Clowder of Cats at Ruthin Craft Centre
We were asked to exhibit our Cat designs as part of the Ruthin Craft Centres Clowder of Cats exhibition. Alongside other excellent designers: Lesley Barnes & Ross McAuley, Abigail Brown, Laura Carlin, Alice Dansey-Wright, Susan R. Evans, Jimbobart, Juliette Hamilton, Nick Hubbard, Vicky Lindo, Agalis Manessi, Helen Musselwhite, Deirdre Nelson, Susan O’Byrne, Jenny Southam, Emily Sutton, Melanie Tomlinson, Victoria Govan & Richard Warner, Sarah Young, Jan Zalud
Something for every cat lover: from intricate cat jewellery, cats made from paper and cats that move, to satisfyingly clever ceramic cats. The exhibition is on until February.
New Dog Prints
My new dog prints will be launching soon. Hopefully I have managed to include most breeds but feel free to email me if there is a specific dog breed/colour way/design you would like. More details to follow soon. We are also launching our new website soon which will have all the bespoke projects we have been working on as well other new work.
We caught the end of an excellent exhibition at the RIBA institute on Designing the House for Tomorrow. They asked different architects to look at traditional housing models and reconsider how these ideas could work today. It was an informative study of how housing has been envisioned in the past and how we can look forward. What is very apparent is how unaffordable most housing is for people beginning to look at their adult lives alongside the destruction of long term, stable council housing.
We have just spent a few weeks in New York where property prices are huge however there still remains individual shops and cafes unlike every time we visit London where I am staggered by the number of huge empty glass boxes being built for overseas investors- in turn encouraging a faceless homogenization far greater than other cities I’ve visited. When I lived in London as a child I would spend weekends with my nan in her council flat off the Kings Road in Chelsea where she had resided as a long term resident. It is sad to imagine this becoming rarer as the cities workers are forced further out of towns. It is difficult to see a way back now as our government has embraced this cold commodity of spectral inhabitants in million pound apartments and neglected the people who need to work in the city to keep it running efficiently. My nan cleaned rich peoples houses in Chelsea but it seems incredibly shortsighted to forget that they will still need these people to empty their bins and change their beds.
Stationary range for TeNeues Publishing
I am pleased to announce my first stationary range for TeNeues publishing. They include my Cat and Dog designs and will be part of their Fall collection.
My talk (information updated)
Please note the venue change for my talk. It will now be at the Cartoon Museum, Russell Street, London.