Thursday, 22 September 2011

Turner & Harper at Labour and Wait

If you happen to be near Redchurch St this Design Week, go see these BEAUTIFULLY made brushes & homewares by Turner & Harper.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Agnes Richter's Jacket

When we first talked about opening Shelf I was keen to do a project involving Costume Designers and prison uniforms, I thought there could be a really interesting exhibition exploring how people express their personalities and their character through the constraints of uniform and I was particularly keen on having Costume Designers, whose job it is to find and express character through clothing, work with prisoners and uniforms. 
Outsider Art was always something Katy and I were interested in. 

Anyway, the shop took a different course and I never really thought about that idea much again.

But yesterday I was reading this quarter's Selvedge magazine where there's an article about prison clothing and I was reminded of the exhibition idea and Agnes Richter's jacket which I had become aware of around the same time. I can't remember which website I originally discovered the jacket on, I read about it such a long time ago, so I rummaged around again this morning and found a few listings with information - here and here

Agnes was a mental patient in Austria in the 1890's and the jacket was standard issue of the time. The embroidery is beautiful and intense. Fascinating, unstoppable self expression. 

NOTE: The jacket is in The Prinzhorn collection in Heidelberg, which is where the photograph originally stems, I haven't linked to the collection because the English translation isn't working today.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Michael Marriott

And another thing at SCP this week: Mr. Marriotts homage to Brancusi installation.
If you are in the neighbourhood, do pop in and see all the beautiful things in store for Design week.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson has a new collection out!
Go see it in the flesh, from tomorrow at SCP

Friday, 16 September 2011

House Industries

As a fan of the ampersand, I think House Industries designed this table just for me.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Lubna Chowdhary

Lubna now has an online SHOP!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Russian Doll Balloon

Love this balloon, found here.