The Island Collection

Some more pictures of The Island Collection outdoor fabrics.

Reviewing the samples with Caroline Whitty (on left), General Manager of Charles Parsons Interiors, and Judy Dymond, Design Consultant.

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Silver Medal Winner

The Island Collection fabrics (available through Charles Parsons Interiors) were spotted at The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show earlier this year. Silver medal winner Georgia Harper from Georgia Harper Landscape Design showcased stools and bean bags covered in Atoll Mangrove and Cove Mangrove fabric, set amongst her beautiful garden. The pictures below are from Australian House and Garden magazine June 2016.IC promo 1.1

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Island Collection

Here is a little preview of the new Island Collection, a range of outdoor jacquard fabrics, released by Charles Parsons Interiors.

Designed by yours truly in collaboration with Judy Dymond, the range comprises of 5 designs that are fully reversible and come in beautiful colours reflecting our climate and lifestyle.

More pics coming soon.

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Les Indiennes-New York

Inspirational textile designer Mary Bergtold Mulcahy owns and runs Les Indiennes in New York. She sources printed textiles from traditional craftsmen in India. Yet despite the growth of her business, she says the production of her fabric doesn’t use any electricity in the village where it is made, create any pollution or disrupt the traditional way of life. Les Indiennes is also a Fair Trade employer for more than 50 families.

Most of the designs are traditional but Mary has created some beautiful modern interpretations.

Read an interview with her on http://www.dailyimprint.net. These photos are from the Les Indiennes website http://www.lesindiennes.com.

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Soundweaving Melodies

I found this interesting project on one of my favourite websites, Colossal. (thisiscolossal.com)

Soundweaving is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by translating them into laser-cut punch cards fed through a custom music box. The project was partially inspired by actual paper cards used in some weaving looms to easily reproduce patterns for various textiles. Szirmay collaborated with musician and composer Bálint Tárkány-Kovács who helped with audio mapping and the development of each track.

Green Combo

Loved the eclectic mix of green crockery at Jardin Tan, a great cafe recently opened at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, Observatory end. Part of the Shannon Bennett stable so fabulous food and coffee. The espresso cup contained chocolate mousse capped with a dollop of passionfruit  cream…delicious!

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