Stitch by Stitch at the Tracey Neuls Shoe Boutique

When shoe designer Tracey Neuls asked us if we'd be interested in dressing the bedroom installation in her central London boutique, we leapt at the chance!  We're both huge fans of her comfortable, playful and elegantly crafted shoes which have earned her a reputation as the "creative's shoe designer". 

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Highlights From Collect - The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

We were privileged to have been invited to the private view of Collect this week in London.  Organised by the Crafts Council, this fair brings together some of the best galleries selling art objects of museum-quality from an international roster of contemporary makers in the fields of ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and textiles.

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Pop-Up EXHIBITION at One Two Five Gallery, Bath

Last week we installed an exhibition of our textile pieces at our friend Carole Waller's gallery, Waller & Wood, in the beautiful city of Bath in SW England.

Carole owns the gallery with her potter husband, Gary Wood, and the juxtaposition of our cushions, quilts, blankets and towels with Carole's hand-painted and hand printed clothing, and Gary's beautiful stoneware, was a winning combination.

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Special Edition Z1 lamp for Ay Illuminate

We recently tried out a little idea with our wonderful friends at Ay Illuminate in the Netherlands.

The Z1 pendant lamp, designed by Nelson Sepulveda, has become an iconic product for super-stylish lighting company Ay Illuminate.  I'm sure you will be familiar with it since it is regularly featured in interiors magazines and is stocked by many of the world's most stylish homewares stores

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What caught our eye at Clerkenwell Design Week

What I love most about London's Clerkenwell Design Week is the sheer diversity of open showrooms and exhibitors, scattered throughout the historic streets and buildings in one of London's most interesting enclaves.  This, and the lack of any tight format to which exhibitors must conform.

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The End of February

We absolutely love Hirai's beautiful pieces, particularly the gorgeously textured Moon Jars made using the Kohiki technique.  So we were thrilled to have been asked by the gallery owner to show some of our indigo kala cotton textiles, and a radhi rug alongside these fabulous vessels.

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Social Fabric: African Textiles Today

we recently learnt of this new show which just opened at the William Morris Gallery in north London, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today.  

It explores how printed and factory-woven textiles of eastern and southern Africa mirror social change, changing fashion and tastes in the region.  The exhibition brings together kanga from Kenya and Tanzania and schweshwe textiles from southern Africa, and reveals how African tastes have been shaped by global trade.

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Carl Goes London City Guide: Visitor Tips from Graham Hollick

Have you seen these cool new city guides with a difference, from independent publisher Carl Goes? There's one for Berlin and Amsterdam, and most recently our home town, London.  

Which is where we come in!  

Carl Goes "wants you to become a citizen of the cities you visit" and to this end they've enlisted the advice of a number of creative locals, including our very own director, Graham, for the usual tips on where to eat and drink, and which museums to visit.  

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