found this great design shop in lisbon fabrica features that showcases local portuguese artists and designers on top of the united colours of benetton store in the busy chiado shopping district
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
go anywhere in portugal and you will see the colourful and riotous patterns of the azulejo which adorns lisbon's buildings. azulejo is a form of tin-glazed ceramic tilework, and not only are they are beautiful but they are cool to touch, so perfect for the hot weather. easily cleaned, they give the buildings a colour gloss and sheen even in the city's dirtiest parts. i was hooked on them but it was these simple ones that stole my heart.
this year has been overtaken by planning and executing a trip to lisbon and barcelona. an aspiring trip which i felt like alice going down the rabbit hole. took pictures of all sorts, some craft but more buildings and inspiring design in the iberian peninsula.
Friday, 26 April 2013
this series of map bunting feature the north and south island of new zealand as well as one of canadian british columbia. the paper flags are sewn onto approx 1.5m of bias binding with 9 to 10 flags on each length. you can find them on my felt shop for sale...
there is something about the colder months that invites more craft endeavours. made these hot water bottle covers as a thank you present for my parents who hosted us over the weekend. putting my pile of woollen blankets to good use at last!