String Theory

Last Thursday I met Meghan Price one of the designers behind String Theory.
I discovered this company this past November at The One of a Kind show where they stood out like a breath of fresh - modern looking - air! I really love their scarves and shawls - so graphic, fresh, and smart looking. Inspirational.

 Big mess scarf
Off grid shawl

Albers scarf named for Josef + Anni Albers

Interview with Lourdes Sanchez in Uppercase magazine

Uppercase Magazine Issue 13 is out and it's another beauty with a gorgeous cover by Eloise Renouf.
The issue also contains my interview with textile designer Lourdes Sanchez.

I visited Lourdes last May in her live/work space in Gowanus Brooklyn. I was blown away by her quirky + soulful studio - especially her massive inspiration board which covered the entire wall above her desk (made my sweet boyfriend Russell) and her comprehensive library of art books. I coulda spent all day in there curled up reading!!

Lourdes' beautiful inks and patterns

We spent a very fun day together which included a delicious burrito lunch + long stroll around her neighbourhood with her Havanese pooch Moonpie.
Some pics of our day together below.

Lourdes' doggie Moonpie.

yum.... Burritos.
Meeting Lourdes was a complete inspiration to me and am happy to say we are still very much in touch. :-)

Inspiration for Textile designs

I've been working on some textile patterns the last couple days.
Can't show any sketches cuz the project is secret for now but can show you some of my inspiration.

Calyx by the incredible Lucienne Day
A big hit at the Festival of Britain 1951.
The abstracted flowers were inspired by Paul Klee.

Perpetua also by Lucinenne Day
So great.

By Terence Conran (yep Sir Terence) + David Whitehead 1950