Clerkenwell design week

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Welcome sunny Tuesday in London, here I am recovering from the mad weekend, house full of people, and my dear friends visiting from Barcelona, sometimes I spend months without socialising much and then this rushes of friends, people, talking happen I love it!! Now that the Open House is over, it is time for me to take on the next adventure, the preparations for Pulse and the event itself. I must admit that I am nervous and stress about it already, I have exhibited in a couple of big important shows already, but I always feel unprepared and the pressure of showing my work alongside so many talented designers doesn't help to feel at easy either. I am very lucky to have friends who are exhibiting too, so we can prepare, organise and help each other in this process, so from here thanks girls for being there, I so much appreciate having you all!

If you are in London don't miss the Clerkenwell design week, which starts today, plenty of the best designs on display, big and small independent brands would be selling/showing their work across the different venues taken part, my visits would include, craft central Summer open studios, don't miss it, highly recommend it!

Dulwich Festival Artists open houses second weekend

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Hola all, how is life going? I have been spending a lot of time at home, doing Spring clean, organising my new studio, and putting together a mini shop for the Artists Open Houses weekend. Here are some snaps of around the house, filled with art, home-wares, jewelry, original prints, and tasty treats. If you are in the area come and say hello, we will be open today and tomorrow from 11 to 6, nearer station is Peckham Rye.  For directions and map look at the Dulwich Festival website.

 My original prints and button jewelry by Lousie Willliams
 Gorgeous cushions and lampshades by Marina Lynch 
Colourful homewares by Kate Ckarke
Unique sculptures and collages by Leah German

Artists Open Houses at Dulwich Festival in London

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

I have been working towards the Open Houses event happening on this weekend. Right now sanding and painting some old pieces of furniture to go in my new studio, still have to frame my prints, sort out prices, clean the house, buy food, and at some point rest...

If you are in London over the weekend, come along to the Open houses as part of the Dulwich festival in South London. Artists/designers will be opening their studios/houses to the public, there is a very nice atmosphere and plenty to see and eat. I will be at my house with Kate, Marian and Louise, so come by for some tea, cakes, and chat, we will be selling our latest work, and some old favorites too.

Fancy some 1950's retro?

Monday, 7 May 2012

Hello all, nice weekend? We are having a long weekend, here in the UK, it is May and we all should be enjoying our gardens and walks under a mild Spring sun, isn't? well it feels like back in Winter, no sun, more rain and cold weather, and me getting desperate to finish some old pieces of furniture I have to restore before the weekend as I open the house to the public as part of the Dulwich Festival. If you are in London and fancy some tea, cakes and browse gorgeous art and homewares come along, we will be here waiting for you all.

Not everything is grey and cold, looking at these gorgeous photos, (May issue of Countryliving magazine), I feel a bit warmer and colorful already. My friends Marian and Jo, the designers behind the textile studio the colour house are being featured in this article about 1950's retro decorating. I love the mix of textiles, patterns and colours they have chosen for the shoot. Very much in the style of Marian's house itself, very uplifting and fresh.

The limited edition cushions and lampshades are from Marian, can you spot her cushion in the sofa? and the cushions and chair below are by Jo. I admire their talent for pattern and colour and their loyalty to keep producing with the best materials and keeping it British manufactured (difficult task these days), well done girls!! 

(photos Countryliving)