Nicola is a London based illustrator, designer and actor. She’s originally from Cape Town, South Africa, but has spent the last decade of her life in London, England, soaking up the beautiful English countryside & all the eclectic mix that London offers.
On top of that she has Italian heritage and is lucky enough to have spent a fair bit of time in Italy. All the people, smells, foods, cultures and landscapes from her heritage are a strong influence to her design aesthetic. In south Africa she has travelled to some incredible places and gone on many an African bush adventure and it’s this that has inspired her first Southern African collection. A collection of birds and flora that form part of her childhood. Flowers she picked as a child from her garden or birds she admired from a game vehicle in the bush. A lot of Southern Africa can be a dry and arid landscape, but it’s interspersed with splashes of vibrant colour and patterns that seem to come from nowhere. Every flower, bird or insect is unique. It’s evocative and something special that should be shared. Ultimately, she’d love her designs to bring about a bit of joy to you and your homes with the vibrant colours, patterns and shapes of her heritage.