixty-five feet long

Background imageIdeas Collection: Robert Owen / New Harmony

Robert Owen / New Harmony
New Harmony, Indiana, USA. Robert Owen established an experimental co-operative community to compliment his ideas for social reform. The project failed in 1928

Background imageIdeas Collection: France, Nice, Blue Nude IV, 1952

France, Nice, Blue Nude IV, 1952
Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Blue Nude IV, 1952

Background imageIdeas Collection: Germany, Berlin, Set design for performance The Magic Flute, the Queen of the night

Germany, Berlin, Set design for performance The Magic Flute, the Queen of the night
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), 1791. Set design by Simon Quaglio (1795-1878), the Queen of the Night. Performance at Berlin, 1818

Background imageIdeas Collection: Moon Phase Sequence

Moon Phase Sequence
There are eight phases in the moon. In order they are new Moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full Moon, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning crescent

Background imageIdeas Collection: Cartoon, Kitcheners All, WW1

Cartoon, Kitcheners All, WW1
Cartoon, Kitcheners All, First World War. A scene in a London club, where nearly all of the members look just like Lord Kitchener, each one with his own ideas of how the war should be run. Date: 1914

Background imageIdeas Collection: Cluj Napoca, romania map

Cluj Napoca, romania map
Illustration of a Cluj Napoca, romania map

Background imageIdeas Collection: a galaxy beyond our imagination

a galaxy beyond our imagination
an abstract macro photo of oil on water with reflections repeated in each floating droplet

Background imageIdeas Collection: Map of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Map of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Antique illustration of old Newcastle Upon Tyne map

Background imageIdeas Collection: Wheelbarrow filled with ice and drinks in bottles and cans

Wheelbarrow filled with ice and drinks in bottles and cans

Background imageIdeas Collection: Tandem skydivers, Waldviertel, Austria

Tandem skydivers, Waldviertel, Austria

Background imageIdeas Collection: Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption

Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption
A Young man heads out to sea in a small rowing boat named the Saucy Sue - she instructs him: " Mind you don t goo too far, Darling!

Background imageIdeas Collection: All you need is love gold foil message

All you need is love gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageIdeas Collection: Smile gold foil message

Smile gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote on a plain white background

Background imageIdeas Collection: Rainbow lorikeet

Rainbow lorikeet, (Trichoglossus haematodus), adult on tree, Cudlee Creek, South Australia, Australia

Background imageIdeas Collection: Tree growing in heart-shape

Tree growing in heart-shape

Background imageIdeas Collection: agility, animals, balance, ballet, color image, concept, curtain, dancer, dancing

agility, animals, balance, ballet, color image, concept, curtain, dancer, dancing, digital composite, elephant, grace, humor, ideas, indoors, irony, nobody, one animal, performance, performer

Background imageIdeas Collection: Life and death

Life and death
Rui Almeida Photography, 535472083

Background imageIdeas Collection: Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce at the altar of enemy

Background imageIdeas Collection: Origami cycle

Origami cycle
bicycle folded out of paper, origami style

Background imageIdeas Collection: Italy, Venice, The Pink tower

Italy, Venice, The Pink tower
Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978), The Pink Tower, 1916

Background imageIdeas Collection: Fire Glass

Fire Glass
Cognac glass with fire around the glass - the mood is muted and the background is a dark wallpaper

Background imageIdeas Collection: Switzerland, Bern, Room Perspective with Inhabitants, 1921-24

Switzerland, Bern, Room Perspective with Inhabitants, 1921-24
Paul Klee (1879-1940), Room Perspective with Inhabitants, 1921-24

Background imageIdeas Collection: UK, London, Painted image Naked Man with Knife, 1938-1940, oil on canvas

UK, London, Painted image Naked Man with Knife, 1938-1940, oil on canvas
Paul Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), No Title - Naked Man with Knife, 1938-1940, oil on canvas

Background imageIdeas Collection: Selfridges fancy dress advertisement

Selfridges fancy dress advertisement
Selfridges say that the secret of successful fancy dress is originality. Advertisement for fancy dress costumes from Selfridges department store

Background imageIdeas Collection: Potteries map

Potteries map
Antique illustration of a Potteries map

Background imageIdeas Collection: Vintage textured roses in basket

Vintage textured roses in basket
Creamy white and red-edged roses in a basket with a Valentine Day theme

Background imageIdeas Collection: Desk telephone hanging as a trophy on a wall

Desk telephone hanging as a trophy on a wall
Decorative wall paper with an old fashion desk telephone hanging as a trophy on a wooden plaque



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1. "Unleash your imagination with the Sketch Ideal Home No. VI - where ideas take shape. " 2. "Exploring new horizons with Sports Without Broad Acres by William Heath Robinson - a tribute to innovative thinking. " 3. "Unlocking creativity: An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson inspires us to dream big. " 4. "The Workers May-Pole: A design for a socialist poster that sparks ideas of unity and equality. " 5. "Ingenious solutions unfold in A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson - showcasing the power of inventive thinking. " 6. "Bound to Draw you in: William Heath Robinson's artwork reminds us that even the wildest they are become reality. " 7. "Discover the genius behind Da Vinci's crossbow, an idea ahead of its time. " 8. "Finding balance between nature and artistry – rocks balancing on driftwood against a serene sea backdrop ignite thoughts of harmony and innovation. " 9. "Santa Claus at the Beach? This whimsical image challenges traditional expectations, inviting fresh perspectives and imaginative possibilities. " 10. "Be yourself, embrace uniqueness. Let this gold foil message inspire your creative journey towards groundbreaking ideas. 11. "Navigating complexities through knowledge – explore The Middle East with this political map as inspiration for insightful ideas. 12. "Trust your journey, trust your instincts. Allow this gold foil message to guide you towards bold and revolutionary concepts.