Seeing these beautiful hand printed fabrics en-masse in the pictures below gives you a strong idea of the natural aesthetic, inspiration and colour palette of designer; Yolanda Zarins. But you SERIOUSLY should click through to her website here to examine each print more closely.
Obviously deeply inspired by her home of Tasmania, Yolanda translates the botanical world around her into repeating prints and pattern that really are handcrafted works of art for your home….they are just more comfortable than a frame painting!
I welcome you to explore further online. I certainly have my own wishlist!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Yolanda Zarins
Photography by Natalie Mendham
A groundbreaking kiwi idea involving a magical kiwi fibre, bought to life collaborating with San Francisco tech brains and Italian textile mills.
The result is, legitimately, the most comfortable shoe in the world.
(I have a pair. They are my inside slippers / outside slippers / out and about shoes ….)
Allbirds are runners made from NZ merino wool. This means they are warm in the winter and cool in the summer (that is called “breathable”). They wick away moisture (which means no smelliness) , you can wear them sockless (MY FAVOURITE THING!), can throw them in the washing machine and despite being very flexi and lightweight they are really surprisingly supportive!
Already riding a revolutionary wave of popularity in the States, they are now here for us at home too. Browse the current collections here online (the Mens and Womens styles are the same so check out both for slightly different colourways)
There is so much more to come from this exciting brand – get involved and make the most of this woolly product that the outside world assumes we have been making the best of for years.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of ALLBIRDS
Modern Times in Melbourne continues its stream of exhibitions by Australian artists that you will WANT to own! The next in line (opening Aug 25 – 18 Sept) is the wonderful Elizabeth Barnett and her latest collection “Interiors”.
The 24 painting offer real and imagined snapshots of rooms and the world of their inhabitants, all in Elizabeths painterly style and playful take on perspective.
The word interiors tends to conjure up the manufactured perfection of designer homes featured in glossy magazines and coffee table books, however, Elizabeth’s work reclaims the word ‘interiors’ and depicts a more truthful and sentimental interior which is full of life, warmth and creativity.
“Everything is relaxed about Elizabeth’s work – her compositions, fluid drawing style and choice of subject matter. It’s homely, warm and inviting”, says exhibition curator and Modern Times director Amy Malin.
If you are local most definitely get yourself a long to Fitzroy for a look! If not, then enjoy this preview of the collection below, explore more here and acquaint yourself with Elizabeth here.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Modern Times
Photography by Jessica Tremp // Styling by Heart Collective