Textiles are an interesting medium to explore. I first came to appreciate the beauty in weaving thanks to the Bauhaus, Anni Albers’ work in-particular. Her famous book ‘On Weaving’ made me think how this age old craft could play a supportive role in modern design and be applied to
There are elements of a room that are often overlooked but can really transform a space. Lighting would be one of the main ones, not only dictating the mood but also our experience in the room and how we perceive our living environment. A big second might be flooring. Whether it is carpet or another
Textiles have so many fascinating qualities. Of course, the primitive nature of woven material harks back to our tribal nature as humans. You can just picture weaving bark to make a shelter, or constructing blankets for warmth or clothes for protection. There’s also some deeper thoughts surrou
Today, artists are looking outside of the box when it comes to the pieces they create. More than just visual, they are going above and beyond to provide a more immersive, textural experience. Mimi Jung has clearly carved out her niche in this space by creating weaved artwork. Jung is an American art
Great designers and great craftsmanship come together less often than one might think. A real shame considering what both parties can bring to the table. British architect and designer John Pawson is one of my favourites, he has a keen eye for simplicity and is consistent across the board in all his
French designer Guillaume Delvigne has always liked the idea of moving away from reality and trying to incorporate this in functional design. He is inspired by everything interesting, whether natural or man-made, real or not, and is fascinated by the way randomness can lead to something beautiful. T
Patterns and colour have always been used to decorate and create ambience in a home. From detailed shapes and tones to bold forms, different pattern and colour combinations can enhance the atmosphere of a space. Catherine MacGruer is a Scottish designer who has turned her interest in how these desig
If you are looking for a creative, minimalist, piece of wall art, then look no further than the great pieces created by Küdd:krig. Based in Long Beach California, this Swedish-American store artfully crafts each piece by hand with ethically sourced materials. One of my favorite things about Scandin
Sometimes it’s difficult to see the actual origins of a piece of work. Especially in contemporary design where things are always stripped back. Taking a recent trip to the home and studio of famed British sculptor Henry Moore showed me the value in seeing culture in an object. Viewing his coll
Laura Slater is a talented designer who works from her print shop in West Yorkshire with the goal of designing objects for the every day that are informed by an interaction of colour and shape.
Lucia Lienhard-Giesinger in Bregenz, Austria founded Bosna Quilts in collaboration with a number of Bosnian artisans to create these special contemporary quilts all crafted by hand.
Oyyo, a Swedish design studio and producer of textile interior products, was founded by Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén focusing not only on handicraft but also how we can connect cultures.