Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Slow Design blogs

 – he’s the architect of the Openbare Bibliohteek Amsterdam where Claudy Jongstra’s felt wall is. Jo Coenen Interview and his website

A selection of links to people and organisations. Kate Fletcher Design studio and consultancy for ecologically sustainable fashion and textiles. Sustainable Textiles article Eco Textile News ICIS Resources Textiles Environment Design – research at Chelsea School of Art. Great website full of resources and facts.

Just discovered that the Droog Design collective did a Go Slow demonstration at the 2004 International Furniture Fair in Milan.   Most things seem to be pointing towards the Netherlands at the moment..I feel a research trip coming on…

Visited the Taking Time: Craft and The Slow Revolution exhibition at Birmingham Art Gallery 2.1.10.     The introduction to the exhibition in the catalogue reads as follows: the exhibition ‘considers how contemporary craft making practices embrace similar values and philosophies to those supported by the Slow Movement. Both think through where things are made and […]

    It’s impossible to explore designers using felt in architectural contexts without discussing Joseph Beuys.  In the book ‘Filz, Arts, Crafts and Design’ ed Katharina Thomas states: ‘one might be tempted to ask whether the rediscovery of a material which long before Joseph Beuys declared it a symbol of warmth, life, cosiness and security […]

  Over the last few years a lack of studio space and technical resources has meant that I have been producing small textile samples.  Now, with the opportunity to produce textiles on a larger scale I have started to consider how big could my work be?  Why limit myself? Subsequently, I have started to investigate […]

Came across this article online today – Interiors Built to Last. The article is all about the Slow Movement in terms of furniture and interior decoration.

Heat photograms


    Alongside the geometric patterns, I’ve continued to experiment with making heat photograms using plant forms as a resist.  It is a process of printing which involves placing an object between the fabric and transfer paper before printing in the heat press.  It is a technique popularised by designer Becky Earley.  In a conversation […]

Julie Mehretu


Julie Mehretu is a painter I’ve been looking at. I guess the geometric paper collages I’ve been creating have a certain quality reminiscent of these paintings. Mehretu’s paintings however have a sense of depth to them that my designs lack, they are dense and invite you to examine them closely. Perhaps this is something to […]