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We’re going to Memphis

Memphis is a design movement that was founded in 1981 in Milan, Italy (nowhere near Memphis, Tennessee) by an architect/designer called Ettore Sottsass and his group of creative friends. The reason they called it Memphis: They were listening to a Bob Dylan song at the time, “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”. […]

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A natural, simple Xmas

With our world changing and everyone becoming more environmentally aware and responsible, I thought I’d look to nature this Christmas, instead of rushing to the shops for some bits and pieces. The truth is, with a bit of inspiration, the results are so much lovelier than some Chinese baubles and moulting tinsel. Often it’s the simplest things […]

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Tribal Magic

Since my travels to Turkey in 1996 I have been obsessed with suzanis and any embroidered, handcrafted cloth from Turkey, Uzbekistan and the surrounding regions. They are so magnificent, they tell a story that will live with you forever! Suzanis were traditionally woven as a gift for a bride’s trousseau by the women in her family […]

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India Song

India has a way of grabbing hold of your heart. And somehow Karen Knorr has managed to capture it’s rich visual culture and mysterious beauty through her photographs which she manipulates into these captivating works of art. Karen Knorr is a photographer and artist. Born in Germany, and raised in Puerto Rico. Her  book ‘India […]

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Inspiration: All Things Nostalgic

This month my inspiration feeds off my latest collection, Nostalgia. From my Gran’s jewellery box and her wedding photos to old art nouveau prints in my student art books …. these are things that make me happy and somehow reaffirm my belief in the human race. The timeless beauty, romance and stories that carry through […]

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Presenting Nostalgia

Lula turned eight this year which has left me feeling Nostalgic….which is why our latest offering is called “Nostalgia”, I designed this piece when I was 19 years old while studying textile design at the Ruth Prowse School of Art, it made its debut in 2009 in the African Mischief Collection in monochromatic colours and […]

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