Saturday March 11th was the launch of our exhibition, project #2293 – a collaborative project between myself, Martha Sakellariou and Christina Vervitsioti. The exhibition was the result of many conversations Martha, Christina and I had about how to produce and share some work again, following several years of domestic preoccupation! This site-specific exhibition held in a suburban home, explores themes around suburban life, architecture, domesticity and identity, as seen from three different angles.
Thank you for all the support from family and friends. It feels great to have had time to focus, get some work out there again and in particular, collaborate with two like-minded brilliant people! Here’s to the first in many collaborations to come and lots more work!
Now back to giving a little more attention to the kids, catching up with the laundry and cleaning up the house … ;-)
Published January 26, 2014
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Tags: 47 Textiles today, design, exhibition, furoshiki, Japan, Japanese, Shibuya, textiles, Tokyo
Photos from 47 textiles today.
One week left! It’s your very last chance to catch this exhibition at Hikarie in Shibuya. Presented by D&Department project, this exhibition showcases textiles from across 47 prefectures in Japan. Link represents the prefecture of Kanagawa, where Link furoshiki are hand-printed. What a great idea, and it is a great privilege to be included!
47 textiles today
Start : 21st, November 2013
Close : 2nd, February 2014
Opening time : 11:00〜20:00
Address : 8F 2-21-1 Shibuya Shibuyaku Tokyo 〒150-8510
Published November 27, 2013
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Tags: furoshiki, Japan, pattern, print, sustainable, textiles, Tokyo
Yay, Link’s winter furoshiki are out! Please take a look …
My latest design ‘Dots‘ is available in blue, black and rust. The design continues along the theme of folding and wrapping. Hours of paper folding and experimenting went on behind the scenes, which was a lot of fun … perhaps I’ll share some sketches at a later date.
Also launched this winter season is ‘The Hida Express‘, another beautifully intricate design by Hannah Waldron (designer of the Maze furoshiki, Winter 2012) based on a train journey she took through the Japanese Alps.
Published February 26, 2013
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Tags: Day to day, design, fashion, furoshiki, product, shopping, street, sustainable, textiles, Tokyo
“#2 of our top ten treats for mums… A silk-cotton furoshiki cloth to wear as a scarf, tie into a spring-time bag (below) and plenty more ideas in store. Don’t forget – use code LOVE10 for a special 10% off until 8th March.”
Published February 25, 2013
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Tags: book, Camberwell College of Art, Day to day, design, design student, Graphic Design
I was very disappointed to have missed the launch party of the book ‘I used to be a design student’ held in London on Feb 18th. Sadly I am too far away and couldn’t just hop on a bus to Camberwell, like I used to for three years of my student life.
The authors of ‘I used to be a design student’ are two of my graphic design contemporaries, Frank Philippin and Billy Kiosoglou. I was invited to contribute to this study of 50 designers, comparing the life & work from their students days with their life & work of today. I have yet to see a copy first hand but with a selection of designers from Margaret Calvert and Ken Garland to Daniel Eatock and James Goggin, it has to be pretty fascinating reading!
‘I used to be a design student’ is published by Laurence King 2013.
On Design Week Feb 5th 2013.
Published February 12, 2013
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Tags: design, fashion, furoshiki, Japan, Japanese, pattern, patterns, print, product, sustainable, textiles
It’s February 2013 already, and this blog has been so neglected!
There’s been a lot of activity amongst the Link collective since I last wrote. 2012 has been busy! We saw the introduction of Link’s popular leather carry strap (designed and handmade by director Kyoko), some beautiful work from a new collaborator in London, Hannah Waldron, who also presented with Kyoko at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo. A fresh collection of new furoshiki designs and colours, and some really great photos from photographer Martin Holtkamp. An interview with Link’s printers was published online by spoon-tamago in July, giving a rare look behind the scenes. To end the year, Winter colours were released and Kyoko flew to New York where she ran a small Link furoshiki workshop.
2013 is already underway, keep your eye’s peeled for more …
Published February 15, 2011
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Tags: design, furoshiki, Japanese, pattern, print, product, sustainable, textiles
Link furoshiki are still for sale at Plastica, Etsy and Loopto.