A contemporary take on cottage

Since graduating from textile design in the late 1980s, Penelope Durston has worked in many fashion and textile departments in the Australian design industry. For the past decade Durston has been turning old into new, with a particular bent for 1960's teatowels that she transforms into contemporary cushions that tell a nostalgic tale. Whilst it is obvious from the pics that I visited Cottage Industry before Christmas (don't you love those vintage sparkly baubles) I am thinking I will have to pop back for some of her pop coloured fingerless gloves before I head to chilly Germany for EuroShop at the end of the month. You can find Cottage Industry at 67 Gertrude Street Fitzroy (open 11am to 6pm). It's an absolute treasure trove of bespoke treats ... just look for the green door with the chalk writing.