Every few weeks I head over there to trawl the art and design shelves for something to pour over at my leisure (being 10 minutes before my muscles give up on my heavy eyelids each night).
Yesterday I pulled out a big old weighty tome covered in an open weave and - without even flicking through - thought 'Tord Boontje - I know that name, does he design for Ikea?'
*See book details at the foot of this post
Oh boy! What an AMAZING book! I have taken some snaps which don't really do justice to its gorgeousness but will serve as a reminder:
Look at this for a work space - lovely to have the space to work at a large scale; to make pockets and installations within your own space:
tough rough robust furniture Boontje makes and the delicacy of the drapes provide compliments that make for strong imagery
Almost every page offers different materials as vehicles for angular or rounded or pinchy or stylised or blousy flowers
Lovely dry white un-glazed ceramic = one of my favourite textures
How to cover any surface whatsoever with red flowers. It seems celebratory to me and I love the fluidity - the way the insistence of pattern defies demarcation.
Here he is - man and baby - and what a thoughtful serious little fella he was:
The book is called Tord Boontje - it's by Martina Margetts. The photography is by Annabel Elston and Angela Moore, published by Rizzoli, New York ISBN: 0-8478-2929-4
Right that's the pictures looked at - I'm off to read some of the words now (having got a bit wordy here meself..)