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Posts Tagged ‘scotland’

Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford: Exclusive Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The world's favourite colouring book artist shares the secrets of combining work and motherhood in this wonderful exclusive interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Johanna Basford is the prolific illustrator behind Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and now Lost Ocean, which was published in October 2015. For her latest underwater adventure Johanna has gone back to her marine roots to pull together a gorgeous volume full of intricately detailed drawings inspired by real creatures and ocean fantasies. It's a must have for any colouring enthusiast!

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How long did it take to create your new colouring book, Lost Ocean, working on average how many hours a day?
Lost Ocean took about 4 months to complete. Average days don’t really come into play when you work from home and you have a little person to care for, but I have childcare 4 days a week so I cram as much as I can into these hours, then I work when she (finally!) takes a nap or goes to sleep at night.

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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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Molluscs, Microbes and Mutants: an interview with luxury silk scarf designer Claire Corstorphine

Emerging Fife based designer Claire Corstorphine talks about her luxury accessories label.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Luxury accessories designer Claire Corstorphine graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Design in Dundee in 2012, when I discovered her bold designs at the annual New Designers […]

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In Basho’s Footsteps: the art of Anya Gleizer and writing of Pablo Fernández Velasco

This intriguing artistic collaboration will be crowdfunded on Kickstarter: find out more about how you can get involved below.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In Bashos Footsteps, The Hunt. This summer artist Anya Gleizer and writer Pablo Fernández Velasco set off on an adventure inspired by the life and travels of the Japanese poet […]

Interview: Washington Irving introduce new album Palomides: Volumes I & II

This Scottish band combines elements of folk with walls of noise to create a brand new sound that is all their own. I set out to learn more about the intriguing five some.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palomides by Rebecca May Higgins. Why does the new album, Palomides, come in two volumes? Before releasing Palomides, we’d primarily focused on touring for a while, so when we came […]

Corrie Nielsen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

With Vestiarium Scoticum Corrie Nielsen looked to her heritage in the Scottish Highlands for a beautifully tailored collection, shown on Friday 17th February 2012 at the BFC Showspace.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Corrie Nielsen A/W 2012 by Gaarte. London Fashion Week kicked off for me this year with a brilliant showing from Corrie Nielsen, who looked to the Scottish Highlands for inspiration […]

An interview with Pumajaw and review of new album Demonmeowmeow

The wonderful artist and musician Pinkie Maclure answers a few question about her stunning new album Demonmeowmeow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pumajaw by Tiana Dunlop. The enigmatic Pumajaw are a male/female duo who hail from Scotland, and their new album Demonmeowmeow is a must hear slice of new wave electronica with […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

RCA graduate and art deco enthusiast, Holly Fulton, showed her S/S 2012 collection at the BFC tent on Sunday 18th September. It was the usual eye-feast – reminiscent of early Versace, statement dresses and brimming with lust worthy accessories.

Written by Miranda Williams

Holly Fulton S/S 2012 by Megan Thomas I was blown away by Holly’s debut in A/W 2009 – a collection of designs influenced by my favourite movement, generic art deco. […]

Edinburgh Napier University Ba Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Some fine photography from Ryan Gibson, Katie Fulton, Keith Guy and Nadine Is'haq at Edinburgh Napier's Free Range exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ryan Gibson: Just For Show. Edinburgh Napier University had some strong pieces from a couple of students. Ryan Gibson called his triptych Just For Show: Prosperity Props, no rx Devices […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, for sale so I hope that some of my readers will […]

The ACOFI Book Tour: visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

I gave my talk at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May and there was a really wonderful turn out of inspiring local creatives... read on to find out how it went and for information on a very special offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday I hit the second date of my ACOFI Book Tour, buy this time at the rather wonderful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. I chat with super friendly bookshop guru […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Film Review: Island, based on the novel by Jane Rogers, directed by Brek Taylor and Elizabeth Mitchell

This debut feature film from two women features a wonderful performance from the gorgeous Colin Morgan in a drama/tragedy/horror sent agains the bleak Hebridean landscape. Out on Friday 22nd April 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Island by Sam Parr. Island is a psychological drama/horror/tragedy based on a well received book by Jane Rogers. It’s a tale of unhinged and murderous retribution starring Natalie Press, adiposity […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashish

Ashish showed a gigantic sequinned collection inspired by rich girls slumming it in Dalston. Fabulous stuff, at Somerset House on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashish A/W 2011 by Erica Sharp. Outside the BFC tent I noticed a strange character wobbling towards the entrance in huge pink platforms. It was only when she de-robed inside […]

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Meet Nicholas Stevenson: the friendly songwriter and illustrator from the North Pole…

Splendid music, fantastical and dreamy illustrations - and the North Pole? Let's have a cup of tea and chat about this Nicholas.

Written by Helen Martin

Gemma Milly_Nicholas Stevenson Illustration by Gemma Milly Nicholas sent me his CD and tape, troche accompanied by a lovely letter about living and musing about in Bristol. One of my […]

Little Glass Clementine: an interview with luxury recycled jewellery designer Clementine James

From committed climate activist to creator of luxury recycled necklaces, Clementine James has led an intriguing life so far. Here's an extract of her interview to be found in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Little Glass Clementine by Lesley Barnes. Why the name? I made up the name when I was at my family home on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, shop shop […]

Henrietta Ludgate: ethical fashion design inspired by a Scottish childhood

Henrietta Ludgate has been making waves with her luxury womenswear label: an antidote to fast fashion made from beautiful British fabrics. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Henrietta Ludgate S/S 2011 by Abi Daker Scottish designer Henrietta Ludgate grew up in the wilds. I grew up in the most idyllic environment for a child: my imagination ran […]

Master at work: Albert Watson

Esteemed photographer Albert Watson unveiled his collaboration with the Macallan whisky company last night. The portrait and fashion photographer spoke to Amelia’s Magazine about his favourite type of work, and parted with his recipe for success for our artist readers.

Written by Jessica Furseth

At the top of Marylebone High Street lurks a lingerie shop with attitude. Surrounded by fashion-favourite names and organic cafés, adiposity it’s both niche-market neighbour and rebellious relative. Meet Apartment […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: East London

University of East London kicked off Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 6 June, with whole load of interesting collections, including urban warriors, upmarket travellers, and Victorian missionaries…

Written by Lauren Smith

Alice Early, approved from her graduate work Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UWE Bristol and UCA Epsom

Written by Jemma Crow

I always look forward to the Northumbria University BA fashion degree show for two reasons. One, look because it’s always effing good – the innovation, prostate technique and creativity on […]