Daydreams, Wildflowers & the Amazonia. Introducing New Season Basil Bangs.
"Our collection this year was heavily influenced by the colours and sounds of growing up in the 80s and the dusty colours of the pacific coast and the southern California desert from our recent road trip there."
It was like we put our collective memories to a sound track of Neil Young and through a Super8 filter …
"Think bubble-o bills, fibro shacks, zinc. The whole family squashed into the Kingswood going to the Gold Coast for holidays. Mixed tapes, terry towelling and tans. Faded vinyl, big florals, and crochet. Zinc on the nose, tan lines and tanning oil."
Our response? Ok. We'll take everything. We're in.
[ Spring/Summer 18 by Basil Bangs ]
Krista Heubner is a fireball.
As bold as her Wildflowers collaboration with Leah Bartholemew she's a mile a minute when you chat with her.
She doesn't mince words and is the sort of person who will always speak her mind.
With a background in arts and marketing (and a husband with radical industrial design qualifications) you can see how she has secured her Basil Bangs collection with the it's well deserved reputation of premium Australian beach accessories.
[ Basil Bangs Amazonia outdoor cushion ]
Krista kindly visited our store a few months back to show us her new collection (and very quickly had a circle of interest cooing over her Love Rugs).
In addition to the inspiration behind the range we made time to chat all things #DwellCreatively
"Being creative is also hard work – you have to keep flexing that muscle – and it’s often at odds with running a business and juggling commercial realities. You have to be able to turn off the ideas of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘ugly’ if you’re going to be creatively brave and take risks. I find that so challenging personally, and can sabotage the process along the way."
[ Wildflowers Beach Umbrella. A Basil Bangs collaboration with Leah Bartholomew ]
We are beings from the natural world, it makes sense that we should be out, IN it.
[ Basil Bangs Day Dream Cushion ]
I’m a Gemini so naturally a bit of a bowerbird, and will be quite divergent in my directions.
[ Daydreams Beach Umbrella by Basil Bangs ]
We strive to include thoughtful features that you might not have known were there but what ultimately make you LOVE the Basil Bangs products.
[ Spring/Summer 18 by Basil Bangs ]
#StyledbyDwell || Gifting, Entertaining and Styling ideas for a Contemporary Lifestyle
The Basil Bangs collection has been a longstanding favourite edit at Dwell Store. For personal style and gifting solutions it's front and centre for us extending far beyond the Spring and Summer seasons.
The Basil Bangs beach umbrellas are not just an aesthetic wow but incredibly functional too. From home to the park to the sand, they fold easily, twist into the ground easily and can be carried in the custom carry bags here there and everywhere. The beach umbrellas make a perfect wedding, housewarming or very special birthday gift.
[ Amazonia Beach Umbrella by Basil Bangs ]
Next on our must list are the Basil Bangs Love Rugs. Seriously these are one good looking life hack. Spill proof, rip proof, easy to clean (just wipe them down) and can pack into a handy little carry these cuties are a boot addition you won't know how you lived without. Perfect for picnics, the beach, outdoor concerts and garden parties the Basil Bangs Love rug again make a perfect wedding, housewarming or very special birthday gift.
Finally, the home collection. Cushions, table cloths and a small selection of place settings ... our customers love these items. The Basil Bangs home collection is beautifully styled indoors but has really been designed with the Australian outdoors in mind. Pool areas, boats and outdoor patios are areas we spend a lot of time in through the warmer months but they require specialised design. All Basil Bangs items are crafted from marine grade fabrications so you can confidently style and gift with these area in mind.