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Sewing Paradise: a Sisterhood through Suzani »

On July 23rd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Sewing Paradise is a celebration of the contribution women make to the world through their creative talents. The features Manina Baumann’s magnificent collection of hand-embroidered Uzbek suzanis as well as art works that have been created in response to these Central Asian textiles. Curated by Michael Chandler, the all-female exhibition aims to explore the notion […]

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Elizabeth Brickell at Oriel Davies »

On July 22nd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post. The spoon exists as a primal utensil, having been discovered in archaeological digs dating back to 1000BC. As a recognisable object, its practical uses are universal and today there are probably few households without this useful little utensil. As an aesthetically pleasing object, the spoon exists in a variety of shapes and […]

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Nama Āto: Japanese Outsider Art »

On July 21st, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blogpost by Jennifer Gilbert Interview with the President of Atelier Corners – Takako Shiraiwa Makoto Okawa, born 1976, was eccentric but also so adorable that everyone wanted to hug him. At the age of 18 he joined Corners Workshop (the predecessor of Atelier Corners) but only started being creative artistically aged 29. This was when […]

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Luke Edward Hall for Burberry »

On July 19th, 2016 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

You would be forgiven for wondering how a child’s drawings had gotten mixed up with the promotional shots. But no – Luke Edward Hall’s whimsical drawings were commissioned by Burberry for a new advertising campaign, and have bought colour and fun to the iconic brand’s summer collection. This is the first collaboration of its kind […]

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Portable Summer »

On July 18th, 2016 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

One of the great pleasures of taking a holiday is the opportunity to take pleasure in the little things, living moment-to-moment, savouring simple experiences like going out to buy fresh produce for lunch. During the working week, it is difficult to take a moment to enjoy something like grocery shopping when everything must be hurried. […]

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