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We’re launching a brand new fabric collection this Friday, and to celebrate, we’re having an Open Day at our shop, at 201 Bree St. Please pop in between 10am – 6pm, to see the new prints, and also to participate in some fun activities we have lined up.

See you at Skinny laMinx!

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Rainbow

My blog has been full of colour this month, hasn’t it? There’s been my rainbow book collection and my Colour Yum Best Things post, andI think the reason for this is that I started the month by pinning up a tiny square of every single Skinny laMinx print  (including the brand new Diggi Dot collection), and it’s been constantly in the corner of my vision. The simple things are the best things, right?

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Best Things #07

Just one Best Thing this week, because it follows on so well from the recent Fashion Revolution movement, which asked us to consider the question “Who Made My Clothes?” The video is fairly long, but certainly worth the time, and has stayed with me ever since I watched it last week.  

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Making Friday: Book Rainbow!

If you read my Best Things post from last week, you’ll see that I’m pretty colour crazed at the moment, probably because I’ve been working pretty non-stop on the Skinny laMinx Colour Book, which I’m looking forward to revealing, along with our new fabric collection at the end of the month. On Making Friday last week, I pretty much rolled around in colour on the studio floor as I fooled around with something that started a while back with this yellow book motherload, and has finally ended up as… A book rainbow (minus purple, of course)! I might just roll around in it a bit… Continue reading

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Best Things #06: Colour Yum

Woven bamboo chairs by W&Q …………………………………………… Photos of food gradients by Brittany Wright. …………………………………………… Delightful stop motion video for Samsung by Vallee duHamel …………………………………………… Photos of le Corbusier’s Convent of la Tourette by Samuel Ludwig. …………………………………………… The Moth Gallery Flickr group. This pic is by Gail Hampshire. …………………………………………… Sonia deLaunay has an exhibition on at the Tate Modern …………………………………………… Delicious colour palettes (with awesome names) from Studio IJM …………………………………………… And while we’re talking about names for colours, let’s finish off with The Colour Thesauraus, put together by writer, Ingrid Sundberg For more colour inspiration, take a look at my Colour Yum Pinterest page too.  

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Making Friday – Block Printing

While teaching block printing on the Ritchie Ace Camp last year (and again in October this year), I’ve been using carved lino blocks, but I did bring back some super-simple wooden blocks from Jaipur to play with too. Whether printing with lino or with wood blocks (or designing prints to be produced on scarves)  the thing I’ve really enjoyed about block printing as a design technique is the endless varieties of pattern that a very simple shape can generate. See what I mean? And just because I felt inclined (and because it was Making Friday), I’ve made a wonky little animation of a pattern… Continue reading

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Best Things #05

A few weeks ago, while Abby Glassenberg were having our podcast chat, I mentioned how, although I really love Instagram, I worry a little about how one can self-select an Insta feed to only display pics within an existing aesthetic, and in the end all that yummy visual ‘liking’ ends up as a same-same-same unchallenging, boring mush. So in this week’s Best Things, I’ve first listed a bunch of Instagram accounts that do it for me – inspiring me to take better pics, showing me different ways of viewing the world, and inspire me about where I live: This talented lot inspires me to take better photographs:… Continue reading

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Share your #skinnylaminx

One of the best things about doing what I do is when I spot the things I’ve designed out in the real world, getting put to use, making other peoples’ sofas / kitchens / groceries look good. So it’s always a thrill when you show us on social media what you’ve done with your Skinny laMinx, but we want to see more, more, MORE! Best way to do that is… Make us happy and stand to win spot prizes over the next three weeks. Just upload pics of Skinny laMinx in your home / on your washline / in your studio / on… Continue reading