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HUNTING FOR GEORGE Sister duo Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris take you behind the brand
Picture perfect Adoreable characters with irresistble charm
Carisse Enderwick illustration giveaway
From the Christmas tree to the backyard
Vibrant and seriously cool bed linen
OUR PRINT COLLECTION
A diverse photographic art series inspired from lifes travels
GEORGE & WILLY Two mates create unique functional objects
TROPICAL VIBE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET THE LOOK
FEATURES 8 OUR PRINT COLLECTION Interior stylist Emma Oâ€™Meara and Photographer Jason Furnari have come together to bring a collection of diverse photographic art
14 ARRIVAL HALL Situated in a light-filled corner of an old warehouse, Perth couple Lisa and Clement Tay showcase their beautifully curated collection of home and lifestyle products
18 HUNTING FOR GEORGE Sister duo Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris bring a simplicity to their range with their designs that grab your attention influenced by colour
OUR COVER CARISSE ENDERWICK ILLUSTRATION
26 CARISSE ENDERWICK
adorable characters on paper that instantly draws you in with their irresistible charm
32 ME AND MY TREND Karina McGregor brings to life her passion of fun, quirky home and lifestyle products designing and playing with patterns and colour for the on-trend fashionista
36 MISS BILLY STUDIO Leila Stephenson focuses in on the beauty of a single flower and captures the very essense of nature in all its splendour
40 GEORGE & WILLY Will McCallum and George Wilkins collaborate to create simple, unique and functional objects for enthusistic humans to enjoy
Carisse Enderwick brings to life the most
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Joh Lyle, a former Winter Olympian has recently launched her new collection of vibrant and seriously cool bed linen
Ben Elbourne talks to us about the unique object design studio which produces alternative locally designed fuctionality products
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OUR PRINT COLLECTION Interior stylist Emma O’Meara and Photographer Jason Furnari have come together to bring a collection of diverse photographic art Tell us a bit about your photography? Jason: My photography is all about personal expression and capturing things that inspire me. Within Our Print Collection, images of water and our coastline are prevalent because I love living by sea. We have also selected aspirational travel images for the collection…images that evoke a feeling, reflect a moment in time or places that create a mood. The photography is diverse in it’s content which we hope will appeal to a range of different interior spaces. Emma: Our Print Collection is an online print store offering affordable photographic art for interiors. Customers can purchase unframed fine art prints or beautifully framed finished art prints for their home. We print, frame, package and deliver our photographic art within the Australian market.You can view our collection at: www.ourpintcollection.com.au Can you tell us about yourself and your background? Emma: I live in Barwon Heads with my husband Simon and two young girls, Leni & Ginger. I have
loved turning my passion for interiors into a job I can make a living from, in a really organic way. Jason: I am 46 years old and live in Barwon Heads with my wife and 5 year old son. I lived and worked in London for 18 years as a car/ commersial photographer, traveling across Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Through my work I’ve driven a lot of luxury cars, but I’m never happier than when driving my 1953 FJ Holden down the coast. I made the move to the Bellarine Peninsula 4 years ago and I love living in Barwon Heads for the lifestyle it offers my family. What sparked you to begin your own business? Emma: The Print Collection came about through a shared love of photography and interiors. I found Jason’s work through a friend and began using his fine art prints on interior shoots for magazines. The collaboration began there and soon after we talked about creating a beautifully curated selection of prints to sell. Jason: The biggest factor was wanting to share my personal images. I have worked as a
commercial photographer for 20 years and my work has been seen all over the world, but my personal work had only been seen by the select few so it was time to get it out there. Meeting Emma gave me a great platform to launch this body of personal work, and to work with someone who looked at it through different creative eyes. We’ve been working on the idea for about 12 months, slowly developing the brand, understanding who our customers will be, selecting the photographs for the collection and planning for future collections. We’ve spent a lot of time choosing and testing the prints and frames for archival qualities and longevity. What techniques do you use in your photography? There is not one particular technique that I use in my photography, but I think years of photographic experience both commercially and personally has developed a style, look and feel to my pictures. My photography these days is mostly digital, but some of the collection was shot on film. continued on next page >
“I love and to be able to share them, it’s a photographer dream come true.”
Photography: Nikole Ramsay and Jason Furnari
< continued on next page Overall, the best technique I use is to follow my intuition when seeking out scenes to photograph. What inspires you in your photographs? The unusual, I am always looking for something a little different. The unusual can take many forms: colour, angles, composition and subject matter. I guess I am always trying to look for a different way of photographing subjects, whatever they may be. Who are some of your favourite photographers and why? Emma: Of course I would have to say Jason Furnari and Nikole Ramsay would be big faves and I passionately promote that but I do love Slim Aarons Mid Century imagery because I just love the architecture and coolness about that era.
Jason: My heroes are mainly made up of reportage or social documentary style photographers. Bruce Davidson and Sebastiao Salgado are two major favourites. I also loved the amazing imagery David Bailey produced in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I was fortunate enough to be able to work as one of Bailey’s assistants, 20 years ago.
highlight for me and now seeing other peoples homes published that I have worked on is really rewarding. More recently I’m proud of the work Jason and I have done to bring Our Print Collection to life.
What is your favourite image that you have captured? It’s really hard to pinpoint a favourite, and what is a favourite today, may not be tomorrow. At the moment I particularly like image number 009/009 European Summer, 028/088 Angry Ocean and 008/124 Lonsdale Blue, but I am also partial to any picture of my wife and son.
Jason: My biggest highlight is to be able to photograph things that I love and to be able to share them, it’s a photographer dream come true. Working as a commercial photographer for the past 25 years often means that whilst you are working to achieve the best image you can for your client, its not always an image that you are personally passionate about. Our Print Collection enable me to show my favourite images and work with people whom are equally passionate about what we are doing.
What has been your biggest highlight? Emma: Having my own home published in an Australian interiors magazine was a real
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ARRIVAL HALL Situated in a light-filled corner of an old warehouse, Perth couple Lisa and Clement Tay showcase their beautifully curated collection of home and lifestyle products Tell us a bit about Arrival Hall and how it was formed? Arrival Hall is a home and lifestyle concept store showcasing a thoughtfully curated collection of beautiful objects from near and far. Birthed out of our passion for travel and love for design, we opened our East Perth brick and mortar store back in February this year and followed up shortly with our online store in June. How did your career begin? Our careers paths began in very different industries with Clement in finance and myself in pharmacy. Finding the routine of working without a creative outlet stifling, we moved to Melbourne where I studied Fashion Design at RMIT. Though I trained in fashion, we found that over the years our interests had gradually evolved to focus more on interior design. Moving back to Perth after living in Melbourne and spending some time abroad doing fashion internships, we decided it was time to pursue starting our own business in retail. What sparked you to create your Arrival Hall? We absolutely love travelling, particularly to Europe, and exploring the design and retail scene in different cities. We began to realise just how many amazing brands were out there that weren’t being represented or easily available in Perth and decided that we should take the opportunity to do something about it.
Can you tell us where you source your gorgeous homewares from and how do you select the right item for your store? Sourcing the collection for the store is our favourite part of the job! We get to travel abroad to Scandinavia, Paris and Milan all in the name of work (I know, tough gig isn’t it?). There’s no actual formula to how we pick the right items for our store as we tend to go by our gut. If we see something that we love and would use ourselves then that’s all it takes. There is a lot of trial and error that goes with it. Sometimes what you love may not be what other people like, but I think overall we have
been lucky that more often than not people really love the selection that we have curated and that’s given us the confidence to continue growing the range. What do you love the most about having your own store? We feel extremely blessed to be able to combine our passion with work. In terms of being business owners, we love the freedom that we have to take the business in the direction that we see fit and not have to compromise on our vision. continued on next page >
< continued from previous page We also enjoy the day-to-day running of the store, meeting new and regular customers and being able to create an environment where people enjoy coming to and feel inspired by. Another great benefit is the fact that we actually live upstairs above the shop so that makes the commute to work really easy! Who are some of your favourite designers? We absolutely love the work that Norm
architects are doing with Menu and the range that Simon Legald has designed for Normann Copenhagen. What do you consider to be a must have item in your home? We are really pleased to have recently become stockists of the renowned Danish brand, Muuto. We would have to say the Muuto Wall Hanging Dots are up there on the must have list. They add such vibrancy to the wall in a hallway or bedroom and are also just so handy for
storing your everyday go-to accessories. What has been your biggest highlight? We were lucky enough to be part of Open House Perth a few weekends ago and had hundreds of people through our doors. We opened up our home above the store as well to the public and had such a fun time meeting new people. It was such a great experience being able to hear the positive feedback from visitors who were really excited about what we are doing. Do you have any advice for our readers who love all things for the home? Without having to break the bank, we do think it pays to invest in quality pieces which have been thoughtfully designed and avoid getting caught up in trends and cheap imitations as they rarely last and end up creating lots of waste. What do you foresee as the next big trend? Scandinavian style which focuses on simplicity, minimalism and functionality has been very well received in Australia in recent times and we foresee that trend continuing to dominate the interior scene more and more in the coming years. CONTACT: arrivalhall.com.au
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HUNTING FOR GEORGE Sister duo Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris bring a simplicity to their range with their designs that grab your attention influenced by colour
Tell us a bit about Hunting for George Hunting for George has been making homes awesome since 2010. What began in a spare room has now expanded into an established and widely admired online homeware destination. Hunting for George co-founders Lucy GladeWright and Jo Harris set out with a clear goal in mind; to create an online space that offered you more. Craving engagement with their customers, the duo quickly began to develop engaging ways to interact with their audience. With personality a key focal point, Hunting for George also celebrates it’s dedication to quality, customer service and style. “We wanted to create an online experience that was the same if not better than walking into a bricks and mortar. Our goal was to transfer so much of our energy and personality into our online space that by the time someone left our website they felt like they knew us. The Hunting for George shopping experience is based around how we like to shop and how we like to be treated and we believe, that realness is what our customers have responded to most.” says Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder. Tell us about yourself and your background? Jo Harris was and still is a qualified nurse, managing a small team at the Alfred hospital in Prahran up until Hunting for George morphed into a full time job. This set her in line to become the people whisperer at HFG, managing relationships with suppliers and teeing up new partnerships for the business. As a Senior Graphic Designer at Melbourne based cycling brand Knog, Lucy Glade-Wright honed her design aesthetic whilst learning how powerful strong branding could influence a consumer base. This combination of skills was the perfect base to build a new niche with Hunting for George in a completely different industry for Jo and Lucy. continued on next page >
< continued from previous page What sparked you to create Hunting for George? Lucy: Initially we didn’t set out specifically to create an online store. We had just reached a stage in life where we both wanted to carve out a slightly different path for ourselves. When we were discussing opening a shop together, it became quite apparent that this was not just a pipe dream of ours but something that we really wanted to do. So once we’d mentally committed to starting a business together, the rest just fell into place and we got started. What processes are involved in creating your pieces? Lucy: Everything sold on Hunting for George goes through our Design, Style and Quality filter. Obviously the overall aesthetic of a product is what will ultimately grab our attention but it’s the quality and attention to detail that we admire most. We also tend to stay well clear of all things generic and boring as bat shit. What inspires you in your designs? Jo: All our designs are uncomplicated and inclusive. At the core is a simplistic nature that will easily complement any environment and personality. We like to look outside our own industry for inspiration. Often this is from personalities, fashion and we are especially influenced by colour as it creates strong emotional connections. For our 2015
collection we are focusing on bolder, slightly more masculine tones. We found inspiration from childhood memories that has seen us develop an earthier, nostalgic look and feel. We’ve used colour to portray this as well as different textures. The introduction of these new materials for winter will add another level of sophistication to our brand and also provide a little bit of extra comfort for those winter months.
What do you love the most about having your own label? Jo: When it’s being shipped out to our customers! We love our customers and we think they are awesome and have excellent taste. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here. We always think about our customers first and foremost in everything we do. This travels back through the whole process of how Hunting for George ends up in someone’s home. continued on next page >
< continued from previous page We have conversations with our customers and this helps us design and produce products. What do you consider to be a must have item in your home? Jo: Hot bedding! Doesn’t matter how many hours you get a night, you will spend a few in your bed every day. Switch it out on a Sunday, nothing better than crisp fresh sheets. What do you foresee as the next big trend? Lucy: Keeping it local. There are plenty of international trends still kicking along and we source a number of small brands from overseas. But there is so much talent here locally and we have access to amazing materials. We are working with a number of local suppliers to manufacture our own products as well as having some exciting new collaborations on the way. What has been your biggest highlight? Lucy: The success of our debut bedding collection was overwhelming. We had styles sell out within weeks and we found ourselves
scrambling to arrange reprints. At the time it was a huge gamble as we put everything on the line with that collection. Luckily though it paid off and gave us an incredible amount of confidence in ourselves not just as designers but as entrepreneurs. Our latest highlight that we are still beaming over was Hunting for George being nominated as a finalist for the ORIA Best Small Online Retailer 2015. We are so proud of this achievement. Our team is a small one and we all work so hard to make HFG the best it can be. To receive that level of recognition from the industry at such an early stage is a huge hat’s off to our team and the terrific work they put in. What are your plans for the future? Lucy: We are really excited about the next couple of years. We have a very clear direction of where we’d like to see Hunting for George and that involves developing more product lines and bringing on board more like minded brands to help grow our community. CONTACT: huntingforgeorge.com
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ENDERWICK ILLUSTRATION Carisse Enderwick brings to life the most adorable characters on paper that instantly draws you in with their irresistible charm Tell us a bit about your artwork? I illustrate mostly for children and nurseries, and sometimes for adults who, like me, just want to escape adulthood for a little while. Can you tell us about yourself and your background? I’m a nature-loving creative and I spend my 8-5 working day in a conservation-related job. I’m married to a wonderful fixie-riding bearded man and we share our home with our 2-year-old deaf border terrier, Fossil. I wanted to be an illustrator when I was little. I dreamt of creating picture books and would make my own by stapling together sheets of A4 copy paper and drawing all over them. As it turned out, I never really got to grow into that dream and instead went to law school. I practiced for 5 years and during that time got a science degree (I wanted to save whales, but that never really happened either). It was during my science degree that I started drawing again and it was as if I woke my 5-yearold self up. I’ve not been able to stop since then. What sparked you to begin your own business? A love of creating. I couldn’t think of anything that would make me happier than being able to create all day.
I can’t do it all day at the moment, so I do it all night and all weekend instead. I don’t know if I’d call it a business just yet - at the moment it’s just something I love doing and I’m really lucky that some people like it enough to want to buy a piece of it. I hope that maybe one day I can turn it into something bigger. What techniques do you use in creating your art? I illustrate mostly in watercolour and pencil but lately I’ve been experimenting with ink. I love watercolour because of its translucency and the way it dries on paper. Ideas come to me throughout the day from various places so I keep a notebook with me. I think about an idea all day while listening to music and by the time I get home I know exactly what I want to do. I sketch a rough draft in my sketchbook and then commit the drawing to a piece of beautiful 50% cotton paper. Watercolour is my favourite because it gets colour on the paper fast. If I’m in a dark mood I use a lot of ink instead. I’ve been using a lot of ink lately. I like a bit of unpredictability and I really enjoy a perfectly dried puddle of watercolour or ink on a page. Once dried, I use coloured pencils to fill in details like fur, faces and feathers. continued on next page >
< continued from previous page What inspires you in your designs? I think it’s mostly love, nature and childish imagination. Most of my illustrations are of children and animals interacting. I anthropomorphise a lot and assign “human” emotions to animals. That’s generally frowned upon in the scientific community; however I’ll happily undo any credibility I have as a science graduate and say that they do experience emotions. If you watch animals for long enough you’ll see it.
Who are some of your favourite artists and why? Eloise Wilkin and Jessie Wilcox Smith are some of my favourite illustrators. They illustrated for Little Golden Books and are who I look to for inspiration when drawing figures. When I first tried to draw children they looked like an unholy combination of Chucky and Children of the Corn. So I bought an Eloise Wilkin treasury and literally studied it.
You can’t get more innocent and angelic than Little Golden Book children. I love Isabelle Arsenault’s illustrations, especially in the picture book Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear. There’s a wonderful simplicity and darkness about them. I’m also in love with Mrs Mighetto and those beautiful puddles of dried watercolour. What is your most favourite artworks that you have completed? My most favourite illustration is one called I Carry Your Heart. It’s a simple black and white watercolour, ink and pencil illustration of a child carrying a fox.
that’s come at the beginning of a darker period in my illustrations. The mood is low, I’ve lost my appetite for colour and I’m listening to an obscene amount of Sigur Rós. What has been your biggest highlight? My biggest highlight so far has been to show some of my work for a month at Soul Gallery, which is a local gallery where I live in Hamilton, New Zealand. I never dreamt I’d get that opportunity as a self-taught illustrator. It made me realise that if I want something bad enough, I can work hard to make it happen.
“...my illustrations are of children and animals interacting. I anthropomorphise a lot and assign “human” emotions to animals.” Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your art? You may notice that I’m obsessed with foxes. We don’t have them here in New Zealand and I’ve never seen one in real-life, but they’re my most favourite of all animals. I don’t know where this obsession comes from but it certainly is a major influence on what I do most of the time. But not everyone enjoys Vulpes vulpes as much as I do, so from time to time I take on special commissions for people. I usually get requests for hares, badgers, birds and bears and, occasionally, dinosaurs. I love the imaginative freedom I get from illustrating for children. It takes me back to my own childhood where I believed that anything was possible – that’s a place I really like and that I want to hold onto for as long as I can. There’s a sadness and vulnerability about it, and a little strength too. This is a more recent one
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ME AND MY TREND Karina McGregor brings to life her passion of fun, quirky home and lifestyle products designing and playing with patterns and colour for the on-trend fashionista Tell us a bit about Me and My Trend and how it was formed? The concept for our business ‘Decor Living’ came to fruition shortly after meeting my husband when I was 25 (a good while ago!). He had his own business importing furniture and with my creative background it was a natural step to put our strengths together into one business. After 14 years under the Decor brand which focused on importing and wholesaling homewares, lifestyle products and furniture; I felt the time was right for a re-fresh with a new brand concept: Me and My Trend. The Me and My Trend range begins to take focus with trend forecasting and daring to be different with unique design lead concepts. It was important to have the range in its complete form available online and having the platform to tell a story with our products. My creative side is allowed to shine on feature products using my own designs whether it be a cushion I have painted or a vase I have hand sketched and designed. Creating a unique voice for our products was an important step in my creative journey. How did your career begin? My career began in the UK where I trained and worked as a surface pattern designer. I’ve always had a love of patterns, applied arts, embellishment, fashion plus an ability to commercialise what I see in my creative vision. In the beginning I worked the hard yards product
sourcing, launching our products to the market and supplying to our 2000+ stockists throughout NZ and Australia. Behind the scenes though I was always a designer looking for a platform to create more and really shape the industry into a new vision for homewares. What sparked you to create Me and My Trend? The spark responsible for the business is definitely my creativity. It’s where everything starts. I’m passionate about designing products that are unique to us and have a voice that’s my own: fun, fashionable and accessible.
Can you tell us where you source your gorgeous homewares from and how do you select the right item for your store? After 15 years of scouting the best quality products and designs from countries such as India, China, Thailand,Vietnam and the Philippines we have fine honed an amazing group of factories which we work closely with to design and develop our final product! We love seeing our designs come to life as they are often turn out even better than first imagined! continued on next page >
< continued from previous page I never tire of the thrill from watching a product from inception to manufacture through to seeing a shot of it on a shelf in someone’s home. Selecting the right products for our store is a necessity for us. We spend a huge amount of our year planning and designing our products. At least 70% of our development makes it into the final product selection so it’s a hugely important part of our process. What do you love the most about having your own store? What I love the most about having my own store is having one space where all the products are free from any other noise or clutter. It’s the creative hub, a place where the products can speak for themselves and be the superstar with a unique voice and story. Who are some of your favourite designers? I have really left-field taste, I’m a bit of an alt’
kinda gal. I get inspired by so much stuff… music, fashion, film, photography, art, craft, anything visual that appeals to me goes into the creative vault in my mind stored and manifested over until it’s ready to be used! Always inspired by nature so Raf Simmons for Dior has been a huge joy to watch and always love pattern and print makers, currently loving the work of Zsalto Zsalto. (zsalto there’s a folky boho secretly tucked inside me!), and also Dusen Dusen currently appealing to my 80’s fantasy. What do you consider to be a must have item in your home? For me personally an amazing private creative studio space is a must. I need that creative zone where I can have all my bits and bobs out where the kids aren’t going to get all over it and my mind can freely think. For my customers I would consider a must have item to be the kick ass sofa of your dreams. Don’t ever scrimp on furniture.I always invest in good quality frames and fabrics. It’s like your bed, it’s going to get loved and used so much so why not make it perfect? What has been your biggest highlight? Every day is a highlight when I see our products being used in homes or merchandised to perfection by our stockists or popping up in magazines or blogs around the world. One thing I love about social media is the ‘mutual appreciation society’ that is formed between our in-house creative storytelling, our stockists and the homes our products settle into. Do you have any advice for our readers who love all things for the home? Be you… Yes, I know you’ve heard it a million times but ‘trust your instincts’. It’s a saturated market out there screaming for your money but there is only one voice that matters in your home and that’s yours. If you like things ‘matchy
matchy’ then make it match. All this instruction to ‘mix don’t match’ could be confusing to some who like things orderly. If you have a boho vibe then work with that, if you like a mix up then work with that, I encourage you to break the rules and be YOU. There’s no right or wrong way of doing things, magazines, blogs, sites like ours are all there to inspire you but the most important thing is that your space resonates with you personally and works well for your day to day life. No point in painting your walls in the latest on trend colour Marsala if the reality is that you don’t like red. If you’re wanting to refresh your space often (as I do!) keep your base palette light and classic, that way you can easily swap out your accessories and evolve your space as fast as your wardrobe. One reason I called our online store Me and My Trend was to emphasise that even though yes, we do love trends, we also have our own spin on things and make our products unique to us. I want to empower you to decorate your own home in the same way that I would… with my own style. Love trends, get inspired, keep a mood
board of all the things you love but primarily create your own vibe. What do you foresee as the next big trend? Jewel tones – deep and rich tones popping up in furniture and surfaces with a slightly 1970’s vibe Sports themes – grids and linear graphics creating vibrant high energy patterns in bright and saturated tones. An 80’s feel infused with a digital theme and a contemporary voice. Terracotta – The earthy nature focused colour is back and you’ll start to see this popping up on furniture, accessories and particularly outdoor living. A push back on technology, a nostalgia for all things analogue, a hark back to eras gone before as we get nostalgic about a time pre-internet! …I have a few more ideas but for those you’ll have to wait and see as we have 5 brand new and exciting trends launching in 2016! CONTACT: meandmytrend.com
MISS BILLY DESIGN Leila Stephenson focuses in on the beauty of a single flower and captures the very essense of nature in all its splendour
Tell us a bit about your artwork? The artwork is an exploration of the humble flower, creating a photographic art print that highlights its intricacies and delicate nature. They create a sensual, emotive and wistful impression – I can get lost gazing at the various layers and fragile nature of the petals. Can you tell us about yourself and your background? I love being creative and find it such a positive and rewarding outlet. I grew up in Brisbane and my mum was always creating something. She was painting artwork, sewing accessories, making jewellery and taking them to art and craft markets to sell. She obviously fostered my creative tendencies and I grew up wanting to be everything from an artist to a fashion designer to a graphic designer and in the end settled in marketing. I have always loved that I have had some element of creativity in what I do. My professional background and experience in marketing has been an invaluable skill set in starting the miss billy business. Now I love every opportunity I have to immerse myself in this creative space. What sparked you to begin your own business? miss billy is a very small and young business but I wanted to share my creativity with others and through social media it was a great place to dip my toe in the water. I received such a positive response from the prints I decided to roll with it. I’m still finding my feet but enjoy the challenge that comes with starting your own business. I’m yet to take the plunge in quitting my full-time job but I love the balance in my life. What techniques do you use in creating your art? Secretly....it’s my iphone! The quality of images from these cameras now, are incredible and they can be printed to all sizes with such clarity and detail. I use a photoshopping style app that lets me play with all the elements to get the look and feel I’m after. I like to focus on single flowers and zooming in on the minute details of the petal edge, the stigma and anthers. continued on next page >
< continued from previous page What inspires you in your designs? My inspiration has always been the world around me and I have always loved flowers and their scent wafting through the home. Seasonally there is such a wealth of choice and discovering the flowers just coming into season is always exciting. I look for flowers that have a little vulnerability and soft, delicate petals like peonies, jonquils, tulips and even carnations. Who are some of your favourite artists and why? Oooh, there are so many. From floral photography, most definitely Ashley Woodson Bailey who I learnt everything from. But I also love illustrations that I can connect to their vulnerability and sensuality like Rueben Ireland, Jenny Liz Rome and Anya Brockâ€™s portraits. What is your most favourite artworks that you have completed? Thatâ€™s a hard questions, as I love them all! But I think it would have to be the jonquils (blushing beauty) as you can see how fine and almost transparent the petals are, it just calms me every time I see it. It hangs in my living room as my prized possession. I know I will have so many new favourites to come as every season brings new flowers and new inspiration. What has been your biggest highlight? Winkelen! Being asked to hear about my story and share my art with Winkelen readers has definitely been one of the biggest highlights. It was such an honour to take part. Another time was when I received my first print to hang in my home, it was a proud and amazing moment, that I could create something so beautiful. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your art? The name miss billy comes from my dog, sheâ€™s the cutest pugalier that is always with me. She paces during the photography sessions to smell the flowers and try to get in the shot (loves the camera!) and snoozes on my lap as I edit and play with images. Miss billy is definitely the most fun, loving and carefree assistant to have. CONTACT: missbilly.bigcartel.com
GEORGE & WILLY Will McCallum and George Wilkins collaborate to create simple, unique and functional objects for enthusistic humans to enjoy
Tell us a bit about George & Willy We never intended to start a business, my friend George and I just started making things we wanted for ourselves and I guess other people did as well. Our range of goods is driven by materials and simplicity, we ignore trends and make things which are going to last. Tell us about yourself and your background? Both grew up in New Zealand and became friends whilst skiing when we were young, went
to uni together and got carried away in the uni workshop, so carried away we forgot to apply for graduate jobs after studying commerce at Otago Uni. Then we just never really stopped What sparked you to create your business? Friends and family bought our things to support us and that got us pretty stoked. We worked in Willâ€™s parents shed for a year and then Georgeâ€™s parents shed for a year. continued on next page >
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What processes are involved in creating your pieces? We make things we want, but can’t find. So we have a huge board in our workshop with scribbles all over it of products we are developing. More ideas than time at this stage, we are quite lucky. What inspires you in your designs? We are inspired by function, materials and timeless design. What do you love the most about having your own label? The team we work with is my favourite thing, all of us are excited to turn up to work and make cool stuff, and more often than not we stay after work and work on our personal projects we have on the go. It’s quite nice to be able to travel aswell for a couple months of the year. It’s nice not being locked down. Who are some of your favourite designers? Tom Kundig is a huge inspiration, a wildly creative architect, who doesn’t hold back. Tyler Hays from BDDW is a creative genius. Wes Anderson has always been a huge inspiration aswell. What is your favourite item in your store right now and why? Our firestarter is my favourite, it has been an ongoing project for a while. It is an inclusive tool for lighting a fire, making it easy for everyone, so everyone can enjoy a fire without having to deal with the hassle of lighting it. We have some excited new stuff coming up aswell. I also quite like the mini paper roller, it encourages ideas to come into fruition, once an idea is written down it becomes a plan. continued on next page >
Photography: Motion Sickness Studio
< continued from previous page What has been your biggest highlight? Biggest highlight is learning new things everyday, exploring new materials, manufacturing techniques and design ideas. A highlight has definetly been sharing what Iâ€™ve learnt with others. What are your plans for the future? Not too sure what im doing tomorrow to be honest. George & Willy will be round for a while, but not as long as our products. CONTACT: georgeandwilly.com
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1] @copperandco_ NEW :: head over heels for our new wooden serving tray! You can’t really go wrong with these tones huh? #copperandco 2] @goosebumpsboutiquebedding Our Tutti Frutti is the perfect snuggle spot for Sunday night. Styling by @greenhouseinteriors and photography by @annetteobrien #goosebumpsboutiquebedding #goosebumps #goosebumpsstockist #bedding #bedroom #interiors #sunday #interiorstyling #relax 3] @siesta_home Hello Friday... What a week. Where did you go? #Friday #home #happy pic via Pinterest 4] @mynebyprudencecaroline NEW & exclusive to the online store #limitededitionprint ‘wink to wonderland’ || plus lots of new originals ready to fill your stockings! www.prudencecaroline.com link in bio 5] @stixandflora Hey Monday 6] @willowrosedesign Hello Weekend It’s finally here what a week it has been lots of prints heading out to their new homes just in time for Chrissy 7] @mudbynest How stunningly fun fabulous & colourful is this table setting styled by the incredibly talented @lanacstyling & @kerenbrown wares, oh is that a little @mudbynest clay pineapple I spy?! #stylingevents #claytag #tablesetting #mudbynest #handmade #claytags #tablecloth #napkin 8] @koabykaitlin calm #koa @organicsforlily #tealeaves #handmade #lovelocal xx 9] @printspace Simple images can be stunning! x found on the glitter guide via Pinterest \ #fairyfloss #pink #photograph #photography #layout #design #delicious #candy
SIESTA HOME Joh Lyle, a former Winter Olympian has recently launched her new collection of vibrant and seriously cool bed linen
Styling: Eclectic Creative @jess_eclecticcreative Photography: Suzi Appel @Suziappel_photo
Tell us a bit about your business? Siesta Home is a an online business selling beautiful, quality, 100% cotton bed linen at affordable prices. All my pieces are colourful and joyful. They can be mixed and matched to reflect your individual sense of style, or can act as standalone feature pieces on their own, offset against snowy white. Duvet covers, standard pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets available in queen and king sizes, all machine washable.
Tell us about yourself and your background? I used to be a professional athlete â€“ representing Australia in two Winter Olympics (Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010) for snowboarding. I retired in 2010 after I had my son, and like many mothers, once I had come up for air I realised I wanted to do something just for myself. I started Siesta Home as a natural extension of my passion for interiors. For the past five years, my partner Josh and I have been buying and renovating inner city
properties in Melbourne and I just loved imprinting these houses with what I call my signature, “Siesta Style”. Creating a home is so much about making it feel not only stylish, but also comfy, and designing a bed linen range seemed like a great way to embody my natural aesthetic. What sparked you to create your business? I’ve always been drawn to colours and artistic expression – at school my best subjects were sport and art. I really got my teeth into making our renovated properties into stylish and comfortable homes that people want to live in – comfort and hominess starts with the bedroom as a space, so creating a bed linen seemed like the right product as a starting point. What processes are involved in creating your pieces? To begin with, I consulted an experienced textile designer to help me realise my vision for the prints – this range is all about colour and mix and match. As this is our first range, production has been on a steep learning curve. Luckily, I have a trusted manufacturer in India who is very in tune with my strong emphasis on quality. All Siesta Home linens are either hand screen printed and finished or digitally printed.
“Creating a home is so much about making it feel not only stylish, but also comfy, and designing a bed linen range seemed like a great way to embody my natural aesthetic.”
What inspires you in your designs? Taking the natural, snowy and rugged landscape where I spent so much of my life as an athlete as inspiration was a natural instinct for my first range. Right now, as a big fan of colour and off kilter patterns, I’m currently interested by more graphic, technology-inspired images. Watch this space to see what my next designs will bring. continued on next page >
Above: Former Winter Olympian, Joh Lyle.
Styling: Eclectic Creative @jess_eclecticcreative Photography: Suzi Appel @Suziappel_photo < continued from previous page What do you love the most about having your own label? I love the freedom and flexibility that managing my own business brings – I have a young family so being there for my kids is so important to me. I’m also loving learning new things each and every day. It’s humbling and also exciting to be surrounded by people who are masters at their different crafts. What do you consider to be a must have item in your home? A comfy bed of course! Seriously though, if you can make your bedroom into an escape from the world and a haven for meditation and relaxation, this will translate to the rest of your life. A good nights’ sleep works wonders. What do you foresee as the next big trend? I see a real push towards mixing and matching
new and modern with up-cycled materials – done with a personal touch. Sustainability is increasingly important in this throwaway world and I believe that as time goes on we will see more customised, one-off pieces that have been recycled to make new again. Provenance of any new item in the home will be key. What has been your biggest highlight? There are many, however receiving delivery of my first range and opening that first box to reveal my vision in the flesh has got to be up there. What are your plans for the future? I’m looking forward to sharing my new range with people and really enjoying the ride. I’m already looking at design drafts for my next range. This may, or may not, extend beyond the bedroom – only time will tell. CONTACT: siestahome.com.au
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THE FORTYNINE STUDIO Ben Elbourne talks to us about the unique object design studio which produces alternative locally designed fuctionality products
Photography: Daniel Shipp
Tell us a bit about The Fortynine Studio? The Fortynine is an object design studio with a focus on making and materiality. Our work has strong references to the natural Australian landscape and uses local materials. We make things for everyday use. We aim to foster good local design as an alternative to mass-produced, commercial products.
What inspires you in your designs? Mostly nature and our place within it.
Tell us about yourself and your background? Iâ€™m a Horticulturist who went back to study Design to further my interest in making objects. Iâ€™m from the mountains and have strong connections to nature.
Who are some of your favourite designers? People that create simple and elegant solutions in their designs; Elliat Rich, Andrew Simpson,
What do you love the most about having your own label? That we can design and make from our perspective and allow our audience to come on the journey and share the story.
Lucy Simpson, Trent Jansen, Glenn Murcutt, Jon Goulder are a few Australian designers that prove we donâ€™t need to look overseas to find great design. What is your favourite item in your store right now and why? The Lazy Season Planter, it is a collaborative effort that combines our passion for plants with our experience as designers and solves a simple problem by providing an indoor pot for small spaces that can tilt toward the sun. continued on next page >
What sparked you to create your The Fortynine Studio? All of the members of our studio met while studying at The College of Fine Arts in Sydney (now UNSW Art & Design) and we had similar interests and the desire to create work that would show our unique perspective on the world around us and promote Australian design. What processes are involved in creating your pieces? We work across ceramics, timber, metal, paper, textiles and print and we all bring a range of skills so there are many processes that come together to make our work. Some work is handbuilt, some is made from molds that are hand made and some pieces have parts made by local craftspeople who compliment our work. Photography: Daniel Shipp
< continued from previous page What has been your biggest highlight? Exhibiting in Milan at the Furniture Fair last year. We made work for Sarah K/The Other Hemisphere which responded to our research and understanding of the phenomenon of bushfire in Australia. What are your plans for the future? We are about to move so we are looking forward to a new home and new designs that expand on our skills and interests. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your business? There is something about working together where the outcome is more then the sum of its parts. CONTACT: thefortynine.com.au Above: Banksia Lights. Photography: Jacquie Turk Lazy season. Photography: Daniel Shipp Photography: The Other Hemisphere, photographer Andy Lewis
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