Sunday, December 17, 2006

Fern in Red

I called this piece Fern in Red because that was the name of the lady I made it for. She was very conservative lady with a great sense of humor.
We actually decided to break those rules of how space was
meant to look and change the entire format and had a great time with it. Specially playing with variations in color and lines. All her furniture was yellow and with the introduction of red we had a blast.
This piece was highlighted in the Globe and Mail's quarterly review of style. That was quite an achievement

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A beautiful front entrance on Bay Street

This is our masterpiece.

We were given the opportunity to work with the existing design that was part of the architectural elements of this Historical Building downtown Toronto, Canada.

We made some samples and eventually developed a simpler center piece of the circle and then through templates we worked around creating a beautiful mandala that produces a fantastic focal point in the front entrance to the building. Here it is on the front cover of a know trade magazine.

It took skill and precision to arrive at this beautiful piece. We were all very happy to finish too.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Views of Male and Female

Very graphic and visually appealing, this piece gave away a iconic approach to Male and Female.
The mental connections and the physical dominance were reflected not only in color but in texture.

Most clients found it a challenge to seek for designs that could work for the floor, slowly the technique of wool tapestries found itself up onto the wall. This piece was a request Moshe asked me to come up with as it worked with the environment he was searching to place it in.

If we had gone down the conventional path we would not have gone very far. You have to be prepared to risk failure rather than not try.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Inspiration and Intuition

While most textile designers creating a collection are likely to choose a theme, visit the old exhibition and raid the library. Admitingly I think one allways resorts to those ways but one thing I used to like was to use music.
I found that listing to a tune produced an interesting state of mind that one could surrender too.
And that seemed to be the companion into ones own psyche.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Chris's Horn

What a funny name would think, but it was as if there was the calling of peace. As the sound ran fluidly through the air and out into the Universe as a it openly requesting forgiveness.

The pathway in stones.

The deadline was very close and how to bring the outdoors inside, as if the garden was just beside the door and this was just the continuation. This was a clever rendering that ended up being produced as an area rug.
I belive that it is still around somewhere and some kid is hopping on every stone as she gets to the othe side...of the garden.

Thank you for the gift

Thank you for the gift