Friday, 28 October 2016

Kit Miles


After completing his MA in textile design at the Royal College of Art, Kit Miles formed his own studio, steeped in the values of quality, exquisite draughtsmanship and a futuristic, often surprising use of scale colour and imagery.


One of the most important values at Kit Miles is excellence in quality and draughtsmanship in each and every design.
The studios ability to render fine and at times surrealist imagery have enabled Miles to form a unique language of design, under the core ethos that freedom to evolve and re-form is ever present in the application of marks onto paper.
The process of hand drawing enables the studio to render an imaginative and ‘super-real’ world into a reality, revealing a glimpse into the ever expanding printed universe of dynamic shapes and images.

Thursday, 28 July 2016


Lazerian is a contemporary creative studio that manipulates established design concepts, digital technology and functional materials to create radical solutions in architectural decoration, exhibitions, lighting, furniture, jewellery and sculpture.

Commissioned by Alcantara and Not Just A Label to explore the unique properties of the fabric. It started with a visit to the factory of Alcantara in Rome and then a tour of there headquarters in Milan. The results were presented in an Exhibition at Protein Gallery along with 9 other designers called Made In Italy Designed In Britain

Friday, 15 July 2016

Danny Roberts

"Danny Roberts is a visual artist that portrays the high end scene with wit and whimsy. His signature stylish portraits of fashion luminaries and models offer a fresh take on fashion‘s vision of perfection." - Models.com
He began his career studying Photography and Fashion Design. Upon finishing school, he was honored by being awarded the first featured portfolio of the year on WGSN Generation Now, which showcases graduating talent from the world‘s leading universities and design colleges.
Danny Roberts‘ body of work is mainly a showcase of couture collection paintings and portraits of models. His works have been featured in the pages of top fashion publications worldwide, including Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Elle, & Women‘s Wear Daily. He has collaborated with a eclectic variety clients such as, Tiffany & Company, IMG Models, Lancome, Forever 21, & Gwen Stephani‘s Harajuku Lovers. Danny is also one half of the brother creative team, Igor + Andre.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Tibor Reich: Nature Designs In Fabric

Tibor Reich, who was born into a Jewish family in Budapest in 1916, escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna for Leeds in 1937, becoming a pioneering interior designer of 1950s and 60s Britain. It was a Reich designed woollen fabric chosen by a young Queen Elizabeth as her wedding present in 1947, and in a career that lasted three decades, his vibrant, deeply textured designs would decorate the interiors of royal palaces, embassies, 10 Downing Street and even the first Concorde.


Friday, 24 June 2016

Jo Malone & Marthe Armitage

Most people, by the time they reach their 70s, have begun to wind down – at least when it comes to work. But for artist and printmaker Marthe Armitage, her eighth decade was when things really started to get going career-wise. Marthe has been producing her exquisite scenic wallpapers since the 1950s, but it has only been over the past 12 years or so that they’ve truly taken off.
Now in her 80s, she is still designing and printing papers from her riverside home in Chiswick – including a new, bespoke pattern for the fragrance house Jo Malone – and is finally enjoying the recognition her work so richly deserves.
Watch Marthe on Youtube 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Stefan Glerum

Amsterdam-based illustrator Stefan Glerum has a distinct style that is recognised and respected across the world, and his work is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he combines with popular themes, executed in a hand drawn style reminiscent of the clear line. 
His latest project revolved around creating illustrations for two stained glass facades reaching up to 60 feet for a new residential project in Amsterdam by housing corporation Ymere. The complex is designed by Heren 5 Architects, the stained glass is fabricated by Atelier Schmit.

Ai Weiwei

Celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has launched an enormous exhibition of fantastical paper figures, but rather than showing at one of the cities iconic art spaces, his giant creatures are on display across the historic Le Bon Marché department store, Paris.


Monday, 1 February 2016


Abstract_ is a brand which creates customized fashion. Customers are involved in the design process by generating patterns from their own personal stories. 
The web design tool analyzes what the customer writes and how it is written and transforms this data into a visual representation of the abstract. 
We will transform the customer’s personal pattern into a textile and a unique piece of garment.

Interaction: Bjørn Karmann. Fashion: Julie Eriksen Textile: Kristine Boesen

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Konstantin Kofta


Known for his daring and unconventional leather-accessory design, Ukrainian fashion designer Konstantin Kofta has released his latest collection of leather bags and clutches. Kofta likes to draw inspiration from natural shapes, like seashells and parts of human anatomy, which he then transforms into fully-functional garments and accessories. 

Bearing the title “ARXI”, Kofta’s SS16 collection takes the designer’s approach a step further, by incorporating and inspired by forms and imagery found in Baroque architecture.

Kostas Neofitidis

Inspired by his travels to Asia – particularly Thailand – Kostas’ vibrant world is a reflection of exploding colours and forms. The individual abstract dimensions and characters of the eclectic murals slowly reveal themselves once viewed closer and into focus – continuing to inspire audiences with every new glance.

Describing the collection, Kostas explains that ‘Kota lives happily on a magical beach, submerged underwater, looking at life in a positive way’. Kostas portrays the charmed depiction of paradise through his latest textile range consisting of individual art panels which are printed on woven canvas. When hung appropriately, the vivacity of colour entwines, dances and energises the entire mural. Combining to create a positive outlook on life and to represent Kostas’ unique and exuberant style.
Kostas personal journey into art is an interesting one, too. Originally an architect, Kostas emerged from the Cyprus nightlife as an iconic figure, owning some of the most revered clubs, bars and restaurants. Although architecture remains a large part of his life, his primary passion of the Kota Collection now holds most of his attention. Alongside the new colourful motifs, the Kota Collection includes hand-woven silk carpets, t-shirts and a dinnerware selection. 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Sophie Ryder

Sophie Ryder was born in London, England, in 1963. She studied Combined Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts where, while obtaining her diploma in painting, she was encouraged by fellow artist to develop her sculpture. Inspired by Picasso, Goya and Henry Moore, she famously developed the Lady Hare as a counterpart to Ancient Greek mythology's Minotaur. A fascinating aspect of Sophie Ryder's sculpture is her concern with hybrids; not only the Minotaur, but hares combined with human features. The Lady Hare has occupied her imagination for many years and the human parts are based on the artist's own body. These sculptures have the potential to forge powerful images charged with character and emotion which go well beyond representation.

Mister Finch

Little curled up velveteen rabbits, wide-eyed owls, soft hedgehogs and fairytale mushrooms all play a part in Mr. Finch's imaginative story-world. The range of expression and skilled handiwork is evident in all of Mr. Finch's pieces, giving an uncanny sense that these creatures were once alive.