Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Co-founder of Block Shop Textiles.
Hometown: Los Angeles.
Studio location: Atwater Village.
Describe what you make: Extraordinary textiles for the contemporary home that honor and celebrate the art of Indian hand block printing.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: We designed twice-yearly health camps that provide primary care for our textile artists in India.
Describe the problem your work solves: The problem of not enough handmade magic in the home.
Describe the project you are working on now: We’re launching our favorite line of dhurries (cotton rugs) that we’ve designed to date.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Upholstery fabric in all the best patterns and colors, coming in Spring 2020.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Wasabi peas, Hans the dachshund, and a playlist featuring Jerry Garcia’s Pizza Tapes.
What you do when you’re not working: Paint portraits.
Sources of creative envy: Sonia Delaunay, queen of lyrical geometric abstraction. Her art touched so many surfaces, from paintings to stage sets to furniture to costume design. She lived her art, and it seemed like she was having a ball. She said that “color is the skin of the world.”
The distraction you want to eliminate: Comparison thinking.
Concrete or marble? Marble. Fancy!
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse. More soul.
Remember or forget? Forgetful nostalgic.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts, 100%.
Dark or light? Trying to be in touch with both, s/o to my therapist!