I recently visited Lithuania to work with textile students from the Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. The project focused on investigating traditional Lithuanian Craft with alternative materials. We were very lucky to visit the textile archive in the Ciurlionis Museum to make research for the project. Having spent a week in Kaunas we travelled to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nida which sits on the remarkable geological formation known as the Curonian Spit at the Baltic sea. We stayed at the Nida Art Colony which is a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and a meeting place for experienced and emerging artists, designers, architects, curators, and researchers from around the world. The project was funded by the Ministry of Education and Science in Lithuania. (Drawings by students from Kaunas Faculty VDA)
Ted Baker recently asked me to design wallpaper for their New York flagship store taking inspiration from London’s 1920s townhouses while also embracing the exposed brick of the building to mimicking a Manhattan apartment. The result was a vibrant blue and gold wallpaper with a fluttering of gold foil flowers and laser cut motifs which hung in front of the brick walls.