My childhood years were exciting and adventurous, partly due to my parents’ beautiful garden, designed and created by them.
Some fond memories of the garden include; tea parties in the summer house and treehouse, my dad wheeling me and my brother Ben down the garden in the wheelbarrow, playing in the stream with friends and helping my mum grow (or eat) the tomatoes.
I have decided what better way to celebrate my childhood and love for plants than to base my final project on my garden and memories
I have chosen to take the garden landscape , illustrations of my family and pets and to integrate them with tropical plants drawn from a recent visit to the Eden project.
This collection of prints, of my own tropical garden paradise, is designed for a domestic interior setting.
Playing in the garden allowed my creativity and ideas to flow, which I have now carried on in my artwork with the desire to become a textile designer.
In light of the world pandemic Bath School of Design are undertaking immediate steps to ensure that, although working remotely, our design students are engaged, focussed and supported in their studies.
From now, until this situation rights itself, and we are able to interact socially, we’ll be dedicating the blog to how our Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors students are coping and making the very best of what they have.
Of course, they’re some of the most creative people around, what else would you expect ?
This first blog post celebrates how, within 6 days, they travelled home, some across the world, and set up studio immediately, ready to throw themselves back into work and start creating immediately
Last year’s graduate Alice Baldwin has put her tremendous styling and display skills to great effect by opening her own shop in her hometown of Wellington in Somerset.
I opened the shop this week in Wellington, Somerset as this is my home.
It made sense to start here.
As you can probably remember from my time at university, interior design and styling was the direction I was heading and the idea for the shop has been taken from that.
The name is Kin Lifestyle, Kin meaning family. I chose this name, as there’s a connection to ‘family’ in the products I have for sale. I have sourced products that are a mixture of old and new, handcrafted and made with raw materials. This means each product is unique and imperfect and in some pieces, for example an Indian wooden rice bucket, that was used to measure the amount of rice needed to feed a family at the markets. You can see the maker’s carvings and marks, which gives a sense of authenticity and story behind the product.
The shop has been set up and styled with the products for sale as you would imagine them in your home, I wanted the shop to give off a very laid back and wholesome atmosphere to compliment the stock…..
Kin Lifestyle can be found at 7a North Street, Wellington Somerset.
We wish you the very best of luck in your new venture Alice.
It all looks truly wonderful.
Watch out for us all descending for stylish treats and presents!
Alumni Anna has a fantastic command of scale, decoration,colour, pattern and imagery.Her site features a beautiful selection of wallpapers for all occasions and situations.
Anna Hill’s fabulous wallpapers are available here via this link.