Handmade using new and vintage finds.
Interior designer and maker Petrina Turner has a long-held fascination with traditional crafts and a sense of nostalgia for bygone eras, with an interest in interpreting them into the modern world.
Her childhood memories included seeing her mothers beautiful creations as a talented tailoress, and tiny, nimble fingers strengthened at an early age sewing jewel-like buttons onto discarded scraps of fabric that fell to the floor as her mother worked.
With a small obsession collecting vintage fabrics, buttons and haberdashery the bowerbird’s nest quickly grew and Petrina knew she had to share her treasures with others.
This collection of lighting, cushions and wall hangings has seen these themes reinterpreted to sit within both traditional and modern interiors, with historical references blended with contemporary style, and bold colour palettes and textures. Enjoy!
Please remember to check back regularly as we will continue to add new designs.
It started with some folded paper, instagram... and above all hope. You see, I have a hope in my heart for those brave men, women and children who are forced to flee their homelands under threat of persecution and violence... whose hope is a better life for themselves and their families. Asylum seekers... just like me... who could be me if I were not born in this lucky country... I would hope for the same.
I am thankful for those who have enriched our lucky country with their beautiful spirit and culture.
My hope is to share the humanity... and do my small part to change the conversation...
#thepaperboatsproject is a set of my instagram images featuring the fragile but resilient paper boat, and my thoughts of hope for those seeking asylum. I have transformed these images into prints and inspirations cards.
All money raised from the sale of my #thepaperboatsproject prints and inspiration cards will be donated to the ASRC.
For the past five years I have been a volunteer at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in Melbourne and have seen first hand the wonderful work they do at the coalface
... hope floats in paper boats. Petrina x
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on this site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors.