Ooh we’re a little bit excited about this one! We have just received our first collection of stunning cushions from Bonnie and Neil – one of Australia’s most popular textile design studios. The creation of real life partners Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie they brought together their collective backgrounds in floristry, art, textiles, furniture and set design to create vibrant and unique screen printed products for the home. We fell in love with them while living and working Down Under and they perfectly capture the eclectic creativity of Melbourne’s Brunswick district. Largely using botanical motifs, bright patterns and an occasional nod to Australian culture, their designs are influenced by their surroundings and a shared love of colour.
Their approach to design is “rather intuitive, involving a combination of traditional printing methods paired with unique applications they’ve developed over the years.” Every product is produced by hand in their studio in Melbourne using high quality materials – a handmade process which makes each piece unique.
The brand was originally launched in 2010 from a modest pocket-sized studio with a few local stockists. These days their beautiful handmade, screen printed homewares can be found in some of the world’s most prestigious stores including Anthropologie, Bloomingdales, Le Bon Marche and Liberty (and now us exclusively in Ireland!) Follow them on Instagram for a daily burst of colourful inspiration that will warm the coldest Irish morning – Here’s a few of their images to prove just how addictive they are!