‘Verse’ is my current inspiration for my designs. I am currently working on refining the initial designs for fabrics and wallpaper. You can red about it below!

 

I believe when people buy something they want to make a connection with it. They want the story behind it. So The Design Mash is a process of mashing up literature, art and design to into a new collection with stories behind them.

Watch the videos here…. and scroll below to see the artworks and designs.

 

4 famous Aussie pieces of literature re mashed into artworks that then inspire a design collection.

  1. “Along the road to Gundagai” by Jack O’Hagan famous top 30 Aussie song of all time
  2. “My Country” by Dorethea MacKellar from 1908 famous for two discriptive words, ‘Sunburnt Country’.
  3. “The Drovers Wife” by Henry Lawson considered one of our best short stories
  4. “Waltzing Matilda” by Banjo Paterson in 1895 our unofficial national anthem
'The Way Back' inspired by "Along the Road to Gundagai"

‘The Way Back’    $950. Inspired by “Along the Road to Gundagai”

'Snow Globes' inspired by Dorothea Mackellar's "My Country"

‘Snow Globes’    $900. Inspired by Dorothea Mackellar’s “My Country”

'My Lot' inspired by Henry Lawson's "The Drover's Wife"

‘My Lot’      $1200           Inspired by Henry Lawson’s “The Drover’s Wife”

Billabong

‘Billabong’               $1200 Inspired by Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The artworks from the show are for sale (see images below) plus the designs are currently being refined for a fabric and wallpaper collection. A few patterns will be taken into the Sydney Textile Co. collection for release in the scarf, tea towel and corporate gift range. Join the newsletter to find out when they are out here.

Here is the full collection.

Inspired by Waltzing Matilda. This deign is about Billy Cans and Coolabah Camouflage in the background. With a Jumbuck Coordinate and a Painterly Stripe.

Inspired by Waltzing Matilda. This design is about Billy Cans and Coolabah Camouflage in the background. With a Jumbuck Coordinate and a Painterly Stripe.

Inspired by "My Country" this design is about the uniqueness of Australia. The exotic flowers and bird life we all fall in love with.

Inspired by “My Country” this design is about the uniqueness of Australia. The exotic flowers and bird life we all fall in love with.

This design is a mash up of "patchwork" trend and our unique parrots. The Coordinates are paint scrapes from the paintings and gum leaf outlines in charcoal.

This design is a mash up of “patchwork” trend and our unique parrots. The Coordinates are paint scrapes from the paintings and gum leaf outlines in charcoal.

This abstract is morphed from the "My Country" inspired painting. Where I created snow globes that contrasted Lush England with exotic and harsh Australia. Here I play with the globe shape and textures from the painting.

This abstract is morphed from the “My Country” inspired painting. Where I created snow globes that contrasted Lush England with exotic and harsh Australia. Here I play with the globe shape and textures from the painting.

Inspired by "Along the Road to Gundagai" These fun patterns are about the Local pub, the outhouse and the stumble home!

Inspired by “Along the Road to Gundagai” These fun patterns are about the Local pub, the outhouse and the stumble home!

 

 

 

Again inspired by "Along the Road to Gundagai" These designs are about the architecture around town from the workers cottage to the pub and the windows and old fence palings you see all around.

Again inspired by “Along the Road to Gundagai” These designs are about the architecture around town from the workers cottage to the pub and the windows and old fence palings you see all around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborating with talented stylist Tasia from #authentic_interiors to present the story from beginning to the end here is the exhibit held at ISCD from November…

The Verse Exhibit

The Verse Exhibit

Trea with Husband Jason and friends Alison and Tony

Trea with Husband Jason and friends Alison and Tony

Along the Road to Gundagai Scene

Along the Road to Gundagai Scene

Gum Nut Scarf

Gum Nut Scarf (not for sale)

Bean-bag-and-cushions

Floral bean bag $185 and Cushions $75each

Sally-from-SoukandCo-Trea-and-Emma

Sally (SoukandCo), Trea (Syd Textile Co) and Emma (My Bespoke Chair)

Snow-Globes-Scene

“Snow Globe” painting scene with bean page and cushions from the Verse Collection.

 

 

 

Friends and Family at the Launch

Friends and Family at the Launch

Yukka Tea Towel

Black Boy Tea Towel $29.95

Workers Cottage Cushion

Workers Cottage Cushion $75

Yukka Inspired Dinner Plate

Black Boy Inspired Dinner Plate set of 3 $120

Jumbuck Scarf

Jumbuck Scarf $69.95