This year’s Surface Design Show in London was busy, but not presenting anything new compared to previous years. Most noticeable was the increase of imitation materials offering cheaper option and more variety in terms of range and colours. However, it was often unclear how sustainable they were.
(Image hand woven fabric embellished with naturally grown cristal). Continue reading
One of the most recognisable retro print designs come from Irish designer Orla Kiely. Textile Design Museum in London has a solo exhibition of her work in fashion and everyday product design covering last twenty years. Continue reading
A solo exhibition by British artist Greyson Perry has opened in Serpentine Gallery, London. It’s called The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Perry is best known for his social commentary and award winning ceramic work, but this exhibitions covers art using variety of materials: wood, stone, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry.
Eduardo Paolozzi was first in few areas in art; e.g. introducing pop art. He is probably best known for collage works, which look surprisingly fresh and timeless today. Especially, the unfaded strong colours of 60’s palettes are fantastically trendy right now. Continue reading
New work from the critically acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The title of this portrait exhibition is “Who are you?” It is an investigation into modern identity and lifestyles. Continue reading
Monochrome was an unusual choice for a Christmas pop-up store in a collaboration between OTHER/shop and DARKROOM. Both shops are well known for choice of strong graphic styles, so the offering was an interesting and successful mixture of wide range of products. Continue reading
The queen of print design Mary Katrantzou was interviewed by Kinvara Balfour at a special event in the Apple store at Regents street. Mary gave a passionate talk about her journey from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful London fashion designers of recent years. Continue reading