As if warm weather, beach, long walks, swimming and freshly squeezed 'Immunity' juice from Fresh Fix wasn't enough, I discovered some of Jai Vasicek's work today and I am definitely in love. Thanks to the girls at Neon Circus and Sarsaparilla and their genuis sourcing skills, a small selection of Jai's work found it's way into my day and I haven't stopped smiling since.
He has a love of the sea and spent much of his childhood sailing around the world. Looking at his work you can see and sense the influence of sea and culture, of religion, tribal impulses, Polynesia, South America, time past and present, all mixed together with colour, detail and joy.
Based in Byron Bay, Jai creates paintings, murals, cushions, tiles and crosses to adorn his own store Ahoy Trader, and provide specialty individual pieces to boutiques, home owners, designers throughout the country and abroad. "In-demand, on-trend and constantly evolving, Jai Vasicek is one of Australia's most exciting and collectable designers" one day into discovering his work I have no doubt that this is true, and know I will continue to follow and enjoy his work.
NEON CIRCUS / 42a Thompson Ave, Cowes 3922 / +61 3 5952 1143 / www.neoncircus.com.au
SARSPARILLA / 42 Thompson Ave, Cowes 3922 / +61 3 5952 1143
Images: ℅ Ahoy Trader website and google images (I am Vagabonde, Kreo Homes, Queensaland Homes)