Monday, 28 October 2013

Lavender Vodka

The lavender is steeped in vodka. The infusion requires as little as four days to rest. Total (in)fusion may take a little longer......

Lavender Vodka

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Design Behind Desire - a reading.

On 17th October 2013 I shall be reading from Design Behind Desire at Kiki de Montparnasse in NYC. A small collection of films by The Lavender Hinge will also be on view.

Design Behind Desire published by Farameh Media, 2011

A film by Eric Magnuson and Lisa Z. Morgan alias The Lavender Hinge. Knickers by STRUMPET & PINK. Soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Buttonhole Practice

One has to begin somewhere...........

Buttonhole Practice by The Lavender Hinge, 2013. Linen, cotton thread 16 x 12 ins

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Huffington Post

A very nice piece has been written about The Lavender Hinge by Dr Michael Petry for The Huffington Post.

"Worsted Men's Hole (with cashmere and silver mink)" by The Lavender Hinge, 2013. Wool, cashmere, silver mink and cotton. 32 x 30 ins

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Lavender Hole (for Kiton)

The Lavender Hinge have inserted and stitched a lavender leather hole into a vintage cashmere Kiton jacket.

Lavender Hole (for Kiton), 2013.
Assisted readymade: cashmere, leather, cotton 38 x 24 x 5 inches

Friday, 21 June 2013

The Enfleruage continues........

The gathering of the roses, the laying of the petals. The process of enfleurage is time consumingly fragrant.......

Rose Harvest, Petal Lining by The Lavender Hinge 2013

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Enfleurage in Parallel, 2013

The Lavender Hinge have started their 2013 enfleurage, beginning with the  roses that are currently in bloom and then as the lavender comes into its fragrant full-ness, this too will be added to the shea butter bed. Currently the enfleurage is being created in parallel with a climbing garden rose in Providence and with civic roses in Brooklyn.

Enfleurage 2013. Shea butter bed and garden rose.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Legacy of Lace

Alice Palmer is currently part of an exhibition about the history of lace at The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock, Scotland which runs until 7th September 2013. The exhibition focuses on the Legacy of Lace that has been created by MYB Textiles which is now the only producer in the world manufacturing with original Nottingham Lace Looms, some of them over 90 years old. This manufacturing process is extremely labour intensive using traditional skills and processes which are passed on from generation to generation through MYB’s apprenticeships.

Alice Palmer the Peony

Alice Palmer the knickers. The centre of the peony is between the legs and the petals open out to hold the body.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Flower Bomb Scene, Exhibit, Action, Site (B)

The Lavender Hinge have been releasing their Flower Bombs. To date they have been detonated in and around Brooklyn, New York and Providence, Rhode Island.

 "Flower Bomb Scene, Exhibit, Action, Site, Brooklyn, NY, April 14 2013" by The Lavender Hinge

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed

A similar experience took place with the Spotted Joe-Pye Weed. Again all sign and yet no sign.

I shall have to return when the blooms are signalling their own presence.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Hollow-Stemmed Joe-Pye Weed

The only sign of the Hollow-Stemmed Joe-Pye Weed at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens was the sign.

However, curiosity being kindled, what a wonderful discovery to find that Joe-Pye Weed is indeed a glorious pink bloom.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Flower Bombs

Flower Bomb prototypes. Currently the mixture contains a Wild Flower Mix ((Baby's Breath, Scarlet, Flax, Lupine, Four- O'Clock, Purple Coneflower, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Sulphur Cosmos, Gaillardia, Tree Mallow, Corn Poppy, Annual Red Phlox, Gayfeather, Scarlet Sage, Gaura Gilia, Moss Verbena, Clasping Coneflower, Plains Coreopsis, Black-Eyed Susan, New, England Aster) and Echinacea was also added.
These bombs of beauty will be released over the coming weeks...........

Saturday, 30 March 2013

In The Studio, at The Castle

The Lavender Hinge are in the studio......... a glimpse by Malcolm Harris a.k.a. Mister GoLightly....

Friday, 1 March 2013

The Sowing of Lavender on a Boundary

The 1st March and the air is closely touched with Spring. Almost time for further Lavender plantings.....

The Sowing of Lavender on a Boundary, Brooklyn 2012

Monday, 11 February 2013

Painting White Snow Pink

On Friday 9th February the East Coast was hit by a tremendous blizzard. It was both stunning and remarkable. I am now thigh deep in snow and painting pink.

Painting Pink. Carmine ink and snow.

Pink Evidence. Badger brush, carmine ink, ceramic saucer.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Art of Underwear

I was recently interviewed for AHAlife. The published piece, The Art of Underwear, can be read here.

Composite 1353 by Fileti Studio

Monday, 21 January 2013

Kama, Sex and Design

Design Behind Desire has been chosen to be part of the Kama, Sex and Design exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan; chosen as an object of desire within itself.

"The exhibition wants to investigate how sexuality incorporates itself in the things and makes them a medium of knowledge. For the designers, but also for the users."

The exhibition is open to the public from 5th December 2012 until 10th March 2013.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Capturing the Reverie

I wrote an article about Ryan McGinley which is available to read in Issue 2 of TWELV magazine.

The following is the opening paragraph to Capturing the Reverie:

Standing before the images created by Ryan McGinley, one becomes entranced by the irresistible visions of freedom and joyous irreverence. As we gaze upon these captured glimpses of nubile and ecstatic lives, the pace and perception of our own reality becomes, perhaps equally momentarily, transformed. It is as though we are inhabiting a dream, reliving a memory or visually absorbing a wish. There is ample room for us to imbue the imagery with our own imagination and narrative, and our mind wanderings encourage us to indulge in the ebullience of youth, whether that is the youth we have lived, recognize or are yet to comprehend. But regardless of our own position in time, the experience of witnessing a life in the present is persuasively clear.

Peacock (Rose Quartz), 2012 by Ryan McGinley

Saturday, 5 January 2013


Button Hole Composition (Horizon) with The Lavender Hinge.

Button Hole Composition (Horizon), 2012. Linen, cotton and thread, over wood support. 28 x 34 inches

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Button Hole Composition

Button Hole Composition with The Lavender Hinge.

Button Hole Composition (Blond Linen), 2012. Linen, cotton and thread, over wood support. 46 X 40 inches


About Me

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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.