BILLIE THE KID DESIGN
Billie The Kid Design is a boutique textile business located in Newcastle, NSW.
Ela Squires, the creative head behind BTK is passionate about colour and design, aiming to create beautiful and unique accessories for your home.
All BTK products, such as Door Stops, Cushion Covers and Tea Towels are hand screen printed (the old fashion way) individually and in small quantities on high quality 100% linen.
Ela loves it bright, bold and beautiful. She loves paying attention to details, making sure her products are original and made to high quality rather than mass produced.
Originally from Berlin, Germany, it is important to her to present a perfect end product but with an edgy feel to it to keep the natural hand drawn look.
It is Ela's aim to create a beautiful centre-piece for your home - a colourful accent and fun accessory that will draw attention!
DESIGNED + MADE IN
Newcastle, New South Wales
Where do you get your inspiration?
"I get my inspiration from travelling, exploring different cultures, their traditions, music and lifestyle. But also from Berlin which is a city of art, traditional and modern architecture, history, museums, theatre and music.
All of those aspects with all their colourful facets have played a major role in my life."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"My favourite piece is the Door Stop. It is a bright and unique centre-piece which always draws attention. They definitely make a statement in someone’s home.
I find Newcastle a very windy place, so the Door Stops come in extremely handy in my own house."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"I use only linen to make all my products. I love the natural feel and texture of it.
I purchase only off white fabrics, which provides a nice blank canvas. I then mix all of my colours and print them as background colours or feature designs."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I have some ideas, which aren't actually entirely different, such as iPad covers. Something more different would be stationery or wallpaper."
Describe your products in three words...
"Colourful. Unique. Eyecatching."
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