Blog, Press Show Picks

Maison & Object A/W 2020

With lockdown, self isolating and Covid still in full swing , Maison & Object has taken place on line this year. So rather than stay in Paris I have had to make my design choices from my lap-top . Recycling and sustainability are very much in evidence. Dirk Vander Kooij sells his work from Popcorn.… Continue reading Maison & Object A/W 2020

Blog, Exhibitions

Derek Jarman

My Garden's Boundaries are the Horizon This small, intense exhibition shows the life and work created during the last few years of Derek Jarman's life. It is currently at the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace and is on until 20th September. As well as a film maker Derek Jarman was also an artist and… Continue reading Derek Jarman

Blog, Makes

How to dye fabric using berries

Use the dyed fabric to wrap presents The Japanese have been fabric wrapping, Furoshiki, for years so why are we still wasting paper to wrap presents? By fabric wrapping you are giving an extra present, and the recipient can re-use it. As berries are plentiful at the moment it is a great time to make… Continue reading How to dye fabric using berries

Blog, Meet the Maker

Meet the maker Betty De Paris

Betty De Paris is a Shibori and natural dye craftswoman and artist. Hidden behind a large door in Paris’s 20th arrondissement is a courtyard housing a tiny garden and a tall narrow building where Betty De Paris lives and works. The area is where, forty years ago, artists took over old abandoned artisans workshops. Did… Continue reading Meet the maker Betty De Paris

Blog, Features, Press Show Picks

Coming soon to a desk near you

Desk dividers, that can help with social distancing. Tektura-Zintra desk dividers with clamp Bhushan design I was recently sent some information by a company called Tektura Wallcoverings . They make contract wall coverings and screens. As they say in their brochure ‘We work with manufacturers who create stunning products, and are willing to take risks… Continue reading Coming soon to a desk near you