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I am a contributing designer on Patternbank

Exciting news! I have recently become a contributing designer at Patternbank.I am very particular about my stockists, collaborators, and where I license my patterns.  All of them have to be align with my business value and target audience.  When the opportunity to be on Patternbank arose, I jumped at it! "Patternbank sells the finest handcrafted designs from a curated collection of highly skilled textile designers and artists..."This is a line direct from their website and the message...

June 19, 2019

Outright Sale & Licensing

It has been a while since my last blog post.  I cannot believe we are already half way through 2019.  To start a blog in 2019, lets talk about the difference of selling outright and licensing a pattern or a design.  It is my pleasure to have Tamara Liebman from Calibrate Legal to talk about these.  Tamara is a commercial lawyer based in Auckland and I always go to Tamara for any questions regarding licensing agreements and contracts.  Lets hear what Tamara says about the...

May 5, 2019

Interview with Oscuro NZ Lamps

This month I sat down with Claire from Oscuro to chat about the amazing lampshades that she creates. As you may well know, I actually collaborated with Claire on a lampshade projet earlier in the year, so I was fascinated to hear all about her business. Check out how she breathes life back into vintage or retro pieces, or simply just creates brand new beautiful lampshades......

December 18, 2018

How We Can Reverse The Impact Fast Fashion Has On Our Environment

The landscape of fashion is changing. There is no longer an emphasis on quality items that will last several seasons. Instead, the popular concept seems to be newness. To buy new items all the time to keep up with fashion. But what impact does this kind of fast fashion have on the environment? Let's look into this concept in greater detail......

November 27, 2018

Tips from Tenille Dyer Interiors

I have come from a long line of fabric lovers. My mother and grandmother are very talented on the sewing machine, knitters and crochet artists. When I was a little girl there were always patterns and fabrics getting cut out on the lounge room floor. I was always surrounded by texture and color and to this day, this is what excites me and motivates me. All of my favorite projects are ones where the client is wanting fabrics that are bold and different, these are the jobs I always remember fondly....

October 23, 2018

Interview with Tenille Dyer from Tenille Dyer Interiors

This month, I was really lucky to sit down with Tenille Dyer from Tenille Dyer Interiors to talk about the work she does in Interior Design. Just like me, Tenille has a passion for patterns and fabrics - she specialises in gorgeous window treatments for new builds and renovations. My interview time with her was really fascinating, here is what she had to say: Tell us a bit about yourself... I am an interior designer and window treatment specialist based in the Waikato. My clientele includes any...

October 7, 2018

Do you love cakes? An interview with the founder of The Ku Cakery

I love that creativity and expression of art come in so many forms. Karen from The KU Cakery is a true artist, conjuring up beautiful creations in her kitchen. Her cakes and sugar work are intricate and skillful. That is why I was so excited to sit down with her and interview her on the journey she has taken, what inspires her and how the cake industry relates to design. Have a read......

September 19, 2018

An interview with Ngaire, the owner & designer of Burnt Offerings

I always find the work of other designers absolutely fascinating. Which is why I had a chat with Ngaire who has a wonderfully unique craft. She burns patterns into wood and etches onto glass to create the most stunning pieces. This is Ngaire’s design story.....

August 23, 2018

An Interview with Jonathan Chow, an Interior Designer based in the United States

Recently I chatted with the inspiring Jonathan who is a Junior Interior Designer in the United States. He had some fascinating things to say about his field, so I wanted to share them with you. Here is the interview... Tell us a bit about yourself – where do you live, what do you do, and what is your passion? Please include how you got into your current field. Hello there! My name is Jonathan and I currently live in San Francisco. I received my bachelor of fine arts in Interior Design from San...

July 18, 2018

How Artwork Can Brighten Your Day

Have you ever felt like smiling just because you looked at something amazing? Well, artwork has the power to do that for you every day. The intricacies of the work, the subject matter and the feelings and emotions created can brighten your whole day. Can Art Make You Happy? Research has proven that simply looking at a piece of art that resonates with you can make you feel happy. Professor Zeki from the University College London undertook a study with a neurobiologist to see the effects that art...

June 12, 2018

How Creativity Helps Productivity

Almost everyone strives to be productive. Whether it is in your job, in your business, while doing the housework, or getting through a list of errands. But productivity can be elusive. One day you have it, the next it is a distant memory. Did you know that creativity can help boost your productivity? I know it seems strange as the two concepts are like chalk and cheese. But this is how… How Creativity Can Help Your Productivity Work Beyond Your Boundaries Doing something the same way it h...

May 28, 2018

Art is Where You Look - not just on the wall

Who says that art has to be a picture on the wall? Art is so much more than that. In fact, art is everywhere around us. You don’t need to visit an art gallery or a museum to experience art firsthand. You simply need to look at the world around you. If you can open your eyes to the possibility of art, you will see it everywhere you look. Let’s explore this concept a little further…...

March 7, 2018

You Don't Need Words To Tell Your Story

There is more than one way to tell a story. It does not have to start with ‘Once Upon A Time’. It does not even have to start with words of any kind. You can tell your story visually, by using pictures, photos, paintings, sketches, colours and patterns. A story does not NEED words when you have the power of the visual description. Tell Your Story With Pictures What Is Storytelling? Storytelling is a journey of discovery, wonder and enlightenment. Yes, many of our modern stories are written ...

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