September 27, 2011

Headed for the High Country

There's nothing like a good road trip to blow the cobwebs away. 

Vast, dramatic skies beckoned as we headed towards the snows of spring.

The Australian Alps in September are scrubby, messy, buffeted by wild winds, scattered with leaves, gumnuts, lichen and debris...beautiful decay, leaching tanin into the snow.

BiLLY blends beautifully into the landscape.  

Australian florals, strong design, superb craftmanship,
BiLLY is synonymous with this ancient wilderness.

Refreshed and revitalised, BiLLY reluctantly headed back to the urban landscape.
The snows are melting and spring is well and truly in the air.

BiLLY's next road-trip will be to the 
magnificent Blue Mountains, for another breath of fresh air.

Our delectable homewares, cotton throws, sumptuous silk scarves, comfy cotton sleepwear, beach bags, gifts and apparel will be available for purchase at:

The Leura Village Fair
Blue Mountains

Saturday 8th October
Sunday 9th October


See you there,


September 13, 2011

BiLLY's Botanica

At BiLLY, we can't get enough of old botanical books. 

Antique or vintage, it doesn't really matter.

The essential element of a superbly beautiful botanica are the colour plates.

Our design inspiration comes from delicately crafted illustrations of 
Bush Blossom, Flannel flowers, Bottle Brush and Grevillea.

Edgar Dell was a Western Australian painter best known for his 
watercolours of Australian wildflowers.  

During the 1930's and 40's his illustrations 
featured once a week in a colour supplement to The Western Mail.

Edgar Dell lived to the ripe old age of 106.  
Perhaps it was because he loved what he did and 
painted what he loved.

His illustrations continue to inspire BiLLY.

Come and visit BiLLY at the next Fair Day in Bowral.

See how delicate botanical watercolours
 translate to beautiful, wearable cotton and silk apparel,
 sleepwear and accessories.

Our next Fair Day is  
The Tulip Time Festival
House and Garden Expo

Saturday 24th September
Sunday 25th September

Corbett Gardens, Bowral
Southern Highlands

See you there,