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Age: 29
Occupation: Textile designer.
Instagram: @studio_ford
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA.
Studio location: Los Angeles.
Describe what you make: I make one-of-a-kind textiles for the home that celebrate the timeless art of Indian block-printing. The process is heartfelt, exploratory, and slow with designs inspired by the rhythmic patterns found in art, architecture, and nature. First designed in Los Angeles, textiles are then traditionally printed by hand in Jaipur, India. 
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My latest collection, Interwoven, dedicated to the women of the Bauhaus. I pushed the storytelling further by going to Germany to develop a series of images that pay tribute to the inspiration. 
Describe the problem your work solves: Quality handmade textiles for the home with craft, equitable relationships, and design at the forefront. 
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m happy to share my fifth collection, Interwoven, designed as a dedication to and in the spirit of the often overlooked women of the Bauhaus movement. In this collection, I expanded on the narrative by going to Germany to develop a series of images that pay tribute to the inspiration. 
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I’m working on a permanent collection that will explore a more timeless approach to textiles, and that looks at the richness of Indian culture. 
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Books, scissors, Sakura Pigma pens, music.
What you do when you’re not working: Go to the farmers market, hike, see art and design exhibitions, drink natural wine, read books, and watch films. 
Sources of creative envy: Satyajit Ray, Anni Albers, Studio Mumbai, Charlotte Perriand, Shoji Ueda, Dosa, Donald Judd, William Gedney.
The distraction you want to eliminate: iPhone.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse. 
Remember or forget? Forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Light.
(Portrait photography by Giulio Ghirardi)
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