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Beci Orpin X Urban Outfitters

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 28th January 2013

Beci Orpin for Urban Outfitters Kilim rug 

Clockwise from top left – Beci Orpin for Urban Outfitters Triangle Cushion, Patchwork Quilt, Stripe Tribal Rug and Bear Cushion.

I tell you what, I have massive respect for Beci Orpin.  The woman is a dynamo. Aside from her obvious bottomless pit of talent, my admiration for Beci mainly stems from her unflappable work ethic. This is a woman with two young kids, who runs her own business from home – churning out such seriously amazing work for a huge list of clients, day after day, week after week. She just gets stuff DONE! (And everyone knows self employment = about 60 hours at work most weeks!). Beci does have a couple of brilliant casual helpers, an agent and the odd intern… but really, her whole business hinges on her own prolific output, and just sheer hours spent at the computer screen. RESPECT.

Beci is both an illustrator and a designer of many things, both on paper and on products and on the web. But Beci’s FAVOURITE thing to do, is product design. Inbetween so much client work, she doesn’t get the chance to design new product under her own name as often as she would like…which is why she was super chuffed when US retailer Urban Outfitters contacted her last year to design a capsule homewares and soft furnishings range!  It was, she says, ‘a dream project’. She got to make a bunch of stuff she would never be able to make on her own – like RUGS!

Beci says Urban Outfitters were pretty amazing to work with. ‘I sent a bunch of ideas thinking that the collection would get cut down to a few pieces’ she says. ‘To my disbelief they just kept saying ‘lets do it’ to most of what I sent through – with no changes at all to the designs!’

To see the full range do pop over to Beci’s blog – and you will be rewarded with a pretty ace giveaway! Beci has pulled together 3 x prizepacks from the range for three lucky readers of her blog, and you have until 5.00pm today to enter! Pop on over to her blog  to check it OUT.

If you like to acquire things the old fashioned way, you can of course also purchase the entire range from the Urban Outfitters website! The range if super affordable, and Beci says UO also offers ‘ridiculously cheap shipping to Aus’ – free for purchases over $50, even. (However she says there has been some trouble getting rugs shipped to Aus – a few suggestions on ways around this are on her blog today.)

NICE WORK BECI. What a star!

Beci Orpin for Urban Outfitters Geometric Wallhanging and Dreamcatcher.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 28th January 2013

21 comments

  • amy cheney 2 years ago

    L.O.V.E

  • The Beetle Shack 2 years ago

    Holy Perfection. I’m in heaven.

  • patricia 2 years ago

    I bought her book recently, and it’s fabulous, packed with amazing talent and inspiration. It’s the type of book that never gets old, as you find new and inventive way to use and reuse her designs.

  • Gabriela 2 years ago

    Congratulations Beci… everything looks beautiful and so fun! I want one of them rugs!

  • Kelly T 2 years ago

    Beci is the BEST!

  • Susanne 2 years ago

    Absolutely stunning range, had seen the rugs on UO website and never would have thought the designer was an Australian. Congratulations on your international range.

  • Ray 2 years ago

    What a superb range. Masterful use of pattern and colour.

  • Linda Porter Thornton 2 years ago

    I might be an ‘old girl’ of over 60 [albeit a Preschool teacher for 35 years] but am inspired by the lovely colours, patterns and designs. Would love to win one of the packages for our home up here in Sunny Mildura to reflect the weather vibrancy. Love forward to seeing the book too!

  • jacqui 2 years ago

    amazing, women like that blow my mind.

  • Elise 2 years ago

    Go beci!

  • beci 2 years ago

    THANK YOU LUCY! and actually, YOU are the STAR! xxxx

  • Zoe 2 years ago

    Beci you’re a hero! they are so fabulous (even though I’ve been admiring them for a while)

  • mr jason grant 2 years ago

    Beci Orpin really is a LEGEND! x

  • Suzy Tuxen 2 years ago

    AMAZING! Beci is AMAZING!

  • Fiona decker 2 years ago

    The rugs are AMAZING! I just tried to purchase online and they are no longer available. How can I get my hands on one of these rugs???

  • Jessamy 2 years ago

    Sad that the rugs are no longer available, they’re gorgeous!

  • Eleni 2 years ago

    pleased that inspired design work and true talent get recognized by UO

  • Gaz 2 years ago

    Great post Lucy. Inspiration for emerging designers and artists out there.

  • Monique 2 years ago

    Just bought the quilt at Urban Outfitters. Love it!

  • Maryann 2 years ago

    This woman is phenomenal, and such a great heart and energy too!! Love reading about her amazingness, again. Thanks Lucy!!

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