Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Textile designer.
Hometown: Los Angeles.
Studio location: Los Angeles.
Describe what you make: I make quilts, pillows, curtains, and upholstery yardage all based on piecing, mending, and appliquéing fabrics.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Roman Alonso from Commune Design asked if I could make “stained glass curtains” for his new place. With Korean bojagi as inspiration, I made three panels. It was my first commission and the start of my relationship with Commune.
Describe the problem your work solves: Quilts are an heirloom craft. Most cultures have a version of it. Hopefully I’m making work that respects this ideal and can live very long lives.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m currently making curtain panels for an artist residency in Berlin.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Curtains are in the works for the forthcoming Ace Hotel in Kyoto.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Lots of natural light, a cross breeze, and podcasts.
What you do when you’re not working: Not a lot of not working going on, but it’s always nice to hang with friends on porches.
Sources of creative envy: Gee’s Bend Quilters, Sheila Hicks, Frank Stella, Oscar Niemeyer, the Bauhaus….
The distraction you want to eliminate: Games on my phone!
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Warehouse?
Remember or forget? Forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? I need both.