Very lucky for me I was recently in London, England and got to experience the pure JOY that is the Josef Frank exhibit currently on at the Fashion and Textile Museum... Jan 28 - May 17 2017. I literally think I may have died and gone to pattern heaven.
Spectacular patterns and the most inspiring individual. Born near to Vienna into an upper class Jewish family in 1885, Frank first became a successful architect after the first world war and then in the 1930's moved to Stockholm with his Swedish wife Anna. He went on to partner with Estrid Ericson of the fantastic Swedish design firm Svenskt Tenn to create the most spectacular pattern designs and furniture.
"Dreaming in Textiles. In his textile patterns, Josef Frank created worlds that stood in stark contrast to the reality of the interwar period and the Second World War. While racism, genocide and bombings effected people all over the world, Frank depicted paradise."
How inspiring and wonderful is that? Getting to experience this exhibit, I felt the pure joy of Josef Frank's decorative utopia.
If in London, I definitely recommend checking out the exhibit: www.ftmlondon.org
You can also see more beauty at www.svenskttenn.se
Hugely honoured to have my Turkey Vulture table napkins included in the Hinterland Wild Game Dinner, a part of their Winter Dinner Series held last night in Prince Edward County. A magical feast prepared by Chef Neil Dowson featuring locally sourced game, and fish. Hinterland creates my absolute favourite bubbles and I couldn't be more thrilled to have been a tiny part of this enchanting event.
To keep up to date on their upcoming events, check out the Hinterland Facebook page
Photography by Johnny C.Y. Lam
Thank you so much to House and Home magazine for the lovely feature by Emily Evans including my Lilac and Canada Geese tea towels! So lovely.
You can see the whole feature here:
I am so excited to share with you my new ALPACA design!
Ted Pickering of Shed Chetwyn Farm initially contacted me over the winter to discuss a special collaboration. He was inspired when seeing my work and thought it would be a brilliant opportunity to collaborate to create a new ALPACA design.
Shed Chetwyn Farm is located in Hillier, Prince Edward County and is home to a herd of beautiful woolly alpacas. The furry bunch at Shed Chetwyn comes in all shapes, sizes and colours.
The creative process involved lots of cuddles with the alpacas, sketching and then working on the fine (woolly) details with pen and ink to create the layers of the design.
I am really thrilled with the outcome and hope you love it too! You can see the full design here.
The design is currently available as a Tea Towel and is available at the beautiful Shed Chetwyn Farm Shop located at 500 Closson Road, Hillier, Prince Edward County. www.shedchetwynfarms.com
Wallpaper coming soon!
Thank you to my husband Johnny C Y Lam for capturing these great images!
I am excited to share with you the special project I recently worked on for Fig Tree & Vine. Fig Tree & Vine is a beautifully curated online shop specializing in unique artisanal products for modern Jewish living. I was thrilled when CEO and creative director, Danielle Crittenden Frum approached me to create a limited addition line of Passover linens for her shop. Danielle loves my linens but wanted to offer her customers something unique for the Jewish Passover celebration. Together we came up with a Passover Linen Set which includes an Afikoman pouch, Matzah cover and a ceremonial towel. The sets are available in both my Pinot Noir and Lilac (cream) designs. Limited numbers of the sets are available so if you would like to pick one up before they sell out, head on over to Fig Tree and Vine!
Congratulations to Alexandre Fida on the fantastic feature "The County General" in The Globe and Mail - Style Advisor magazine this week. I am super thrilled to be included with Alex in this lovely article highlighting the wallpaper project we are working on together at Angeline's Inn in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County. I am bursting with excitement to share with you the project... I hope to be able to show it to you soon!
Thank you so much to Natalie Atkinson for including me in her lovely article on wallpaper The Substance of Style "The Great Cover Up" in this weeks Globe Style insert of the Globe and Mail. You can read the article in full here.