You and your partner Aisling come from creative backgrounds, is this how you met?Yes we were both working for a cookbook publishing house, I was the food editor and photography manager and Aisling was the senior designer.
What was the impetus to start a home ware label?It really began with Aisling’s textile studies at RMIT, we had started our own food design and photograph business groupnb.com.au and we were renovating a small factory in Brunswick where we operate from, Aisling wanted to incorporate a screen printing studio and the whole thing started from there.
What are your designs influenced or inspired by?My interests are a bit mixed really but Aisling’s are more focused to mid 20th Century design, particularly Scandinavian. It is kind of where we ‘centralize’ our collective design work for designed in brunswick.
What are your plans for DIB?Scarves, Coffee mugs and teacups are next on the list, then ottomans, regarding business, it would be good to get some more retail accounts going.
Advice for someone who is starting out?Put yourself out there, social networking sites and your own website with some good search words embedded, it is so important now. I know this is about marketing and not products but if you are not out there no one can find you.
3 words to describe you?Designed, In and Brunswick? No I think our website has it pinned down about as far as we can. ‘Textile based homewares and other stuff’
Favourite week end hangout?Well if its mid November, then the St.Kilda town hall of course!
NIC'S PickI am loving the blomster cushion
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