british design

design ideas, materials

What does music look like?


And what does your favorite fabric sound like?  I saw a great new fabric designer at the ICFF in NYC:  Nadia-Anne Ricketts at Beatwoven.  Then, on the same day that I received my requested samples, I noticed her work in the new September Dwell magazine (p. 36 for those of you who have it).  I'm a big enough believer in fate to take note when something pops up in your life three times in a month--so I'm sharing.

Nadia-Anne Ricketts is a British textile designer who literally creates fabrics from songs, using proprietary software.   And the textiles she creates are totally amazing:  they're luxe without being gaudy.  Delicate and strong at the same time.  They shimmer and strike.  Like all good music they're rich and complex.  And thanks to Ms. Rickett's these songs feel and look great too.  I personally can't wait to use her fabric in my work.  Beatwoven doesn't have any US distribution yet, but stay tuned!  And check out her site.