Saturday, 21 January 2012

cushys galore

the workshop has been busy in commissioned-cushion-making mode:

from lumbar cushions for the Oslo sofa now living at Little Manly,

to 4 big day-bed cushions each with 2 bolsters, destined for 2 beach-shacks down at Era (in the Royal National Park)

to outdoor cushions in light canvas for my wonderful mother-out-law Margaret (with a little handbag made out of the left-overs, just for fun).

Also these, made out of beautiful hand-prined pure linen. 

Fabric designer is Angie Lewin, whose work I love. If you like the design on this fabric, and don't yet know Angie's work, check out this little video, showing her explaining her design process in  her Norfolk (UK) studio:

There are lots of other commissions coming in - which is a great start for the business - but unfortunately all the orphans are feeling neglected and keep asking me "when's it our turn?"

Friday, 6 January 2012

Rapt! goes retail

 Well, sort of. The Santa Fe chair is now available for sale (on commission) at a just-opened shop in Berry, (about half an hour's drive south of Kiama, on the south coast of NSW).
MOSS NEST 'flora and flotsam for lovers of nature', is very different to all the other ubiquitous homeware boot-eeks with which Berry is well-supplied. It combines a classy little florist shop along with homewares (with a strong French bent), semi-industrial & upcycled furniture, original artwork and interesting womens' clothing (at surprisingly good prices). No website yet, but here's a link to the next best thing, a webpage with all the details:
Moss Nest @ Berry

The Santa Fe chair is very happy in its new surroundings but, hopefully, it won't be there long! 
(For more info on Santa Fe check back through previous posts, including this video of the entire construction process, or go to the SHOP page on this site if you're interested in purchasing direct from me).