Create, Decorate


Our design-writing idol Alice Twemlow opens up the oft-spurned topic of ornament in this month’s issue of Eye. These looping luscious curves are the comfort food of design, so it’s delightful to know that filigree is alive and well and downright flourishing in the shelter market. We can also breathe a dramatic sigh of relief knowing our precious curliques will be ever-preserved in the hands of decorational divas Marian Bantjes and Denise Gonzales Crisp, both profiled.

You can only read a short excerpt online, but it’s worth dropping $30 for the images and cute British spellings (“decriminalisation”).