Monthly Archives: November 2010

interview :: penelope jordan

I met Penelope Jordan at this year’s TENT and immediately fell in love with her quirky brand of 3D textile design, which cannot help but make you smile, so I was over the moon when she agreed to answer a few questions for me.

'Pouch' by Penelope Jordan

'Pouch' by Penelope Jordan

Penelope,  what’s the most important thing to know about you? Continue reading

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creative spaces: bernard leach

I’m always very inspired by seeing the spaces creative people work in; the tools they use, the things they keep around them for inspiration, the effect of their environment on their work – so this is the first in a series on that very subject; featuring Bernard Leach’s studio and the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall.

Leach pots

Leach pots

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here’s one I made earlier :: a nice cup of tea

Inspired by Kirstie’s Homemade Home and an increasing cynicism about the annual Christmas cycle of shopping-presents-landfill, I decided to get crafty and make my own Christmas presents this year.

Teacup candle

Teacup candle

The first step was a lovely afternoon spent trawling charity shops for teacups, Continue reading

Interview :: one for sorrow, two for joy…

I first spied the Furniture Magpies at this year’s Tent and loved their quirky brand of ‘up-cycled’ furniture. With a manifesto like “We don’t believe in good furniture going to landfill when it can be redesigned into a piece that people can love all over again,” what’s not to love?
 Furniture Magpies' "Hang on to your drawers"

Furniture Magpies' "Hang on to your drawers"

The magpies were kind enough to answer a few questions for me…