My inspiration for this collection derived from the archetypes of Carl Jung. In particular: the shadow, the persona and the self. Real pressed flowers are encapsulated in contrasting pleated plastic with the same flowers printed and embroidered onto silks. Each garment forms part of a narrative that represents the human evolution of consciousness that altogether create a glamorous, modern yet functional collection.
Designers love colour! The RGB spectrum we work with on our digital computers gives us the widest possible range of colour to work with, much wider than the range of hues that can be replicated in CMYK inks, but that’s not to say there aren’t some ultra bright print projects out there to admire. In …
Winter Garden - Anglesey Abby. The Winter Garden is a recent addition to the Abbey’s 120 acre site. It was designed by John Sales for the centenary of the first Lord Fairhaven, and created by the then-head gardener, Richard Ayres. Over the following 12 years, his successor Richard Todd developed the garden, along with seven gardeners and 25 volunteers.
The Eindhoven based studio rENs, Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren, like to choose their own methods but actively pursue collaboration. Spontaneity is important in their process, yet extensive research precedes getting down to work.