• 07/25

    Based in Bethnal Green, London, Naomi creates limited edition collections for her shop Bikis Ceramics. Her work explores undulating sculptural forms influenced by 1970s product design and ancient functional ceramics. Using a mixture of underglazes, coloured slips and glazes, she experiments with hyper-glossy work alongside rough, textured pieces that require multiple firings and glazes.

    Naomi is from a small seaside town on the South coast of England. She moved there to study journalism and worked in fashion for years as a writer and editor. Naomi used to write about creative people living their passions and dreams. That motivated her to start her own business while still maintaining her freelance writing. Her initial attraction to clay started at a point of discomfort and discontent – the fashion industry had stopped inspiring her and she wanted to try something different. She decided to start a short ceramics course at her community center… and immediately fell for it.

    Shortly thereafter, Naomi launched Bikis Ceramics. She runs her business from her one-bedroom flat and she is now also living her passion and dreams. Working with clay has taught her to ease into her learning process and to never give up – quite literally, she has learned to be comfortable with failure: "You can spend weeks on a piece for it to do something horrid in the kiln and come out putrid yellow. And you can’t give up, otherwise you’ve wasted a bag of clay and studio rent." – She says to Anyonegirl.

    Through a turn of events, she is now inspired by fashion, the human body, the ribs of shells, the sand when the tide has rolled out and, wait for it: imperfection – yes, in a world obsessed with perfinction, Naomi is inspired by everything that’s not.

    Naomi’s career, process and work is a true inspiration for other women striving to do what they love. What we can take away from her story and her work is to do the things that set our souls on fire. That makes us jump out of bed to live our passions and our dreams.

    ph. stephanie mcleod and philippa johnson
  • 04/26

    Photography © Ryan Hopkinson Ryan Hopkinson and Andrew Stellitano’s Strokes celebrate the start of artistic endeavor, The project is a series of five images that seek to define a single paint stroke as a physical structure. The strokes appear suspended in mid air, and it is difficult to discern the scale or the purpose of the movement of each. “Each stroke is completely unique and hand made". The duo continues to create new projects forming new structures that will surely, captivate us one more time.
  • 04/12

    Photography © Kristofer Johnsson Every year Residence Magazine awards the Designer of the Year prize to a designer or studio that propels the Swedish design scene forward. In 2015 this prize went to Note Design Studio. The exhibition is presented at the architecture museum ArkDes in Stockholm and is curated by Lotta Agaton, one of Sweden’s leading stylists. Just yesterday I spoke about Lotta's beautiful new book in collaboration with Pia Ulin and now we're back here talking about how wonderful she is. The installation proves that Note Design Studio deserved this prize and our praises. Don't you think?
  • 02/08

    Photography © Brooke Holm In a recent posts I showcased some Interior images from Brooke Holm but this project was engraved in the back of my mind and I kept itching to share it. This series of photographs are equally beautiful and meaningful:

    "In Brooke Holm’s photographic series ‘Arctic’, she explores the unique landscape of the northernmost region of the world. On an expedition that started in search of beauty, silence and isolation, Holm discovered more than just a visually arresting natural environment. There was an obvious fragility to the North that awakened an inner desire to protect it. Holm’s work reveals the Arctic’s rare aesthetic in an effort to raise awareness, not only of its existence, but also of the prevailing impact of a changing climate."

    Brooke Holm is an Australian based photographer whose work traverses dramatic landscapes, conceptual still life, considered interiors and architecture.

    The project was opened to the public last year at Koskela - a Design Shop, Gallery and Cafè also based in beautiful Australia.
  • 01/14

    Photography © Ernesto Artillo Ernesto Artillo is a brilliant Spanish Artists now well-known in the Arts and Fashion world for his wonderful collages. Ernesto's signature fashion illustration style uses entirely collaged images, merging fashion imagery with anything from flowers, cliffs, renaissance paintings or architectural structures, to create a beautifully surrealist outcome. His unique vision has awarded him numerous collaborations with some of the best fashion houses around the world and I cannot help but anxiously wait for what's to come next for this genius Artist.
  • 11/12

    Photography © Stine Christiansen Aage and Kasper Würtz are an internationally sought-after father and son team of studio ceramists. While their location is Horsens, Denmark, a provincial town on the Jutland mainland, they are becoming known far and wide for their hand-thrown, hand-glazed designs — most notably the crockery they produce for a growing number of New Nordic and other contemporary gourmet restaurants around the world — from Noma and Amass in Copenhagen to Törst and Luksus in Brooklyn.I'm adding their pieces to my wishlist, see more about their beautiful work via their website.
  • 11/03

    Photography © Mirja Pitkäärt I just came across the fantastic work of Mirja Pitkäärt and I feel a great amount of admiration and inspiration by her work and Agnes Lloyd-Platt's photos. Mirja is an Estonian designer based in Paris. She graduated from the MA Fashion Artefact course at the London College of Fashion in 2014 after studying leather design at the Estonian Academy of Arts and textile design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The photos above are part of the final collection for London College of Fashion.
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