2012 - 2017

In 2012 I made the difficult decision to close i golfini della nonna. We had set a new trend for fine children’s knits, but we were unwilling to move away from our handmade heritage which made our manufacturing costs untenable. The decision was difficult, naturally, but the blow was lessened by the opportunity to work with Christina Kim of dosa,inc. Getting the chance to work with Christina on all aspects of the business felt like a natural progression. Over the last five years, I’ve gotten to work on everything from new product development to art installations and key partnerships, everywhere from Los Angeles to Seoul to Tokyo and Paris.

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
St. Louis, USA
may 2015

For Press Play at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Christina was invited to create an installation of stone pillows and giant patched pillows. The organic shapes stood in contrast to the architecture while also echoing the color of concrete, the basic material of architect, Tadao Ando’s, design for the building. The installation served as a space for visitors to rest, play, contemplate, and interact. 

wear LACMA
Los Angeles, USA
May 2015

A ten-piece collection for Wear LACMA inspired by Italian immigrant, Simon Rodia’s, Watts Towers, in Los Angeles. The clothing and accessories were designed around the paintings Watts Towers I and Watts Towers with Kite by actress and artist, Gloria Stuart. The pieces were made with digitally printed fabrics with images of the paintings, patchwork techniques using leftover fabric scraps, and vintage beads applied to create dimensionality following the patchwork.

dosa glossary book
Los Angeles, USA
August 2016

A journal of techniques, textiles, people, and organizations involved with dosa, past and present. Information is based on notes from the field – insights gained working side by side with artisans, knowledge shared firsthand, and reference material from regional books picked up along the way. Entries include a brief description and geographical origin or region of reference. This glossary is a continual work-in-progress.