Donna Wilson

Posted in Handmade by Shannon South on November 22, 2010

Yesterday, I stopped by The Future Perfect on Great Jones Street to see the wonderful world of Donna Wilson, winner of the 2010 British Designer of the Year award. Ms.Wilson creates the most wonderful knitted creatures, as well as textiles, hats, scarves, ceramics, pillows, and furniture. It was all so lovely and the kind of work that brings a smile to your face and just makes you happy.

Linen – a living material

Posted in Knowledge by Shannon South on November 5, 2010

There is something so luxurious about linen. It comes from the flax plant and it is one of the oldest textiles in existence. It is hand-crafted and cannot be successfully produced on mass scale. With all of the textile technology and synthetics available today, none can come close to the natural beauty of linen.