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With a view to simplify: Lou and Amelia's lush treehouse

Lou and Amelia welcome us in for fresh home-baked bagels  We visited the dreamy treehouse of Lou and Amelia, partners and co-founders of Sunshine Coast-based creative studio Ebb & Flow. Lou and Amelia started Ebb & Flow in 2015 after living and working around the world, and bought their lush home in 2016, in tucked-away Verrierdale. In deciding to combine their skills and lifestyle into one that was values-driven and community oriented, they have not only created a beautiful home but nurtured the creative community in their regional area.  During the peak of Covid, they adopted the four day work week with the view ‘to simplify’. Inspired by their approach to work and rest, we spoke with Lou and Amelia about...

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How to clean and care for wool

Seljak Brand Earth blanket. Photo: Woolmark. Wool is remarkably low maintenance and long-lasting for such a highly performing material. That’s why it’s worth taking care of.  As an active fibre, wool reacts to shifts in body temperature keeping you cool when it’s hot and toasty when it’s chilly. Its ‘wicking’ ability means merino fibre absorbs and evaporates large quantities of moisture, making it lightweight and warm, fast drying, breathable, insulating and odour resistant. Additionally, the natural oils in wool mean the material is naturally antibacterial and not easily stained. Wool is, in our opinion, totally amazing! Protect and care for your wool items by paying attention to storage, maintenance and appropriate cleaning procedures. Here’s what to do to get the most...

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Rose Feely: Worshipping endemic plant communities through pattern design and printmaking

Rose Feely of Eucalypt Roses working in her Wurtulla Studio, 2020. Revelling in the process of discovery, Rose Feely of Eucalypt Roses Design creates digitally drawn surface patterns that marry her love of botany and immersive art. While her designs follow a rich history of floral pattern design, Rose’s work invites viewers to look at remnant indigenous habitats with a sophisticated eye and compassionate heart.   Mistletoe and host Scribbly Gum, 2021, hand drawn digital surface pattern. Each pattern tells a story of her beloved South East Queensland ecosystems, where she grew up and was based for the last 5 years. A pattern might feature symbiotic plants or plants that flower at the same time of year, or a flush of...

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Inclusive fashion as resistance with Dr Anna Hickey

Dr Anna Hickey for the Seljak Brand Passage blanket launch Dr Anna Hickey advocates for a fashion industry that embraces everybody regardless of identity, gender, body or ability. She is one sixth of Meanjin’s The Stitchery Collective, is a public programmer at the Gallery of Modern Art and the model in our Passage blanket photoshoot. Not only do we love her for celebrating diversity and accessibility, we are inspired by the playful creativity she brings to fashion. We asked Anna a few questions to learn more about her work with The Stitchery Collective and how fashion can be a social act. Anna with the Passage blanket and Portal, an artwork by Karina Seljak that fell out of the design process...

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How to hang a blanket on the wall in 3 easy steps

  The Passage blanket from the Design range You may have seen blankets suspended on walls and wondered how they achieved such a perfect hang. Well, we're letting you in on our little DIY secret with an easy step-by-step guide on how to turn a blanket into a wallhanging, using Seljak brand as an example. Seljak Brand blankets in the Design range sport unique artworks, making them simple interior additions with great impact – both as throws and wall hangings!  The Pyramid blanket from the Design range This guide shows you how to create a permanent hanging system to display a woven blanket on the wall, using our Seljak Brand blankets as examples. If you’re seeking a temporary option, or don’t have...

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