Ms. Pink is one half of East London design duo Quirk & Rescue. They specialise in wallpaper, cushions, fabric and bespoke hand-painted furniture. All their designs are original, based on elements as diverse as typography, music and 19th century optical illusions. Together with Mr. Black they have created a signature style using bold colours combined with flat graphics, resulting in a range of products that are both classic and modern.
We met Quirk & Rescue earlier this year at the Home trade show and have been in love with their striking work ever since. Here Ms. Pink shares with us Four significant objects in her life…
This pic is of our first cushion collection, a collection close to my heart as I spent a lot of my youth going to gigs. I was (and still am) a huge music fan and the cushion that resonates the most is the Punk one.
At the age of 13 my mum let me have the afternoon off school to travel through to Glasgow to see The Damned,my favourite band at the time. Apart from the fact I had to travel by train from Edinburgh I look back and realise this was quite radical of her,she was a teacher at my school!
Punk and its ethos stayed with me for many years,there are aspects of it in our work.
*Some bands I saw, The Clash, The Damned, The Undertones, AC/DC, Boomtown Rats, Motorhead and many many more.
(Check out more of Quirk & Rescues brilliant cushions designs here)
This is a corner of our living room and it encompasses what we love, colour and shape. Some of the glass is Danish Holmegaard but some is cheap and cheerful, I don’t care about brands or labels, if it looks nice that’s enough.
Trays are my main love (after kids and partner of course!). I love everything about them,the bright colours and simple patterns.
There are approx 64 lining the stairs in our hallway and I delight every time I see them. Sounds OTT but they always make me smile. I will never stop collecting them and my heart beats faster every time I see one I haven’t yet got! (see more of Ms. Pinks collection here… www.pinterest.com/quirkandrescue/70s-tray-collection/)
Children (not objects but so important in my life)
Our middle son made these for my birthday a couple of years ago. I framed them and they are on the living room wall much to his nearly teenage embarrassment (He’s almost 13)
I love children’s art/drawings/work as its always so real and not at all contrived.
Needless to say the pledges on it only lasted a couple of weeks!
I love the picture beside because its such a rare occurrence that all 3 of our kids are together enjoying the same thing. With the eldest being 17 and the youngest being 6 days out altogether are rare. Here they all sat for over an hour throwing pebbles into the waves. Bliss!