Design Stories – Annan Fabrics

I was delighted to find a book called Australian Accent in my local library this week. It features the designs of Annan Fabrics from the 40s and 50s. The bold screen-printed fabrics of Alexandra (Nance) Mackenzie and Anne Outlaw together are Annan Fabrics. Their studio was in Mosman (Vista St) for 13 years although a […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Art, Design, Inspiration, Small Business, Textiles|Comments Off

From the Design Mash to “Verse” the new collection

Today I wanted to share a bit more about the design mash so I have two videos for you. In them I talk about the paintings as they develop then the second video explains how the designs evolved from these artworks. I have called the collection “Verse” as it was inspired by Australian poetry/bush ballads. And what […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Art, Design, Inspiration, Small Business, Textiles, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Eucalyptus Pattern

Ok so today I am back on the tools and playing with patterns. I have gone back through my diary and found a nice doodle from a Eucalyptus frond. Here is the original.

From here I recreate it in Illustrator. Breaking down each shape to be unique so it can be manipulated. And then I organise the into […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

More about Meredith

Well as we get closer to finishing printing the tea towels here is some more visual nuggets from Meredith’s visual diary and some snaps of her emerging fabric collection.

Here is a design we didn’t end up going with but was a close runner up. Inspired by Meredith’s life as a chef and genuine love for […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Design, Inspiration, Textiles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Design Collaborations

A wise friend once said to me that you should start how you want to finish. So with this in mind one month after launching the Summer Collection we turned around and added our first collaboration and I am so glad we did! We joined forces with fellowSydney designer Meredith Gain to pull together a collection […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Design A Day

Ok so for todays little exercise I played with the trend Avant Garde. By definition it is about trying new things or a new way. Here is a mood board to show you the feel of this trend.


It is very loose and fun and simply yet random in its disruption in placing shapes. In my […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Design a Day

As part of my Design a Day challenge, today I have been working on a new pattern inspired by geometrics and stencil art. Here are my inspiration images I started from.


From here I had to decide on my geometric shape and have always had a thing for little crosses. So I added a layer of […]

By |January 21st, 2015|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

Design a Day

Okay so here are some of my designs from this exercise. Remember, not all designs are of a finished standard. This is just to get the creative juices flowing again as we head into the winter collection. Here I played with an old idea “There Birds Plotting” A Kookaburra, Cockatoo and Rosella plot on the […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments

2015 – the year ahead

Feeling a little slow to get back in the groove as I am sure you are too. So I have started the year with what I love best – designing and creating. I have started with a simple ‘design a day’ motto and am carving out thirty minutes to create. Now lets be honest not […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Design, Textiles|0 Comments

What’s Our Essence?

I love the word essence. I immediately think about highly concentrated, deliciousness that is the secret ingredient in anything good! Like backyard cricket in summer or a spa at the end of a hard days work on a farm! So what is our essence?

Well, what do we know so far. Iconic Australian Design House, that […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Art, Design, Inspiration, Textiles|0 Comments