OCEANIA

Silk Scarves 2016 Collection

Beneath the waves lies a world flourishing with life. A wondrous ecosystem is lit up and nourished by sunbeams streaking through the upper layers of the ocean’s surface.

Translucent domes of jellyfish fluoresce, their crystal tendrils adorning the life beneath as dolphins dance through vortexes of swirling bubbles. Colours radiate with the ocean's rhythm, as waves move over delicately threaded coral fans entwined with beautiful and irreplaceable artistry.

Oceana encapsulates the grace, elegance and power of oceanic life. Inspired by the hand of the famous biologist Ernst Haeckel, the collection uses unique artistic processes that capture the natural movements of life in water with ink and pen. With each precisely drawn line emerges an image as the elements and building blocks of life are pieced together to create an exciting new set of statements about the natural world.

OCEANIA

Spring / Summer 2016

Beneath the waves lies a world flourishing with life. A wondrous ecosystem is lit up and nourished by sunbeams streaking through the upper layers of the ocean’s surface.

Translucent domes of jellyfish fluoresce, their crystal tendrils adorning the life beneath as dolphins dance through vortexes of swirling bubbles. Colours radiate with the ocean's rhythm, as waves move over delicately threaded coral fans entwined with beautiful and irreplaceable artistry.

Oceana encapsulates the grace, elegance and power of oceanic life. Inspired by the hand of the famous biologist Ernst Haekel, the collection uses unique artistic processes that capture the natural movements of life in water with ink and pen. With each precisely drawn line emerges an image as the elements and building blocks of life are pieced together to create an exciting new set of statements about the natural world.

EUPLECTELLA

Venus' Flower Basket

Alchemists may be able to weave gold from lead. None can forge pure glass from water. 500 meters beneath the waters surface, ocean divers seek the source of this mystery. Seemingly inanimate translucent towers of complex geometric alignments grow from no apparent substance. Using chemical mastery, these sponges blueprint crystals of such architectural complexity and engineering finesse, that many humans have tried to imitate their beauty. But try as they wish, they have all fallen short. And whilst darkness consumes the world around them, they stand as a shining beacon of white light, delicate glass networks adorned with a symbiotic glow of microbial life.

EUPLECTELLA

Venus' Flower Basket

Alchemists may be able to weave gold from lead. None can forge pure glass from water. 500 meters beneath the waters surface, ocean divers seek the source of this mystery. Seemingly inanimate translucent towers of complex geometric alignments grow from no apparent substance. Using chemical mastery, these sponges blueprint crystals of such architectural complexity and engineering finesse, that many humans have tried to imitate their beauty. But try as they wish, they have all fallen short. And whilst darkness consumes the world around them, they stand as a shining beacon of white light, delicate glass networks adorned with a symbiotic glow of microbial life.

DELESSERIA

Sea Beech

In fierce waves crimson fronds paint vivid pictures of courage and resilience.
These natural artists take their chance on the marginal lines between two worlds. They resist the swells of intense fluid dynamics and exposure during low tides, but continue to persist when the ocean rises metres above. The secret to their success lies in their tactic: to move with nature, not against it, to to harness it’s energy to flourish, never to collapse under it’s power. And in this way, the brush marks of their colours continue to shine beautiful and resplendent, the lines of their story etched into the fabric of the life for generations to come.

DELESSERIA

Sea Beech

In fierce waves crimson fronds paint vivid pictures of courage and resilience.
These natural artists take their chance on the marginal lines between two worlds. They resist the swells of intense fluid dynamics and exposure during low tides, but continue to persist when the ocean rises metres above. The secret to their success lies in their tactic: to move with nature, not against it, to to harness it’s energy to flourish, never to collapse under it’s power. And in this way, the brush marks of their colours continue to shine beautiful and resplendent, the lines of their story etched into the fabric of the life for generations to come.

AURELIA

Moon Jellyfish

Together in thousands they congregate, embellishing the night and igniting the crests of the waves. Like celestial objects, these otherworldly beings orbit the ocean, creating glowing trajectories and illuminating tracts that diffuse far out into the spaces around them. Their style is lasting, and though we do not yet know how, they remain forever youthful. Holding the elixir to life, they can regenerate and reverse their life ageing in response to their surroundings. And as people seek the purpose and meaning of life, these organisms continue survive, holding fast to the ocean’s answers and mystery.

AURELIA

Moon Jellyfish

Together in thousands they congregate, embellishing the night and igniting the crests of the waves. Like celestial objects, these otherworldly beings orbit the ocean, creating glowing trajectories and illuminating tracts that diffuse far out into the spaces around them. Their style is lasting, and though we do not yet know how, they remain forever youthful. Holding the elixir to life, they can regenerate and reverse their life ageing in response to their surroundings. And as people seek the purpose and meaning of life, these organisms continue survive, holding fast to the ocean’s answers and mystery.

PHYSALIA

Portuguese Man of War

On the surface a single organism drifts, but below the depths hundreds of specialised individuals act, unified and strong, co-operating to survive. Some capture prey and feed while others use this energy to build air-filled sails. Using their highly evolved design, long tracts of ocean are pioneered and new domains are conquered. Their striking colours attract onlookers, but their touch is intoxicating, and their reputation filled with awe. Whilst misunderstood and feared by many, we see harmony in their existence. Their dominating success a mark of power and strength.

PHYSALIA

Portuguese Man of War

On the surface a single organism drifts, but below the depths hundreds of specialised individuals act, unified and strong, co-operating to survive. Some capture prey and feed while others use this energy to build air-filled sails. Using their highly evolved design, long tracts of ocean are pioneered and new domains are conquered. Their striking colours attract onlookers, but their touch is intoxicating, and their reputation filled with awe. Whilst misunderstood and feared by many, we see harmony in their existence. Their dominating success a mark of power and strength.

TOROIDALIA

Dolphin Rings

There exists a strange and wonderful phenomenon exhibited by intelligent beings at depths shallow enough for our eyes to see. Skilful in nature, visually eloquent and profound in creativity, it is one of the most fascinating occurrences exhibited by any group of creatures inhabiting this vast and wondrous kingdom. With the ingenuity of a glassblower, and the precision of a physicist, a single breath is shot into a spinning vortex, and carved into a circular ring that expands as it shoots upwards to the waters surface. A second before this sculpture disintegrates it is caught and re-worked into a new masterpiece of equal magnificence and endurance. Some put this playful scene down to amusement. We call it true creativity.

TOROIDALIA

Dolphin Rings

There exists a strange and wonderful phenomenon exhibited by intelligent beings at depths shallow enough for our eyes to see. Skilful in nature, visually eloquent and profound in creativity, it is one of the most fascinating occurrences exhibited by any group of creatures inhabiting this vast and wondrous kingdom. With the ingenuity of a glassblower, and the precision of a physicist, a single breath is shot into a spinning vortex, and carved into a circular ring that expands as it shoots upwards to the waters surface. A second before this sculpture disintegrates it is caught and re-worked into a new masterpiece of equal magnificence and endurance. Some put this playful scene down to amusement. We call it true creativity.