Florence Broadhurst Book Update
Today, legendary Australian designer Florence Broadhurst is on my mind because I just received from Anna Spiro -- another spirited Australian designer -- the most generous and fun "design care package," which included a few Broadhurst fabric swatches.
In the last few years there has been a global rediscovery of Broadhurst's work. Author Helen O'Neill discusses this phenomenon in a book due to be released in the U.S., in April, from Chronicle, Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives. According to the publisher, this book combines lush images of Broadhurst's innovative, Asian-inspired fabric and wallpaper along with narrative about the designer's complicated life story.
To view a range of Broadhurst's patterns as well as home accessories made with her textiles, or to learn more about the eccentric designer, visit signatureprints.com.au. California retailer, Weego Home offers Broadhurst fabric stretched to be hung on the wall as art. Walnut Wallpaper, also in California, carries Florence Broadhurst wallpaper.