NICO KALINOSKI

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Nico Kalinoski

Nicholas Kalinoski is a graphic artist and designer who currently lives in the deepest darkest corner of West Dorset. Pre-transplant he lived in Manhattan and worked in fashion for Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Club Monaco among other brands. After moving to England in 2010, he segued his creative efforts into fine art and then in 2013 founded tHEE VESTMENTS, a small company producing limited edition textiles in the form of scarves that reflect and celebrate the human condition.

The company and its website officially launches on 31st October, 2015.

See thee-vestments.co.uk

EARLIEST MEMORY OF A GARDEN 

My earliest memory is more trees than garden. I grew up in a small steel town ( They produced all of the bolts for The Golden Gate Bridge two blocks from my house) in Pennsylvania, United States. There was a cherry tree planted by my grandfather in the long narrow garden and then a Silver Maple planted by my father. 15 minutes away there is an extensive woodland and arts community replete with lake and ice cream parlour. After that Amish country, in the opposite direction the coal region and upper Appalachian Mountain range. The trees have always been my friends.

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Our garden, Pennsylvania.

FAVOURITE PLANTS

Gorse

Hawthorn

Honeysuckle

Dahlias

Birch

Weeds

WHAT AND WHERE IS YOUR GARDEN NOW

Our garden is the view of our elderly dutch neighbours garden. Luckily our homes previous owner installed fully opening windows, so the view and plants just spill into our space once they are opened.

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View out to our neighbours garden, Bridport.

FAVOURITE GARDEN OR OUTDOOR SPACE, WHY?

The woods. And after that any manmade structure being over taken by nature.  Humans like to think nature is to be bent to their will, I like that nature wins in the end.

MONEY IS NO OBJECT, DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM GARDEN

I am obsessed with a photo of a plant I cannot remember the name of. It was featured on a BBC program about invasive species brought to the UK during the colonial days. It was MASSIVE. Grew to mutant proportions. I would like one of those. On a hill top, with gorse and other wind swept beings. But with a wood near by.

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