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Valentino Heels. Cousins, Alfred Ernest. Page 1 Cousins, Alfred Ernest Engraver, stamp designer This biography was written by Robin Gwynn and was first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand BiographyVolume 2, 1993 Alfred Ernest Cousins was born in the Channel Islands at St Helier, Jersey, on 24 October 1852, the son of Elizabeth Coutanche and her husband, Peter Cousins, a carpenter. From 1868 he served as an apprentice in London with Samuel Stevens, an engraver and brass plate manufacturer, until May 1874 when he sailed to New Zealand on the Conflict. Arriving at Wellington in August, Cousins worked there as an engraver for Robert Burrett for 18 months, and for Lyon and Blair for 6½ years. During his time with Bock, Cousins was introduced to work on postage stamps. This success opened up new horizons for Cousins.

Disappointed, Cousins tried his luck in Sydney, before returning in 1905 to Wellington, but success eluded him. Taylor, Edgar. Page 1 Taylor, Edgar Horticulturist, landscape architect This biography was written by Rupert Tipples and was first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand BiographyVolume 3, 1996 Edgar Taylor was born at London, England, on 10 October 1886, the son of Ambrose Lloyd Taylor, a surveyor and landscape gardener, and his second wife, Sarah Tomkinson.

The Taylor family arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on the Ruapehu in May 1889. About 1905 Taylor was working at the Hanmer Springs Nursery and Plantation, and in 1906 he began work for A. This combination of design skills and a wide experience in gardening saw Taylor employed as Buxton's landscape draughtsman.

From 1916 to 1921 Taylor was based in Masterton for five months of each year working as the firm's North Island landscape manager. In 1942 Taylor was employed by the Christchurch City Council as the first city landscape architect. Taylor was a quiet, retiring man of medium height and slight build. Pocock Design Environment - Team - Sustainable Landscape Architecture. Biography Craig has lived and worked extensively in design and project management in New Zealand, Jordan, Palestine, India and the United States.

He has fourteen years of professional practice as a landscape architect. Much of Craig’s design work focuses on applying the collective knowledge of traditional sustainable practices from the Middle East, Central Asia as well as contemporary sustainable North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Craig has been involved in a number of critiques and lectures at Philadelphia University and Yale University Schools of Architecture on the subjects of cross cultural design and sustainability. Craig has also worked with the NZILA to write the guides lines to landscape sustainability for the NZILA design awards and associated articles. Career 2005-Present Director Pocock design:environment Christchurch, New Zealand 2001-2004 Landscape Architect CLR Design Project Philadelphia Projects Director Margie Ruddick Landscape New York Download Resume.

Buxton, Alfred William. Page 1 Alfred William Buxton Alfred William Buxton's seed store in Christchurch, about 1907 Buxton, Alfred William Landscape gardener, nurseryman This biography was written by Rupert Tipples and was first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand BiographyVolume 3, 1996 Alfred William Buxton was born on 17 September 1872 at Hanley, Staffordshire, England, the son of Ann Johnson, a painter of pottery, and her husband, Alfred Buxton, a labourer.

During his career Buxton was to acquire three principal nurseries. The company landscaped urban and rural properties throughout the South Island, mainly on the east coast, and at various locations in the lower half of the North Island. Alfred Buxton's role in designing the company's landscapes is not easy to define because it overlapped with that of his landscape draughtsman, Edgar Taylor.

In 1926 A. From 1938 Alfred Buxton grew flowers commercially at Otaki. Biography. Lynn Wolfstone is the principal of Wolfstone Landscape Design in Portland, Oregon. She takes design inspiration from living in the Pacific Northwest – a part of the world known for its spectacular natural beauty and regional commitment to sustainable practices. Lynn upholds these values, saying, “the garden is ultimately a reflection of the homeowner’s tastes and aspirations.

I cater to individual needs, and provide council to help clients reach their goals. I try to be an advocate for responsible stewardship, one beautiful garden at a time.” She incorporates suitable plant life for the Northwest climate, avoids harsh chemicals and considers water, sunlight and organic nutrient demands in every design. Lynn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon and a degree in Landscape Design from Portland Community College. Kellie Carlin Landscape Design → Biography. Biography Although a lifetime passion, the designing of gardens is a second career for me after working in the wine industry for 15 years. I have been designing gardens in the Napa and Sonoma valleys and San Francisco since 1997. From postage stamp City gardens to family homes in the wine country, to larger country estates; every client has a vision of how their garden should look, feel, smell, sound, and even taste. My experience can help you define that vision and make it a reality.

Qualifications Certificate in Garden Design University of California, Berkeley Certified member Association of Professional Landscape Designers APLD Member of the Month, January 2010 Board member City of St. Designers Biography - Tacchini. Pietro Arosio was born in 1946 in Lissone, near Milan. He learnt his profession at the research centre of a company specialising in the production of metal furniture for communal spaces. This experience led to the emergence of a design philosophy that developed over time through his work as an industrial designer. He began his career in 1972, and was already winning accolades in 1983, receiving the Casaviva d’Oro award. The fundamentals of his work include essentiality, research into new materials and technologies, and attention to detail and to the engineering implications of his designs. Pietro Arosio is fully aware of the emotional impact his products can have, and has worked in partnership with various internationally-acclaimed artists, including Nespolo, Del Pezzo, Hsiao Chin, Tilson, Rotella and Keizo.

A number of his pieces have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and at the Munich modern art museum Die Sammlung. John Makepeace    Furniture Designer and Maker    Biography. The sublime effect of exquisitely chosen materials, perfectly crafted to serve and enhance the human body and soul, makes John Makepeace's work overwhelmingly desirable. Dame Rosalind Savill, Former Director of The Wallace Collection Biographical notes John Makepeace's career has been an adventure in wood. He first saw fine furniture being made when he was eleven, and then he visited the great cabinet makers in Copenhagen as a teenager. Design and craftsmanship came naturally to him. Early professional recognition led to his work as a design consultant to the all India Handicraft Board, a founding member of the Crafts Council in the UK and a Trustee of the V&A, London.

Early commissions from Templeton and Keble College, Oxford, Liberty's, Banque Générale du Luxembourg, were followed by major museums, corporate and private collections around the world. Twentieth Century Modern Furniture Designer Biographies. To understand more about modern furniture and where it came from we need to look at the innovative and spirational designers that carved the pathway. Learn how they all participated in creating such a phenominal change in our lives. Get a well rounded view of how these modern furniture designers have changed the way we live today. The history of their journeys and their achievements inspire us all. Without them we would not have reasonably priced, easily accessible, aesthetically pleasing and functional furniture. Many of the clever designs of chairs and tables created by these architects, interior designers and furniture designers are still in production today, making them fall into the category of classic furniture.

Modern Furniture Designers NEW Designer Biographies Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Alvar Aalto – Alvar Aalto’s design concepts were organic and used the human form. Bauhaus Ettore Sotsass Mario Bellini Memphis Group Pablo Pardo. Alexander McQueen - Fashion Designer. Fashion designer. Lee Alexander McQueen was born on March 17, 1969 into a working-class family living in public housing in London's Lewisham district. His father, Ronald, was a cab driver, and his mother, Joyce, taught social science. On their small incomes, they supported McQueen and his five siblings. McQueen, called "Lee" by his friends for most of his life, recognized his homosexuality at an early age and was teased extensively about it by schoolmates.

At age 16, McQueen dropped out of school. McQueen decided to further his clothes-making career, and moved on from Savile Row. Soon after obtaining his degree, Alexander McQueen started his own business designing clothes for women. In 2000, Gucci bought a 51 percent stake in Alexander McQueen's private company, and provided the capital for McQueen to expand his business. Alexander McQueen was also known for not being shy about his lack of traditional good looks or his lower class background. Famous Fashion Designers. Each day, we put on clothes that do more than just cover up bodies. We choose clothes that represent our personalities, our moods, the times we live in, our ambitions and our desires.

Who are the people behind the designs we wear every day? These fashion designers who have made fashion a huge industry, and whose work is as controversial, and as influential, as traditional art. These are some of the designers who have dressed the world's most famous people—and are hugely famous in their own right. ADNZ: Architectural Designers New Zealand.