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Etsy AU have been getting creatives in their efforts to advocate their down under sellers.
In a cool move they took over a room at The Cullen hotel in Melbourne and let the creative duo of Marsha Golemac and Brooke Holm loose on it. The pair handpicked products from Etsy’s Australian community to demonstrate the potential of furnishing a space from the quality goods on offer and well…..I was impressed!
Botanical designers; Loose Leaf got busy in the courtyard and all in all a total of 40 Etsy sellers were included in the transformation of the space.
What a cool project!
Browse the products featured here.
Imagery courtesy of Etsy AU
Photography by Brooke Holm
Styling by Marsha Golemac
Courtyard styling by Loose Leaf
Introducing some fresh new NZ design talent to you all!
Wellington design student; Maddie Morton came out with the winning collection entered into the annual Bolt of Cloth textile competition (previous winner was Josie Dawson). I LOVE the fresh colour palette and ultra detailed hand drawn pattern inspired by Wellington’s busy and vibrant Cuba Street.
Read on below to learn more about Maddie and her winning work with thanks to Homestyle magazine and their feature appearing in this months issue.
Like what you see?
Perhaps you would like to win a cushion? And a magazine subscription?
NOW IN its second year, Bolt of Cloth’s competition offering budding textile designers the chance to turn their working drawings into real-life prints has once again created some amazing results. After some tough competition, Wellington textile design student Maddie Morton took out the top prize at the end of last year, and has gone on to spend the summer working at Bolt of Cloth. Here she talks to us about her winning collection – based on the aesthetic of the iconic Cuba Street – and how she has honed her skills to suit the market.
What was your inspiration for the prints you worked on for the Bolt Of Cloth collaboration?
After living in Wellington for three years, Cuba Street became my main influence for this design. It is an eclectic and iconic street in Wellington, home to award-winning restaurants, as well as quirky fashion and design boutiques. What I found most interesting about the street was the contrast between the beautiful Edwardian architecture featured on the exterior of many of these buildings, and the textiles inside almost every one of them. I began drawing elements from both, and through collage, painting, and drawing my textile collection was formed.
After winning the award, was there much refining to be done before the designs went into print?
The designs have developed a lot since winning the award. The initial collection was blue and a salmon pink. After careful consideration, I decided to change the colours to both truly reflect my subject matter, and also to be a lot more gender neutral. I want people to be able to easily place my designs in their homes.
Are they available as fabrics by the metre as well as cushions?
Yes. The fabric is printed on medium-weight cotton-linen blend, so it can potentially be used for soft furnishings as well as cushions.
You’ve been working at Bolt of Cloth over summer. Has dealing directly with customers influenced your decision-making process as a designer?
Definitely! It has been a really amazing and inspiring experience, helping people choose really beautiful textiles for their homes. I have definitely been listening to what customers want in terms of colour and practicality, and I hope my designs can offer people this. It has been really interesting in terms of designing for both current, future, and classic trends, and has really built my knowledge and influenced my need to be diverse as a designer.
What is next for Maddie Morton?
I have one more year of my degree to go so this year I will mostly be focusing on that. I hope to continue designing in New Zealand after I finish university, and would love to look into creating and promoting sustainable textiles in New Zealand, which are both visually pleasing and ethically sourced.
Maddie’s cushion collection can be bought in store or at Bolt of Cloth – where you can also find details on how to enter this year’s competition.Imagery courtesy of Homestyle Magazine
Photography by Andrew Hewson
ENTER TO WIN YOUR FAVOURITE CUSHION AND A YEARS SUBSCRIPTION TO HOMESTYLE MAGAZINE
PLUS A CUSHION + INNER FOR A FRIEND!
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
CONGRATULATIONS KATE NISBET!
– Simply click through to explore Maddie’s new collection at Bolt Of Cloth here and in the comments below tell us which cushion you would like to win and a second choice to give to your bestie.
– For a second entry locate the competition post on the Studio Home FB and share your selection in the comments below it, tagging in your lucky friend who will win their choice too!
(you can follow Bolt of Cloth and Homestyle magazine here too )
– Open to NZ and Australian readers
– Winner will be drawn at random and will receive the cushion cover + inner of choice, a 1 year Homestyle magazine subscription and a second cushion + inner to give to a friend.
– Competition drawn on Thursday 26th March.
This is a tough one for a Tuesday but I have spent some serious time up to my eyeballs in the BEST kiwi hideaways, glamp-sites and dreamlike getaway locations! Canopy Camping Escapes is a website that lists a very carefully curated selection of spectacular spots scattered around the country. Some are remote bush “flashed up” campsites, sheds perched on hills, tree huts, little converted wagons AND even a fantasy like “underhill” hobbit home!
I already have a few on my list – but I would definitely recommend exploring their collection for a special weekend away OR your next visit to Aotearoa!
I find this space SUPER inspiring – not only in the way it looks and how it has been so thoughtfully designed by its users…but because it kind of encapsulates all my own hopes and dreams of a communal, functional HQ (pipe dreams…)!!
Adelaide designer; Anny Duff couldn’t believe her luck when this light bright space in the CBD came up for lease. She had desperately been looking for somewhere she could show not only her sustainable hemp brand; B.Goods Label – but a place she could curate other product and like minded brands along side it.
“… It was pretty run-down but it still had a lot going for it (like those amazing bathroom tiles!) My partner (who is an Architect) and I took one look and said ‘we can absolutely make this work’. It was such a labor of love to get it to where it is now but so much more meaningful that we did most of the work ourselves. We built all the furniture to be mobile and adapt to a multitude of uses, for different set ups and events so we’re super excited to see what 2015 will bring for the space. ”
I am equally as excited for them!
You can learn more about the current B.Goods Label collection here.
All imagery courtesy of B.Goods Label
Catalogue photographer: Sia Duff
Studio images: Adrian Reveruzzi and Anny Duff
This felt like a beautiful, fresh post for you to enjoy over what I hope is a VERY relaxing holiday period!
Interior Architect Mairead Murphy of Maike Design Studio recently teamed up with exciting furniture brand, Tide Design to help them transform a derelict old factory building (adjacent to their workshop) in Melbourne into this DREAM retail space!
Aside from the truly covetable furniture by Tide – the overall vibe and detail of this space has a lot that can be drawn on in terms of inspiration for your own home!
Mairead had this to say about the collaborative project:
” Working with a long narrow space, a number of angled stages were set to create a meandering path through the space, shifting visual focus from side to side across the width of the showroom to specially grouped furniture ‘sets’ rather than straight to the back of the space. ”
Imagery courtesy of Maike Design Studio and Tide Design
Styling by Ruth Welsby
It was love sweet love when I stumbled across the instagram feed of vibrant Melbourne based artist/maker/creator Maria Flores ! A prolific artist and designer, Maria explores her love of graphic shapes and pattern with production of prints and more under the moniker; “Say Hola”.
While I love her explosive zings of colour its her “hand prints” that definitely grabbed me right from the start. She lists them as an important part of her own artistic journey inspired by the craft of palm reading and the intention of the Hand of Fatima. Every hand is different in pattern to demonstrate that we all have our own paths to discover …. kind of strikes a chord !
Enjoy this peep into Maria’s vibrant home and take some time to explore her current products on offer here!
Imagery courtesy of Say Hola
Beautiful photography by Stuart Michael