During the Autumn season change, we bring warmth and wellness to your homes with our favourite pieces cocooned in earthy hues of burnt sienna, terracotta and vegetable dyed leather…..colours and materials to ease you through the change, so you wake from the winter slumber refreshed and nurtured.
Our signature shade of Burnt Sienna remains true to the brands values, a colour drawn from nature to echo landscapes from travels around the globe.
Our Ginger Cushions are reminiscent of warm days spent wondering through the medina spice market in search of ground ginger, paprika and cardamon for a perfect meal under the stars.
A recipe to heal those in need of a warm embrace this change of season. Best served in bed.
1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated
Juice from ½ lemon
1/2 teaspoon of fresh turmeric finely grated
4 cups fresh boiled filtered water
Combine the lemon juice, ginger, turmeric into a large tea pot.
Pour over freshly boiled filtered water.
Steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
Sip slowly and feel the healing benefits infuse into your body.
Sweeten to taste if desired with your choice of Manuka honey or stevia.
*Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or fresh garlic to increase detoxifying and anti-viral effects
Cindy-Lee with Teal Oliver Lightly Williamson
With Mother’s day only just around the corner, we follow Lightly director and designer, Cindy-Lee Davies throughout her sentimental journey into motherhood. A strong sense of kinship echoes throughout her recent collection, Grace. Each piece holds a maternal essence and we find out why…
Can you tell us a bit about your experience with pregnancy?
I really enjoyed being pregnant. Of course there were natural moments of feeling overwhelmed with so many changes, but throughout the journey I tried to stay as grounded and approach motherhood with ease, grace and harmony.
What do you love about Motherhood?
Experiencing the joy and innocent purity a little baby brings into the world. It’s a wonderful process watching a baby grow, learn and engage with the world.
It is also a great time to revisit and assess our own values, whether it is what he is to eat, wear or play with. We want to set the best example for Teal as teachers and create a home for the family that aligns with our passion for design, harmony and wellbeing.
What are the challenges you face being a director and mother, and the most important thing you have learnt so far?
I have always loved being very hands on with the business when designing and creating and I have never been afraid of getting my hands dirty. As a working mother I have learnt the most important thing is being resourceful with your time. Running your own business with a new baby can be a challenging, so surrounding yourself with a supportive work team is crucial. I am very lucky to have this allowing me the flexibility I need to manage and direct from home most days. Pregnancy and motherhood isn’t a solo show, it is the community of people you surround yourself with that nurtures you and your baby, whether it is your pilates teacher or homeopaths support.
I love working as a team with my husband, Willie. We share every day of parenting and are truly grateful daily for Teal and the ability to have a business that allows this lifestyle.
The collection Grace, was influenced by your maternal experience, can you tell us a little bit more about this?
It was a new and beautiful experience for me designing whilst being pregnant. It is a fascinating process as you are continually learning a lot about yourself whilst growing a human inside of you. Daily meditation and embracing the natural process was really important for me. This resonates in the harmony of colours chosen, form and grounded functionality of the collection. I must say now he is on the move, designing it a little different!
What is the future for Lightly?
As Teal continues to grow, our business model will evolve accordingly. At the moment, we are are reshaping and changing the way we work to encourage a positive work life balance for everyone. Teal is our priority and I haven’t wanted to miss a day with him. Lightly is the older sibling!
Since the brands beginnings in 2005 we launched a humble collection after my grandmother Rosemary Lightly so we continue a sustainable business model that brings ethical and artisanal made products to life. We are embrace relationships and values more than ever now and will continue to enrich the lives of others through our style and considered production.
Written by Madeleine Murdoch – Lightly
This week, we have chosen to reflect on the utilitarian spirit of our signature Lightly pieces, and the journey inspiring designer and director, Cindy-Lee Davies to create them.
Many of the products have nostalgic reference of bygone eras, for example, Lightly’s Assemblages collection, designed in 2013, harks back to Australia in the early 1900s and the “utilitarian resourcefulness”, found in the lifestyle. This is a core value to Davies in the design process.
The collection draws on the saddlery aesthetic: the artisan skill, the mix of leather girths and belt buckles and was created in homage of spending weekends at the stables with her grandfather.
The three styles within the Assemblages are interactive pieces that allow the user to author their own lifestyle, combining various found objects and collections to function as “assemblages” or props for the home.
Her designs reflect the necessary practicality of mid-century Australian makers and remain grounded in functionality. They highlight the beauty in simple utilitarianism and are a personal expression from the heart.
View the Assemblages Collection online now.
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Surrounded by uncompromised views of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, The Esplanade invokes a calm, restorative and enduring connection to its
idyllic bay side location. Working within the bones of an existing late twentieth century build, this four bedroom, five bathroom family home has been reimagined with luxurious warmth and thoughtful durability. Drawing from the rich tonal beauty of the bay, organic surfaces such as natural stone and warm timber are offset by fine metal detailing, completing the sense of understated luxury. Stunning photography by Sharyn Cairns.
The use of symmetry and form of our vessels illustrate a sense harmony and balance, whilst still possessing the same utilitarian focus that lies at the heart of Lightly. Add sculptural elements to your favourite corner or fill with botanicals to freshen any space.
Beautiful photography by Maegan Brown .
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This winter we are embarking on a new journey through colour, exploring rich shades of berry plum, subtle ash and pops of mustard yellow. We want this new palette to be evocative in nature, seeking to stir feelings of warmth, desire and emotion.
We would like to wish you a very indulgent and relaxing break with your loved ones this Easter filled with egg hunts, sweet treats and hot cross buns full of spice and all things nice!
If you haven’t already had the chance to explore our 20% off EASTER EDIT, just a reminder that there is something for every adventurous spirit wishing to explore their wild self.
Including an additional 20% off sale items in this category!
Simply use code COCOA at checkout: Ends 26th April.