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
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.
Published August 2, 2010
design , green , Japan , LINK , product , textiles , works
Tags: Day to day, design, fashion, furoshiki, Japan, pattern, print, product, sustainable, textiles, Tokyo
After lots of work, we are very excited to officially announce the launch of our limited edition furoshiki!
Two original designs, hand-printed in Japan on 100% cotton. Please take a look at our site: http://thelinkcollective.com/.
Recently I’ve been very busy working on a new project that we’ve named ‘LINK’.
Established with a good friend in Tokyo, LINK is a collective that produces collaborative textiles and design from around the world. With so many things to prepare and consider, while juggling work and our busy lives as parents, it’s been a long time coming …
but finally, very soon, LINK’s first product will be available – our limited edition furoshiki (traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) in two designs – one design by Hennie Haworth (a British illustrator) and the other is by me!
We will soon announce the launch of our new website showing when and where you can find our furoshiki, in the meantime please join LINK on facebook for updates!
Published May 20, 2010
Day to day , design , Japan , LINK , product , shape & pattern , textiles , works
Tags: Day to day, design, furoshiki, Japan, pattern, print, product, textiles, Tokyo
We just received a photo from our printer in Tokyo showing our new project in progress … I’m very excited. I’ll announce more about it very soon!