Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Collaboration With Kathy Dalwood

Big apologies for making you all wait so long for me to divulge just who it is that I have been collaborating with - KATHY DALWOOD
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
she of Concrete Figurine fame. She who has the most amazing house which I have had
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
the pleasure of staying in whilst we have been working together and yes I sat and had breakfast at this table. Now for the big reveal
concrete ghost at ghost furniture

concrete ghost at ghost furniture Over to Kathy to explain, in her words, what it is all about:
In this startling, beautiful and inventive collection, French flea market frames and furniture along with exquisite trimmings from the hidden merciers and passementeries of Paris are brought together with industrial grey concrete tassels - stunningly realistic pieces created by direct casting from real vintage silk originals – to create a range of striking, one-off, sculptural accessories.
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
curtain tiebacks
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
or free standing.
concrete ghost at ghost furniture
The details are amazing. I still can't believe it's concrete.

We met through our blogs, we found we were like minded designers and things evolved, resulting in what we call - A Beautiful Collaboration. Now we just hope and pray that you all think the same.
Here's what we have to say about each other:

Di Overton says: Working with a like-minded designer is a total joy. Kathy's beautiful sculptures sit perfectly with my designs. By combining hard and soft materials we have created a distinctive and unique style.

Kathy Dalwood says: Di has such an eye for colour and texture and her choice and manipulation of exquisite silks and braids complements the rough, monochrome of my sculptures in an unlikely yet magical way.

Concrete Ghost is available on the all new Ghost Furniture website which was launched today. More about that later.

I gave my friend Monika at Splendid Willow the US exclusive on this collaboration in an interview on her blog today. Go over and find out a few of my secrets.


Len said...

I follow Kathy Dalwood's blog as well as yours. This collaboration works so well. Concrete passementerie, who would have thought that it would look so refined. Congratulations on the project together, it will succeed, they are stunning!

beauty comma said...

dear di, congratulations on your new website! it looks splendid, as i presumed it would. and the concrete tassels fit right in with the rest of your designs. original and fun idea!
best of luck - you're doing important work!

Jan Halvarson said...

How exciting, congratulations to you both!

paris parfait said...

So thrilled the secret is out! A wonderful collaboration of two very creative and talented women! xo

savvycityfarmer said...

you've been busy darling ... how DO you do it all ...
I am so flattered with your visit over my way!

Sandra Evertson said...


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Trouvais said...

I just sort of had a feeling...!!! Fabulous idea. Old time Passementerie tassels don't quite work with the more ascetic Belgian, rough lux look. You're always thinkin, Di! Congratulations to you both! XO Trish

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Fabulous! What great fun, and brilliant result. The site looks amazing, you've kicked it up several notches, Di, and set the bar incredibly high. Who wouldn't want one of your amazing pieces to grace their home or manor? xo Lidy

rochambeau said...

You and Kathy make a fabulous team Di!!
I like your concrete tassels so much!!! Also your new site is divine!


Jan said...

At last - the reveal!
That's a lot of hard work.
Congratulations Di.

Splendid Willow said...

Brilliant artists with brilliant ideas! Bravo!

Summer hugs to you both.


Julie@beingRUBY said...

I've just popped over from Monika's blog and a big congratulations to you on your new venture... your work is stunning.. and I just love the colour palette.. Once again Congrats.. Julie

- Susan - said...

Hello Di,
congratulations ! Sounds wonderful.
And your blog relaunch looks nice and clean.
Did you realise that the black chair with the feather in your header has a similar silhoutte like your profile photo ? Funny !

vicki archer said...

Congratulations to you and Kathy, Di.....these look absolutely wonderful, xv.

American in Bath said...

Wow. Just Wow.

Mélanie A. said...

Congratulations. It is amazing what Bloglandia can do.
it is a fantastic collaboration

Karena said...

Di I am amazed these are just gorgeous and of course I would love one!!

I will go visit Kathy as well!

Art by Karena

Lila said...

That's awesome! I love the tassel tie-backs. My mother uses them in all of her decorating and they look awesome. She even hangs them from her canopy bed!
Lila Ferraro

Marion Pannekoek said...

Good Luck to the both of you! Congratulations on this wonderful collaboration and on your new website. Succes!

Marilyn Miller said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you both. Lovely!

shabby chic jen said...

I've got these huge floor length curtains in the new house I've moved into. They're plain and these kind of tie backs will look amazing.

Di Overton said...

Shabby Chic Jen - We do bespoke concrete tassels also. If you have a particular trimming or colour you want to use we can accommodate and can make them in pairs or any quantity desired.