Monthly Archives: November 2014

Behind the Designs Part 5

Thongs are an integral part of Australian Life. I see them on the feet of people walking to work, on mums at drop off, on weekends everywhere and even ones with a little sparkle accompanying a LBD in a bar. So, how do we capture this quintessential shoe in a design?

I started simple. Again using […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Behind the Designs Part 4 – The Polka Dot


Here I wanted to celebrate Sydney Harbour. After living in many cities, I am always blown away by how beautiful Sydney Harbour is. I first played with the shape of the Opera House but as copyright suggests this shape alone is not allowed to be reproduced so I widened the vista to include the whole […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Behind the Designs – Part 3 The Koala

While finishing my Surface Design Diploma, we were working on a brief for wallpaper. One of my very talented fellow students Saskia Dommisse designed a beautiful triangle geometric which you can see on the left of the first image above. I have always had a thing for geometrics and triangles are also very in at […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind the Designs Part 2 – The Seagull

I was out one day and took a photo of a seagull on the beach.  Common as muck and yet I bet there isn’t an Aussie out there who doesn’t battle to keep his hot chips from the cheeky birds when lunching by the sea. It is this brazen cheekiness that inspired me. It is […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind the designs Part 1 – The Sydney ‘Coat Hanger’ or Bridge

In honour of our launch I thought I’d take you behind the designs to the where each creation began. I will feature a design a day for the next week.

Lets start with out iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. This design is quite simple and bold which is very much my style.

Some quick facts. We all love […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Ladybird the new leopard print

After being so busy the last few months on admin and set up of the business it is nice to sit back and get back to what I love. Art and drawing patterns. I had a very cute lady bird catch a ride on my shirt yesterday. So I snapped him and used him for […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Sydney Jacarandahs in November

Once a year for a few weeks Jacarandahs pepper Sydney with purple. Actually a native tree to Brazil but I know here in Australia it is very much associated with the coming of Summer. This year I incorporated these beautiful flowers into the product photography for the Summer Collection 2014. Here is a sneak peak […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Design, Textiles|0 Comments

Art, Nature & Inspiration

Here is a blog I follow which has beautiful artistry. Its a textile designer’s blog about seasonal colour, screen printing and pattern design…Hand drawn nature which then inspire colour ways and artworks. Here is one of her artworks. Worth a quick squiz…… I particularly like this one where the canvas sits on a pot plant so […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Art, Inspiration|0 Comments

Final Products!

Hi there,


Well, this week is a big week for Sydney Textile Co. We get final samples back. After six months of drawing, designing, researching colours and trying to stay true to our “Beautiful Designed, Australian Inspired” ethos we will finally see the designs, to scale, in colour as a fabulous beach bags, tote, scarf or […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Art, Design, Textiles|0 Comments