Katharine Morling

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These absolutely beautiful ceramic sculptures were created by Katharine Morling, an award-winning ceramic artist based in London. Her quirky linework and admirable use of a monochromatic colour palette are so eye-catching, and her attention to detail and delicacy make a second glance necessary to realise that these are actually created from porcelain! Simply stunning!

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Alessandra Genualdo

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Today we’re taking a look at the work of Alessandra Genualdo, an italian illustrator now living in london where she creates these bold graphic pieces from her home studio. Alessandra creates her illustrations using mainly Gouache, and has produced editorial artworks for magazines such as Frankie, It’s Nice That and Creative Digest. Her style has a real surface pattern led feel which I love, and her limited colour palettes give her work a lovely graphic feel. Alessandra also publishes her own Zines full of her work, available to buy in her online shop.

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FRIDAY FOOD

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Time for a mid-afternoon treat? It’s Friday Food!

We’ve all gone a bit Bake-Off mad in the studio, we’ve placed our bets, weighed up the contenders and are totally hooked, and it’s only episode 3! So for this week’s Friday Food, having stumbled across contestant Flora Shedden’s blog, we had to share it with you. Check out her blog here and her Instagram for plenty of beautifully styled & considered photography and great recipes – yum!

Yumiko Higuchi

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As a bit of an embroidery enthusiast I’m always on the look out for inspiring artists within this medium, and there are none I’ve loved more than Tokyo based embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi. Master of the wool stitch (a subject he has published a book on full of techniques), each piece is painstakingly finished by hand with machine-like precision. Drawing inspiration from nature, I love the subtle natural colour palettes and I am in absolutely in awe of the skill and dedication each design must take to complete!

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Trendspotting

As we head towards a new season and new looks, we thought it was time Trendspotting got a new look too…

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S U B U R B I A //  Nostalgic 70s hues & long, mundane days of youth.

1// Otto Lotz in Topman, Lanvin & vintage Dior Homme

2// ‘Means’ armchair by Gae Aulenti

3// Dafy Hagai ‘Israeli Girls’

4// WGSN ‘Psychedelic Block’ print

5// Adidas Originals Team Bag

 

Friday Faves

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This week’s Friday Fave is the b-e-a-utiful stationery & art supplier’s, Fred Aldous. Already a firm favourite of ours in Manchester, we can’t contain our excitement at the news that one is opening up even closer to the Hallmark studio – in Leeds! The shop will be on Kirkgate and there is an air of mystery going on as to when exactly its opening it’s doors.. follow them on Instagram and Twitter and look out for #FALeeds for up-to-date information on the grand opening.