last year i was approached by an amazing women by the name of rae ganim. i say amazing as rae is someone whom i had heard and read about since i began my obsession with textile design almost 20 years ago. rae is also a textile designer, working with prue acton in the 1970’s and then going on start her own textile company. she has been cited as “one of the most important designers of the 8o’s”, has some of her pieces in the melbourne museum, and is even listed in the DIA hall of fame.
i was star struck to say the least. but lucky for me, rae is not only ridiculously talented, but also super awesome, and we got along very nicely indeed.
in october last year, rae opened her first shop - Ganim’s Store in fitzroy, full to the brim with all things colourful, beautiful and useful from around the world (not to mention her daughter sunday’s beautiful blankets too)
for her shop, rae and i designed these mushrooms canisters (the tops come off and you can put things inside!). they are all hand-painted and one off and varying sizes, and prices range from $90-$150. there are 6 in this first collection, with similar co-lab type products to follow throughout the year.
available exclusively from ganim’s store: 61 brunswick st, fitzroy, victoria. ph 03 9416 1001 (online coming soon too, but phone orders welcomed in the meantime).
also, today is my last post on the design files guest blog. i’ve been pretty chuffed/overwhelmed/freaked out by the amount of love i’ve been getting over there… thanks if you have been reading it. was a great way to start 2012.
happy friday xx