Student and Graduate

These stunning handmade prints are the latest work of up and coming textile surface designer Phillippa Copping, who exhibited her work last week at the New Designers graduate exhibition in London. The designs are a colourful mash up of bold African-inspired tribal patterns and exotic flora and fauna. Read the rest of this entry »

Earlier this week I wrote about RCA textiles student Ya-Wen Chou‘s The Hidden Beauty project. More recently she has been taking inspiration from the traditional patterns and culture found in her native Taiwan.

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These unusual, sculptural vases by Kobe Design University student Nobu Miake are designed specifically for displaying dried flowers.

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Anyone who read the post about my trip to the mineral room at the British Museum will know that I like a nice sparkly rock or two. So these mixed media works by Taiwanese textile designer and RCA student Ya Wen Chou are right up my street. Read the rest of this entry »