Monday, 31 March 2008

designer sally campbell







Sally Campbell first caught my eye with a beautiful invite (pictured above) to her latest product launch late last year. I wanted to enter her world. But I had to wait... Sally was off to India, again, on a search for more textiles and inspiration. Who could blame her! What I didn't realise until her return that was also an incredibly successful and accomplished set and costume designer. She has worked on films such as Oscar and Lucinda and Until the End of the World. But just over two and a half years ago she launched Sally Campbell Home Textiles at Shapiro Gallery in Sydney's Woollahra. The collection was tagged "museum worthy" by homewares guru Melissa Penfold.






What five words best describe you? Passionate, stubborn, speedy, nervous, creative.
What's your proudest achievement? Re-inventing myself as a textile designer after surviving cancer.
Who inspires you? Mum, Matisse and Miyake.
What are you passionate about? India, indigo, books, gardening, art, textiles, ceramics, Japanese food and a good laugh.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Pick yourself up, brush yourself down, and start all over again.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Intrepid explorers Jane Digby and Gertrude Bell.
What are you excited about? My next great surf.
What's next? To make more handmade, handcrafted clothes and textiles.


Images courtesy of Sally Campbell

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