It is an ancient art form yet one that is resulting in international commisions for Australia's Harriet Goodall. She describes herself as a sculptural basket maker. The work incorporates craft, knowledge of plant materials and design. As part of her oeuvre, Harriet also collects discarded industrial farming materials to shape into objects such as light shades. She also co-founded Warp & Weftin...
One of the great success stories out of the UK design world in recent years has been Donna Wilson. In 2010 she was crowned Designer of the Year at the British Design Awards, bridging the gap between craft and high-end design. Her wares are equally celebrated in boutique shops (including Kido Store in Sydney) as well as at design fairs such as Milan. She's also done collaborations with...Continue reading
I thought it would be good to kickstart this year's interviews with a local talent. Shannon Lamden is a Melbourne indie textile designer, known as Aunty Cookie, who also produces homewares such as cushions and tea towels. All the while raising three children - the youngest was born only in November. Shannon downplays the combination of being a mother and continuing to create, but it's quite an...Continue reading