Monday, 25 May 2009

Catherine Hammerton

Catherine Hammerton is a London-based designer who specialises in wallpaper and soft furnishings. This is a screenshot from her website - doesn't it entice you in? I love this kind of collage.

Her website sells these beautiful cushions - I love the combination of floral designs, birds, and graph paper-eque squares, all on silk viscose. Silk pillows are on my aspirational to-have list - aren't they supposed to stop you getting wrinkles? Does anyone have any circumstantial evidence to convince me that's the case? (it's a little late for me anyway.)

Have you noticed how stamps make an appearance in these designs?

Stamp-less but nonetheless special, the below pillow is my favourite. At £99 I don't think this is the kind of purchase where I would actually lay my still-mascara-ed head - but seeing as how they are hand-embroidered with Swarovski crystal and antique lace, I don't think it's that kind of pillow. I can't decide which is my favourite bit - the lace appliques, the bird, the ink spots or the tiny letter in the left-hand corner.

I actually don't think the photos do these products justice - they come with a feather pillow and a floral patchwork design on the reverse.

There are lots of gorgeous images of Catherine's commissions and other work on her website - it's brilliantly designed and a dream to look through.

6 comments:

anna said...

Yay for London fabulousness! Oh the wallpaper is beyond beautiful.

Callie Grayson said...

yes, i agree with anna! Yay for London Fabulousness!! Such pretty pillows and her site is just divine!
xx
callie

Lee said...

I love Catherine Hammerton's work - she's a genius!

Patricia Torres said...

Catherine Hammerton's work is great.. The cushions are fab.. I'm off to check her link now.. Thanks!

Patchwork Harmony said...

those cushions are absolutely beautiful! x

Jennifer Ramos said...

Hey....I really like these cushions...so unique!

Jen Ramos
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