Exhibitions and Events
I spotted this beautiful jacquard at the always impressive Maharam showroom this week during NeoCon 2012. In collaboration with Antwerp-based Studio Job, the American textile brand showcased Farm and Farm Stripe, depicting traditional farmland scenery in a complex woven jacquard construction. This complementary pair of dense, narrative patterns is an ode to rural heritage. Using a flattened perspective, Farm presents an assemblage of livestock, crops, implements, and rural transport, while Farm Stripe features repeating ribbons of farm iconography— pitchforks, apples, split-rail fences, sheaths of wheat, and life-sized horseflies all make appearances.
You couldn’t imagine a more picture perfect example of rural England than the gardens and pottery workshop at Whichford in Warwickshire. Established in 1976 by Jim and Dominique Keeling, Whichford Pottery is a family run business that employs and trains highly-skilled local craftsmen to make a wide range of terracotta flower pots. Read the rest of this entry »
Film and Photography
We are currently transfixed by these absolutely beautiful floral images by Elspeth Diederix who started her botanical blog thestudiogarden when she moved into her new studio in Amsterdam two years ago.
We’ve never seen floral photography quite like this before. Taken quickly as fun experiments – a respite from her primary photography work – these studies have a dark nature to them. The blooms are not quite perfect, often dried, sliced, spliced and artfully arranged or manipulated with hand drawn patterns. Definitely one to follow.