Think poolside, a picnic on the grass or saying cheers in a warm balcony air flow.
A long time favourite in store, La La Land create picnic styling collections verging on cult status. Melamine plates, cups & platters – complimented by reusable tote bags and hilarious gift cards to match ...
"Together with our creative director Elie Azzi, we looked to Frida Kahlo's world of colour and Mexican culture to create a paradise that reflects what we could only imagine Frida's tropical abode would look like. We also introduced some Australian cockatoos with the tropical Mexico elements to bring a bit of La La Land to the design!"
"I started collecting references from Mexico fauna, flora as well as styled rooms keeping in mind spaces I imagined Frida would like to live in. Then I began to sketch different interiors bringing all the elements together, such as, colourful pot plants, decorative tiles, fairy lights, rugs and of course some more quirky elements like the disco ball hanging from the ceiling! Tropical Abode was created digitally in photoshop. My approach was to try and make it as painterly as possible."
"Spring marks four years of living in Australia and I am sooooo happy to be in such a beautiful country and all of the things I've achieved here so far. Spring is just the best season for a celebration like that."
"I love being around friends and enjoying a picnic at the beach or anywhere surrounded by nature. Also anything creative puts me in the mood of celebration. I've just recently started a huge canvas, my biggest yet, and it may be finish just in time for another celebration this spring!"
"Floating Fuzzie's was inspired by the hero of all Australian summers, the pool. We felt like it was an iconic symbol that contributes to being something so uniquely Australian. Almost everyone has a cherished memory of spending time by the pool whether it was at your friend's school pool party, your family friend's pool with all your crazy cousins or if you were lucky enough in your very own and the sense of refreshing happiness it can bring. That nostalgic setting paired with our iconic Aussie animals enjoying their own private pool party was too cute to pass up so I set about illustrating fun caricatures of each animal and popping them in probably one of the more contemporary accessories of the Australian pool - novelty floaties!"
"I sketched out over-exaggerated caricatures of the featured animals until I got the right soft edges and playful poses and expressions, then I developed the illustration in photoshop building on a really rounded style by using lots of glossy highlights and soft shadows to build them up to look more fun and stylised than realistic."
"I'm celebrating 6 months of sea change! I've moved from the city down south to Bulli and am very excited to have a lot of national parks around me so every day is a celebration of native birds and flowers during spring."
"Getting out in my garden and growing our own food, walking down to the beach for early morning surfs, and snapping away at my landscape around me to take home and sketch and paint all the beautiful landscapes that come to life in Spring!"