Monday, 30 November 2009

designer & printer richard mcadam

I'm completely obsessed with grey right now and so instantly fell in love with these beautiful tea towels from Puddin Head. The label is the work of Richard McAdam, who obviously has a beautiful eye for detail. Not only are the linen tea towels luxurious to touch but the packaging is divine - frame-worthy even, as are the tea towels. A good gift to remember for friends this year.

Which five words best describe you? Passionate; jaunty; lucid, pragmatic, driven.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first paid job was a portrait commission for family friend when I was 16, that led me to wonder whether I could make a career out of it
What's your proudest career achievement? Launching Puddin Head; my current body of work; seeing my work appear for the first time in a magazine
What's been your best decision? To quit the day job and embrace the unknown of being a practising artist.
Who inspires you? Mexican wrestlers, Oskar Kokoschka, Wes Anderson, Banksy, Saul Bass, Rosalie Gascoigne, Peter Sellers, Tim Burton, David Byrne.
What are you passionate about? Creating beautiful things; finding the perfect line to complete a design; observing people and their eccentricities.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Measure twice, cut once.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I am constantly curating, in my head, the perfect dinner party guest list. Current favourites include: Groucho Marx, Hunter S. Thompson, both the Francis Bacons, Stephen Fry, Beck, Dorothy Parker & Christopher Walken.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? To open a Puddin Head emporium filled with my products and pinatas.
What are you reading? Juxtapoze magazine; The Jungle Book; Design Icons of the 20th Century.

images puddin head


Fran said...

So sweet! Love them!

Ashley Adams : Online Printing said...

This is really nice. Richard's designs have a strange sense of serenity about them. Would love a closer look at some of his other products too.

Natalie Walton said...

Ashley Adams - I agree. I can't wait to see what else Richard comes up with.

Natalie Walton said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Fran.

Tres Jolie Studios said...

what beautiful illustrations! You have a fantastic blog! I think we met at Adriane Strampp's opening in Sydney. I work at the gallery...

mick statham said...

Nice product. I love the simplicity and sincerity of these. What's next?


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