Following on from last week’s blog post, a fabulously colourful home tour fall for colour I’m sharing the work of a talented designer whose products I borrowed for that photoshoot. As soon as I saw Pam Weinstock’s bold and photographic fabric designs on social media I knew they’d be perfect for Tamara’s house, so I arranged to pop over to meet Pam at her London home, and see her work for myself – and of course to select a few cushions for the upcoming shoot.
I held back on a couple of the shots I styled at Tamara’s home in my last post so that I could share them with you now, so scroll down and you’ll see a few of Pam’s pieces in situ, along with some images from her own library…
Name Pam Weinstock
Age 34 years old
Products I manipulate photographs to create patterns for fabric, cushions, rugs, scarves, packaging for scented candles, and lots more…
Studio location My studio is really anywhere I am, all I need is a camera and a laptop, but I live in London and often work from home.
How do you create your designs? The process begins with an idea, rather than an existing photo; I then do some research before I even pick up my camera. Then, once I am happy with the photograph, it’s on to post production and print sampling before the product is finished.
What inspires you? Travel and adventures… It was after going on safari in 2003, that I knew I wanted to be a photographer in the first place…
Do you ever have off-days, creative block, and, if so, how do you cope? There are days when I don’t feel like creating and ask myself why I am doing this. Usually going to an exhibition or meeting up with friends and letting my hair down re-energises my design process.
Who has inspired you along the way? Definitely my grandfather, and my incredible teacher George Pitts, both legends who are sadly no longer with us.
Where did you study? I went to Parsons School of Design in Paris and New York
You are settled in London now, how do you find working from home? Great, it provides a sense of calm and at the same time, there is a structure. Studying at Parsons, I learnt to be disciplined in being my own boss. But I am open to doing collaborations with other design creatives.
How do separate work from home life? By setting strict work hours: I work most days 9-4pm and then either side its family time.
How do you like to unwind? I usually go for a walk or do some yoga.
Which piece are you most proud of? My Persephone high-back chair, which I used for my portrait, it’s so calming and peaceful…
What are you working on at the moment? A new collection, which was all shot in Italy; it features bold and rich colours and is very romantic. I’m also working on a new candle, Blue Palm, which is scented with wild fig, and was inspired by trips to the Middle East but with a nod to Europe.
Can you offer up some pearls of wisdom for budding creatives? Don’t be afraid to go and explore. And don’t give up at the first hurdle: everything is a work in progress.
A cushion in one of Pam’s designs looks right at home on this cute chair in Tamara Broido’s home
Cushion made using Kasumiga-ike linen, £73 per m, Pam Weinstock. Beneath: Api throw in silk/linen, £230, Nicky Heard. Digitally printed wood panel, £400 per panel, Unsquare Interiors. Vintage suitcases, £45-£120, Reclectic.
Aphrodite sits within the ‘le Reve’ collection, echoing the themes of romance and passion with heady tones of nutmeg, geranium, tuberose and ylang ylang.
Scented candle, £30, Pam Weinstock.
A mirror image of carp on the surface of the water, repeated and brought to life with colour filters to give a playful and exotic print.
Koi make-up bag, £12.75; matches, £2.50 for a box of 15, Pam Weinstock.
The Aphrodite print is taken from a photograph of a vibrant rose, representing love and beauty. The image was captured in The Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Aphrodite polysuede cushion, 50cm x 50cm, £65, Pam Weinstock.
Budding magnolia, newly formed on a clear spring day have been shot looking up through the tree and into the bright blue sky. Joie de Vivre is part of Pam’s debut collection All Paths Lead Home.
Joie de Vivre cushion, 50cm x 50cm, £50 in linen mezzo, £55 in polysuede, Pam Weinstock.
Hana is a graphic repeat of a shot of blossom, mirrored in squares to give a modern print. Hana is part of the Mizu collection (meaning Water). The original photograph was taken during a trip to Japan.
Hana linen mezzo cushion, 50cm x 50cm, £50, Pam Weinstock.
Royal Mirage is taken from a photo of a hotel water fountain in Dubai. Swirls on water mirrored together, create a sultry, Middle Eastern inspired pattern.
Royal mirage polysuede cushion, 40cm x 40cm, £45, Pam Weinstock.
Aphrodite adding colour to a white outfit.
Aphrodite 100% silk scarf, 100cm x 100cm, £90, Pam Weinstock.
Royal Mirage diffuser, £25, Pam Weinstock.
One of Pam’s cushions on the pretty window seat in Tamara’s daughter’s bedroom.
If you’re an artist or maker and would like to be featured on my blog, or if you’d like to have your home photographed for an interiors magazine to reach an even wider audience, please do get in touch via the About Me page.