Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Quiet Pattern

I'm really excited to share that I have been featured in a beautiful new book called Quiet Pattern.

The book is written by this lovely lady Abigail Edwards (seen hear with Claude the dog) who is a wallpaper/fabric designer and a stylist. Back in 2013 when I launched my first wallpaper designs I exhibited them at the ICFF in New York. I had an absolute blast at that show but it is the only show that I have ever been to where I didn't do any business! BUT I did meet Abigail and we have followed each others work ever since.

I was delighted when she contacted me last summer and told me that she was writing a book and that she would like to feature my work. What an honour!

Abigail worked with her friend, photographer Alun Calendar. He did my Country Living feature shoot a few years back so it was nice to have worked with him before. 

They came to my studio and my flat last August to do a photoshoot which was a lot of fun and ever since I have been excitedly waiting for the release. 

 It's an absolutely beautiful book. It features the work of eleven designers from around the world including Abigail and she also writes about the history of 'quiet pattern' design. 

I love the photos that Alun took of my studio. I'm glad they have been captured in a book!

   It was good to see the stylist and the photographer at work in my home too. 

 I went down to London for the book launch last week and it was lovely to meet some of the other designers and celebrate with Abigail. She has done such a wonderful job.

If you are lover of pattern, interiors and design history I think you will love this book. It's published by Clearview books.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Opening the Wild Meadow flower press

  I just opened the flower press from our trip to Wild Meadow last midsummer. 

 What joy. 

 A little bit of summer preserved so perfectly. 

 These were the grasses that I was trying to learn the names of.  Can I remember now? I love this picture. Doesn't it look like an embroidery.

 I drew this Barren Brome at the time. I'm glad because it has all fallen apart in the flower press but it has kept it's colour beautifully.

 I wrote a blog post about our week there and there are pictures of these flowers going in the press. It's nice to see then and now. And good to look back at summer so full and green and lovely. 

It won't be long before it's green and lovely again. Maybe this will be the year that the names of those grasses finally sink in! 

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