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Introducing Occipinti: ‘Wild England’ Floral Interiors Collection by Ashley McDow

Occipinti features maximalist floral fabric designs inspired by the English Country Garden, and a newly launched ceramics Bunting Bird Ceramics range.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Occipinti Moonflower Lilac Curtain
I discovered the maximalist floral designs of Ashley McDow at last year's Tent London. Having trained in surface pattern at the University of Leeds, she gained experience in the industry before setting up on her own brand in 2013. Occipinti was Ashley’s Sicilian grandmother’s maiden name and means Painted Eyes.

Occipinti portrait
Why did you decide to launch Occipinti, and what is your design background? 
I started Occipinti in 2013 after gaining experience working for menswear brand Duchamp London and then an international textile mill in Mumbai, India, where I designed and supplied fabrics to brands including Harlequin, Christian Fischbacher and Robert Allan. I launched Occipinti because I wanted to provide my clients with luxury printed fabrics with a unique style. There is a demand from people who… read more

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Putting optical illusions on homeware: an interview with designer maker Dionne Sylvester

Meet Kent based fashion designer turned craftsperson Dionne Sylvester: traditional homeware will never be the same!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first discovered the striking homeware of designer maker Dionne Sylvester at Spitalfields Market earlier this year, where they immediately caught my attention. Her colourful designs give traditional teacups, plates […]

London Art Fair 2012 Review: Part Two

Part two of this year's London Art Fair review details work from galleries such as Byard Art, Woolff, The Contemporary London, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Vigo Gallery and Bearspace.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You’ve read the first part of my London Art Fair 2012 round up, now catch up with the rest… starting with Elisabeth Lecourt of Byard Art in Cambridge who creates […]

London Art Fair 2012 Review: Part One

The London Art Fair is very much a mixed bag: loads of not very interesting art interspersed with some real gems... Read on to discover the best new talent and trends, from the likes of TAG Fine Arts, Danielle Arnaud, JaggedArt, Rebecca Hossak and Jealous Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

London Art Fair 2012. Detail of Andrea Mastrovito‘s Gulliver’s Travels. You may remember from my previous blog that the launch of The Catlin Guide for the best graduate artists took […]

Alternative Fashion Week 2010 at Spitalfields Market: Day 5 Chelsea BA Textiles Show

The first year students from the BA Hons in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design deserve a blog post all of their own. Such exuberant creativity brings rewards!

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. I’m going to devote a whole blog entirely to the work of Chelsea College of Art and Design, mind shown on day 5 of Alternative […]


Cut Out and Keep Customising with Cat Morley!

Online craft community, Cut Out + Keep celebrates 30,000 members worldwide!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Brixton’s Windmill had a distinctly North American flavour to it, about it with a cold (and windy) November Monday being warmed up by the scuzzy blues of J.D. Smith and […]


Art Listings

Exhibition and Shows

Written by Violette Nlandu Ngoy

Time and Place Bridget Macdonal New paintings and drawings from the artist’s new figurative and landscape work. Art First, online abortion 1st Floor, 9 Cork St, W1S 3LL Apr 28 […]

Claire McLachlan

Spacey Skirts and Constructed Textile

Written by Sabrina Morrison

LuckyPDF is a new artist-led project based in Camberwell and Peckham, this web search South East London. LuckyPDF aims to promote and support new artists and creative talent within the […]


Anna Wenger Interview

Fashion Designer, Brighton

Written by Jennifer McNulty

Monday 12th Jan Starting today: The Voice and Nothing More is a week-long festival at the Slade Research Centre that explores the voice as both medium and subject matter in […]