Published November 27, 2013
design , fashion , green , Japan , LINK , product , shape & pattern , textiles , works
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 12, 2013
design , Japan , product , textiles , works
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 August 2, 2012
Day to day , design , kids , parenting , print , shape & pattern
Tags: animals, colour, Day to day, kids, pattern, print, space-to-play
I have been rather absent from this site for a while. It’s hard to squeeze these things in, in between looking after two young children and relocating from one city to another, amongst other things. I’m hoping soon things will normalise and I can once again redirect my focus towards other interests!
As our lives get organized, my daughter is attending a very nice art camp this week at LUX, down the road from where we’re staying. I was very happy to discover this rather unique place. She’s doing the printmaking workshop. When I pick her up I get itchy fingers looking at all the lovely pieces they’ve been working on. So much fun!
Published February 15, 2011
architecture , design , shape & pattern , textiles
Tags: architecture, colour, design, illustration, pattern, shapes, textiles
I love this work by at swim-two-birds. Collage made from paper trash, then embroidered. Beautiful.
Published February 15, 2011
design , LINK , product , textiles , works
Tags: design, furoshiki, Japanese, pattern, print, product, sustainable, textiles
Link furoshiki are still for sale at Plastica, Etsy and Loopto.
One of the things I kept from a magazine was this photo of a wall in a parking lot. I thought it was quite beautiful and found out more about it here. This work is by Retna as part of ‘Wallworks’ – a project inviting a select group of graffiti artists to create a series of murals in the parking lot of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in December 2010.