This week we are delighted to welcome Kirsty Patrick, founder of the eponymous, byKirsty to Block's Life in Colour feature.

Born from a love of design and a belief that homes should inspire, Kirsty opened her first shop, home by Kirsty in August 2014. The shop is full of beautiful, design-led products by over 50 leading British and Welsh designer-makers. All share a clean, contemporary aesthetic with a Scandinavian style, individually chosen by Kirsty.

Check out Kirsty's beautiful store online and shop the range here.

As if running Cardiff's most exciting new shop were not enough, Kirsty also designs and makes her own lighting range, byKirsty.

Here Kirsty shares her story in four special objects:

eames-rocking-chair

Image 1. The Eames Rocking Chair 

Anyone who knows me well knows my love and obsession with white & wood. I am always drawn to the warm tones and rich textures of wood, from walnut to birch. I love seeing the natural grain of the wood in products from lighting to architecture. Married with white, this is such a classic style, I am sure I should be Scandinavian!

My total love is the iconic Eames Rocking Chair in white. What a husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames were: they shaped 20th Century design as we know it today. One day I will own a genuine design classic. Sculptural forms with beautiful wooden rockers... I am in heaven!

 

Sphery by Kirsty

Image 2. Sphery byKirsty

Sphery is my own lighting range. Available in 3 sizes, each piece is completely made of sustainably sourced birch plywood structurally composed of laser cut curved segments, that slot together effortlessly. Sphery started its life back in 2005/6 as a sculptural piece, which I developed in 2006 into the light shade you see today. The Sphery range is available to buy here.

chipboard by Kirsty

Image 3. home byKirsty

The wood & white love runs into my shop, home byKirsty, which I opened last summer. I worked with interior architect and friend Sarah McCall of Ongl design+make to come up with the concept & style of the shop's interior. This is my favourite picture of the space before all the beautiful products started arriving!

block-storage-house-whiteSitting on the shelves in my shop, home byKirsty, you will find these beauties by... none other than Block, ticking my wood and white boxes! Perfect for tidying away pens, jewellery or a sneaky stash of sweets!