Words  Catherine Whitting

 YOGA at home in the time of Covid19 – a soulful journey

 

During this trying time, many of us are finding life more stressful than ever. And while we may have more time on our hands, knowing what to do with that time can be a challenge and it can be difficult to focus.

For centuries, yoga has been practiced as a way of toning the body and settling the mind. Yoga can decrease stress, while providing strength
and endurance. Yoga may lower blood pressure, improve posture and circulation, and provide a sense of wellbeing. What’s not to love?

Our Inked Up yoga mat and yoga pants feature an original design by Catherine Whitting. An original artwork with Indian ink on watercolour paper was inspired by design tours in Kyoto Japan and the study of fonts and symbols in ancient calligraphy. A cyclic design that sweeps through an interior or around you. Living in the moment, engulfed by your past, spinning forward and emerging into the future. Inked Up – the moment when a monochromatic mark is art.

Made from high-quality, eco-friendly materials with generous cushioning and excellent grip, each mat features a print from an independent artist. Includes drawstring mesh carry bag.

St James Whitting Activate Art to Wear is a collector’s edition of sports wear, apparel and accessories that enables you to go effortlessly from exercise to entertainment in quality sustainable fabrics!

Available online. Delivery times vary for individual pieces. Click on images for your piece of art to wear and help us create lasting change  – * NB all prices in USD. For more information, custom or wholesale orders and sizing: Email media@stjameswhitting.com

Materials: 

  • Made of high quality, eco-friendly, cellular vinyl. No harmful BPAs, phthalates or latex. Mesh center membrane for dimensional stability.

  • Dimensions: Measures an extra long 72″ x 24″ wide. A comfy 1/4″ thickness

  • Care: Your mat should be cleaned carefully by hand using warm water, mild soap or non-abrasive and non-toxic cleaning solutions and a soft cloth. Roll mat image side in.

  • Notes: Includes artist signature.

  • Custom Made In: USA

 

 

 

 

 

YOGA ART MAT

Kate St James and I curated a collection of activewear to that makes you happy if left around the house. Excecise gear that is art!

MESH BAG

Made from high-quality, eco-friendly materials with generous cushioning and excellent grip, each mat features a print from an independent artist. Includes drawstring mesh carry bag.

 

MERINO PONCHO

WOOL PONCHO WRAP

DESIGNED BY: St James Whitting   |   Sydney, Australia

As perfect as it is practical, this 100% Merino wool scarf is custom made with original art and finished with a delicate eyelash fringe.

INK UP

LEGGINGS INKED UP

LEGGINGS

DESIGNED BY: St James Whitting   |   Sydney, Australia

Full-length leggings: a staple in any wardrobe. Soft and comfortable with a four-way stretch, they’re perfect for after work yoga or weekend errands.

Inked Up

INK UP

CAPRI YOGA PANTS

YOGA PANTS & INFINITY SCARFS

Original artwork embellishes our four-way stretch, mid-rise printed capri pants designed to make you stand out at the gym, in the studio, or on the go. Each capri legging is hand-cut and made in USA (or Latvia depending on customer location).

ST JAMES WHITTING ACTIVATE ART TO WEAR, APPAREL & WORKSHOPS in AT AZURES DEN CABARITA

Kate and I adore translating art onto all things design and launched our Activate Art to Wear range at Azures Den Wellness and Lifestyle store in Cabarita and our online store! Particularly fun in covid to wear gym wear outdoors! Takes you from boot camp to dinner with the change of a top!

  

Our most recent translation of INKED UP has been in the winter warm merino wool wrap that has crystal clear clarity on the Indian Ink and transforms any outfit into a celebration of monopop, leather handbags, scarves and apparel. Cushions to match your artwork are made only to order with a social enterprise company VIDA, who contacted us to joint their signature artists in creating art to wear –  ( VIDA is also my grandma’s name whose portrait I painted for my year 12 HSC major artwork)… for the luv of art we just keep having fun!

 

 

 

SET THE TABLE WITH ART

It’s the journey of our design process and the relationships we make along the way and the opportunities not the destination that motivates Kate and I to keep on making art, independently, collaboratively and then designing with it together in our online remote design studio. Here is our INKED UP Dine at home dinner setting. Create your own restaurant at home for only $14AUD each! 

https://shopvida.com/products/ink-up-8856

 

DESIGNER RUGS COLLECTION

St James Whitting

The Elementals Collection by St James Whitting is a stunning range of designs by Sydney interior designers, Kate St James and Catherine Whitting. Inspired by nature and the designers’ travels around Australia and the globe, the four designs showcase glorious colours in plush New Zealand wool with lustrous bamboo accents, hand-tufted by skilled artisans. The collection was designed to reflect the designers’ environment and the places they have visited on their travels. The duo was inspired by the elements of nature and the way in which they enhance one’s life daily. Each piece can be custom coloured and sized to individual requirements. The Elementals collection is suitable for a wide range of projects, from residential to large scale commercial fit outs. The stunning colours and timeless designs ensure these high-quality rugs will shine in a great number of design situations and are guaranteed to perform in high traffic areas.

Please click on the Rugs below to view in detail. For all enquiries regarding pricing and availability please contact us.

https://www.designerrugs.com.au/designer-collaborations/st-james-whitting/

 

KATE ST JAMES, CATHERINE WHITTING, ELI TAL & YOSI TAL AT THE DESIGNER RUGS ELEMENTALS COLLECTION LAUNCH

Kate and Catherine’s exhibition at The Shop Gallery Glebe was a delightful event that showcased the extensive collection of their individual and collaborative art in both original and limited edition prints,. I am delighted to represent this dynamic duo on The Curious Art Bar 

Barbara Hamilton

Curator, The Curious Art Bar

ST JAMES WHITTING RUG COLLECTION WITH DESIGNER RUGS

SCARLET ONSEN https://www.designerrugs.com.au/rug-collections/handtufted/st-james-whitting/scarlet-onsen/

The next journey of this indian ink artwork was to travel into the design studio of Designer Rugs where Kate and I worked with the team of in house designers to translate INKED UP into a bold clean, textured rug made from 100% wool with Bamboo Highlights. Kate and I worked through hundreds of rug tufts to curate together the perfect monochrome palette for our rug design that is soft yet bold underfoot .

ST JAMES WHITTING ART EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS IN SYDNEY AND GREATER BLUE MOUNTAINS

INKED UP the original and limited edition print 1/30 went travelling and gallery hopping with the St James Whitting art exhibitions and workshops at The Shop Gallery Glebe , Glass Gallery Glebe, Creative 8 Studios St Leonards and Gang Gang Gallery Lithgow 

Art Process

Here is the Japanese ink and Resene Paints used to create the artwork

GAUGE GALLERY GLEBE 2019

Exhibited at the Gauge Gallery, Glebe Point Road  Glebe in 2019 as part of the St James Whitting Elementals Art Exhibition

Bespoke Prints

29 Limited edition prints are left in the series – custom printed and framed to suit your interior – or tube packed and posted internationally to your doorstep

The Curious Art Bar

Contact Barbara Hamilton for online sales and orders https://www.curiousartbar.com/product-page/inked-up

Inked up –   An original artwork with Indian ink on watercolour paper by Catherine Whitting inspired by design tours in Kyoto Japan and the study of fonts and symbols in ancient calligraphy. A cyclic design that sweeps through an interior or around you. Living in the moment, engulfed by your past, spinning forward and emerging into the future. Inked Up – the moment when a memory that lasts forever, when a mark in time becomes permanent, and with the intensity of ink it cannot ever be erased. 

 

 

Here is the original  framed artwork; Japanese Ink swept across paper with the sweep of a metal hair comb ripping through the white ground in an abyss of white space, floating wild and free.  My art making process is about capturing memories in abstraction, taking meaning from the everyday and translating that into a fabric of imbedded memory

INKED UP was then exhibited at The Shop Gallery Glebe, The Glass Gallery Glebe and Gang Gallery Lithgow and became a series of 30 Limited Edition Prints available from The Curious Art Bar, Saatchi Art and Artlovers online art galleries as

Limited Edition Giclee fine art prints, on 300 gsm museum quality, Hahnemuhle 'German Etching' acid free fine art paper and archival inks, hand signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity. Your order is custom printed for you on purchase
Unframed fine art prints are sent from the SJW studio within 7 business days, packaged in acid free paper and reinforced postal tubing. Framed fine art prints are sent direct from the framers within 14 business days in a custom fine art travel box
For full details of St James Whitting and the artistic collaboration of Kate St James and Catherine Whitting please refer to our E-Art Catalogue in the footer of any page

INKED UP is also available as a wallpaper with Scandinavian Wallpaper & Decor in Perth as a mural to add a sense of contemporary drama to your commercial or residential interior

Design Edit I – NEW

Collaboration with Resene Paints

INKED UP then became one of 27 artworks from our collaborative collection of works to feature in our signature range of paints coloured by Resene. The Elementals Collection fan decks are also hand painted in actual paint to get pure colour accuracy.

https://www.resene.com.au/homeown/use_colr/elementals-collection.htm

Our collection of artworks was then handpicked by the Resene Team and translated into a bold and vibrant collection of colours that are curated with art so that people can easily be brave with colour in their home and embrace change with confidence. All Resene paints are Environmental Choice approved to ensure our homes are colourful and healthy to live in! Be brave and breathe deeply. Here is the full colour collection  https://stjameswhitting.com/sjw-colour-palette/

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