Monthly Archives: June 2013

Handmade homeware and some upcycling for a Brisbane winter treat


Upcycling Onkaparinga is in the breeze this season.  We have created a range of bespoke cushions from vintage Australian made Onkaparinga Blankets. Onkaparinga (aaah) opened it’s woollen mill, and built it’s reputation, from 1872 with the finest, top shelf, quality blankets.


wool cushion leather pom pom velveteen

Cushions in blue and turquoise plaid wool with leather, velveteen and pom poms

Woollen & Plaid

Inspired by Stuart Membery, Alexander McQueen, and of course Vivienne Westwood, our winter collection of plaid and woollen cushions are perfect for napping on the sofa or power discing your favourite series, while the slow cooker does its thing with dinner. Why not change your style for the season with a few key bespoke cushions.

Leather & Skin

Inspired by ‘Winterfell’ quality leather and skin feature in our Luxury collection this season. All our leather is from sustainably farmed Kangaroo.  The quality of kangaroo leather means it is softer and more durable than cow hide and is used in other manufacture like motorcycle leather and high end fashion. Only the best!


cushions linen and leather with flannel

Cushions made with Kangaroo leather and flannel

Pom Pom Pom…

Pom poms really make the world a much brighter, better place.  Here at Maker & Merchant we have a delightful collection of pom-poms and trims direct from the markets at Sham Shui Po to add to the winter 2013/2014 range of home wares.

trim pompom

Pom pom trim