Sunday, 17 November 2013

Composition Of Greys, Blues and Whites

This lovely home of Faye Toogood, photographed by Henry Bourne for T Magazine of the New York Times is a composition of greys, blues and whites. A lovely home by the creative force of Studio Toogood.

I first started seeing and reading Fayes' work when she was an editor and contributor for World of Interiors. There is a section in the magazine called "Swatch" which had samples of the latest textiles, fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, furniture and accessories that was always artfully arranged.  At the time when I was designing textiles, it was especially inspiring seeing the juxtaposition of contrast textures, patterns and colors. Today with her studio for retail spaces, installations and visual materials for fashion houses, she continues to inspire us all.

Her home, beautiful, calm and full of les objects trouve, composed and elegant.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Rich Patterns

 Details of painted plaster at the City Palace, Karauli, Rajasthan, photographed by Henry Wilson

 Detail from an 18th century French book of fabric patterns, photographed by Simon Witham

Both images are from the December issue of World of Interiors, they kindly provided these patterns on paper for wrapping  gifts at Christmas.

In this issue are related articles to both images Palace of Pattern and By the Book with further images and content on the palace and 18th century weaving in France. Excellent issue, always a treasure this magazine.

Friday, 8 November 2013