A cuppa with Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx
What have you become known for and what defines what you do?
Skinny laMinx has become well known for our simple, striking textile prints, as well as the unusual yet harmonious 50s-inspired colour palette we use.
What will you be unveiling at Design Joburg’s Darlings feature?
The ongoing drought in the Western Cape has me increasingly interested in the world of 'dry' plants and has seen our studio roof garden flourish. I've translated this new obsession into a three-colour textile print called Roof Garden.
Is there a design movement or style that informs your creations?
There's something about the clean lines and dirty colours of the 50s Modernist designers that makes my heart beat a little faster.
Which other Darlings are you drawn to and why?
Is Andrea Kleinoog a Darling? Maybe not officially, but I think she's a total darling and a genius, to boot, and I'm always super-energised by everything she does.
What are your thoughts on SA design right now?
One of my favourite things about being part of the SA design world is meeting fellow designers and talking about what we're all working in, and hatching plans to work together. Thats why I'm so thrilled by this Design Joburg concept (and why I think Andrea and the team are all just genius!). It's all about forging connections in the pursuit of strengthening our local design community, and it's going to be awesome!