What a fabulous exercise that was! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who voted and commented and liked and tweeted and posted... the verdict is in and interestingly, both the official Judging Panel (Louise Olsen from Dinosaur Designs, Deb Bibby from Real Living Magazine and Jodie Warters from ISCD) and the jury (you guys) came to the same conclusion. Clearly we have very stylish customers! Pollen, by Tina Murray-Walker, was the clear winner in both camps.
I trundled off to one of my retailers on Saturday - fabulous, Australian manufacturer, Mark Tuckey* - with my new designs in hand and was tickled yellow to discover that we are 'on trend' with the colour too! What a happy surprise. Being 'on trend' has never been a great driver for me as I think that non-toxic, Australian made, beautiful designs, being real and anything to do with bees are more important than being trendy, but what a happy coincidence that in this case we can have it all! I have to say too that making the candles on Saturday just made me feel happy.
Just before I delightedly show you "Pollen" in a myriad of ways at Mark Tuckey, a thank you to all the designers for their beautiful designs. It is testament to the quality of their work that we had our biggest response ever to a call out for your opinions. Special mention as runners up to Ingrid Bowen for her Fez design (which came second) and to Sandy Cipriotti for Sunburst and Brenda Deguara for Bedelia (which came equal third).
As promised when I announced the winning comment (the winner was Amanda Ingham for her post on our blog) we're offering 20% off to anyone who posted on the blog, commented on Facebook or 'liked' on Instagram PRIOR to 5th November 2013 when entries closed. Your order must be in the same name as the name you used to comment, post or like! The 20% off offer is valid until 5pm this Friday, 15th November 2013. Simply put your name into the comments field to alert us to your revered status (and that we need to look for your comment/like/post)!
They are available in 3 different sizes:
- 10cm medium (10cm H x 8.5cm W) with a 50 hour burn time
- 15cm medium (15cm H x 8.5cm W) with a 90 hour burn time
- 20cm fat (20cm H x 10.5cm W) with a 200 hour burn time
With no further ado, it is with great pleasure that I give you Pollen...
And just because I couldn't resist showing the full, exquisite artwork by David Bromley and some of the amazing furniture made in Australia by Mark Tuckey and his talented team...
* be careful clicking on the link for Mark Tuckey... I just spent an hour on their website dreaming!
You can read the profile on Tina Murray-Walker in this month's Real Living Magazine by clicking on the image below: