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Creatively Speaking – Interview with Tara Badcock

It is fair to say I love Tasmanian born Tara Badcock’s work, and it has featured in a few posts as testament to that.  So I am very excited that Tara agreed to do an interview for my little blog.  So are you sitting comfortably with a nice cup of tea, coffee or even glass of wine……. This is a long interview but Tara talks with such passion I could not bare to edit it out… It is so lovely to see someone so passionate about what they do!!!

How would you describe your work and style?

My work is textile-based and my focus is on using hand embroidery techniques to convey a sense of history & story telling & to communicate conceptual ideas through the use of traditional formats/techniques.

My work has always centered on a ‘marriage’ of polarities- public with private, emotional with rational, grand and worldly with intimate and innocent (Adulthood & Childhood). The underlying theme in my work is essentially a fascination with history, mainly Tasmanian Colonial (that point at which the sparks of the fires of guilt, retribution & social awakening burst into flames to create our contemporary Tasmanian culture!), and the French Revolution- a much more colourfully documented upheaval, yet equally poignant and explosive! I’m drawn to points in time where the energy is so fraught and intense and somehow unresolved (I am a hot-headed Aries after all!).

I use a combination of textiles and stitching techniques in each piece I make, so for me even a purse I’ve made has many stories embedded into it, for example, through the use of strips of Japanese Shibori silk given to me by a friend, stitched onto another silk left over from a wedding dress I made a friend, backed with kangaroo leather and lined with hand printed hemp fabric from a lovely designer-friend in Sydney…

What, where and/or who inspires you?

I am strongly & instinctively drawn to textiles which have a long history of usage, or are important somehow- so again polarities between richly woven 18th century French silks made by fleeing Hugenots contrasted against roughly woven hemp sacking from an old barn in Tasmania, covered in darning stitches and stains and stencil markings- so full of life! Like objects of religious faith, if a textile has been infused with human history and has some importance placed on it, I feel drawn to it and wish to respond to its story.

I collect antique textiles and clothing and these sometimes end up in my work, and usually inspire new pieces. Some fragments of French silk I cannot bear to use as they are so beautiful….they seem to have a complete set of stories to tell and I love to listen!

I am inspired by so many diverse sources- artists, designers, objects, images, light, colour, music, literature, landscapes and flora & fauna…I seem to be able to find inspiration in anything…the problem is that I only have this one life and the days are so short!

Currently I’m inspired by Louisa Anne Meredith’s 1850’s memoire “My Life In Tasmania”,  ( which inspired the cushion below)

Django Reinhardt, UK textile artist Cathy Cullis, French textile artist Manon Gignoux, actor Tilda Swinton (I’m sure I would faint with awe if she ever contacted me to commission something!), Tessa Kiros’ Falling Cloudberries (the photography tickles me and the recipes are really good!),

Falling Cloudberries

I understand that you have recently been commissioned to provide some rosettes for “The Great Gatsby” which was filmed in Sydney. How did that come about?

Sydney stylist extraordinaire Megan Morton found my work through a mutual friend and personal commissions led to The Great Gatsby rosettes through Megan’s film work at The Propery.

I started making embroidered silk rosettes just for fun, for my own desire to play a bit more with the things I make! I love the connections that arise when one is doing something they love.

Which is your favorite personal project and why?

That’s tricky to answer, I have favourite pieces and artworks I’ve made over the years that I’m very proud of still. I’m always striving to make ‘better’ work and pieces that come as close as possible to my idea of what I want them to be- so when I get really close to my ideal, its often a moment of expiration, of ‘oh no, where do I go now?’… I’m thinking of a series of bodice shapes I made in 2000, which depict the journey from Anglo-white ‘civilisation’ into a Tasmanian identity, where the landscape seeps into the fabrics and almost has its revenge by ‘colonising’ their clothing, and therefore their means of expressing their personal and collective-social identities! It took me months to create any new work after I completed that series.

And of course, my Teacosy* Revolution project, which I’ve had ‘steeping’ away in the background all this time, I really need to get it out in the world and finish putting together the Manifesto as a book…then to look for a willing publisher! It’s a big personal project and I’m feeling nearly ready to just give everything to getting it off the ground properly and set up so people can access the project and contribute continuously, so that it can take on its own life and embark on its own journey!

What has been the most exciting point in your career to date and why?

One of the things that really knocked my socks off was seeing my clothing designs worn by models at Fashion Exposed in Melbourne in 2009. I was invited to be an exhibiting emerging designer with a group of amazingly talented designers from all over Australia. I felt very honoured to be showing next to them, I don’t feel like a ‘proper’ fashion designer, I have only a little patternmaking experience yet I love making garments that are more like ‘pieces’, wearable artworks, so they are less commercial, yet hopefully more intriguing? So these two gorgeous and tall young women swished out wearing my designs and I was able to see them in context and see also that I can achieve things I might think are impossible!

I fell pregnant right after that event and life is taking a nice meandering path now. I’ll go back to making clothing once my son, Felix, is a bit older and I have more Atelier time.

Do you have any major projects in the pipeline at the moment? Can you share these with us?

I do have an embryonic project, which is a long term one (one of two!), which involves creating a travelling show…I’m still working it out so I won’t spill the beans just yet!

I do have a collection of cushions and bags to make for a very gorgeous boutique in Melbourne called Tiger & Peacock, lots of luscious black silk, diamante and glass beading, and I’m determined to refine my hand embroidery so its less ‘rustic’ for this collection!

I have some artwork to make for a group exhibition in Devonport (Northern Tasmania) which coincides with the Ten Days on The Island arts festival and for this we’ve been asked to look at any female convicts in our family trees and interpret their story in a positive way, to help change the perception of Colonial convict women as belligerent and wicked (I’m sure I would be too if I were deprived of an education and was treated like a third class citizen!)

\I’m working right now on a Public Art Commission through Arts@Work in Tasmania, for Bicheno Child Care Centre on the East Coast of Tas. I’m making them Tasmania-themed alphabet blocks of applique leather, featuring Tasmanian animals, plants, insects, etc. Kookaburra sample panel photo is below.

I’ve also never applied to participate in the Tamworth Textile Triennial, which I’m planning to do finally this year. Since my son was born 2 years ago, I’ve been slowly changing from working in a frenzied, workaholic manner to a much more focused and considered practice- which is more low-key & manageable with a toddler who wants to ‘help mummy’! I still make work to commission for private customers, which I love doing.

If you could have your work displayed anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be displayed?

I feel very fortunate to have had my work in a show at Anthropologie in New York, courtesy of Globetrotting Stylist extraordinaire Sibella Court who curated the show. Into the Lighthouse! That’s one location I’d been hoping to show at for a few years!

Anthropologie “into the Light House ” source rustic gentleman

Oh and my pie-in-the-sky dreams are to have my work in MONA in Hobart, the V&A in London, Centre des Arts Decoratifs & Musee Carnavalet & Astier de Villatte in Paris, The silk museum in Lyon, Istanbul Modern in Turkey, to show at Maison et Objet & Milan

MONA - Exterior at Sunrise - Photographer Matt Newton

MONA Hobart – photo by Matt Newton

Design Week & Venice Biennale, a feature article in The World of Interiors & Vogue Living would be utterly amazing….and a long list of other ‘big’ exciting venues that will be a total honour to show in, should that happen in the future?!

What would be your dream commission?

I’d love to have a couple of jobs embroidering covers for novels or cookbooks or CDs or events posters even, like the very talented Jillian Tamaki .


A friend of mine is a singer/song writer and has asked me to make her an album cover, so we will work on that over the next year.

I’d also love to create bespoke pieces for designers I admire, like Astier de Villatte In France, Akira Isogawa & Collette Dinnigan in Australia, Alexander McQueen fashion house & Timorous Beasties in the UK & Scotland….I really enjoy setting myself seemingly unachievable goals and pursuing them for however long it takes! That’s the side of me that is passionate and driven!

I do have a secret dream to design costumes for Film, Opera & Ballet performances….I have a local friend who is an English-born Opera Singer and I’ve offered to ‘practice’ on her whenever she needs something special!

If I were coming to visit your home town where would be the must stop place or places for me to visit.

We live in a really interesting rural area which has beautiful forests & caves to explore, Mountains to climb, a lot of natural features and landscapes…my childhood has been full of bushwalks and trips to the beach and islands off the coast of Tasmania.
I would recommend a short walk to Talumpunga Reserve to see the impressive gorge and prehistoric rock cliffs where Aboriginal women traditionally gathered ochre; then a trip to the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for something yummy and infused with raspberries (or perhaps that before the walk, so you can wear off all the treats!).

Deloraine is the nearby town and the largest inland town in Tasmania. It’s a picturesque place with a strong arts community, lovely river walks and lunch at the Deloraine Deli where you might find gourmet bangers with truffle mash on the menu (there are several truffle farms in the vicinity!)

Dawn near Deloraine - By Eoin Murphy

“Dawn Near Deloraine” Eoin Murphy

There’s a salmon farm & Ashgrove Cheese farm nearby, vineyards, Melita Honey in Chudleigh with glass beehive, Wychwood Garden & Nursery in Mole Creek (owned by friends and featured in lots of Australian Garden books!)
Perhaps I’d better create a local tour programme….

Describe your perfect Day

At the moment its getting up at 6am and sunning our toes on the polished floorboards while we have breakfast, then doing some gardening while Felix ‘helps’ with his own trowel, go for a walk along the farm lanes around the house amongst the bird-filled hawthorn hedgerows (so English!), lunch where Felix eats all his veggies and while he has his siesta I work in the Atelier; dinner together with ‘husband’ Rainier and a restful evening reading or watching a film or t.v show on iview. I’m trying to wean us off too much t.v, ..I try and structure my day so that I’m not asleep on the sofa by 5pm!

Now as much as I love your work, I love cooking and am always eager to find out a new recipe… what is your favorite dish to cook?

LEMON SEARED CHICKEN BREASTS with GOATS CHEESE, ASPARAGUS AND ROQUETTE PASTIE

Birdcage Design attempt….. (I swapped the pastry for Kipfler potatoes though!)

This is a made-up-with-a-friend kind of recipe so its not measured accurately!
For two or three people:

2 Free range Chicken breasts whole
250 g Mushrooms
2 Lemons
A Julia-Child-French-amount of butter, probably 80g or 100g!
Slight teaspoon of olive oil
Sheet of puff pastry
Bunch of Asparagus
Goats Cheese
A little milk
Bottel of Pino Grigio! (optional but recommended)

Heat butter and oil in a frying pan, sear and cook chicken breasts through so they obtain a lovely brown almost-crunchiness, then add juice of two lemons to the pan (for a good amount of delicious tang), a good pinch of cracked black pepper and Maldon salt, turn the heat down a little and let the juices cook and reduce a little to make its own sauce. When you have it the way you like it, remove the pan from the heat and let the chicken rest before slicing into pieces about half a centimeter thick, or as you like. You can put honey brown mushrooms in the pan with the chicken at the start too, and remove them once browned and buttery, while you continue with the chicken.

In an oven at 200 degrees C, bake a sheet of pastry (I found Borg’s Organic puff pastry in our local supermarket), spread half the pastry sheet lengthways with a nice generous layer of soft goat’s cheese (I plump for French Soignon brand if I cannot get any local Westhaven or Yandover Farm goats cheese), lay enough raw asparagus along the goats cheese so the pastry will fold over evenly, lay some roquette over the asparagus and even grate a little parmesan over before folding the pastry in half and sealing the edges with brushed milk. Brush the top of the pastry with milk also and prick the top in three or four places with knife cuts for the steam to escape during cooking.

Place on a non-stick baking slide and bake for about 20 or 30 mins, depending on your oven’s nature and habits!

This is a perfect up-cheering winter dinner, and you can serve with a leafy green salad or anything like sliced tomatoes drizzled with a little olive oil & roquette leaves, salt and pepper too…and a glass of Pinot Grigio!

 I hope that you enjoyed our date with Tara…. on with the colourful journey…….

Other Posts you might enjoy

These are exhibitions that are coming up for Tara if you are in the area

ART OF THE CUFF
LORD COCONUT
Friday 28 September 2012
Level 4 Carlow House
289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
0450 015 263
FELT PRESENCE
Devonport Regional Gallery
19th March 2013
In conjunction with
Ten Days On The Island Festival.
 

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Hand Made in France – Manon Gignoux

Parisian Manon Gignoux is cited as one of the many influences of my interviewee tomorrow. My curiosity got the better of me and I decided to investigate… and I am glad I did!

Gignoux describes her work as the meeting between clothes, body and decor, and as such creates unique hand made fabric sculptures, clothes dressed objects and accessories.   The result lies between art and fashion….. not a bad place to be!!!

I love the inspirational photo’s as much as the finished pieces.  I hope that you enjoy too….

Influences and Interpretation

Manon sites a number of influences in her works, the Portraits of Dorothea Lange being one where the wear and tear of the fabric that they wear tells a story of the experiences of the wearer.

dorothea-lange_migrant-mother-composite

source “iconic photo’s” Dorothea Lange

“The material and shape of the clothes can end up containing the story of a person, this is a truth conquered the force of look I am trying to deploy then by seeking past lives in the material traces that people left, not to make history but to imagine their memory.”


Garbage collection

On journeys through the city on her push bike Manon loved to collect discarded clothes and objects which formed inspiration for her work… quite literally “up cycling” …..

Manon Gignoux Studio | Paris

source Eric Valdinaire – Manon Gignoux’s Studio Paris

Manon Gignoux Studio | Paris

Manon Gignoux Studio | Paris

tressage

The family home

Manon’s family home has been in the family for seven generations.  She began to photograph the details trying to look at the objects, clothing and furniture from a different perspective….

Photo_fauteuilpoupe_2

More of Manon’s beautiful work…

 

I love it all the textures and the colour palettes and the whimsical charm….. how about you, let me know what you think.

Meanwhile on with the colourful journey………………….

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Art, Colour, Fabric, France, Interior Design, Travel

 

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Fairytale Lighting

via Viciously Cyd

I love lighting and, as I try a while away the winter blues and think about summer, I wanted to have a look at lighting to enjoy the summer once the sun has gone down for the day. I found some great ideas which, while I may have to limit the spend, I thought I would file away for that… well you never know when you might need them… kind of day…! There is a little bit of a eclectic mix here…. but hopefully there is something to suit every occasion…..

Who said romance was dead….

The “ice queen” chandelier is designed by Young & Battaglia, and is the perfect portable romantic lighting for those die hard romantics, or for a girls night out under the stars…. it is even shower proof if your oysters and pavlova can last through a light drizzle of rain! It can be hung from trees or any garden structure….Such a great idea. Available from UK store Rocket St George

'Ice Queen' Outdoor LED Garden Chandelier

Long gone are those days of having to work out which of the damn bulbs on the christmas tree lights had blown  before the rest of the series connection would work…. yes that was my job wasn’t I so lucky…. now thank god my fear of the string of lights has been laid to rest with the update in technology from the 80’s and with it has come some amazing fairy lights that are not just for christmas, but perfect for jazzing up a children’s room, and adults room or adding a little extra to a dinner party…. Here are some of my favourites….

Middle Eastern Charm

These Morrocan themed lights would look good in the bedroom or around a table set for a Morrocan banquet…. or beans on toast will do if your inner Nigella is not really showing herself!

Decorative Light Chain - Maroq

Maroq – Decorative Light Chain – rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Decorative Light Chain - Kasbah

Kasbah Light Chain – rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Childs play

For children and adults alike I love these fun little lights – a relatively cheap way to add a little talking piece to a child’s room, baby shower or birthday party… but who says you need to have kids to enjoy these….

These handmade dolly light strings are fun and perfect for little (or big) Miss…

Dollies string light

Hand Made Dolly String Lights – mynightlight.com.au

True Aussie BBQ

I will leave you with these Havaiana Gummy light strings…. perfect for a little light (excuse the pun) talking point….no Aussie BBQ would be complete without them!…

Hope you enjoyed…..On with the colourful journey…..
 
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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Interior Design, Style File, Trends, UK designers

 

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Road maps to Porcelain – Mel Robson

Mel Robson: M Rob Sec

Brisbane based ceramic artist  Mel Robson has exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas.

“I make functional and non-functional objects out of porcelain. I’m obsessed by road maps, recipes, sewing patterns and handwriting. Really obsessed.”

…that obsession can be seen through her work which contains reference to these inspirations.  I love the wafer thin aspect of the work allowing you to see the pattern all the way through.

Mel creates works in slipcast porcelain and has more recently started using a water jet cutting technique on found ceramic plates to generate iconic imagery of war and objects from the domestic sphere ( such as cutlery). Robson tries to connect past and present through her use of materials, evoking a little nostalgia…. let me know what you think.

Slip Cast Porcelain

“I find it fascinating as I zoom in and cut and paste and fiddle with the scans of their recipe books, letters and poems on my computer, noticing the little nuances each of them has, the way they underline a word (curly, straight, wispy, defined) the frequent use of exclamation marks, or lack of, the little messages and notes to would-be readers (“enjoy!!”) and the slants, curls and whirls of each woman’s hand. I am always left with a strange (and lovely) sense of having spent time with them.”

Keep Calm and Carry On

Her series Keep Calm and Carry On recalls the stories passed down to her from the women in her family who experienced war time. Incorporating the skill of water jet cutting the pieces addressed her interpretation of what it must have been like for them while they went on with their daily lives while the men were off at war. Also showing a little of her Australian influence.

The Absence of Objects

The Absence of Objects installation was inspired by the heritage collections that Mel found in libraries. So many stories that have been forgotten are saved in these vaults. Mel calls them “little doorways into the past”. Individually, they have their own little presence but together they become very powerful.

Which is your favourite?…… On with the colourful journey……

 
 

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Going Nautical – Thomas Paul

Born and raised in the Big Apple, Thomas Paul began his career in the fashion business in the mid 90’s working as an intern at DKNY. Paul then went on to specialise in neckwear and scarves whilst working as a colourist and designer for a silk mill, where he worked on collections for designers such as Oscar De la Renta, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, and his original intern base DKNY.

This evolved into the creation of Thomas Paul’s own neckwear collection in the late 90’s called “Digities”. The collection and brand has expanded from there with the start of the thomaspaul pillow collection, launched in 2001.  The idea of the pillows came about after Paul wanted to utilise the silk printing capabilities of the mill to be used on home accessories….. and still this idea expands with Paul wanting his products to cover every aspect of the home from the kitchen table, the bedroom, stationary and lamp shades….

With summer supposedly just around the corner for us in the southern hemisphere I thought I would give you a glimpse of some of Paul’s whimsical nautical designs…. which have that little bit of tongue in cheek humour that I love….if you like these then you may want to check out his other designs, and if you are in Australia or NZ you can purchase them at Gidd Agencies.

Well Nautical and water go hand in hand so why not start off here…. with a tall ship shower curtain to hide your rubber duck behind…

…and some matching towels to dry off from a long hard night at sea!!

And after a long day on the ocean waves you can curl up with Moby Dick or an Octopus and shells….. One of Paul’s signatures with his animal prints is that you can use them like a jigsaw puzzle to create the whole picture…. just like Moby Dick above….

… and when it gets a little bit wild out on them there seas….. you can throw on a throw….

And not to be left out, for the ships mate stuck in the galley, you can ensure your daily catch is served up with a little nautical class…..

  

… with tea towels above….. or placemats and anchor napkins below…

 

And a little something for you……

And for those who prefer to decorate themselves, Paul’s true roots are not forgotten with a range of scarves and shawls to match…

Well for now me hearty’s I will bid farewell….. on with the colourful journey….. but don’t forget to let me know what you think!

 

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Creatively Speaking – Chris Gilmore

One Aston Martin, shaken not stirred…. minus 007 himself and Miss Money Penny.  Although I am sure if you asked Italian based, UK born cardboard sculptor Chris Gilmore nicely enough he may be able to sort you out with the characters to go with the car!

I am going to cheat a little today as I found a really great interview on Chris’s website and I thought I would share as it gives a great insight into his work…….

Your work ranges from objects from daily life, to small models of religious architecture,…. to a piano hanging from the ceiling in the last solo show and objects from pop culture… how do you choose the things you portray?

There has been a progression in the choice of objects portrayed, which go from smaller domestic items (like the moka or the typewriter)

Moka

…….to objects which are larger, and belong to a broader cultural context (the Fiat 500, the Lambretta).

Lambretta
Fiat 500

The reason for the choice of objects has always been pretty much the same- they call up memories and emotions connected to our experience of these (everyday) things. Since this is both a visual and conceptual work I choose objects for their visual appeal and cultural resonance, but I also usually choose objects which imply an action or interaction of some sort. The interaction of the viewer with the works seems to function as a kind of short circuit between an implied action and the impossibility of performing it: you want to open the car door, or turn the wheel on the bike, but of course you can’t. I think this immediacy is important to enter the work, to grab the viewer.

Detail of the Fiat 500

What relationship is there between the artwork and the type of packaging you use? In the earlier works you were using plain cardboard, but in the recent works you can see the graphics and printing on the boxes…

Earlier works were made with very clean cardboard because I was aiming at a hyper-realistic effect which showed the material “at its best”, or rather seemed to do something impossible with it, making a perfect representation- indeed, many people assumed that the works were real objects that had been painted or covered in paper. The works I am producing now are made from cardboard boxes which are still found on the street, but which show all the printing, tape, labels etc…

Church

I like the idea of concentrating on the material in its “natural state” and playing with the idea of these beautiful objects represented with a material from the waste basket. I guess it’s about trying to be as honest as possible with the material- I don’t want it to get too clean, so you can’t see what it really is. I think it gives another dimension to the work to use scrap cardboard packaging which has been thrown away after the coveted objects it contained have been removed.

Which do you think is the most significant piece you have made and why?

A key piece is the wheelchair, as this marks the change from earlier works with human figures to the current work without.

I used the figures to tell a story about the object portrayed, but the more I worked on the objects the more I realised that the interaction between the object and the viewer was a powerful element- the viewer brings his own story to the object, and doesn’t need a kind of theatrical set to explain the situation.

People often have a very immediate reaction to my works- they try to open the car door, or type on the typewriter and I like the game of contrasts-real/not-real, functional/non-functional, heavy/light- and the sensation that causes. I think that the viewer projects himself into the work, and indeed the reaction to the wheelchair was different- it’s a slightly disquieting object and no one wanted to touch it.

How much do you feel you are influenced by packaging, which you also use in your artwork?

I do tend to notice packaging, it’s something I find fascinating. I guess on a daily basis I just buy the same stuff and don’t think about it too much, but I needed lots of different packets to make the small churches, so we bought a lot of things just because of the packaging. Buying one of every item in the supermarket was fun but it did leave us with a cupboard full of food we didn’t much like and couldn’t tell what it was because I’d taken the wrapping off it…

Which artists have influenced you, who has been an inspiration for you?

I really like other sculptors who seem to share my interest in materials. I get the impression that their ideas come from playing about with things. For example, artists I always love to see for their approach to materials are Anish Kapoor,

anish kapoor: monumenta 2011 – leviathan

 Andy Goldsworthy,

Sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy

Tom Friedman, and Bill Woodrow – Goldsworthy and Kapoor make sculptures with an incredible attention to the nature of the materials they use, and, although the appearance of the work is completely different, I think Friedman and Woodrow have a similar sensibility. It’s like the classical ideas of sculpture about the “soul” of the material, but instead of a block of marble it is being applied to leaves of washing machines…

You are from Great Britain, but you live in Italy: is your work seen differently in the two countries?

The first big piece I ever made was a cardboard cow, “to sell to farmers in order to replace the cattle destroyed by BSE, so that the fields don’t look empty”. This had a great impact and was covered in national newspapers, magazines and on the radio. Unfortunately the farmers took offence and I had to flee to Italy for safety: even now I can only go back in disguise… actually that’s a lie (the bit about the farmers), but I do work principally in Italy, mainland Europe and America and don’t often go to the UK. However, I think the public perception of the work is similar in different countries, the reaction to the objects is the same, even though the memories or cultural significance must be different. Hopefully this means these objects communicate to different nationalities and cultures, perhaps because packaging is a kind of common denominator.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2012 in Art, Italian Designers, Italy

 

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Stone Walls and Paper Tiles – Louise Body

Louise Body – source aluncallenderblog.com

Louise Body is an internationally acclaimed British designer whose collection includes wallpapers and fabrics. Louise’s wallpapers have been included in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s selective wallpaper archive and as part of collaborations with iconic british designers and brands such as Paul Smith, Dr Martens, Liberty, Ted Baker, Selfridges, Laura Ashley and Topshop who have all chosen Louise’s designs to adorn the walls or collections over the last few years.

Stonewall Collection

Louise has recently released her new “Stonewall” range of wall papers.  This collection was based on an old wall covered in lichen which forms the starting point for each of the papers in the collection.  Louise then uses her illustrations, photographs and hometown inspirations to add a second dimension to the papers which are really unique.

Photo: 'Meadow' from the Stonewall collection

 

Paper Tiles

One of my favourite collections has to be the paper tiles collection.  Based on old tiles, and Louise’s illustrations and colour palette choices.  The perfect addition to walls or behind glass splash backs in a kitchen perhaps…..

Perfect inspiration for a little something different to have on your walls…… on with the colourful journey….
(all images sourced from www.louisebody.com unless otherwise stated)
 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Interior Design, Trends, UK, UK designers, Wallpaper

 

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