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On June 30th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge,Shops.

Cornelia O’Donovan’s show for Anthropologie on the Kings Road, ‘Feast’ feels perfectly named. Her colours and subject matter, especially when printed on plates, feel joyful and generous. Behind O’Donovan’s work is a fascination with folklore, superstition and poetry. And it shows. Without knowing the specific references behind each piece there is a strong and consistent […]

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On June 29th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Fashion,Selvedge.

‘If you stretch a textile over a hollow object and strike it you can create a rhythm.’ As Polly Leonard points out in her introduction to the latest edition of Selvedge, ‘Pop’, the distance between textiles and music is not as great as you may initially think. At the heart of this issue is cross fertilisation of […]

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JEANNE LANVIN »

On June 24th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) lived an extraordinarily modern life. Her biography reads like that of a present day fashion tycoon or a celebrity branching out into a vast array of different business ventures – although with what was apparently a very ‘discreet’ manner. Beginning her career as a milliner in 1885, she soon moved into establishing […]

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The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now »

On June 22nd, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

‘The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now’ looks into the legacy of the Arts & Crafts movement as a whole and its significance both on the interior and exterior of our homes and lifestyles today. ‘Devised as a series of encounters between historic and contemporary works’ the show includes commissioned work by the garden designer […]

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Alice Pattullo & Design for today »

On June 19th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Selvedge.

‘The Brick House’ was always filled with friends engaged in the kind of activities anyone working in an office dreams of  – painting, gardening and walking. During the 1930s artists Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, who met at the RCA, briefly lived in the red bricked house in North East Essex together with their wives Charlotte and Tirzah. At […]

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