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We are a brand born of a love for the beauty of restraint in design, the inherent grace of feminine strength, and the necessity to treat our environment and each other with love and respect.
April 18, 2020 2 min read
Kelly Kratzing is a freelance surface pattern designer with a love for creating clean, sophisticated designs for the home decor, lifestyle, stationery and fabric markets.
A lifelong love of Australian flora and fauna, followed by a degree in biology, led Kelly to a successful career in botanically-inspired surface design. Her intricate designs are classic with a modern twist, and have graced fabric, wallpaper, floor tiles, stationery, cushions, and bedding.
With a clean linear style featuring detailed line-work and intricate detail Kelly’s designs reward a second glance. “All my designs are hand-drawn and then scanned into Photoshop for editing and creating repeat tiles ready for print. I love researching upcoming trends (thanks to my background in research!) and then incorporating those trends into my designs to enhance.”
What material do you love and why?
“I love clean, detailed designs so I mostly work with fine ink pens and Prismacolour pencils. I’m too lazy to clean up paints and brushes and I don’t feel that these mediums are as good for detailed work that I love creating!”
How has your work evolved?
“I’ve learnt to listen to what people want more, as well as what I love doing - they usually align, which is fantastic! I also try to not do everything – this means I’ve developed a clearer style over time and I better understand who my market is and do my best work for them.”
Australiana for Kelly means celebrating our unique Australian flora and fauna, a continuing source of inspiration as she grows her portfolio. Her dream project is an entire interiors collection for Anthropologie, and we think folks will be lining up to get their hands on them if her current work is anything to go by.
What is your favourite thing about where you live?
“I love the unique flora and fauna – they provide endless inspiration. I love the friendliness and multiculturalism of Australian in general too.”
What piece of advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
“Find a sustainable career that enables you to do what you love.”
August 09, 2021 4 min read
Justine Mills is the brains behind iconic Tassie togs brand TicTasTogs. Using bold colour and exclusive Aussie-inspired designs, Justine is adding a parent's wish-list of design features, a splash of colour, and true sun-safety to our swimwear choices - all with a uniquely Aussie touch.
We chat to Justine about her cross-hemisphere upbringing, Olympics, and why boys should be able to wear bright fun colours, too.
May 05, 2021 5 min read
One of nature's best kept secrets - the amazing benefits of Tamanu oil are now being shared with the world, thanks to passionate NT business, Northern Tamanu Oil. Founded by Darwin couple Tracey and Allan, who have first hand experienced the healing and soothing benefits of Tamanu oil, they are now working produce top quality wild harvested cold-pressed Tamanu oil right here in Australia.
Cherished for centuries across India, SE Asia and Polynesia, Tamanu oil has long been valued as a beauty elixir and to help with skin conditions - but now science is delving into the remarkable properties of Tamanu oil, and we think you'll be impressed.
March 18, 2021 4 min read
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