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The Pattern Collective

Pop and Lolli

Born and raised proudly South African with an intuitive passion for color, design and dreaming BIG, I moved to California to earn a very non-conventional Masters in Architecture. I then followed my dream and became a Walt Disney Imagineer. And after 4 years of dreaming much and imagining theme parks, my husband and I received the joyful news that we were expecting our very first munchkin.

Being a Mod Mom with a desire for GOOD design, highly appreciative of (multi)functional products, and a flair for laughter and fun, I was at a loss of what to do in my little girl’s very first room of her own! Scouting the world wide web for days in search of the ultimate nursery décor produced nothing awesome. Nothing extraordinary. Nothing fun. And nothing funky. 

I already imagined the headlines: "Designer Mom’s first child goes bare naked against the walls!" It was quite the predicament! Nothing fit this mom’s dream just right. Too small. Too blah.Too nothing. Too ordinary.

I believe in impact. And to make an impression, size can definitely help! I had walls – FOUR BIG ONES - staring at me. I just knew that to create the fabulous design experience I imagined, I needed: funky and fun designs which was playful and cheery and COLO(U)RFUL a design flexible to grow with her and, of course, all encompassing design BIG enough to truly create an immersive environmentI like to call it my PICTURE POETRY. Experiencing design as an opportunity for expression and exploration – something every kid deserves.

So, this Mod Mom decided to take action and imagineer the ideal dream for experience-design. It was a massive hit.