Material Trends London Design Week 2013

Designersblock 2013

On her journeys Xenia Mosley has visited and studied the skills of a wool-spinner, cobbler, boat builder, basket-weaver, and upholsterer and has made an object that combines and celebrates these crafts, and symbolises an on-going journey. Read more about the Journeywoman

Crafting materials, both modern and traditional were strongly presented at this year’s exhibitions. The  Journeywoman is inspired by the European tradition of Journeymen. Designer  Xenia Mosley has been travelling down the River Ouse, East Sussex, in search of the traditional skills, crafts and materials still being practiced in Britain today. Testing various craftspeople’s patience and willingness to share, Xenia turns up on their doorsteps asking for insight into their practice as a modern-day Journeywoman. Continue reading

Paper at Saatchi Gallery

Paper at Saatchi gallery

Marcelo Jácome’s Planos-Pipas (‘kite-planes’ in the artist’s native Portugese)

As so many times before the Saatchi gallery doesn’t disappoint with the variety and high level of artworks of  44 international young artists in it’s latest exhibition simply called ‘Paper’. The exhibition is an examination into the use of paper as a material and artistic medium. Continue reading