Thursday, January 11, 2007

Robin and Lucienne Day


The Design Museum site has a nice profile of the husband and wife design team of Robin and Lucienne Day, still going strong after making a splash at the 1951 Festival of Britain, with Lucienne's show of her abstract-patterned textiles and wallpapers alongside Robin’s steel and plywood furniture in the Homes and Gardens Pavilion. Inspiring stuff. Via Bloesem.

Bloesem Blog


Just discovered the Bloesem blog by Irene Hoof, a Dutch illustrator/web designer/graphic designer. Besides doing lovely work of her own, she has a great eye for the work of others, too. One of her many good ideas is her Weekend Read series, a forum where she actively shares her interests with others. The theme of the first one is Knitting, featuring some truly gorgeous work. The photo above (by Damian Russell) is from the book Hand Knits for the Home by Caroline Bickett, which is now on my book list. Via Design*Sponge.

Update: Just ordered my own copy of Hand Knits for the Home at Amazon.ca. A used copy (via Powell's), that is, as it's sold out.
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