Oh Ink and Spindle – reliably beautiful and always recognisable. I’ve followed this studio for yeeeaaarrrssss. Stopped by for an interview in Melbourne, witnessed a change in guard of designers, the juggle of growing families and yet, every new collection is as unique yet typical of their seemingly endless inspiration drawn from native their Australia. I LOVE this new range of fabric which can be purchased off the roll OR applied to ottomans, cushions, pouches and those very cool pyraminis! Browse away! Imagery supplied by and posted with permission of
Willie Weston is just about to cause some seriously positive ripples in the down under design scene! The brainchild of Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti, two young women who are highly experienced and educated in the arts – Willie Weston is a business focused on combining art, form and function at a new level. The debut collection of indoor/outdoor furniture and accessories features fabric printed with the work of Australian indigenous artists Jean Baptiste Apuatimi and Osmond Kantilla. I love how subtle the prints are and the fresh clean lines of the furniture –
Attention guys – this is genius! Odd Pears sell their cool, bright and fun socks in pears….not pairs. A pack of three, with two matching and one (complimentary) odd one. This emerging Australian based brand also have a conscience and for every “pear” sold they donate $1 to the $1DAY charity which you can read about here. The pics and site speaks for themselves – its fun, problem solving and a quirky concept with a truly functional result!
I’ve been stalking designer Hugh Altschwager and his beautiful lighting brand; Inkster Maken for a good wee while now. It’s one thing to look at and appreciate the clean but tactile quality of his collection; but it’s another to then consider the fact that each light is made by hand in Melbourne out of South Australian limestone. Makes them all just a little bit more special I think! He has a great story and a creative business with momentum! Seriously look forward to seeing what more will come. It’s a
The Pod light range by Tasmanian designers; Who Did That is simply so quirky and weird that I think it comes full circle to brilliant! You can check out the rest of the range including their better known Grandeliers line over at shelf/life.
“Miley is my homegurl” pillowcase by Amy Blue. Seen here on Studio Home ……. It was only a month or so ago that I first posted about Australia start up; Club of Odd Volumes – but their newly ushered in round crew of artists was too good not to share! Applying their design and art to clothing, bags and homewares there is a terrific and broad range of style that will suit any boy or girl in the room. Below are some of my favourites (definitely not all the
Normally known for bringing us cool modern outdoor furniture, Australian brand; Tait felt found an awesome use for their timber offcuts and now cater for our feathered friends too. Meet the slick and styley Birdcabin. (Stockists here!)
I feel a bit mean showing you all these terrific pieces from Gemma Patford as they aren’t all available! But I wanted to share the range and experimentation she has got to so far in crafting with rope. Such a talent! I am loving the simple slices of colour on the bags and vessels here which are left overs from her range commissioned for recent The Design Files Open House. Liking what you see? you might be keen to learn from the clever maker herself! Check out the dates for
Tis the season for exciting new Australian furniture brands it seems! Another popped past me yesterday on instagram and after a snoop of their site I definitely thought you guys might be interested! Dessien Furniture work with exciting designers to produce contemporary Australian furniture. Using sustainable Rubberwood their TAP range offers a fun collection of smooth stools, tables and chairs with pops of colour. I’m particularly into their cool combo of the Plank Bench and their Spool Stools.