The Pazuki Blog

Mexico! May 05 2017, 2 Comments

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Oaxaca City

I totally fell in love with Oaxaca City, despite having a population of 4 million people, it had none of that big city hustle and bustle – arty, foody and always something unexpected and extraordinary going on in the streets.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

There was no shortage of street art.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Roadside Shrine

Shrines outside houses.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful grave yards

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful grave yards

The colours and creativity carry on into the graveyards, a place for picnics and music.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Mescale Bars

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Market Food

Mescale bars and market food.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Boulenc Bakery

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Garden of Boulenc

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Sarah & Paco

One of our favourite breakfast places, the Boulenc Bakery – Sarah falls in love with Paco the chihuaha, they share the same hair colour and have matching blue stripe shirts on. I loved the loos, using re-cycled materials.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Luscious Herbs

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Papier Mache Pinatas

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Mescales

Luscious herbs, papier mache pinatas, and dangerous looking coloured mescales in the market.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Sal Timbaaco Jewellery

The best market jewellery was from Sal Timbaaco.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Botanical Gardens

Beautiful botanical gardens in the centre of Oaxaca, originally an army base and totally barren, it was saved from becoming a hotel complex and instead became a haven of plants and trees indigenous to Oaxaca state. Our guide explained how so many plants had traditional uses, a beautiful, natural way of living that needs preserving.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Museo Rufino Tamayo

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Museo Rufino Tamayo

Museo Rufino Tamayo, an astonishing collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Olga wearing Pazuki Jug of Flowers Scarf

Olga our kind landlady wearing a Pazuki scarf I gave her.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Textile Museum

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Textile Museum

Textile museum. The embroidery in Oaxaca is extraordinary, if I lived there I would definitely wear nothing but hand embroidered smocky dresses.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Hand-dyed yarn

I couldn’t resist buying 3 carpets from Dulizan in Teotitlan village. The wool is all hand-dyed with natural dyes on the roof top.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

The paper-making studio attached to a beautiful art school - the Institute of Arts in San Agustin Etla, founded by the famous Mexican artist, Francisco Toledo, in an old textile factory.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Tin painting

Loved these humorous miniature tin paintings.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Inspirational fencing.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful Apartment Building

An original colour choice for an apartment building.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Beach House (Acrylic on Handmade Paper)

A few days down at the beach, we rented a cool beach house. I just had time to dab some acrylic paint onto the hand-made paper I bought at the art school, not easy as it was very absorbent and so hot my paints dried up instantly.

Pazuki xx


New York, New York... March 19 2015, 2 Comments

Natalie's Apartment - 


Yummy, the sweetest, cuddliest little rescue poodle, casualty of cruel in-breeding, his legs don't work very well.


Tassels on a cushion


Sparkly Pears




It looks cold outside.


Mantelpiece


I love how The New Yorker still has illustrations on the cover


Natalie about to brave sub-zero temperatures in Paul Poiret-ish style, wearing a vintage coat of her mother's


Natalie shows me a Marks and Spencer velvet jacket she customised with splashes of bleach and silver snakeskin patches - looks fabulous.


Natalie digs out a vintage Pazuki wrap I'd forgotten ever making, back in the days when I made things without considering who would buy them, or how much it would cost to produce.

Out and about - 


Marbles in Chelsea Market


Stack of old books in Anthropologie


Brownstone in Chelsea





ABC store on Broadway


Thawing out in ABC's restaurant.


Hudson River frozen over


DJ at the D&A show


I liked these paper flowers on someone's stand at Tranoi; the whole show was very black and monochrome.


SoHo


Metropolitan Museum


Walking across Central Park


Taxi to the airport

Pookie xx 


Goldie HP France Trunk Show in pictures ... October 29 2014, 0 Comments

Tokyo


Osaka


Pazuki Trunk Show at Goldie HP France Japan October 29 2014, 0 Comments

As you all will know Pazuki has just had its first Trunk Show with Goldie HP France in Japan! Starting in Tokyo and then moving to Osaka.

On display we had a collection of imagery and press from over the past 30 years of Pazuki (ranging from magazine articles to studio photographs).


Alongside this we had a selection of archive pieces showcasing the variety of Pazuki work.



I wasn’t alone on this adventure but also joined by Suzy who worked with me for 11 years (until 1994).


At the shows customers were able to order from limited edition patchwork pieces –with the possibility of choosing the shape and the colour of the item and have it finished off with their name printed on the label.

Also the customers were able to purchase one-off pieces which had been created with vintage fabrics and trims ...


Pazuki cardigans and clothing.



All the staff and customers came wearing their favourite Pazuki items.
This lady had bought 40 Pazuki pieces in the last 6 years. 


- Let us know how many Pazuki pieces you have in your wardrobe.

I really liked how the staff all had their individual style of dressing and were so friendly and helpful to the customers, like they were old friends. Customer service is clearly key at Goldie HP France.


Suzy and I had a wonderful time meeting everyone.

Pookie xx