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Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Kitty McCall: Creating Colourful Interior Textiles

Kitty McCall's Tropicalia is a feast of colour for your interior: read on to find out more about this new design brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Designer Catherine Nice is the brains behind Kitty McCall, a brilliant new interior textiles brand you should know about. Her work is inspired by the boldness of artists such as Matisse, Gauguin and Rousseau, featuring glorious patterns that will enliven any room. First discovered at Tent London 2014, I decided it was high time I caught up with the talented designer.

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Your brand was named for your grandmother, what influence did she have on you?
She was great! She only started painting quite late in her life but she had a great eye for detail and colour. Every year I would send her a painting or drawing and she would always have something positive to say. I would say she contributed hugely to my interest in Art and design.

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Ornella Iannuzzi: an interview with fine art jeweller and ‘Jewellery Oscar’ gold award winner

The stunning designs of French jeweller Ornella Iannuzzi marry luxurious materials with innovative settings.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ornella Iannuzzi by Iris van Gelder. Ornella Iannuzzi is a fine art jeweller who has trained in both France and the UK. I discovered her unique and unusual designs at […]

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Disturbing Wildlife: An interview with Invisible Familiars

Brooklyn based musician Jared Samuel introduces his band Invisible Familiars and talks of William Blake, coconuts and their delicious debut LP Disturbing Wildlife.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Invisible Familiars is the creation of the talented multi instrumentalist Jared Samuel. His debut LP Disturbing Wildlife, which he penned on a houseboat named Gypsy docked in Jamaica Bay, was […]

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Plastic Mermaids: Inhale the Universe Interview

The psychedelic Isle of Wight five piece introduce us to their inspiration and work practice.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Plastic Mermaids by Kat Hassan. Plastic Mermaids are a five piece band from the Isle of Wight. Since their 2014 release of debut EP ‘Drømtorp’ they have rightfully been earning […]

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Meet Grande Dame: Special Guest Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Tiff McGinnis is Grande Dame: she appeared in the first ever issue of Amelia's Magazine ten years ago so it's only fitting that she has produced an amazing one off piece of artwork to celebrate my 10th anniversary. Read on to find out about Saint Agatha.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiff McGinnis, aka Grande Dame, is a highly collectible multi-disciplinary artist who is currently hosting My Voodoo On You, a spectacular solo show at the Ink_D gallery in Brighton. I […]

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Meet Yoko Furusho: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Yoko Furusho is a super talented New York based Japanese illustrator. Her work for my 10th anniversary book is inspired by ideas of the afterlife, and is available as a super limited gold leaf print NOW.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yoko Furusho is a Japanese illustrator based in New York, and was featured in my first book, Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration. Since then she has worked with a long list […]

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Meet Liv Bargman: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Illustrator Liv Bargman has created Dark Matter inspired artwork for my 10th anniversary book and it is also available as a limited edition print. She is hugely inspired by science, and here explains a few concepts that will boggle your mind...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Liv Bargman was featured in my first book, Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration. She is drawn like a proton to scientific ideas and theories, which she tries to untangle with felt […]

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Meet Lindsay Lombard: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

The healing power of crystals influenced artist Lindsay Lombard: find her work in my 10th anniversary book and also as a beautiful fine art print with gold leaf highlights.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lindsay Lombard uses graphite pencils to create delicate illustrations; she then scans her drawings and applies coloured digital elements. Crystals was inspired by the power of crystals. ‘I wanted to develop […]

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Meet Karin Soderquist: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Swedish illustrator Karin Soderquist studied in London before returning to Stockholm. She contributes the fabulous and enigmatic The Magician's Assistant to my 10th anniversary artists' book. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Karin Soderquist studied at Camberwell College of Art and first captured my attention at her 2011 graduate show. She is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, has contributed to numerous exhibitions […]

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Meet Laura Wilson: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Artist Laura Wilson has an awesome attitude to art and life. Her brilliant Fortuna illustration is featured in my 10th anniversary book and is also available as a gold leaf print.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura Wilson is a recent graduate who runs a collaborative creative blog and illustrates for online feminist magazine Bitchtopia. She has a deep interest in neo-Paganism and ancient symbols of […]

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Meet Mateusz Napieralski: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Meet Mateusz Napieralski, also know as Gust of Wind. His Tribal Cumulus artwork is a whirling world of magic, featured in my 10th anniversary book and available as a limited edition gold leaf print.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mateusz Napieralski (also known as Gust of Wind) works from a studio in London, where he explores the relationship between the handmade and the digital. Tribal Cumulus explores the unknown […]

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Meet Katie Ponder: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Katie Ponder is a recent graduate of Falmouth University who has created The Weather Witches, a wonderful image inspired by tarot and the changing of seasons. Available as a beautiful limited edition gold leaf print!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Katie Ponder graduated from Falmouth University and was one of my favourite new illustrators discovered at New Designers this year. She was the winner of the 2014 AOI book category […]

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Meet Niall Grant: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Illustrator Niall Grant created the beautiful Mater Gaia artwork for my 10th anniversary artists' book, funding now on Kickstarter. Here he describes his work process and influences.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Niall Grant works between studios in Norwich and London, creating fine prints that are inspired by traditional European illustration. He has worked for a diverse range of clients and showed […]

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Meet Emma Farrarons: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

The lovely Emma Farrarons has work featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition book, and Moon Rabbit is available as a beautiful limited edition print featuring gorgeous gold leaf ONLY on my Kickstarter campaign.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Farrarons is a children’s book designer who recently returned to illustration when she began contributing to Amelia’s Magazine. Since then she has hosted a solo exhibition called Hidden Folk […]

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Meet Essi Kimpimäki: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

An interview with Finnish artist Essi Kimpimäki, whose work is featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition book. Her stunning Shamaness illustration is also available as a large limited edition print featuring real gold leaf.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Essi Kimpimäki is a Finish illustrator who will be featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition artists’ book, That Which We Do Not Understand. You can also buy her […]

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Tide: an interview with Wooden Arms

Be seduced by the intricate chamber trip pop of Norwich band Wooden Arms... playing TONIGHT in London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wooden Arms by Alice Jamieson. Mixing lush orchestration with percussive vibes, the Norwich based band Wooden Arms present a haunting debut album with Tide: be prepared to fall in love. Vocalist […]

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Palm Ghosts: an interview with Joseph Lekkas

When his previous band came to an end, singer songwriter Joseph Lekkas went through a period of intense depression, emerging to write a beautiful collection of songs as Palm Ghosts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palm Ghosts – Canaries In The Mine, by Carly Watts. Pennsylvania’s Joseph Lekkas makes ‘sun-damaged American music’ in his new guise as Palm Ghosts. His first self-titled album as Palm […]

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Kimberly Anne introduces new EP Liar

Kimberly Anne shares her life and soul in songs such as Almost On My Feet, streamed here. Hers is a talent to watch...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kimberly Anne by Melissa Pierce. South London born and bred, singer songwriter Kimberly Anne bears her heart on her sleeve, sharing life and love in soulful songs such as Almost […]

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Junkboy: Sovereign Sky – an interview with Rich Hanscomb

Singer songwriter Rich Hanscomb introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, recorded with his brother in Brighton, and featuring stunning artwork by Christopher Harrup and Claire Softley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rich Hanscomb of Junkboy introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, created in collaboration with his brother Mik on the south coast of England. Since 1999 they have been quietly experimenting […]

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Keiko Nishiyama: Ones to Watch S/S 2015 London Fashion Week Preview

It's tomorrow! The S/S 2014 collections are just around the corner. Here's one of the rising stars: LCF graduate Keiko Nishiyama.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Keiko Nishiyama by Sarah Rossignol. Japanese born fashion designer Keiko Nishiyama is another LCF graduate, whose work I fell in love with last year, so I am super excited to […]