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Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Meet Lorna Scobie: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Lorna Scobie illustrated Black Cats for her contribution to my 10th anniversary limited edition artists' book... prepare to be bewitched.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Lorna Scobie has contributed to Amelia’s Magazine for many years. She was one of my top picks at her graduate show in 2012, and since then she has designed for multiple clients, illustrated children’s books and won many awards for her wonderful animal illustrations. Black Cats was inspired by the superstitions associated with these creatures. ‘Whether they are the bearers of good or bad luck, black cats are subject to our superstitions from England to Japan. Here I have confronted this prejudice, and filled the viewers vision with silent black felines. Are they evil omens, or are they just like any other cat?

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What inspired the personalities of your black cats?
Cats have great personalites - they are… read more

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Yas Ming

An Interview with Yasmin Dilekkaya of Yas-Ming Ceramics

More than just homeware items, these mugs, bowls, and other kitchen wonderments are unique, handcrafted talking-pieces that add a bit of oomph into your sips and bites.

Written by Jessica Cook

Yas -Ming by Lauren Kelly I’m a big fan of collaborations and the wonders they can produce, and Yas-Ming Ceramics is no exception. Begotten from a project between Yasmin Dilekkaya […]

An interview with Japanese embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota of HIPOTA

A look at the adorable, miniature creations of embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota, the needle behind the brand HIPOTA

Written by Jessica Cook

It wasn’t that long ago that I watched The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), the Japanese, Studio Ghibli refresh of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, and looking at Hipota‘s petite, crafted […]

An interview with textile designer Emma J Shipley

Emma J Shipley is a rising star in the world of textile design, earning recognition with an extraordinary collection of scarves featuring her pencil drawings of nature's finest creations.

Written by Miranda Williams

Emma J Shipley S/S 2012 by Natalia Stuyk It was Liberty of London’s Best of British open day, and I can remember quite clearly the moment that Emma Shipley pulled […]

Nathalie Djurberg a World of Glass by Andy Peake

Exhibition Review: A World of Glass – Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg at Camden Arts Centre

Nathalie Djurberg’s first solo exhibition in the UK is a must-see installation combining glassy objects, surreal ‘claymation’ films and an exquisite soundtrack by Hans Berg.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Photography by Andy Keate. The Nathalie Djurberg exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre greets you with a rainbow-like ceiling installation, before plunging you into an altogether darker space. In the […]

London College of Fashion – Fashion Illustration Graduate Show 2011

Some fabulous new fashion illustrators have just graduated from London College of Fashion: meet Viet Tran, Cheryl Windahl, Kelly Anne Sheppard, Rachel Wilkinson, Philip Dunn and more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion illustration by Viet Tran. Touring the fashion illustration talent exhibition at the London College of Fashion Showtime degree show necessitated a bit of a cat and mouse chase in […]

Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Upstairs.

Absolutely adored the work of so many Kingston illustrators: here's Ellie Tzoni, Jason Munro, Eve Lloyd Knight, Tom Clohosy Cole, Abigail Read, Henry Wood, Hey Gyeong Jang, Patricia Voskova, Jack Hughes, Sam Falconer, Sarah Maycock and Emily Rudd.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lobster by Ellie Tzoni. The illustration on display at the Kingston graduate show, sales Highs For Your Eyes, sick was of an overwhelmingly high standard, cheapest so much so that […]

Caitlin Hinshelwood’s natural history

Gentle colours and subtle, gorgeous patterns are the common thread in the work of textile artist Caitlin Hinshelwood. She talks to Amelia’s Magazine about her love for the natural world and patterns, and the playfulness at the core.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Life on earth Hawks, more about snakes, seek dinosaurs, discount sharks and bears – there isn’t a kitty in sight in Caitlin Hinshelwood’s excellent fauna. We fell in love with […]

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After ExtInked: An interview

A chat with one of the ExtInked projects animal ambassadors

Written by Grace Beaumont / Tom Bing

Incase you missed the first instalment (where have you been?) Amelia’s magazine caught up with London based women’s wear designer Brooke Roberts to find out about her inspired new collection. […]

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Taylor Made Menagerie

Interview: Hannah Taylor

Written by Jonno Ovans

With many universities leaning heavily towards womenswear – in some cases wholly – Epsom pleased many with several of its strongest collections coming from menswear designers. One of the running […]

Zoo Good To Be True

Animal Magic

Written by Jonno Ovans

On Thursday the bath-time lovelies at Lush supported one of my great loves, case troche by staging Climate Rush themed picnics outside all 89 of their UK stores. As was […]

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This is a Chick-Plea!

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Written by Cari Steel

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]