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Broadsheet
Tuesday, 17th March '15
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By Louise Khong 17th March 2015 Scottie Store’s colour-block bedding is made with 100 per cent French flax linen. Like you needed another reason to stay in bed all day. For most people, their bed is their refuge. After a tiring day, curling up on clean sheets is a cue to switch off. That becomes difficult when your job is to design bed linen. “I was joking the other day about how I actually sleep in my work,” laughs Gemma Leslie, owner of the newly launched Melbourne label, Scottie Store. A graphic designer by trade, Leslie’s side venture gives a whole new meaning to moonlighting. Interested in all aspects of design from a young age, when Leslie moved into her own place she was particularly excited to choose homewares, artworks and furniture to fill it. “I’m designing for my apartment and what would look best in there. It’s the place I love most,” says Leslie. “It’s sort of a mid-century apartment, so I figure whatever looks good in there must be a classic design.” The duvet cover, sheet and pillowcase designs are simple and timeless, with bright hues as the focus. “I’m obsessed with colour,” says Leslie. “Matching them all up took me longer than you’d think.” All Scottie Store sheets are made with 100 per cent French flax linen. Grown and woven in France from the sustainable flax plant, the fabric is recyclable and biodegradable. Contrary to the belief that the quality of a sheet can be determined solely by its thread count, flax linen has a very low count due to the thickness of the fibres. This gives the fabric its distinctive loose weave, making it far more breathable and durable than finer cottons. It also means the fabric becomes softer and more comfortable the more you wash it. “I wanted to create things that would last forever and become old favourites,” says Leslie. Is it bed time yet? The linen is available online at scottie-store.com.    

By Louise Khong 17th March 2015

Scottie Store’s colour-block bedding is made with 100 per cent French flax linen. Like you needed another reason to stay in bed all day.

For most people, their bed is their refuge. After a tiring day, curling up on clean sheets is a cue to switch off. That becomes difficult when your job is to design bed linen. “I was joking the other day about how I actually sleep in my work,” laughs Gemma Leslie, owner of the newly launched Melbourne label, Scottie Store. A graphic designer by trade, Leslie’s side venture gives a whole new meaning to moonlighting.

Interested in all aspects of design from a young age, when Leslie moved into her own place she was particularly excited to choose homewares, artworks and furniture to fill it. “I’m designing for my apartment and what would look best in there. It’s the place I love most,” says Leslie. “It’s sort of a mid-century apartment, so I figure whatever looks good in there must be a classic design.” The duvet cover, sheet and pillowcase designs are simple and timeless, with bright hues as the focus. “I’m obsessed with colour,” says Leslie. “Matching them all up took me longer than you’d think.” All Scottie Store sheets are made with 100 per cent French flax linen. Grown and woven in France from the sustainable flax plant, the fabric is recyclable and biodegradable.

Contrary to the belief that the quality of a sheet can be determined solely by its thread count, flax linen has a very low count due to the thickness of the fibres. This gives the fabric its distinctive loose weave, making it far more breathable and durable than finer cottons. It also means the fabric becomes softer and more comfortable the more you wash it. “I wanted to create things that would last forever and become old favourites,” says Leslie. Is it bed time yet?

The linen is available online at scottie-store.com.

 

 


Three Thousand
Thursday, 5th March '15
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"They say necessity is the mother of invention, and for Gemma Leslie, they were right. A graphic designer by profession, Gemma noted an absence of sustainable, natural, well-designed bed linen made in Australia, so she just went and made some. The result is Scottie Store, a Melbourne-based label, specialising in french flax bed linen, in Gemma's words “bed linen for Sunday mornings and long weekends”, which is extremely relevant to my personal interests. Scottie Store's duvets, fitted sheets, flat sheets and pillow cases are all made from 100% French flax, a natural and renewable resource, and like a fine wine they improve with age, softening and changing with every wear and wash. Gemma says she designs with all kinds of environments and seasons in mind, staying particularly conscious of the details. Which might be why I imagine the pink duvet colour scheme in a country home in spring, with blossoms beside the bed. Or why the yellow makes me think of winter mornings with cups of tea and rain on the window. I'm having a lot of feelings." By Issy Beach  

"They say necessity is the mother of invention, and for Gemma Leslie, they were right. A graphic designer by profession, Gemma noted an absence of sustainable, natural, well-designed bed linen made in Australia, so she just went and made some. The result is Scottie Store, a Melbourne-based label, specialising in french flax bed linen, in Gemma's words “bed linen for Sunday mornings and long weekends”, which is extremely relevant to my personal interests.

Scottie Store's duvets, fitted sheets, flat sheets and pillow cases are all made from 100% French flax, a natural and renewable resource, and like a fine wine they improve with age, softening and changing with every wear and wash.

Gemma says she designs with all kinds of environments and seasons in mind, staying particularly conscious of the details. Which might be why I imagine the pink duvet colour scheme in a country home in spring, with blossoms beside the bed. Or why the yellow makes me think of winter mornings with cups of tea and rain on the window. I'm having a lot of feelings."

By Issy Beach
 


Life In Four
Monday, 2nd March '15
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