As the cooler months slowly arrive, it’s a good excuse to get the house ready for some intense winter hibernation. Think open fires. Think Netflix marathons. Think blankets, cushions, and more blankets. Melbourne label Nancybird has you sorted for this winter.
Emily Wright of Nancybird started her accessories business as a modest operation in 2001, after studying art and printmaking at RMIT. Fifteen years on and Nancybird’s range of accessories, clothing and homewares are stocked in over 150 stores across Australia and New Zealand. For her latest home collection, Emily took inspiration from the geometric shapes and block colours of the Bauhaus movement. ‘We created designs that reflect this geometry, and a strong palette which is translated across a range of products,’ explains Emily.
The capsule home range has been a year in the making, and includes knitted cushions, woven mohair blankets, crocheted pot holders, and handmade bread boards. Each product has a story to tell, and is the result of Emily’s travels or a local collaboration. The colourful grid blankets are made in conjunction with local family business St Albans Textiles, and the bread boards are made from salvaged walnut timber from the Snowy Mountains by Damien Wright.
After fifteen years in the game, Emily’s enthusiasm is unwavering. She has big plans for 2016, with some new products in development, and a few special projects in the works. In the short term she is simply happy to be doing what she loves. ‘It’s a cliché but I’m so grateful for people being into what we do! So just more of that, please!’
Nancybird’s HOME range is available exclusively through their online shop here.