It started with a song
-Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald-
and ended as a pattern.
- 6 February 2019
Flock is a brand that is concerned about sustainability within the fashion industry. And so am I!…
- 20 June 2018
I’ve been developing my figurative black and white line drawings into abstract patterns, where the contours of the body and background become one.
- 15 May 2018
…drawing for the sake of drawing, being creative and feeling the flow. I put pen to paper in my design/yoga studio and allowed my surroundings to influence me…
- 1 May 2018
Poise is the studio where I teach yoga (in English!) and now I’ve taken over a corner of the space to set up my design studio. I chatted with Abby about yoga, design, fashion, sustainability and life in Pamplona…
- 12 March 2018
An alternative way of decorating a wall that adds pattern and texture, as well as improving acoustics…
- 20 September 2017
Co-design allows the user to contribute towards the design and/or making process. Emergent technologies, such as 3D printing and laser cutting, provide the opportunity for customisation. Handcrafts also lend themselves towards user interaction, and techniques like hand knitting, crochet and macramé are considered therapeutic and can be done at home by anyone. When the user becomes involved it develops a sense of attachment, satisfaction and can slow down the process of consumption through participation in craft.
- 8 January 2015
A shift in user attitude is needed, moving away from product disposal and towards longevity. The key to product durability is about developing an emotional attachment to something, which creates a desire to care for and repair, rather than dispose of and replace. Designers need to change the way they work, considering the end use of products to allow for a circular system to develop, that extends the life cycle of materials through remaking and reusing.
- 29 December 2014
Handcraft around the world has been affected by the production of cheap mass produced goods and resulting in a homogeneous marketplace. Balance between mass production and craft, the fast and slow, is needed in order to move towards a more sustainable future. I want to embrace new technologies, but not forget traditional craft techniques; combining and contrasting the old and the new for innovative results.
- 15 December 2014
Today we know very little about the majority of things we buy. By providing a narrative about the provenance of a product and sharing information with a transparent and authentic approach, we can tell the story of the supply chain and the people, places and materials involved.
- 9 December 2014