Brooklyn based Dana Haim is a Columbian-American artist, designer and traveller. Dana has always been infatuated by ancient textile processes, culture and the natural world and you can see this inspires her beautiful work. The digital age is starting to take over the manual processes of making and artists such as Dana are taking it back. They believe there is enduring beauty in creating things by hand.
Our pals Wolf & Moon have launched a brand new collection and it is quite something!
The new collection is called 'No.4' and features beautiful geometric pieces inspired by architectural structures. Wolf & Moon never hold back on style and elegance. Their use of wood, acrylic, gold and brass work a treat, delivering iconic pieces of jewellery that are fun to wear.
Pottery is so on trend right now. Ceramicists are popping up everywhere and there seems to be a particular style they are using. The forms aren't typically conventional and tend to be constructed in a more makeshift and playful way. There are some key players like Saskia Pomeroy, Lucy Kirk, Karen Hagan and Charlotte Mei but the nice thing about this movement is everyone can have their own interpretation. Check out our Pinterest board below.
We were lucky enough to go to the DIY Art Market in Peckham this weekend. There was a impressive selection of designers and makers selling their goods. We loved the intentionally crude and naive hand-painted ceramics that seemed to dominate the tables. Ceramics are bang on trend at the moment, so hold tight for our Pinterest board with the hottest new styles.
We finally made the pilgrimage to the incredible workshop of Gods Own Junkyard in Walthamstow last weekend, and were not disappointed. Set up by Chris Bracey - who sadly recently died - God's Own Junkyard produces and restores spectacular and kitsch neon movie signs and props. They rightly have a cult following among the world's fashion and design set and you may have seen some of the piece in Selfridges or in the background of fashion shoots. But to truly appreciate the awesome effect of hundreds of pieces together I suggest you get yourself on the Victoria Line to Walthamstow.
We've just moved into Hackney Down Studios and heard that Archie Proudfoot had a studio here so we thought we'd give him a visit. Archie creates beautiful hand painted shop signs and bold gold leaf designs. He has mastered his craft and his work can be found in galleries, bespoke prints and on shop fronts.