Wednesday, 6 May 2009

(design.inspiration) olivia tipler

I was at Crave Deli in Bellevue Hill the other day (I have a Bassets Liquorice Allsorts addiction - and it's one of the few places in Sydney you can get them - tip, for those who suffer the same affliction) and I noticed a really cute tea towel hanging near the espresso machine. When I looked a little closer I recognised it as one of the designs that belongs to Mozi. It's a testament to a product when it survives a fad. Tea towels have been popular design "canvases" for some time now, and this Mozi one just said "buy me". Well, I couldn't. It belonged to the shop. But I was definitely sold on the company that sisters Camilla & Olivia Tipler started in August 2005. Here, Olivia (the sister on the right of the picture above) chats to Daily Imprint.

Which five words best describe you? Loyal, (a bit) bossy, diligent, creative, fun.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first "serious" job was working as a business analyst for a large US company in Rome - upon my return to Australia I started MOZI - a short & sharp path!
What’s your proudest achievement? Learning to speak Italian fluently.
What’s been your best decision? Buying my cairn terrier Stella 2 years ago - the love is endless.
Who inspires you? My Mum and Dad.
What are you passionate about? Gardens and creating interesting interior spaces (especially at home).
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? To learn to listen to other people.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Reese Witherspoon.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Live in a country house in Spain & create a beautiful garden.
What are you reading? The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
Images courtesy of Mozi


Ali said...

I read The Glass Castle as well! Isn't it fantastic?! said...

I am glad to see MOZI is still going strong. They have some fabulous products.

Porchlight Interiors said...

I just love Mozi teatowels! Thanks for sharing this interview, its always good to see other sisters that go into business together! Tracey xx

Anonymous said...

The photos have great use of color.

Rival Crock Pot said...

Wow. The part of your post about what five words describe you really made me think about some things. Thanks!

Bella said...

My name is Bella i came across your blog because it was listed as a "Blog of Note" and i read that you wanted to inspire and you have inspired me to read "Paris Tango", i love anything French and am learning it currently, I also love a good book. So thanks for a good idea!

Alina said...

Mmmm...Love the yellow bag and the post cards!

Unknown said...

beautiful site! had a great time visiting!

TommyMac said...

I love the photos, especially the first one.

Just telling it like it is said...

Found you by blogs of note..
Inspired I am ;)
darn girl

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog from the Blogs of Note list. I love your pictures - everything looks so clean and pretty!


7th heaven said...

picturesque and beautiful blog.


7th heaven said...

Your blog is beautiful. I liked the articles, read quite a few of them. No wonder this blog came in "Blogs Of Note."


Shannon Fricke said...

love, love, love Mozi. I live with them everyday in my kitchen and never tire of their bright beauty.

Brown Button Trading said...

I love their warratah cushions, I think my couch needs some! x


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