I am delighted that my friend, and brilliant designer, Concetta Gallo agreed to do a guest post for me. Concetta designs all kinds of things - fabrics, ceramics, rugs and homeware products; her 'Concetta' range for Habitat is one of the best ever selling ranges. Recently she's been designing fab homeware things for Topshop. All in all she's a very clever girl and I love her work. In a bizarre coincidence - as I didn't know her at the time- we were both interviewed about our work on the same film for Habitat. View it here Concetta showed me some photos on her phone recently which were so up my street I just had to have them on my blog - so over to her for her pictures and commentary:
I have taken these photos over the past few years on Italian holidays at the houses of friends and family. I like the odd 'bricolage' of collected items. Some of the photos show a charming clash of religious artefact's with mundane or everyday items. I am also fond of the objects shown such as the wrought iron mirror, the glass ceiling light and the lovely little landscape painting, these great pieces and have been held for over half a century but have become so familiar to their owners they are ignored
Picture above - love the plastic mirror next to various saints.
I love the way Concetta has chosen and framed her shots and her sense of composition. Funny, quirky and cool all at the same time. She's starting her own blog soon which I can't wait to see - don't worry, I'll post a link to it when it's launched! Meanwhile do check out the Habitat film to find out about her work and inspirations.