Kim Parker is an internationally renowned textile designer, artist and winner of three prestigious British design awards: The D&D Award (Design & Decoration); the ELLE DECORATION UK Award; and The Observer Magazine Award for best flooring design in the U.K. with her best-selling rug "Mums & Asters" for The Rug Company. Her high-end collections of designer rugs, wallhangings, bedding, bath, tableware, fabrics, pillows, stationery and Fine Art are widely distributed and recognized in both the United States and Europe under her label Kim Parker Home.
An exuberant colorist with a highly original style, Kim Parker's work has appeared in the following publications: HOUSE & GARDEN (UK), VOGUE (UK), VOGUE LIVING (Australia), ELLE DECOR, INTERIOR DESIGN, NEW YORK TIMES Magazine, COUNTRY LIVING, ELLE, GRAZIA & CASE da ABITARE (Italy), THE WORLD of INTERIORS, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST (Germany), METROPOLITAN HOME, THE INDEPENDENT (UK), ELLE DECORATION (UK), THE GUARDIAN (UK), SOUTHERN ACCENTS, OPRAH Magazine, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, WWD, LICENSE Magazine, LAS VEGAS HOME & DESIGN, METROPOLIS and OBERLIN ALUMNI Magazine.
"Counting in The Garden" is Kim Parker's first illustrated children's book and has received raves from reviewers such as School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly , and is listed as a recommended book at PBS.ORG / Teachersource and "a fun way to teach children about concepts and math."
Published by Scholastic in April 2005, "Counting in The Garden" is the inspiration for the author/designer's new children's brand--Kim Parker Kids , which is represented by Scholastic Media for licensing. Parker's whimsical new label will feature, apparel, bedding, back to school items, giftware, educational toys and stationery, and was recently launched at Toyfair, February 2006.
For more information about Counting in the Garden and Kim Parker Kids, please visit www.kimparker.tv