Hello, I'm Deidre from Shaky Isles.
Visit me at my blog www.stash-rehash.blogspot.com
I love many, many, many things. Here are some of them:
- dishy fabrics, especially Josef Frank, Alexander Girard and Lucienne Day,
- op-shopping, collecting and making things.
- refashioning, remaking, restoring, remodelling, rethinking, reusing, recycling, rebuilding, upcycling!
- native New Zealand plants, birds and butterflies, walking in the bush, finding cool fungi,
- repeating patterns,
- beautiful functional everyday objects that last and last and are a joy to use, wear or look at everyday (think Dilana Rugs, Lorimer Knives, Duncan Sargent furniture, Camper shoes, Thunderpants!)
- things with personality and character that never go out of fashion because they are mad, (Enid Collins handbags)
- Selvedge magazine, Object magazine,
- Craft2.0 and other wonderful makers' markets,
- NZ folk art and kitsch crafts like string pictures, burnt matchstick and iceblock stick creations, shell encrusted things,
- outsider art and unusual art events and exhibitions such as Free Art Friday and nomadic pop-up galleries and shops,
- contemporary object art, subversive embroidery, guerilla knitting / crochet tagging / yarn bombing and contemporary or subversive use of traditional textile arts and crafts.
'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.' William Morris
Favourite design sentiment:
"Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful." Shaker lesson