For this spring and summer the Finnish textile company Marimekko has created a new contemporary dimension to the print, called Marimekko Kioski, it is a curated collection of gender-neutral street-wear. Marimekko_Kioski Marimekko was founded by the late Armi Ratia in 1951. It is best known for a giant sized asymmetrical poppy design, Unikko- which means Poppy in Finnish. The… Continue reading For 2020 Marimekko has created a sustainable Gender Neutral collection
I went to meet Clare Youngs with my photographer Antonia Attwood to interview and photograph her in her Thanet home. Clare writes craft books for the publishers Cico, and whatever the subject, they are always of the highest standard, beautifully styled and informative. I was curious how Clare had got into the business of being… Continue reading Meet the Maker Craft author and Illustrator Clare Youngs
Annie Sloan has just launched her third Bookazine , The colourist (hard copy, editorial like a magazine, no adverts like a book). Here is the interview I did with in her, in her eclectic studio and headquarters, about her life, passion and rise to fame. Annie Sloan is known for her paint company and in… Continue reading Meet the Maker, the Queen of paint, Annie Sloan
By Kerstin Neumuller A Handbook to Repairing clothes and Textiles Kerstin Neumuller is a tailor who loves sewing with tiny stitches. With her partner Douglas Luhanko she runs a shop in Stockholm called Second Sunrise. In it they sell jeans, run craft workshops and have a repair studio. This, her second book, is a practical… Continue reading Mend and Patch
May 6th 2019 is the 300th Anniversary of King George I granting permission for the residents and landowners of Chelsea to use his private road, King's Rd in Chelsea. One of the current residents is Rococo Chocolates owned by Chantal Coady How long have you been a chocolatier? I don’t really consider myself to be… Continue reading Meet The Maker Chantal Coady OBE. An award given for her services to chocolate making.