Needless to say, we are beyond excited that today is the last day of winter. FAREWELL. Be gone cold days. While you’ve certainly had some lovely moments, you’ve been around now for far.too.long.
We can’t wait to unveil what’s new for Basil Bangs this season, with the full range to be released online shortly – keep your eyes peeled.
In the meantime, we say Hello, spring. Welcome back.
(Image of Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman, via Laurence Miller Gallery)
Now you can hang Basil on your walls with our squire of the sky, Mr Huckabee and shapes of summer lovin’, Balmy Origami both on offer for two very special Basil lovers.
Yep, thats right, we’re giving away two amazing canvas artworks both featuring designs from our Summer 11/12 Collection. To enter and be in the running to WIN is as simple as signing up to receive our newsletter updates which deliver all types of newsworthy bibs and bobs straight to your inbox. Nice.
Get to it! And good luck
Competition commences January 25th 2012 and closes February 29th 2012. Only one entry per person will be accepted & competition is open to Australian residents only. Prize fullfillment to take place in March 2012.
A little Friday afternoon treat, Mr Huckabee is coming to your desktop, iPhone and iPad. Using a combination of digital imagery and a summer filled pallet, we are proud of our little squire of the sky. Simply select your preferred option below, right click main image, save and get Huckabee’d. Enjoy!
Introducing our new season Chaplin Stripe Sun Umbrella! Featured within the Editors picks of this month’s Real Living issue, you’ll see this one popping up all around the coastlines of Oz this summer…get closer to Chaplin Stripe here.
It was nothing but sunny blue skies over the weekend here in Sydney and Basil was out in all his glory. Spotted beachside and loving every minute of sandy toes, icy cold beers and that familiar feeling of salty skin…
Our Balmy Origami Sun Umbrella featured in this months Inside Out…thanks to the lovely Phoebe McEvoy.
Get up close to this beautiful design or revel in the shapes of summer with the Balmy Origami iPhone, iPad & Desktop wallpaper. Add a little colour into your life!
Happy Friday, enjoy x
The Sydney Bicycle Film Festival will take place once again this Saturday. Its a street fair of cycling goodness with lots of food, crafts, farmers produce, music & Basil will be roaming around with our new season collection on display. Join Us
And a little insight into the bicycle world…
Some of the inspirational imagery that was behind the creation of our beautiful Princess and the Pea Sun Umbrella…
and the result….
This summer we give you access to Basil’s eponymous line of fabrics!
A selection of our all-weather premium pattern and classic luxury stripe canvases are now available available by the metre, and are ideal for outdoor upholstery.
We can’t wait to see what you will create this summer; splash a little colour around the pool, update an outdoor setting…or perhaps even a new suit?
Nicholas and Mike got a little radical last year with the production offcuts. Here they are in their Basil Bangs’ finery, featuring Calypso and le Pixel yardage.
The Fabric Room is now taking orders, with deliveries from mid-October.
A little sneak peek at the production process of a Basil Bangs brolly…
For Basil its all about the detail. Here are some shots that inspired us while on the production journey of our signature Basil Hinge.
The hinge was designed to make it easy to change the angle of the umbrella. Remember those old hinges from the 70’s with the wing nut that you always used to loose in the sand? Well the Basil hinge is designed to eliminate this and to lock and unlock the hinge, you simple rotate a switch a little more than a quarter turn. It’s easy for everyone to use and has been also been tested on some people that suffer from terrible arthritis.
Slim Aarons is a very famous personality and photographer who lead an amazing life capturing the lives of the rich and famous. Aarons made his career out of what he called “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” “I knew everyone,” he said in an interview with The (London) Independent in 2002. “They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn’t hurt them. I was one of them.”
Today, a few of our favourites to remind you of the summer ahead.
Source: Unknown, if this is you let us know!
To celebrate the success of our le Pixel umbrella which has reached all corners of the globe, we bring to you a little treat. You can now download the le Pixel artwork as a wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad and Desktop. Click, download your format of choice & be reminded of long summer days ahead spent lazying under your brolly!
Paul Hopper from Terrace in Woollahra knows how to make your ordinary outdoor space into a dreamy garden oasis. Paul shares some valuable styling tips in Septembers House and Garden’s Decorating feature article.
Well, it’s almost that time of year again folks where we happily leave behind our slow cookers and red wine by the fire for long summer days spent frolicking about in our fancy summer threads. We have much to share in the next little while with our new summer 2011/12 range popping up all over town from October. There are new designs, deluxe fabrics, a collaboration with the masters of colour and a brand spanking NEW product. Sign up to our newsletter to be in the know for all things Basil come summer time.
We’re very excited to be exhibiting our new Summer 11/12 Collection at Melbourne’s Life InStyle from August 4th – 7th, 2011.
A trade only event, Life InStyle is a destination of beautiful designer brands sourced from a diverse range of homeware, giftware and lifestyle products. All exhibitors are selected by jury for their high calibre product and demonstrated commitment to good design, making this a wonderland for national and international buyers, stylists, media and interior designers.
Stay tuned for a selection of our favourite bibs and bobs straight from the show.
Check out the Life InStyle blog here