Friday, 19 September 2014

Something to look forward to - The Australian Ballet 2015 Season - "A Year of Beauty"

It certainly promises to be "A Year of Beauty" with a beautiful array of romantic and magical classical ballets, like Frederick Ashton's "The Dream", Swan Lake and Giselle coupled with a triple-bill of spare, modern, contemporary dance titled "20:21".  Kelvin Ho, who I work for at Akin Creative, will be designing one of these sets - how exciting to see it develop!

Check out these amazingly beautiful images and costumes - how inspiring! 


Beautiful detailing - the costumes are works of art!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New boutique collection of fabrics and homewares coming soon....

An exclusive new range of fabrics and homewares have been designed and are going into production soon.  Keep watching this space as we tease you with a few images and inspiration boards... you will not have seen anything like it!!

Bethany Linz Botanicals - Autumn Collection

Following on from Bethany's successful Summer collection - which is available for purchase now at Coco Republic - we launched her Autumn collection.  Stunning designs and muted colours that complement the Summer collection.

Golden Plover

Water Bird

Japanese Tree
As with the previous collection, these four beautiful prints are available framed and unframed, in a variety of three sizes.

All enquiries, please contact Pauline Ollmann

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


The artwork that formed the basis for Bethany's "British India' collection of fabrics and wallpapers has now been framed up and is finally being released as a set of botanical prints.  The collection consists of four botanical studies and one of a woodblock pattern "Calcutta".

All prints are beautifully framed in faux bamboo, have been individually signed and are available in three sizes, suitable for both commercial and residential uses.  They would look outstanding in a resort situation as well.
We will initially be selling these prints from our website,, and have both a retail and wholesale price list.  If you have any enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact either Bethany or myself via the website.

 Perfect for Aussie beach and coastal areas, country living and resorts, as well as bringing a bit of country into an urban setting... stunning and unique!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Mordeo restaurant, Sydney

Check out these amazing lampshades being installed this weekend in the newly opened restaurant, Mordeo, in the atrium of the Deutche Bank Place building in Sydney's CBD... the space is ripe for some extravagant fixtures..

Deutche Bank Place was designed by Foster and Partners.  The Mordeo restaurant fit-out was designed by my other half's company, Morris Bray Martin Ollmann...  I will post more pics when the furniture is laid out and the lights are on...

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sculptures by the Sea 2013...

My favourite...
Horizon by Lucy Humphrey.

'Harlequin' style... overseas trends...

It's essential to always keep an eye on overseas trends and a look-out for clients as to what's available.  Recently Harlequin held a launch of their latest range of fabrics and wallpapers at Domestic Textiles in Sydney.  Harlequin is one of the top-selling ranges now in the UK and it's a tribute to their willingness to embrace contemporary styles and encourage up-and-coming designers.

Beautiful coppers and metallics in the Leonida range of rich velvets and wallpapers have been given a modern-day edge.

Love that faded grandeur look...


In contrast their Poetica range is quintessentially English, fresh and light and a celebration of English flowers and countryside - I particularly like the way they incorporate embroideries, weaves, voiles and appliques...